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Hawker, Toronto, ON

Hawker

4.8
4.8
220 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Tapas / Small Plates
At Hawker, Chef's Jeff Merkel and Leah Steduto spotlight their naturalistic worldview with beautifully composed plant-based small plates, cocktails, and a thoughtfully curated list of vegan wines.

Located in Kensington Market, the cozy dining space features an earthy, palette of dark wood and moss. A picturesque, romantic back patio is naturally decorated with ivy. A front patio lets you enjoy the lively sights and sounds of the market.

All reservations have a 15 minute grace period. Please call us if you are arriving later than 15 minutes. Your table will be reserved for 1 hour 45 minutes for parties of 1-2; 2 hours for parties of 3-6; 2 hours 30 minutes for parties of 7 or more. If arriving late, we may not be able to extend your seating time if there are reservations scheduled after your allotted timeframe.

Please note, an 18% gratuity is automatically added to the bill for groups of 6 or more.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Indian, Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 628-1905
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jeff Merkel
  • Catering
    Enjoy Hawker's naturalist cuisine for various events, from casual to formal gatherings. Our catering services adapt to different settings, ensuring a memorable meal at any venue. With a customizable menu, we accommodate your event's needs, providing a fitting and delightful dining experience.
  • Private party facilities
    Host your private event in our cozy dining room and savour our artful vegan creations with your guests. Our intimate setting can comfortably accommodate up to 18 guests across our intimate dining room. Cherish an exclusive dining experience amidst an earthy decor and inviting setting.
  • Neighbourhood
    Chinatown / Kensington Market
  • Cross Street
    College and Augusta Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Experiences

  • Chef's Table Tasting Experience

    $80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join and watch us prepare a Chef's choice six-course tasting menu for you, inspired by our à la carte menu. Each course will be served and explained to you by our Chef while seated at the bar style counter overlooking our open kitchen. The fine print: Your seating is for 2 hours. We will hold the table for 15 minutes before your reservation is released. Give us a call if you're running late! Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will result in a $25 per person charge being applied to the credit card used at the time of booking. The tasting menu is offered at $70 per guest and does not include beverages, gratuity, and tax.
    Chef's Table Tasting Experience photo
  • Indian-Inspired Brunch

    $40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy our 5-course Indian-inspired tapas style brunch featuring dishes from our small plates menu as well as some brunch exclusives.
    Indian-Inspired Brunch photo
  • 6-Course Tasting Menu

    $70.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Explore tantalizing flavours chosen from our à la carte menu with our 6-course Tasting Menu. Handcrafted dishes, warm service, and intimate setting. Book now for a memorable dining journey. The fine print: Your seating is for 1 hour and 45 minutes. We will hold the table for 15 minutes before your reservation is released. Give us a call if you're running late! Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will result in a $25 per person charge being applied to the credit card used at the time of booking. The tasting menu is offered at $70 per guest and does not include beverages, gratuity, and tax.
    6-Course Tasting Menu photo

Offers

  • Wednesday Half Price Wine Bottles & Cocktails

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Every Wednesday enjoy half price bottles from our vegan wine selection, cocktails, and mocktails with your small plates or tasting menu experiences.
    Wednesday Half Price Wine Bottles & Cocktails photo

What 220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Innovative

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Healthy

  • Toronto

    Best Food

  • Toronto

    Innovative

  • Toronto

    Healthy

  • Toronto

    Vegetarian-friendly

220 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food and service, well prepared dishes, but the balance of ingredients is a little lacking. Environment needs improvement, air conditioning doesn't work to accommodate customers

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the small plates, sides, and drinks are so creative and flavourful! Attentive but not overwhelming service. Pleasant ambience. Will definitely return.

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  3. Foodlover

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful charming staff and restaurant They need to expand their drinks menu and wine list

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  4. LeahE

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous vegan fare -- from presentation to taste. It was also cheaper than I expected.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It’s a good experience but not sure if the chef’s tasting menu is worth the money. I assumed the chefs tasting menu would have dishes outside of the regular menu but it was literally the same dishes in the menu explained by the chef in a few words. What’s the difference in ordering a la carte sitting at a table and the chefs tasting menu then? I’m not sure. None from my experience. As well, the wine tasting menu is subpar. There was no explanation as to why the wines were chosen for the dishes. We were told what the wine was but didn’t understand the purpose of the wine with the food. The food was pretty good though. Would recommend going with a group of friends and sharing plates.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tapas menu with incredible dishes. Two of us ate and we got 5 dishes to start and we were both satisfied by the end. If you’re really hungry and not petit then you might eat 5 on your own but the portions are not super duper small. FLAVOUR. It was really delicious

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was ok, definitely not what you expecting to get. The food was fine and that is all fine.

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  8. kathleenk

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful food. Toronto has so many restaurants but so many of them are a bit disappointing and overpriced. Not so with Hawker. Our table of 4 sat in the back patio, where it was a relaxed and quiet. Each dish was so flavourful, artful. The servers were friendly, laid back yet professional, definitely we will be back. We all loved it!

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  9. Verdura

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is such a lovely restaurant. A lot of charm and character.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So Good You'll be Tempted to Lick the Plate Clean! 🙈 Wow! Just wow! My dining experience at this restaurant was nothing short of phenomenal. The food was so delicious that I was genuinely tempted to lick the plate clean, but thankfully, they provided the most delightful roti to help with that! Each dish was a masterpiece, bursting with flavors that danced on my palate. The ambiance was absolutely delightful, creating a perfect setting for a date night or even a first date. It’s low-key and intimate, with a charm that makes you feel instantly comfortable. The quality of the ingredients and the hospitality here rival that of a Michelin star restaurant, yet at a surprisingly affordable price point. And let’s not forget the drinks – they were out of this world! Each cocktail was crafted to perfection, complementing the meal flawlessly. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable, enhancing the overall dining experience with their warm and friendly service. I would highly recommend this gem of a restaurant to anyone looking for an exceptional dining experience. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a cozy, intimate meal, this place hits all the right notes. Can't wait to come back!

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FAQs

Hawker is rated 4.8 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

Hawker does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Hawker

291 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2M2

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    College and Augusta Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Chinatown / Kensington Market
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Indian, Vegan
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jeff Merkel
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 628-1905
  • Catering
    Enjoy Hawker's naturalist cuisine for various events, from casual to formal gatherings. Our catering services adapt to different settings, ensuring a memorable meal at any venue. With a customizable menu, we accommodate your event's needs, providing a fitting and delightful dining experience.
  • Private party facilities
    Host your private event in our cozy dining room and savour our artful vegan creations with your guests. Our intimate setting can comfortably accommodate up to 18 guests across our intimate dining room. Cherish an exclusive dining experience amidst an earthy decor and inviting setting.
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