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Alma, Toronto, ON
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Alma

CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Asian
Alma is a restaurant based on the tastes and experiences of our kitchen team focusing on modern Chinese cuisine headed by Chef/Owner Anna Chen.
We are built around food that uses fresh, simple, quality ingredients and our focus is to create a unique dining experience.
Our beverage program is focused on Natural Wines curated by Sommeliers Kate Densmore and Ben Dalton.
As of September 2022, Alma has been recognized by the Michelin Guide as a recipient of the Bib Gourmand award.
We hope to see you soon!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

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Why we love it

Executive chef: Anna Chen

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN Bib Gourmand

    2022

Alma means “kind” or “nourishing” in Latin, a fitting description for its homey vibe and chef Anna Chen’s heartfelt cooking. Dishes like curried squid, which draw on Chen’s Hakka Chinese heritage and Indian upbringing, have the inventive power to land the restaurant a MICHELIN nod, yet are approachable enough for Alma to earn local favourite status.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Contemporary Canadian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (647) 346-1881
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We would be happy to host your special event! We can accommodate a maximum of 30 guests for seated dinners. For a full restaurant buyout Fridays and Saturdays cost $5000 and Sunday-Thursdays are $4000, not including tax and 20% gratuity.Please inquire at info@almatoronto.com for current canapes and set menus.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Koreatown
  • Cross Street
    Bloor & Dufferin
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Dufferin Station within walking distance
  • Additional
    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 372 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

372 Reviews
  1. RobL

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our third time to Alma and, while the food has always been excellent, this time it was extra special. Every dish we had was exquisite. I like the small plates—it's almost like tapas—so you get to taste many different things. We started with the radish cake, the endive salad, and the trout tartare. Each was special. For the mains, we went with the potato dumplings (maybe my favourite, though everything was so good, it is hard to choose), the shrimp fried rice, and the pork steak. This was enough for three, though I almost wish we had had time to try one more dish and desert. Unfortunately, we were running late for a concert, so had to leave quickly. The service matches the food—with very friendly, helpful, and attentive staff. And Anna Chen (the chef and owner) came out to say hello (she served us the endive salad). The restaurant while small, and a bit loud when crowded, feels very welcoming. We really love this restaurant—the food is unique, delicious, and well presented. We highly recommend Alma.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible and service was impeccable! Thank you so much ! We had a lovely night!

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  3. SKIPPERAL

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ms. Chen provides subtle layers, textures and tastes with every dish enjoyed at our table. Service was attentive, professional and unobtrusive. We will be back soon!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing, the menu is limited but everything is great

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  5. LuisS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Focused on delivering high quality gastronomy, zero pretentious and relaxed. Chinese fusioned perfectly with innovative combinations of best of worlds gastronomy ingredients. Will be coming back! I recommend the potato dumplings with maitake mushrooms.

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  6. BrittanyT

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal and service, will definitely be back!

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  7. Clare

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food - every dish was deep with flavour and cooked perfectly! Such amazing service by our waiter. I will definitely be back.

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  8. RosaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience in our first time at Alma's!

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  9. SMBCP

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing cute little restaurant. We really enjoyed the cod and the potatoes dumplings. The new take on the beef tartare was incredible. Would 100% recommend for a cute date!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The somilier was terrible. Kept recommending wines we didn’t like. Eventually we just said yes.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Alma using the Order Online button. Alma also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Alma also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 346-1881.

Alma is rated 4.6 stars by 372 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Alma

1194 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1N2

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Cross Street
    Bloor & Dufferin
  • Neighbourhood
    Koreatown
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Contemporary Canadian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Dufferin Station within walking distance
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (647) 346-1881
  • Private party facilities
    We would be happy to host your special event! We can accommodate a maximum of 30 guests for seated dinners. For a full restaurant buyout Fridays and Saturdays cost $5000 and Sunday-Thursdays are $4000, not including tax and 20% gratuity.Please inquire at info@almatoronto.com for current canapes and set menus.
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