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Matahari Bar & Grill

39 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L1, Canada
+1 416-596-2832
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good29%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible3%
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Malaysian, Asian, Indonesian
$$ - $$$
39 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L1, Canada
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

After being haughtily turned away from several other Baldwin Street restaurants because we had not reservationed, we stumbled in to Mata Hari - and were pleasantly surprised both by the cheerful and helpful reception and by the food and overall experience. It is true that...More

Thank MargotRudy
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This used to be our go to lunch spot when I used to work in the area. They made the best cashew chicken in the world. But on our visit today, which was at the start of Summerlicious, the place had slow service, it seemed...More

Thank HighlandCreek
JEY S, General Manager at Matahari Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Sorry to about your regular cashew chicken meal. A senior cook fell ill on that day and we had to scramble to find a replacement. Please call or email jeys68@hotmail.com We would be happy to treat you to another meal.

Reviewed 5 June 2017

The food is consistently delicious. The staff are always courteous. It is a small place but don't be fooled by the small surrounding and small entrance. Inside the atmosphere is appeasing.

1  Thank Marie R
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I frequent this place quite often - it is my work lunch go-to! They specialize in Malaysian cuisine and I am told by the friend that introduced me to this hotspot and who formally lived in Malaysian that it is quite authentic. The vibe is...More

1  Thank Janice-Nic
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Our appetizers arrived quickly after we had placed our orders. The Chicken Satay was grilled, served with Matahari’s own peanut sauce, and marinated with their secret mix of spices and herbs. There were two pieces of chicken satay on the two skewers with the peanut...More

1  Thank stenoodie
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Some had said the service is not so good here. Friday for lunch the restaurant was crowded, really crowded. The two servers did a great job, I think. The food servings are large; food very tasty; pricing compatitatve. The variety of Malaysian,Burmese, Chinese and Indian...More

1  Thank jittus2015
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is my favourite restaurant near the University of Toronto. I often complain that the menu have not changed for years. But then I always order the 3 or 4 dishes that I think they do particularly well.

Thank CM K
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is my second visit to this restaurant. It still has amazing food, good prices and a very elegant interior...cloth napkins! Last time there was with my husband, we ate outside on the patio and had very pleasant, attentive service. This time not so lucky....More

1  Thank busyeater
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We were looking forward to trying some indonesian/indian cuisine at the Matahari bar and grill for the winterlicious dinner event. Sadly the food was very disappointing. My soup was cold, my vegetable currry was oily, my son's shortribs were dry not moist.The banana dessert was...More

Thank lisaS8477AU
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We tried to get into a popular Indonesian Restaurant to no avail and given that our mindset was Indonesian, I decided to search other such venues in the City and was surprised to see how few there are in this diverse multi-cultural City. I was...More

1  Thank montfleurToronto
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$40 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L1, Canada
    (Beverley and McCaul)
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Subway Station - St. Patrick Station. Street Car at Dundas and Beverley
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-596-2832
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