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Universal Grill

#1,925 of 6,979 Restaurants in Toronto}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹, International, Fusion
1071 Shaw St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 3N4, Canada
+1 416-588-5928
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
5 Sep 2017
“Cozy and cool”
2 May 2017
“Polenta starter to die for!”
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Canadian, International, Fusion
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1071 Shaw St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 3N4, Canada
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic!! Had the rib dinner, everything from the sweat potato fries to the ribs were amazing. Even the colwslaw was the best I've ever had. Service was fantastic! Wife had streak, fantastic. Kids had Mac and cheese, fantastic! Will be back.

Thank Gerry A
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I came for Sunday brunch at 11am. The place was busy but not crazy, with a couple of tables available. We ordered at 11:05 and finally got our food at 12pm. Needless to say, we were very hungry at this point. The food was good...More

Thank Singleselfies
Reviewed 6 September 2017

As always, it's a nice night out at Universal. The food is very good and not overpriced, and there's always a good selection for meat, fish or vegetable lovers, with lovely sides for each dish. It has a cozy neighbourhood vibe yet still feels urban...More

Thank Chelsea G
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I've always liked the authentic diner atmosphere here-there's a picture on the wall of the place about 70 years ago. The servers are always friendly and the food is invariably good. The last time we went, I tried an appetizer that was heavenly...crispy crusted, soft...More

Thank JMazzocato
Reviewed 13 January 2017

If you want good food in a casual laid back atmosphere then you will love Universal Grill. Always an interesting daily menu board supported by an "ok" beverage selection. Staff are knowledgeable, friendly and unobtrusive.

Thank c4pl
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I suggest that you go early and have the place to yourself (as much as possible). Quaint. Interesting. Food was terrific. Nice for a small group.

Thank burnsinny
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Have you been here several times with my boyfriend and his parents love restaurant however I find it to be very bland-normative / very mediocre. Considering it is so mediocre the locations isn't wonderful and the booths are always cramp it is surprising to find...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I went with two friends to this neighbourhood diner. I checked the menu online and it looked appetizing. I booked a table for three, arrived on time at 7:45 pm. I was surprised that the place looked so empty on a Saturday night, with half...More

1  Thank Shirley Z
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Often a bit of a wait but the best brunch in town!!! Amazing food great variety on menu something for everyone. Cute little diner.

Thank outboundToronto
Reviewed 9 April 2016

If you are looking for comfort food in a nice casual environment, this is your place.The old stand byes of Liver or Ribs with sweet potato fries are always great. And the daily specials are worth a look.

Thank c4pl
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Restaurant Details

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Canadian, International, Fusion
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1071 Shaw St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 3N4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-588-5928
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