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Spice Route

#4,326 of 7,075 Restaurants in Toronto}
££ - £££Asian, Chinese, Thai
499 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1L9, Canada
+1 416-849-1808
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible12%
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“spring rolls” (4 reviews)
“curry” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Chinese, Thai
££ - £££
499 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1L9, Canada
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

The atmosphere of this spot was excellent and what originally drew me to this dinner spot. I had never had dinner here and this time was extra special as I had some friends from the states visiting and was looking to show them what Toronto...More

Thank Nnenna A
Liberty G, Marketing Office at Spice Route, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

We are very sorry to hear that you had a negative experience and appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We take all feedback seriously, as we strive to offer unsurpassed service and cuisine and as you can imagine, receiving constructive feedback is very...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I had come here years ago for dinner and had a great time. I was passing by and wanted dessert for a quick fix. I decided to come in. It was about 10pm and the place was so empty. We sat down and ordered 2...More

Thank Laliqueg
Liberty G, Marketing Office at Spice Route, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for letting us know about your most recent experience at Spice Route. We take feedback like this very seriously and it’s feedback like this that allows us to improve and address concerns our guests have. Thank you again for your feedback and we...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

I haven't met such rude bouncers in my life. Respect is not in their dictionary. They literally treat everyone like monkeys. If you're into belittlement or you want a crappy night out, you know where to go.

Thank John I
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I celebrated my birthday at Spice Route today with 10 friends and spent over $600 on food and alcohol. After dinner, we settled our bills and headed to the bar as it started to get busy. My boyfriend handed the bartender his credit card to...More

2  Thank Sarah L
Liberty G, Marketing Office at Spice Route, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience at Spice Route. We apologize if we did not meet your expectations, and appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns. Please accept our sincerest apology for any trouble or inconvenience this experience may...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Very well decorated with some surprising elemenents ( must see the washrooms). The food was beautifully prepared and presented and just a little different, the Peking duck was delicious and so were the lamb chops. The portions tend to be small but they have reasonably...More

1  Thank Ms_R33480
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I had dinner at the Spice Route with my family. The cocktails were interesting (Coco Loso, Red Star Mule and Eastern Old-Fashioned). We ordered Lettuce wrap, tempura calamari/shrimp, Mandarin Rice, Mongolian Beef, Yellowfin Tuna and Tempura Banana. The Lettuce wrap is an interesting food composition....More

Thank Wilson V
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Made reservations through Open Table for 8:30, were seating quickly. Only 4 tables occupied in the restaurant. We ordered the hot stone steak app, it was fun to prepare ourselves, tasted good. Spring rolls app next, tasty but nothing too special. For our mains the...More

1  Thank TorontoFreqFlyer
Reviewed 12 February 2017

My thoughts.... 1) great entranceway.... very mystical, and unique 2) Seating needed upgraded. Sat on a heater and there were rips in the seat. 3) Bathrooms are scary felt weird... wig out... scary for average folk or kids. 4) toilet paper awkward to reach in...More

1  Thank Christine D
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Sadly the good ole days are over for this place! I used to love this place! I walked in for dinner for the first time in a few years at 6:30pm- aanndd there were 3 tables total. Only place I could get a reso in...More

Thank mj_elia
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Attended a corporate event at this location. Ambience was great - very nicely laid out restaurant. Good selection of drinks served by friendly staff. We sampled many dishes- the food was very well done. I will try this spot with my wife.

Thank Gerry S
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 499 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1L9, Canada
    (King and Spadina)
  • Public Transportation: Spadina Streetcar at King St West. or King West Streetcar at Brant St.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-849-1808
King Street West's chicest bistro-bar, Spice Route, is Liberty and Ink's most recent undertaking. Impressive in scope, marvelously detailed, laced with drama; the Spice Route pays homage to a phenomemon shrouded in mystery. The experience at Spice Route is sheer bliss. From the moment one enters, the design is relaxing and indulging. The mixture of eclectic Asian decor, mesmerizing music, and distinctive cuisine is the soul of this spot. Rare and immediately captivating, yet subdued in style, meticulous in service yet unpretentious, refined in its culinary approach while offering something to satisfy everyone.
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