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About Rickshaw Bar

The best street food experiences are often found exploring the narrow roads of a bustling city. More often than not, the hungry traveller is inclined to stop and try a little bit of everything. For this reason, the rickshaw is regarded as the transportation of choice for any hungry explorer. At Rickshaw Bar, we aim to bring that very experience to you in the best way possible; combining essential flavours from the streets of South & Southeast Asia, into our small plates and snacks.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian, Tapas / Small Plates, Southeast Asian

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Thursday: 6pm–10pm;
Friday-Saturday: 6pm–11pm;
Sunday-Monday: Closed

If no tables are available through OpenTable, please call and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Cross Street:
Queen and Bathurst

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 352-1227

Website:
http://www.rickshawbar.com/

Executive Chef:
Noureen Feerasta

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine

Rickshaw Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for a Date (15)
Tapas (15)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Neighbourhood Gem (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Spicy (10)
Casual (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Authentic (9)
Cozy (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Gluten-Free Options (7)
Romance (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post-theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-Night Find (2)
Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Group Bookings (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

We usually got to Rickshaw before going to Factory theatre, but tonight the show at Factory was early so we went after. We finally got to do the chef's tasting menu and it was SPECTACULAR!!! Every dish was outstanding, portions were good and it was an amazing way to find some new favourites on the menu. As well the service was just perfect! A true team approach! What a great evening

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We loved our dinner at Rickshaw Bar! Everything was delicious start to finish. The mung bean salad is a must-try, absolutely delicious and definitely unique. You can tell everything is freshly-made in house, with a lot of care and thought put into every dish. Our server knew the menu inside and out, and was able to advise on allergies and preferences with confidence. He was also friendly and efficient (like the rest of the staff that night). The wines and beers were extremely well-priced. We didn’t try any cocktails, but watched a few being crafted while waiting at the bar (we were early) and they looked delicious and not at all cheap on the liquor. We’ll definitely be trying one or two next time, because we’ll be back for sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Service very good, food adequate, portions too small... found cauliflower dish quite hilarious, 3 small florets.
Exception...tea leaf salad. Brilliant.
So many places on King and Queen to eat excellent food, Rickshaw doesn't stand out. Perhaps for cocktails & snacks, it's OK. Nice ambiance.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

This is consistently a fantastic restaurant - service is always great, friendly helpful and the food is outstanding. I keep returning keep turning new people onto this restaurant but maybe I should stop or it will get too crowded ;), but it is truly a delicious meal. All the apps are amazing I think they’re called starters and their main dishes are flavorful, try the shrimp curry you won’t be sorry. Kudos to the kitchen!

Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very tasty food and excellent service.
Pricey for the portion size
Table by front door very cold when door opens
2 washrooms and one was out of order and the other did not flush properly

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 16, 2017

Exceptional flavors. Brought a guest from out of town and it was a special meal. We read the review in Toronto Life and it was so accurate. The eclairs ( not made in house) were the only disappointment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

Superlative meal in every way. Food was amazing.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

All the food was delicious and the IPA beer was good. We especially like chicken 685 and the Brussels sprouts

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Tapas, Spicy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
Food2
Ambience4
Service1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Main dish was super slow and server didn't acknowledge

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food is absolutely delicious. Think Indian street fare done chic. We sampled 5 different dishes and each one was phenomenal. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fun, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Two visits in two weeks. Both EXCELLENT. Each dish with different flavours and all were well balanced between spice and flavour and presentation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Been meaning to try this place for a while. Don't know what took so long. Great food. Great service. Tasting menu had so many of the things we wanted to try on the menu. Staff and servers were awesome too. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

A real gem. Each bite impresses with complex and perfectly balanced spicing and flavour - delicious!

Food2
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was too salty. Small portions and overpriced for the quality... although the menu descriptions sounded great, the flavors just didn't jive well and was too bold in my opinion.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Our party if 4 did the tasting menu and the flavours were amazing on every single dish. The variety and the quantity were ample. The only dush that did not hit the mark was the duck. It was chewy and difficult to eat. Our server did explain each dish but with the restaurant being full and the noise level high it was difficult to hear him, but the flavours were all so amazing it did not matter much.
My favourite was the Ceveche and the beef curry. Meet will return again and again thanks Nooteen !

