Silk Road Lounge & Restaurant

4.6
82 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Middle Eastern
Central Asian cuisine is incredibly diverse, catering to a nomadic carnivore’s dream or a vegetarian farmer’s humble palate. While the spice blend across the region is derived from a similar heritage, the approach to cooking at Silk Road is one inspired by honesty, and elevated simplicity.
For some, cocktails have been described as the ‘elixir of life’. Infused with exquisite Asian herbs and freshly grounded spices, our contemporary drinks are handcrafted, which promise to deliver a regal experience.
Historically, the Silk Road ran through the heart of the Uzbek territory. Along the caravan trails, and later the sea routes, fruits, vegetables and spices, in addition to sophisticated techniques of cooking the raw produce, were transferred from one civilization to another.



Offers

  • Winter Patio - Tea Special

    Jan 11 - Mar 17, 2022

    Tue - Thu 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Join us in our heated winter patio for unlimited tea and your first appetizer for only $30. Our specialty tea experience is perfect for this time of year. Stay cozy and soothed when you dine with us! Every weekday (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) for the chilly season we will be offering this exciting special.
  • Six Dollar Shots

    Multiple dates available

    Fri - Sat 6:00 PM - 10:45 PM, 10:45 PM - 1:45 AM

    Every Friday & Saturday enjoy a $6 shot when you buy any cocktail, beer, or glass of wine.
  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Tue - Sat 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 82 People Are Saying
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4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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GeorginaF
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really Great food and drinks, exceptional service. Patio is a little cold but we're the ones who decided to go out and almost minus 30° weather. Definitely can't wait to come back, hopefully the restrictions lift soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The food was extremely average other than the homemade bread. Small portions and expensive for what it was. The service was great, but the patio was sooo cold! The heaters were all running out of gas.

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VarunS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New favorite spot, food, service and drinks were great, sucks that there's no more indoor dining though.

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GregP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m so disappointed there’s no more in dining service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! Service was amazing and fast.
Food was outstanding.

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AdeelS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great ambience. The servers and the owner go out of their way to take care of you.

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TO2021
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience1

The service and the staff was great. Waitress made drinks suggestion and food suggestion which was spot on. Food was good. Only complaint was the excessive noise coming from one table in the back. Booth for 6 had at least 10 people, some who were wondering around the restaurant Unmasked and yelling/swearing. This is on top of the loud music. It was hard to carry on a conversation without yelling across the table. We were the furthest table from the loud bunch. I can't imagine how bad it was for those sitting closer. We noticed a lot of tables looking over with annoyed looks. Management didn't bother to talk to the table. We did not even stay for dessert because of the excessive noise. What would have been a nice dinner turned into less than ideal outing. It's a shame when people can't behave according to the environment they are in.

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CynU
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was good and well seasoned. The space was a little smaller than I expected

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Vikram
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. This is a must try spot.

The owners and personnel are very nice. They are very open to conversation and explaining the food items on the menu. They are knowledgeable and passionate about their food.

Service was quick and great. The food tasted very nice and portions were fair. Spices were carefully selected for their recipes which seemed to have key areas of innovation. The bar had a nice drink selection. Prices were good.

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ShirinA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Portions are very small. Cocktails are good

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BeatriceC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food 10/10, drinks 10/10, people 10/10, highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They turned a not so amazing start to an incredible experience. Such sweet servers and very good food. Went above and beyond for us thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cool place, great food and drinks! Unique experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

This restaurant honestly so bad, I have anniversary date here but it’s just so bad. Every single dish is vapid, cold and bad. Idk if you come here for drinking it would be better. Not worth it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food was amazing and the service - super-friendly. I think the restaurant could benefit from one or two extra servers, but it does t take away from the experience at all!
Cocktails are well-mixed and beautifully garnished.

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JulesS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This little place packs a big punch. Not being familiar with the menu the server guided us and was on the mark every time. Top quality and took eating to a whole new level. And the cocktails … bartender was exceptional and blew me away with my cocktail (a small red rose on top). May be my new favourite place. Do yourself a favour and make a reservation.

Silk Road Lounge & Restaurant
Responded on December 7, 2021

Thank you so much, Jules! You're so kind, we can't wait to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The rack of lamb special was some of the best I've ever had! Drinks were also amazing and unique, even the twists on their classics felt fresh. Definitely would come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love, love, love, this restaurant! Our server was so sweet. The food was unique and flavourful. Definitely coming back with friends!

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BlakeA
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and drinks were great. Service was impeccable. The only downside was it was a bit quiet at the time we arrived, with only one other table there so the ambience wasn't quite clicking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Dinner. Favourite was the bunty fritters and the lamb. Great cocktails to

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JoshS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved our meal and the wine we were recommended to pair with the food, server was quick and helpful

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FrankW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was a bit too spicy for my liking, but still good nonetheless. The cocktails were to die for, and the service was quick with very kind people.

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OliviaJ
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very lovely place for a relaxing Sunday dinner. Service was outstanding, and the food was amazing. We tried the wine recommended to us by the server to pair with our meal and it was delightful.

