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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.
Indian, Tapas / Small Plates, Southeast Asian
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Queen and Bathurst
CAN$30 and under
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
Rickshaw Bar Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Superlative meal in every way. Food was amazing.
All the food was delicious and the IPA beer was good. We especially like chicken 685 and the Brussels sprouts
Main dish was super slow and server didn't acknowledge
Food is absolutely delicious. Think Indian street fare done chic. We sampled 5 different dishes and each one was phenomenal. Will definitely be back.
Two visits in two weeks. Both EXCELLENT. Each dish with different flavours and all were well balanced between spice and flavour and presentation.
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.
A real gem. Each bite impresses with complex and perfectly balanced spicing and flavour - delicious!
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.
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 !
Best pakora ever! Creative fusion of different traditional cultural flavours. I will be back again soon.
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!
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.
Yummy fusion food. Great atmosphere. Will go back.
The food was incredible and the service was even better! Wouldn't have spent my birthday any other way.
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!
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!
Cauliflower and Brussels sprouts small plates were excellent vegetarian options.
Amazing restaurant food excellent service superior and owner very nice person
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!
Flavours and spice levels were delicious.
She is cooking amazing food. Tasting menu is the best value in town.
Had a wonderful time - great food, great cocktails. The chef came out to say hi - such lovely attentive service
Food great. service so-so. Very loud!! Small wine and beer list could be enhanced.
Excellent interesting food
Will definitely be back
Fantastic experience. A must try in Toronto!
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.
Food was great. Somethings stood out like the curry, some were only marginal like cauliflower. But overall positive, staff were excellent.
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.
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.
Absolutely delicious restaurant with an extremely passionate chef!
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!
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.
Tasty and creative dishes. But rather noisy.
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.
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