Silk Road Lounge & Restaurant

4.4
35 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Ottoman
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.



Experiences

  • Chef's Special

    CA$30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    For $60 you can enjoy a full rack of fresh spring New Zealand Lamb. It also comes with salad and bread. We recommend this for 2 people.

Offers

  • Six Dollar Shots all night long

    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.

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 35 People Are Saying
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ashhhhkat
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Pros:
Silk Road has the cutest patio.
Our waitress was very friendly.
The mezzeh trio (hummus, eggplant, pomegranate & walnut) was absolutely delicious paired with housemade bread.

Cons:
Table for 2 was very small and could barely fit all the food
Their signature dish, the shank osmani, was way too salty and not a pleasant experience.

Overall I'd recommend this restaurant just for the experience, wouldn't come here solely for food.

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Croissantchocolat
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. We loved the walnut and eggplant dip and silk road salad, bread was so fresh and delicious (wish it was more) Our server/Host was so fantastic. 10/10 we'll do it again!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came to Silk Road with a few girlfriends for dinner. Made sure to secure spots on their beautiful patio 😍 the vibe was amazing with warm woods, greenery for an oasis vibe and cute lights. We kept it light and ordered apps as mezze style dining. Grabbed the trio dip (each one SO incredibly flavourful), Maghrebi salad (so fresh), Tereyagli Shrimp (🤤) and holy crab samsa (sooo good and perfect addition for texture). Their signature mocktail was beautiful and so refreshing. Would highly recommend and definitely will come back 🙏🏽✨

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JKreviews
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Solid food, great drinks, nice people, excellent patio

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Katy
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their house-made bread and dip trio was so good! The menu was simple but unique and delicious. The staff was attentive and very friendly. Will definitely go back!

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CharlotteH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

11/10 would recommend! We tried their lamb rack special and were super impressed. The food, drinks, and service were all impeccable! Definitely coming back soon.

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ChelseaM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, super fun drinks, kind and attentive service! Highly recommend trying these guys out!

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GregF
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We tried this place on a whim, and it did not disappoint. First off service was amazing, we were late booking a reservation and wanted to get into the patio and they made it work and were super accommodating. It was recommended to me to try their silk road signature martini and I'm so glad we listened. The food was outstanding too! Everything we tried blew us away. Highly recommend checking this place out.

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JamieT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wasn't sure if we'd like this but we were both pleasantly surprised with the outstanding quality of food and service. The cocktails all looked super interesting as well, though we weren't drinking so our server recommended their speciality mocktail instead (10/10). Every dish was great but the barg steak was out of the park. If you're on the fence about giving this place a go, just do it, they don't disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time here! Hidden gem in the city! Food was excellent (lots of flavour). Drinks were amazing (had Shaytan, anar chai, and a refreshing lime one?). Loved the music selection in the patio area. Service was wonderful. Very friendly!

Definitely worth visiting:)

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Aurelie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome hospitality, everyone is so caring with customers. Cocktails were top notch- I enjoyed the Silk Road martini, food was authentic- I loved the saffron rice sigh lamb chops. The lamb shank was also very flavourful. I wish I had more room for dessert, but that means I will just have to come back next time. ❤️ It was also awesome to meet the chef who was telling us about her culinary journey via Dubai. Very fascinating!

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MattE
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was a standout experience during our weekend in Toronto, even among other exceptional restaurants we visited. Silk Road Lounge is a MUST if you love Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food. We stumbled onto this place when looking for a last minute reservation, and I’m amazed it hadn’t come up on our radar before!

We followed a tip from another review and started with the mezze trio platter. If this was the only dish we had that night, it would have still earned a 5/5. The Turkish bread - absolutely amazing! Fresh out of the oven, and a perfect companion for the trio of hummus, baba ganoush, and muhammara. The lamb chops and shank osmani were both cooked perfectly, and we appreciated the variety of the cocktail menu with both creativity and classics which stand up very well to the flavourful menu. Between two people, we left stuffed and very happy. One thing to note - if you’re looking for conversation over dinner, get there early, as It will fill up pretty fast and the volume picks up. Not a problem though if you enjoy the music and ambiance.

Overall - 5/5, we’ll definitely be back!