Tags: Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

Best pakora ever! Creative fusion of different traditional cultural flavours. I will be back again soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value5

 
·Dined on September 27, 2017

We were there for my husband's birthday and we absolutely loved everything that we had.It's all about the taste! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves and understands food. We are going back there soon with family and friends!Only thing that could have been better was less louder music since it was difficult to have a conversation without being loud, over the music. But the food totally compensated for that!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great venue, delicious and inventive meals, would definitely head back and would recommend to anyone interested in a yummy meal and a great evening out on W Queen W.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Spicy
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on September 23, 2017

Yummy fusion food. Great atmosphere. Will go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 7, 2017

The food was incredible and the service was even better! Wouldn't have spent my birthday any other way.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This is a hidden gem. Everything is delicious. In the snack category on the menu try the cauliflower, lamb, fried chicken, and the shrimp curry in the main dish category is fabulous! Everyone that I have recommended this restaurant to have loved it and have returned, as have I many times. Enjoy!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Absolutely loved it! This was one of the best meals I have had in awhile. The food was super flavourful, and the drinks were well-crafted. Also had great service and a cozy intimate atmosphere. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Cauliflower and Brussels sprouts small plates were excellent vegetarian options.

Tags: Tapas, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 31, 2017

Amazing restaurant food excellent service superior and owner very nice person

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Spicy, Disabled Access, Tapas
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Fabulous! As a well traveled food snob, I can easily say this passes expectations of all of my favorite restaurants around the world. A beautiful marriage of flavors from many cultures. Superb!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Flavours and spice levels were delicious.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 23, 2017

She is cooking amazing food. Tasting menu is the best value in town.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Had a wonderful time - great food, great cocktails. The chef came out to say hi - such lovely attentive service

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food great. service so-so. Very loud!! Small wine and beer list could be enhanced.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent interesting food
Will definitely be back

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Fantastic experience. A must try in Toronto!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great food. Great service. Didn't disappoint. Cauliflower and Brussels sprouts we delicious. The spiced coconut chicken was equally as good. Proper portion sizes and clean flavors.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Food was great. Somethings stood out like the curry, some were only marginal like cauliflower. But overall positive, staff were excellent.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Casual
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Rickshaw Bar was a very enjoyable dining experience and we would not hesitate to return. All of the items we ordered were very tasty and out of the ordinary. Service was very capable and we were able to converse at a normal voice level (however it was the Sat. nite if a long weekend and the place was busy but not packed).
The only negative is that the menu is not large and in a couple of visits one could eat everything on it, so an expanded menu would encourage more frequent returns.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Small dishes make it easy to try a broad swathe of the menu and everything our group tried we would happily order again. In fact, all of us plan on returning so we can try even more of the menu next time around. Great creativity and amazing execution. Service was wonderful and the chef even came to check on us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 2, 2017

Absolutely delicious restaurant with an extremely passionate chef!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 2, 2017

One of Toronto's hidden jems... if you haven't eaten East African Indian food then you're definitely missing out!! Aside from the food being amazing, the service was impeccable and the overall vibe was great (warm and welcoming)!! You won't be disappointed!

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Fun, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on July 29, 2017

Rickshaw was amazing. The service was fantastic and the servers were super knowledgeable and provided great recommendations. The food was delicious and the combination of flavours unique. The mhung bean salad, Brussels sprouts, Ismail beef and duck were some of the favourites of the night, but everything we ate was fantastic. At the end of our dinner the chef even came out and introduced herself. She was so sweet and humble. One of the best dining experiences in Toronto.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Tapas, Vegan, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience2
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Tasty and creative dishes. But rather noisy.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on July 21, 2017

Amazing food and service - never disappointed! Love the mango salad and the Ismail Beef and also the duck dish! Recommended to many friends who raved after visiting that it was such a great recommendation. Dream about the next time we will go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals

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