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People's Eatery

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Chinese, Canadian
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307 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E6, Canada
+1 416-971-6788
17:00 - 02:00
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Camborne, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled in this place while ambling around and initially only stopped for a drink. Decided to eat and loved everything! Shared chicken liver, then duck and a desert and also were given a consommé to try. Both were excellent. Service was great. If ever back in Toronto would visit again.

Thank Lousavage
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170 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most impressive was the service. Very professional talking us through every menu possibility. Quick but not invasive. Next came the food. Excellent throughout. A small but interesting selection, reasonably priced. Great vibe, not a large place Good selection of cocktails but little bit limited with beers. Central. Would look forward to going back.

Thank Andrew A
Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the concept of the dishes being a variety of tapas-style plates from around the world, representing the diversity of Toronto. Bravo, great idea! The setting was nice, upscale without being stuffy. The staff were friendly, and we really enjoyed most of the food. Was it the best meal we've had in Toronto? No, but it's definitely a place we... More 

Thank Rob S
Georgetown, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was really looking forward to coming here and was a bit underwhelmed. Service and drinks were good, but food was just ok. We were also seated in what felt like the hallway and had to constantly lean to the side when people walked by, which was frequently. Glad that I tried it, but likely won't be back.

Thank Hermy1
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seven friends recently went for the Group Dinner here. We were quite pleased with the dinner itself and the cocktails. The service was excellent. Our favorites from the group dinner menu were the deluxe smoked fish appetizer, the general tso-fu, the korean sashimi salad and the butter lamb croquettes. The duck was good but not amazing. However, that being said,... More 

Thank Jeanne P
London, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

On recommendation from a couple of bars in Kensington we popped in here for a snack and really enjoyed the food and the ambience, good bar for a drop in snack in a busy part of town.

Thank Phatbloke
Toronto, Canada
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659 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were excited to go here as it continually gets great reviews and write-ups. We were here celebrating our staff party (yes...there are only two of us) and had a cocktail and then split some appetizers and one main. We had the tofu - it was too spicy to eat. The latkes were just OK - not overly flavourful. The... More 

Thank Megan M
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

My friend and I were excited about having dinner at People's Eatery because we'd read that it was one of the top 10 places to eat in Toronto. How that could be neither of us can attest. We waited an unreasonable amount of time to be seated, and then were pressured to take a table in the front window which... More 

Thank Sylvia S
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Heard good things about the food but bad reviews on service - My girlfriend and I sat at the bar, menus came and we were ignored for 20 minutes while staff directly in front of us washed glasses. We subsequently got up and left - Probably will never be back, highly recommend skipping this place

Thank BAR098
Paris, France
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

In its menu People's eatery combines the dishes of the people who inhabited the neighborhood, mainly Jewish Ashkenazi cuisine and Chinese cuisine. Mostly around small plates and a few slightly more copious ones ( although not by much and somewhat expensively priced), they cater to a varied clientele who seemed all content on the night we were there. Oddly enough... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-971-6788

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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 that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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