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NickL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and the lamb was amazing. We had complimentary bread + hummus and great suggestions from the server. This place would be much more busy if it wasn’t tucked away on queen.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cocktails, really enjoyed the espresso martini and the food, soo tasty, I will definitely come again

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williama
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My girl and I had a few dishes but we mostly went for the cocktail. Since we had dinner elsewhere. Foods great, we will definitely be coming back for dinner.

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KennedyC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food! We tried a few things and it was all great but the shank Osmani blew us away! The drinks were crazy good too! It seemed that they might've been short on staff but that's understandable during this crazy time, yet even with the limited staff the service was impeccable! 10/10 would recommend.

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PeggyC
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely new neighbourhood spot! We wanted to try something new and are so happy we came across Silk Road. Nice little patio out back for COVID safety, the staff were so friendly and attentive, and the food was really good. And gorgeous cocktails. Highly recommend!!

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IanM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went today for a casual dinner and was pleasantly surprised. I ordered the shrimp and the trio dip for starters. I would have been happier if we would have had an extra bread. We then ordered the shank and the barg steak which were both delicious and perfectly cooked to our liking. Also make sure to try their cocktails. We had the Habib Pasha and Silk Road Martini which were both refreshingly new flavors to our palette. Cant wait to visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was just amazing! I had the lamb rack and it was cooked and seasoned well. Cocktails were amazing . Good for a night out with friends. Highly recommend to book early as the place gets full real fast. Will be back with more friends.

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SamZ
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Recommended for those that enjoy honest yet creative dishes made with quality and carefully chosen ingredients.
We found the flavour and seasoning to each dish to be perfectly balanced and neither bland nor overpowering.
The bread, fresh out of the oven, is hands down the best of its kind that I have ever had and the slow cooked lamb is a must try along with the shrimp. Looking forward to going back.

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AlfonsoA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a treat!!
I've had many experiences in small fusion restaurants before but this one left a lasting expression.

The food was amazing, perfectly cooked lamb rack with dips and Salads that could only be described as fresh and divine. The cocktails were very detailed and delicious, My espresso martini looked like a Picasso painting and tasted even better.

They looked a little under staffed but in these times who could blame them, the experience said it all.

We're going back this week to see if it's going to be our new favorite spot.

Definitely a place to explore

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stclair
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The lamb special is delicious and great portion size! Just make sure you mention how you want your lamb done. All the food is flavourful and I'm looking forward to my next visit.

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bhnj8
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

terrible service. overpriced greasy food. not returning.

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sheilah
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was tasty, service friendly. Still a lot of COVID details to work out. Also, should have at least 1 red wine by the glass available

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JonathonC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great Food, really good Negroni! Nice little outdoor patio that will be heated soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice atmosphere
Great service and very welcoming
Food is very tasty, home made bread amazing
Cocktails very good
Crab samsa very tasty
And gigantic pilaf … delicious though but need a doggy bag ;)
Very good experience and great price

JC
JamesC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing! I was blown away by the attentive service and of course the food. I was never a really big fan of middle eastern food but Silk Road has changed my mind! Their speciality cocktails are to die for as well. Highly recommend checking this gem out.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant attracted us with its exquisite flavors. It is rare for me to go back to a restaurant because of how good the food is. For me, it is mostly about ambiance and atmosphere. This is the first time where I visit a restaurant and its flavors haunt me. I start craving them again. So I visited again, and the second experience was as amazing as the first.
The manager is super friendly, gave special and dedicated attention to each table. The service was as exquisite as the special flavors of the food served. Would love to visit this place again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the best meals I have had in a long time. And outstanding service. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely LOVE this restaurant. The food, patio, cocktails and service are outstanding. The owner Giovanni and his staff are very passionate about creating a memorable experience for all diners. Highly recommend.

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AnnaK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing restaurant! Had such a fun time, loved the ambience, food but more so the cocktails. This place is a must go in Toronto, 100% recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden gem! We were welcomed by Meghan, their hostess who had already arranged our table. The drinks were divine, quite creatively presented, and we thoroughly enjoyed the food. The lamb chops were my favourite and a must order.

The restaurant is definitely a work in progress for now, but the manager came by to check in and after a chat with them, they have big plans. This is going to be my new hang out spot, and can’t wait to come back.

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SarahM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good vibe, fun place to be. Cocktails were great

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Not sure why the male staffs working at the bar and sometimes coming out to serve the food aren’t wearing masks but ok whatever at least don’t come close to the people who are dining without masks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food and value, details are missed here and there but would return!

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 4.4 stars by 35 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.