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39 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 1L1
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Closed now 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Cuisine type

  • Indian,
  • Thai,

Dishes

  • Sea Bass,
  • Grill,
  • Wonton Soup,
  • Curry,
  • Chow Mein,

Features

  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Restaurant With Bar,

Atmosphere

  • Family,
  • Casual,
  • Upscale,

Products and Services

  • Daily Special,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Meet the owner

"You just need to come and try Malaysian food once," says Rahi Rahman, manager of the Matahari Bar & Grill. "Just once, and you'll be back for sure." Rahi has reason to be definite about the appeal of Malaysian food in general and the Matahari Bar & Grill's food in particular. Numerous diners have taken the time to give the curries and noodle dishes served up by owner and chef, Jey Sinnathurai, glowing reviews online.

But what exactly is Malaysian food? "It's a mix of all things good about Asian food," explains Rahi. "It's a blend of Malay, Indian and Chinese spices. People love our curries. They are the best curries you'll find in the city because there's a little bit of everything. Never boring, always exciting the taste buds."

Read the story of Matahari Bar and Grill

Ratings & Reviews - Matahari Bar and Grill

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October 1, 2018

Amazing food! Will definitely be back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 29, 2018

Great food and at decent prices! The restaurant accommodated our needs as we were celebrating a friend's birthday.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 20, 2018

Food was excellent, service was slow and 18% automatically suggested as tip.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

July 24, 2018

Waiter was very helpful with food suggestions and quantities to order. Food was delicious. We all had a wonderful experience. Thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 21, 2018

Main dish portions are way too big but tasty. I thought it was a bit of a waste of food since we couldn’t finish the whole plate.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

July 19, 2018

The food were great. We tried the summerlicious menu. The waiters were nice and keen to help us. We enjoyed our meal there.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 12, 2018

Service was slow.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

June 6, 2018

My Laksa was in a bowl of thick curry sauce, no coconut milk in it and was obviously prepared quite a while ago. The chicken was tough and not fresh, the same with the tofu. I requested to add prawn which the kitchen missed but just as well. My companion ordered the curry mutton and also was obviously been prepared quite a while ago, simply re-heated. Quite disappointed. Service was okay. The restaurant is quite tired and could do with some renovation.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 3/5

June 5, 2018

Waitress was friendly. Lunches for 8 came up pretty quick and were all delicious.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 31, 2018

Always a great dining experience at Matahari - our team comes here regularly for the delicious food and friendly staff.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 22, 2018

Great Service, amazing Food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2018

Been going there for 18 years plus, food is consistently exceptional

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 27, 2018

Food was fabulous Service was friendly and attentive. Thanks!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 19, 2018

Always the tastiest food in town.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 28, 2018

Each of our 3 dishes were delicious. My only complaint is that my curry was spicier than the mild that was promised. I'd still go back again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2018

Food was delicious, as usual, and the service was warm and attentive.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 10, 2018

the server was good, we all wanted to order the fish for lunch, only 1 fish lunch was available, so others had to pick something else. ?

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

December 23, 2017

Been coming here for years. Atmosphere and food is second to none. Some of the best food in the city.... lots of flavour, unique spices. Don't even want to consider finding another Malaysian restaurant. Keep it up!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 18, 2017

Great food and service. Pleasant ambience. The curry lamb was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Must return.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

December 17, 2017

Place was very dimly lit. I have been there for lunch a few times but not really for dinner. The food was good as per my usual experience. As it is not so busy during the dinner time, they didn't have enough staff to serve the three tables that were occupied. We found ourselves constantly waiting for the server.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

November 30, 2017

the food was delicious. our waiter could have been a bit more attentive

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

November 9, 2017

Nice as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

October 29, 2017

Love this place. High quality food and good portions plus courteous service. Not a noisy place which is a relief for a downtown restaurant.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2017

Great food. Service was poor. It was not overly busy and it took 2 h from the time we sat until the time we paid. We only ordered a single lunch dish off the menu. Spent long period of time waiting for our server to bring the bill (>20 min after asking). Same with taking our order and bringing food. Was not clear why service was so poor.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 1/5

August 24, 2017

First the pros: Enjoyed the food very much. Good portions and great flavours. Lots of cons: Terrible service. One waiter for a whole restaurant? He was extremely slow and overworked. This is the owner/manager's fault. One waiter is not enough. Many tables were full of dishes, everyone was looking for the waiter for food or water refill or to place their order. Unacceptable! I've been visiting Matahari for over 20 years and have never experienced this type of bad service. Again this is owner/manager's fault, not waiter's. Second- the restaurant is dirty and tired and needs to be renovated, painted etc. Floors, stairs, washrooms, walls all need fresh paint and repairs. - again unaccceptable. The owner should take note and make some changes or he/she will lose many long time customers. Thank you

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

March 22, 2017

The food was fabulous! This restaurant is a best kept secret!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 18, 2017

A great meal made even better by wonderful service. Relatively quiet which made catching up with old friends easy.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 7, 2017

The food is amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 10, 2017

The food and serviced is the very best. It is always excellent! Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2017

Value for our money. Good service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

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Looking for something more exotic? Matahari Grill's Malayasian fare includes tempting dishes like Sambal Udang (grilled tamarind scented prawns in sweet, sour and spicy tamarind shallots sambal) and Sayur Lodeh (vegetable curry with eggplant, tofu, green beans, cabbage and tomatoes in an exotic curry broth). The bonus? All those spices will make you feel warm.

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