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Fresco's Fish & Chips

201 Augusta Ave | Kensington Market, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2L4, Canada
+1 416-546-4557
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“haddock” (9 reviews)
“crab cakes” (6 reviews)
“poutine” (16 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, British
201 Augusta Ave | Kensington Market, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2L4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just wanted to say a quick word about my new favourite Fish & Chip find in Kensington Market. The gentleman that took our order knew it was our first time and suggested trying both the regular and extra crispy. Just a wonderful atmosphere and great...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for our first experience to try the fish and chips during our stay in Toronto, renowned for its chips on the web, where we ordered Haddock, Cod, Crab cakes. If you're a chips lover, then you just order one main...More

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Thank jackychiu94
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Nice locallly owned seafood and chips joint in the kensington! I love kensington... and the locally owned shops, so this one is just right for me. They have an oldschool vibe to this joint. We tried their crabcake, fried shrimp, and fish and chips. They...More

Thank ExoticIslandsTravelr
Reviewed November 10, 2017

This is the best fish and chips I have had in the past 20 years. The fish is fresh tasting, lightly battered, and are not greasy. The chips are great as well - I ask for them to be done darker as I find them...More

Thank panama40ca
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Awesome fish and chips in the heart of one of Toronto's most colourful neighbourhoods. Sit out on the sunny patio and enjoy some summer perfection !!

Thank R0795
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Besides the super-excellent and friendly service, their fish and chips are a bliss. Tried the halibut and cod, superb! And so was the serving of coleslaw.

Thank aktivfilm
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Simply the best in town. Great food, made better by the friendly staff. Enjoyed the fish n chips w sweet potato fries n crab cakes. A must try if you r in Toronto. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Thank devils64
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

I was at Fresco by chance and had a lunch. What was exceptionally great is the service. I'm very impressed by Todd, who was manning the cashier, serving the table and super friendly and helpful. He even ran to open the door for a lady...More

Thank Lloyd L
Reviewed August 12, 2017

We stopped by Fresco's while visiting Kensington Market. They have quite a bit of seafood (obviously) as well as poutine, which we decided to try. It was a large serving of fried with cheese and gravy....can't go wrong. It was very good and filling. We...More

Thank hbhakh
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Amazing food and great staff had the shrimp Po'Boy and it was delicious and well worth the price, the ambiance of the restaurant is nice as well!

Thank Alana E
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the
largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas
Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a
wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs
and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun.
Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with
people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and
products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Seafood, Canadian, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Augusta Ave | Kensington Market, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2L4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-546-4557
We are trying our best to sustain the global fish stock and the oceans themselves. We use only the best fish, chosen for its consistent excellence. Some of our fish are Ocean Wise sustainable seafood products. We are committed to add one more OceanWise product every three to six months or as they become availabble. Marine Stewardship Council logo Some of our other fish, while not being Ocean Wise approved, are certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. Since opening, Fresco's Fish & Chips has used the highest quality oil available. Low in saturated fat, FRY-ON...ZTF is a unique blend of healthy canola and corn oils that are non-hydrogenated. Containing 0 grams of trans fat per serving, it allows you to enjoy flavorful fried food in a much healthier way. We love our fish, so we use a light batter which compliments the fish without overpowering it. Our traditional batter is done the old fashioned way using a wheat flour and yellow corn flour. We love our customers, so we make our coleslaw by hand with fresh Ontario grown veggies and a delicious creamy dressing. We love our planet, so we use all biodegradable takeout cutlery and packaging. We recycle in the restaurant and encourage the same at home. Try one of our specialties: amazing Quebec Style Poutine! Alternately, try or our filling and delicious Meat Chili Poutine, loaded with Michael's incredible home made chili and white cheddar cheese curds. Try substituting sweet potato fries for a tasty twist on the traditional meal! For our Vegan friends and customers, we offer Daiya, a delicious dairy, lactose, casein, gluten and soy free alternative to traditional cheese, as well as a fresh Ontario grown Vegan Mushroom Gravy for the best Vegan Poutine or you have ever had. Michael's savory Vegan Chili is a great addition for a hungry herbivore. None of our carefully selected ingredients contain peanut: we are a Peanut Free Zone. From our deep fried pickles to our extra crispy Miss Vicky's style batter, we are always adding interesting options, and are always on the lookout for healthy and stimulating new flavors and ideas! Stop by and listen to the Beatles with us while you eat in the heart of Kensington Market, or take your food to go! We look forward to seeing you soon!
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