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Cuisine type

  • Canadian Cuisine,

Dishes

  • Seafood,
  • Fish & Chips,
  • Fish,
  • Oysters,

Features

  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,
  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,
  • Oyster Bar,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
100 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1K9
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
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  • $11 To $25,

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Our favourite, we visit frequently on Sundays or sometimes Monday. Please keep it up.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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November 12, 2019

The fact that 100 oysters for $100 stops at 10pm we should have been asked prior to 10pm if we would like to order more. When we went to order another 100 at 10:08 we were told it was too late now. This is after we spent $500. Was very disappointed.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 11, 2019

There's nothing on the menu that we haven't loved. Great atmosphere and service as well. We'll be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 6, 2019

Service was good. Space was good. Meal was good, however for a seafood place I expected higher quality seafood. Not that it was bad or anything, but our seafood tower, even at the special price, did not feel worth it. I did really enjoy the scallops with thick cut bacon, and the Norwegian trout with kimchi.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 4, 2019

It's been my favorite restaurant for many years even when it was called Starfish. But this is the first time I visited on Sunday night. Food in general was very enjoyable, especially paté, calamari, fish & chips..., we had to repeat paté. However, every shucked oysters had shell pieces in it, it was rather annoying and thought unprofessional especially for this place. Service was not as good as other times. They missed to tell us the special which we would definitely ordered if we had known. Also service was inconsistent depends on the wait staff, some of them were rather unfriendly. Also disappointed to see was the 'dinner menu', it seems more like a bar snack menu now. When I visited recently for brunch, all we could order were raw oysters and the rest were mostly carbs, eggs benedict barely tasted any seafood. I think I'll avoid brunch until see a new menu.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

November 2, 2019

Great food and friendly service. For lunch service though, food tool too long to arrive. Nevertheless, I'll be back again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

November 3, 2019

Love the grilled sea bream. Whenever we're in Toronto (live in Halifax) we always stop in to Pearl driver for the seabream. To die for. Oysters also great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 1, 2019

Love the unique Asian inspired flavors combined with fresh seafood. Portions are good. Malpeque oysters were delicious. Service was fast, attentive and friendly without being overbearing. Our go to place for seafood!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 31, 2019

Fabulous food. Great atmosphere. You can't go wrong with this restaurant choice.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 27, 2019

We were very impressed and will make sure to come back when next in Toronto!!! Great food, great service and warm atmosphere! We loved it!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 24, 2019

I’ve been several times before as it is close to home, but the service and food was not up to what it usually is. I was disappointed as I was treating a friend for her birthday.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

October 21, 2019

Great service. Cool vibe.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 21, 2019

This was our fourth time at Pearl Diver....THE BEST ceasar salad in the city ... seriously!! shrimp cocktail and ceasar (drink) excellent... The Tower for just under $80 was slightly underwhelming, but I will forgive because everything else is so fabulous... we brought friends here who are quite picky..and in the end we passed the test as friends go give good recommendations ... ;) ;)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 18, 2019

What a gem of a spot! Enjoyed the seafood tower and calamari! The tuna on the tower and muscles were a great addition! Can't wait to return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 18, 2019

Oh my! I was in heaven! What a gem this little restaurant is! We will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 14, 2019

We always stop at the Pearl Diver whenever we are in Toronto or visiting George Brown College or staying at the Holiday Inn Express. The food and the service are consistently excellent. I always have the best sea food experience at the Pearl Diver compared to all other seafood offering restaurants in Toronto. There are always new surprise items on the menu. The smelts are delicious. The Thai style oysters were the best - spicy and tasty. The Bream preparation is perfect. Recommend highly.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 14, 2019

Best calimari in town!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2019

Service was wonderful. Food was wonderful. We'll definitely be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2019

Excellent dinner and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 4, 2019

Excellent Sea beam! sooo fresh, this is a must! The Cod filet was a bit too spicy, I couldn’t taste it’s delicate flesh, Overall a very good restaurant!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 30, 2019

Incredible. Server was very helpful and informative when it came to the specials of the day. Incredibly fresh. I recommend the seafood tower! Will be back very soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 27, 2019

Great food. Great service. Had a great time. Thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 25, 2019

Love this restaurant and chose it for my birthday dinner. Seafood tower is always amazing! The food is always fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. Staff is attentive and super friendly. Love this place and highly recommend!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 25, 2019

All great! We love this place and their seafood tower on Tuesday is amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 25, 2019

Downtown spot with an awesome vibe, delicious and well priced seafood with phenomenal service. What more can you ask for? Will be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 22, 2019

We loved our dining experience at Pearl Diver! The food was delicious and we felt it was reasonably priced. The service was excellent - very friendly, attentive but not hovering. We found it a bit loud but younger people would enjoy the energetic vibe. We would definitely recommend Pearl Diver and we will definitely return.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 22, 2019

It’s been a while since I’ve been in Great bar area and service Food was not quite as great as I remembered Bench seating was not ok for elderly

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 20, 2019

Our server made some great suggestions when we couldn’t make up our minds- amazing meal!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 20, 2019

This restaurant in the St. James neighbourhood is an incredible find, especially if you like seafood. The food is fresh and delicious. The service is exceptional wth so much pride and joy. This is my third time back and it is even better. Hats off to the owner and staff.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 17, 2019

Always a great time at one of our favourite neighbourhood restaurants!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2019

We just love this restaurant. Everything was just wonderful!! Thanks to the server and chefs!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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