Toronto restaurants putting a new spin on Asian fare

Toronto’s Asian fusion restaurants have come a long way from the traditional. Combining the authenticity of the culture’s street food with a trendy twist, there is no shortage of creative and modern options that promise a culinary adventure.

Kinton Ramen One

51 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 1L1

This is not your average bowl of noodle soup. Step into one of three Kinton locations and cozy up to a bowl of classic ramen with the step-by-step menu, made to preference. Love it that much – join the Kinton Bowlers, as a warrior who completes an entire bowl time-and-time again

Kinka Izakaya Bloor

559 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6

At Guu’s two locations, you’ll discover that Japanese doesn’t always mean sushi. Upon entry to this happening spot, you’ll know you have arrived – all staff will greet you in unison with authentic Japanese. The deep fried brie is a fan favourite, but it’s often the specials that offer hidden gems.

Thai Room

243 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5A 2L2

If authentic Thai is teasing your palate, Khao San Road, found in the entertainment district, is for you. The busy canteen is small in size and menu, but don’t be fooled, it offers big flavour. Take a culinary field trip and indulge in squash fritters, classic curries, and Thai brews.

Lee Restaurant

601 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

Along the popular King West strip you’ll find one of Toronto’s most talked about restaurants. This destination infuses sensory pleasures and hip ambience with Asian and French influences. Chef Susur Lee brings inspiration from his travels with tropical cocktails and small plates you’ll want to share with your foodie friends.

Spice Route Asian Bistro & Bar

499 King St W, Toronto, ON M6N 1H7

Located in the trendy King West neighbourhood – perfect for foodies who want to be seen – Spice Route’s bustling lounge provides delicious tapas and creative cocktails. Start with the fresh handrolls or lettuce wraps, and stay late into the night mingling and enjoying the entrancing decor on the hidden patio.

Asian Legend

418 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G7

Tucked into the busy streets of Chinatown, Asian Legend has become just that among Toronto diners. Offering true Chinese fare, its dim sum is what brings most people to this modern spot. Cooking up traditional Northern cuisine, the extensive menu is perfect for solo diners or family style meals.

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