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Cuisine type

  • Indonesian,

Dishes

  • Babi Panggang,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Dutch-Indonesian Cuisine,
  • Skewers,
  • Satay,
  • Authentic Indonesian Food,
  • Barrel-aged Cocktails,
  • Takeout,
    • Wine,
    • Beer,
    • Cocktail Bar,
  • more...
  • less...

Specialties

  • Nasi Gorin,
  • Udang Kari,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
2031 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 2A2
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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

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Meet the owner

When Michael van den Winkel and Jennifer Gittins began hosting rijsttafel (a Dutch-Indonesian feast, which translates to "rice table") at their Quince Bistro, the events would sell out within hours. A craving was brewing for authentic Dutch-Indonesian food as well as a cocktail bar that this midtown neighbourhood was lacking – and so, without ado, in June 2014, Little Sister Food Bar was born.

Stepping inside feels miles away from midtown. The space can be characterized as a hip bar sans the attitude, paired with the frenetic street vibes of eating in Indonesia – all set against a backdrop of fast service and pumpin’ beats. Exposed ceilings rise above a long bar, while a mixologist serves up Indonesian-style cocktails with spices, lemongrass, lime leaf and caramelized palm sugar.

Indonesia was at one time a Dutch colony, and the food and flavours are an integral part to Dutch cuisine. Mike, Jennifer’s husband and business partner, learned Indonesian cooking while he was in the navy. The two met in England while working as chefs and went on to work together as private chefs on-board a yacht in Dubai, India and Singapore. “We’ve had restaurants in this neighbourhood for about 20 years, and we’ve always had Indonesian influences in our dishes. It was a natural progression to go into Indonesian food,” says Jennifer.

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July 9, 2020

Amazing food and service, the staff is so lovely and attentive! Even with Little Sister having to adapt to a street-side patio they are still doing a phenomenal job of making their guests comfortable. Food and cocktails were incredible, it's so hard not to order everything on the menu!!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2020

Their rendang was on point. So very close to the rendang i had in indonesia or singapore. Of course there’s less heat to pack the punch but i get it. Satay was delicious although a little sweet for my palette. The cauliflower was really tasty. Nasi goreng was good, too. Service was fast and friendly.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2020

We had a great dinner! The food was wonderfully flavourful, and the staff attentive without being overbearing. We'll be back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2020

Fantastic food, drinks and atmosphere. My husband had a wonderful birthday. The crew went out of their way to ensure we had a special evening. Can't say enough about how superb the swordfish and octopus rendang was. Cooked to perfection the octopus melted in your mouth. Can't wait to go back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 28, 2020

This was my third dinner at Little Sister, over the course of a year or so. Consistently outstanding food and attentive, down-to-earth servers. Every time I go back I’m surprised all over again at how excellent every single dish is. Perfect atmosphere, too. Warm, and a nice buzz, but you can still have a conversation across the table. If I could give Little Sister an extra star for having its entire act together, I would.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 27, 2020

Great food! Attentive, friendly service!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2020

Amazingly delicious food and great service! We had a fantastic time!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2020

Great little gem in midtown. Must be on your Tongo list. Food, service, atmosphere is amazing. Oh and the cocktails!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2020

Yet another birthday celebration hosted at Little Sister - says it all. Great food, great service and great atmosphere - every time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2020

Absolutely perfect as usual.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 8, 2020

Delish Indonesian small plates!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 7, 2020

Great night out.. delicious!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 3, 2020

I absolutely love this spot! It was the first place I thought to bring my friend from out of town. Fabulous food. Atmosphere and service. Chill vibe. Love it!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 1, 2020

As usual my place to go in the neighborhood! Never disappointed! Always a treat!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 31, 2020

A bit noisy for a visit, but other than that was lovely!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 30, 2020

Excellent food, great service, delicious cocktails.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 27, 2020

Excellent. Small suggestion- plain desert ie. vanilla ice creme for children. The kitchen did made plain skewers did the kids- loved it! thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 26, 2020

Everything we ate was delicious and the atmosphere was great. We will be back!! Service was fantastic as well.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 24, 2020

Little Sisters appeals to a broad range of clientele which makes the atmosphere that much more interesting than most restaurants.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 23, 2020

Great food, helpful lovely service. Great night.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 20, 2020

great time with great service and great food. thanks so much. such an easy place to chill and catch up with friends.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 17, 2020

Little Sister has a great vibe and fabulous food. The cocktail selection is also really lovely. I always love the mustard greens or cauliflower for veggie sides. Never had a bad dish and the service is really good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 8, 2020

Great vibe and food. We loved our seat.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 6, 2020

Always a delight for myself and my wife to dine at Little Sister. Staff is always warm and helpful Food varieties are items that we cannot cook easily at home... so it is a treat to eat @ Little Sister

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 3, 2020

We come here all the time and food is delicious anf the service was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 2, 2020

Goodness - Little Sister is so cozy and the food is so delicious. Where else can they make cabbage to die for? Such a great place. We’ve made a pact to go at least once a month.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 30, 2019

Phenomenal experience and food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 23, 2019

Superb service and food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 23, 2019

Great service and food. Love the atmosphere, although it’s a little tight and tad uncomfortable

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

December 21, 2019

Super Delicious, great atmosphere and fantastic service. Always a favourite with friends and family.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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