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About Canis Restaurant

En Route Magazine 2017 Canada's Best New Restaurants #2
Toronto Life Magazine 2017 Best New Restaurants #5
Canada's 100 Best Restaurants 2017 #51

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Saturday 5:30 pm to 10 pm

Canis Restaurant (tasting menu only)

Reservations are taken for Tuesday - Saturday:
5:30pm, 5:45pm, 6:00pm, 6.30pm, 6:45pm
8.15pm, 8.30pm, 8:45pm, 9:00pm, 9:15pm, 9:30pm

*Please note that all guests are allocated a 2.5 hour dining time*

We appreciate your interest in dining at Canis and look forward to seeing you soon !

Cross Street:
Niagara St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 203-3317

Website:
http://www.canisrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Jeff Kang

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine

Offers

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Offers

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Please join us December 23rd & 24th for a Christmas celebration. Chef Kang has prepared a wonderful tasting menu for $115 per guest. Please inform restaurant ahead of time of any allergies or dietary restrictions. *Please note that all guests are allocated a 2.5 hour dining time*

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the new year with us December 30th or 31st ! Chef Kang has prepared an amazing tasting menu for $115 per guest. Please inform restaurant ahead of time of any allergies or dietary restrictions. *Please note that all guests are allocated a 2.5 hour dining time*

Canis Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.1

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Tasting Menu (29)
Fit for Foodies (23)
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Special Occasion (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Local Ingredients (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Worth the Drive (12)
Neighbourhood Gem (11)
Authentic (10)
Romance (10)
Business Meals (8)
Seasonal (8)
Casual (7)
Cozy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Healthy (5)
Fun (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Comfort Food (2)
Group Bookings (2)
Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-Night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

Everyone at the table had to choose the same menu.. which was silly different people have different taste

The open table menu didn’t match the website and the open table menu was misleading it look like you could do a la carte

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was delicious, and each course was spectacular. The wine pairings were very good. This place is expensive but good value considering the the quality and attention to detail. This was definitely one of the best restaurants I visited in 2017.

Tags: Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

We had the $85 tasting menu and left comfortably full. Perfect portions and execution. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. Just a really great experience overall, will return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent in any way.

Definitely going back first chance I get

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Staff is very attentive.
Vibrant restaurant.
Staff has bought in, and it shows.
Good quality ingredients, creative pairings.
Make a reservation and be punctual.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

This is a stylish and delicious spot for foodies on a date. I highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

Exceptional restaurant. The food was amazing. The variety of flavours, textures and ingredients is absolutely great. Definitely a recommend. Worth every dollar.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

From the greeting at the door until the final good bye Canis was a truly enjoyable evening. When we arrived the table wasn’t quite ready and they sat us at the bar and served us a glass of prosecco immediately- a nice touch. Unpretentious but warm and knowledgeable service. We chose the Prix fixe menu , of which there are two choices for each course and between those we managed to try the entire menu. Unique , creative twists to the food, and a well rounded wine list that worked with all of it. (If you’re looking for cocktails - we weren’t- this is not your place , they don’t do them. )
We would definitely go back. Only question will be how often they change up the menu ...

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Authentic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wasn't sure what to expect. I had read both positive and negative reviews. While I can't comment on the experiences of others, I can say that my experience was EXTRAORDINARY.

I went with a friend. Both my friend and I eat out a lot, for both business and pleasure. We were both mesmerized by the quality and inventiveness of the food. Inventiveness without confusing complexity. Great flavours, enjoyable and understandable, yet quite unique to the both of us.

I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in a high-quality food experience. The Canis team there have done a top notch job of cultivating their craft in a unique and extraordinarily successful manner. My respects to the team!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This restaurant is truly excellent. Every dish tasted so fresh. Service was great and wine list were great. This is definiteky one of the best restaurants in the city.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 30, 2017

Outstanding dinner and service, reasonable price, creative presentation and a throughly enjoyable evening celebrating a birthday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My friend and I each got the 4 course tasting menu (pre fixe) so we could share everything. Dishes were unique and simple; flavourable, not overwhelming but tasty. The portions, although not very generous, when split in half were enough to have about 2-4 bitefuls each. The beef short ribs were amazing.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went there with some friends, tasting menu was great...7 courses with some extra small amuse courses in there. overall food was awesome! left the restaurant full. Hope to return when there is a new tasting menu.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Fun
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on November 21, 2017

