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It’s barely 6 pm and Rasa is already slammed. “Our customers are always such an eclectic mix of people,” says co-owner Adam Minster before turning to discuss the night’s cocktail options with a couple of older ladies who recently pulled up to the bar.

“We’re regulars,” explains one of the women. “This is our local, we come here a few times a week and we love it – the menu changes often, so we never get bored,” she says while tucking into the fish board. The board features a trio of fish prepared in different ways. Tonight’s triplet is a caprese albacore tuna with tomato confit and basil sauce, a jerked steelhead trout with apple relish and plantain chips, and the final pescatarian delight: smoked branzino with dill crème fraiche, orange caviar and mustard chips.

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Ratings & Reviews - Rasa Restaurant

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April 22, 2018

Absolutely fantastic

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 17, 2018

Rasa is where I go when I’ve had a hard day. The food and service are second to none! Live music on Mondays never disappoints (particularly loved last night’s set list). Sometimes can be a bit noisy but hey! You make noise when you’re having a good time. My absolute favourite Toronto restaurant.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 15, 2018

Incredibly creative and delicious food. Warm atmosphere. Great music. Excellent service. Killer cocktails. Our entire meal was on point. Can’t wsit to go back again the next time we’re in town!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 13, 2018

Food did not match reviews. Flavours were unbalanced.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

April 12, 2018

Will recommend to friends

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 12, 2018

interesting selection of food & nice ambience of the place. The portion sizes could be a little larger for the price you're paying but other than that .. it's a good vibe of a place and good food. bring your wallet though !

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 11, 2018

Excellent as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 8, 2018

The burger, the chopped salad and the sticky bun were all winners at my birthday celebrations.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

April 6, 2018

AMAZING RESTAURANT! Maor provided incredible customer service!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 1, 2018

Great as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 30, 2018

Sara, knew exactly what to suggest from the menu. Food was so tasty and beautifully presented Confirmation and changes to my reservation via texting was so easy and handy. Loved everything about Rasa. Will be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 30, 2018

Amazing food and service!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 29, 2018

Perfect

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 29, 2018

From the moment we walked in, we were greeted by two super, friendly guys who continued to provide us with exceptional service throughout the meal. Food was outstanding. Will definitely return!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 27, 2018

Everything was excellent. Will be back soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 25, 2018

Amazing as always! Food, service and atmospheres!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2018

Cool spot, great food, tad noisy, portions a bit small to share with more than one other person.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 22, 2018

Love this place! Every bite is delicious! From start to finish service is the best in the city.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 17, 2018

Excellent food, service asks ambience. It's our first time there and we will be back! (plus I am telling everyone I know to go!)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2018

Excellent as always !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 11, 2018

Outstanding. A tradition with friends to go to rasa for our birthdays. One we will keep. Always an amazing evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2018

Not enough space between tables, but I would still revisit, I'd just request a corner table.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2018

This is my 4th time here and every time is better than the last!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 4, 2018

The food is inventive and the service decidedly hip! 5 Stars. Would go again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2018

I've been to most of Canada's 100 best restaurants including Alo, Toqué, Hawksworth, Pigeonhole, Edulis, Buca, Dandylion, Canoe, Buca, et Le Vin Papillon. Rasa is not on the list but it should be. And it should be near the top. Great ambience (lighting, sound absorption, use of space, seating area), wonderful staff (fun, energetic, knowledgeable, and willing to suggest their favourites), fantastic hearty tapas (flawless execution, bold use of ingredients, and downright delicious), and great wine pairings. We were on our second date and decided Rasa would be 'our spot' in the city.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 21, 2018

Perfect everything. Can’t wait to come back. Loved it.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 11, 2018

Service was great and tentative. We were celebrating my friend's birthday and they gave her a gift card as her birthday present, which was a nice touch. We tried the Experience which is the tasting menu - it's a 5 course but 9 dishes menu. Food was great - we esp like the shrimp toast, their famous salad, and the dessert.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 6, 2018

Food is very not pretentious, just good ingredients handled with care. Good balance in flavors. Good value for price. Would come back again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 4, 2018

The food never ceases to amaze me and the service is consistently among the best I’ve ever experienced.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2018

Always a great experience top to bottom. First and foremost the food is fantastic! The service is spot on and the atmosphere is lively, but also provides an intimate setting.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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