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BrookeJ
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good people, great food. We don't drink but their cocktails look exciting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Was overall good experience. Only downside was the patio was incredibly cold and all the guests were wearing jackets while dining. Heat lamp didnt have fuel to be on so it was chilly. Food was good, didnt feel like it was the best value but im glad i have the chance to experience this place at least once.

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NancyL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All staff lovely and very accommodating. Sea bass fantastic! Silk Road salad really nice too.

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vipBoJangles
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

First of all - the service here is great. Right from the hostess to the bartender everyone was great and a special call out to the bartender who was serving us while mixing some amazing drinks. The cocktails here are great but that’s where the good really stops. The food was well below average. The Chef Special was not very special and across 3 appetizers and 3 main dishes we tried the only thing good was the bread. The lamb rack was chewy and bland, the keema pilaf was just soggy rice and the chicken skewers were not done through. We really wanted to like this restaurant because of the bartender but the food was a real let down.

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alib
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

The food and drinks were amazing. Unfortunately that experience was lessened due to the terrible service. We expect food to take time to get to the table, which is fine when you get your drinks right away. The drinks took forever to arrive at the table and they were brought 1 at a time, sometimes with large time gaps between the arrive of each persons drink. So the first person to get there drink was sometimes finished before the last person received their drink. The drinks were so delayed, that when we ordered our last round of drinks (for a party of 3 btw) the third and final drink arrived when dessert was over and the first 2 people yo receive their drinks had finished and we were all ready to leave for the evening. Making it so that everyone had to wait around for the last drink to be finished before we could leave. If they drinks had come sooner and all at once I’m sure we would have purchased more of them as well as more food.

It’s really unfortunate because we all really loved the taste of everything and the staff was very friendly.

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JennyR
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience. Service staff were so kind and friendly, food was delightful and drinks were super delicious. I can't wait to bring my friends here next time! Thank you guys.

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vipItsSaj
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to catch up with friends over great food and delicious cocktails

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vipJaneJ
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

We were there in the summer and the food was great. Last night the drinks and salad were amazing but the mains were disappointing. The steak was tough and grisly and the kafteh was overly spiced and undercooked and mushy. The kafteh last time had a lovely seared exterior. Had this been our first experience we would not return.

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EmmaW
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Not really keen on middle eastern food, but this was so unique, really blew my socks off.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing. A bit too loud for regular dinner conversation. But overall a great evening.

Silk Road Lounge & Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us! We hope to see you again soon.

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SilviaT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing experience! Booked here on a whim and super pleasantly surprised! The cocktails were so yummy and fun. The service was excellent, my server Amy was super attentive and kind. The food blew us away, just a little disappointed on the lack of vegan options for my friends. Will definitely be back though! Highly recommend.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Arrived about 6 in the evening, the place was quiet. Went with the servers choice and glad that we did. The food was really good. Since its a new restaurant, some kinks need to be worked out, for example our shrimp was delicious but the plate was a sizzler and was very hot and a warning would have been nice. Our drinks were fantastic and were presented very well.Overall great experience and service. Will definitely be coming back.

Silk Road Lounge & Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for your kind words! Apologies for the lack of warning from our server, but we will assure it never happens again, thank you for bringing it up. Something to keep in mind for your next booking, we have live entertainment on Saturdays as well, dinner and show. Hope to see you soon!

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vipCharleneS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent, unique food with great flavours. Staff is super friendly and helpful and attentive. Highly recommended.

Silk Road Lounge & Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you so much, Charlene! We hope to see you again soon.

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ScarletteC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great service, even better food. The lamb chops were juicy and tender. Shmander (beets) salad was surprisingly delicious. We had mocktails which were also refreshing. Will be back for the entertainment soon.

Silk Road Lounge & Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2021

We look forward to seeing you again, Scarlette! Saturdays are our entertainment nights, please do join us for dinner and a show!

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Rosy
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The lamb, arugula salad and bread were excellent. They were able to accommodate my dietary restrictions without sacrificing on taste or quality. Wine was a bit pricey but very good. I will definitely return.

Silk Road Lounge & Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you so much Rosy! We look forward to your next visit.

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Jonnyjag
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

This was a so so experience could have been better. The wine was overpriced and the lamb overcooked.

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Rapman58
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

This is a tough one to rate. There are some standouts on the menu in particular the Silk road salad and the short ribs. There are misses as well. The wines are quite good and interesting. The servers and it particularly owner is very accommodating. The problem is they're trying to portray a very hip ibe and the place is better as an eclectic neighborhood spot. Stop with the hip hop and put on some cool jazz and soft rock.

Silk Road Lounge & Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you so much for the feedback, Warren. As a local neighborhood spot, we do try to cater the mood and ambiance of our space to the guests at the time. If you follow us on social media you will be able to see updates about our live entertainment and, more specifically, the vibe of the night so you can make the best choice for when to join us again. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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FAQs

Silk Road Lounge & Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Silk Road Lounge & Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 531-0101.

Silk Road Lounge & Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.