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Spice Route

) #3,022 of 7,026 Restaurants in Toronto ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Asian, Chinese, Sushi
499 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1L9, Canada
+1 416-849-1808
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible11%
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“spring rolls” (4 reviews)
“curry” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Chinese, Sushi, Thai
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
499 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1L9, Canada
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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

1  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 23 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 17 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 26 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
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Had dinner here last night for the first time in a year. This was my favorite high end Asian Restaurant, Not anymore. The quality and execution have drastically gone down. The Orange Beef, one of their best dishes tasted like rancid oil. Great staff and...More

1  Thank TOgolf
Reviewed 4 November 2016

There's a well known expression: "you only get one chance at a first impression". Sadly, this pretentious place with really poor service and the most luckluster food I've had while eating out in a long while, blew any chance of ever seeing me, or my...More

1  Thank MarinelaG
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went for a Summerlicious dinner. Maybe the full menu options are better, but highly overpriced. The actual restaurant and atmosphere is great. The food is just bland and you could find something way more worth the money that will be delicious with better service in...More

1  Thank khrys_2117
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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