Every mouthful of food was amazing. Some unique flavor combinations.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Only improvement to management would be to put a curtain around the entrance to block cold air coming in as it does during the winter. During our visit, we had the four spot table right in the line of the doorway and the door opening had some moments of chill.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing from beginning to end. Delicate and delicious food prepared beautifully and artistically. Our waitress was Australian and was so charming and helpful.
The door was a little cold, i would put a curtain around it to block the blast of cold.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Found the restaurant via a Google search of best new restaurants in Toronto, and was not in the least disappointed. The food was beautiful to look at and even better to eat, with truly original and inventive takes on ubiquitous ingredients.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Amazing food and attentive service. Would for sure go again.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Fab service and even better food, easily the best meal I had in Toronto. Portions are on the small side, with is a relief after too many too-large plates. Only complaint is the noise level, which makes it tough to talk, even across the table...but people were having a great time, so it's hard to complain too much.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 29, 2017

We really enjoyed our diner and we were very impressed with the service and the food. Our waitress, Sandra, was very knowledgeable and friendly!

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great tasting menu, good wine pairings as well. Service was spot on, very attentive and knowledgeable! The wine list could use some Champagne.

Tags: Seasonal
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food and atmosphere were both good and interesting preparation and plating. Honestly however, for being recently ranked #2 in Canada it didn't stand up to some of the other top restaurants in Toronto / Canada.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great use of flavours and textures in all dishes. Fantastic ambiance and very attentive, knowledgeable service.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

One of the very best in Toronto!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Contemporary, fine, seasonal cuisine in an intimate and casual setting. Service was attentive without being pretentious. Food was sophisticated and inventive without being contrived. One of the most delicious meals we've eaten in Toronto. Four course prix fixe, or 7 course tasting menu, so limited choices. Not recommended for strict vegetarians but as fish eaters (but no meat) we were able to enjoy a celebratory anniversary dinner. Definitely will go back in another season.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I came here with a couple of friends after passing the place by several times while in the neighbourhood and seeing it on a Best of Canada list. We had the 4 course menu and we were not dissapointed! The food was delicious, the atmosphere was relaxed and the open kitchen ran so smoothly. I will be going back again soon for a 7 course option!

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

Inspired cooking executed perfectly. Friendly service. Loved it!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything was perfect except for the food.. too salty for our taste.. and duck was too undercooked taste like raw poultry (I eat mid rare steak with no problem)

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Fantastic meal. On par with the best in the city, including Alo, George, Scaramouche, etc.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

A thoroughly amazing dining experience from start to finish!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The best meal I have had this year! Very knowledgeable and friendly staff with a superb culinary team. My only negative comment is that trips to the washroom take away from the overall experience, but in the end, the dining experience more than makes up for that. Bravo!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The 7 course tasting menu was fantastic. It's was very well thought out and the duck breast was the best I have ever had. Good people at Canis! Thanks.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Excellent food and service. One of a handful of Toronto restaurants offering truly creative and sensational food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 24, 2017

The best meal I have ever had! The thought put into each dish from texture, to temperature, to contrasting flavours is unparalleled. A must go in Toronto!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Not a single dish disappointed. Not one. It was the perfect blend of comfort and palate-pushing with the cohesiveness of a truly great culinary staff. There's not a lot I can say here because I enjoyed this so, so much. We were visiting Toronto from Philly and were looking for something we wouldn't find anywhere else. Canis was very reminiscent of some of the best elements of BYO culture in Philly (no one can get a liquor license so some of the most well-crafted menus and star chefs have 25 seat BYOs) but with a wine pairing menu that took the guess work out of the process. I'd recommend this place (and, again, every single dish on the menu) to anyone willing to put a little faith in a credible chef.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Went as a birthday gift for my wife. The food was by far some of the best we've had this year. The play of flavors and textures was artfully performed. The atmosphere was lively and the Staff were very knowledgable, friendly and attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Seasonal
Food2
Ambience5
Service5
Value2

 
·Dined on September 15, 2017

I had great expectations for Canis and its tasting menu and Prix fix menu. However, it has disappointed me quite a bit in terms of plating and creativity of its food. To be fair, the taste is not bad, but it just didn't impress us. Some of dishes are dull tasting.

Food2
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on September 12, 2017

We had high expectation for this restaurant after hearing review from a friend's friend.
So I booked the restaurant for my wife's birthday. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming. However the food was a bit off from what we were expecting. The price was the same as Alo and we are not sure if it was the menu of the day that was off or what,maybe it was Asian influence in their food(Being Asian-Chinese). We weren't WOW-ed by the dishes. The overall food/experience was not close to what we experienced at Alo Restaurant.. We would likely not go back again.

Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The meal was very good. Every dish was tasty, and had good flavour and texture. Our waitress seemed a bit confused at times and was bringing wrong dish to tables, but she may be new.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very good experience and a wonderful restaurant. Excellent staff and very well cared for. Courses well spaced out and a great way to relax and enjoy a meal. Sandra and the rest of the staff were very helpful and explained every course that was served to us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation

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