The Merchant Kitchen
The Merchant Kitchen is an idea conceptualized by travel and adventure. Honouring the traditional ingredients, flavours, and techniques of Asia and Latin America, while incorporating the freshest local ingredients possible is our mantra.
Exploring cities and towns along the equator, tasting their food carts, and visiting the local markets have allowed us to bring that to the table an experience that enables guests to escape routine and enjoy flavours with friends and family.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Dan Dan Noodles
green beans, scallion, broccoli, sweet pork, spicy sichuan sauce, peanuts
Korean Fried Chicken
3 lb local chicken, cut into 10 pieces, brined & fried, with garlic chile sauce, soy syrup
Thai Fried Rice
brown rice, thai basil, garlic, prawns, thai chilies, red pepper, egg
Great that menu keeps changing to keep food fresh with ideas Missed having items that I enjoyed on earlier visits
However latest event menu was lacking Will not book again at least not in the near future
We enjoyed everything. The Dan Dan Noodles were, in particular, very good. The service was attentive, prompt and friendly. We’ll be back.
Really cool place and the food was amazing
Great service. Even moved our table to we could be warmer.
Loved the food and service
ALWAYS love dining here - the servers are so friendly (thank you Hannah!) and the service/food/cocktails topnotch!
The food and drinks, service, etc were all great. It is a very loud restaurant so it's a bit hard to converse with the people you're with.
Service was great. Restaurant was loud. Food was delicious.
Fantastic food. The menu is well thought out. Cauliflower and DanDan Noodles. Get them by the dozens
Tasty but super salty. Seated beside two families with young kids melting down. Server wasn’t terribly attentive.
The food was not as well prepared as previous suppers in the past. The Mexican corn was a bowl full of canned corn vs a grilled cob of corn. Not rushing back.
Everything was great! Food was tasty and service was very good.
Great street style eats with excellent cocktails. Overall a classy yet casual setting and experience. Would return with a group.
We had a wonderful night, good timing and the hot was served hot and tasty. Super food salad really need a little salt and acid, otherwise spot on.
We felt safe, the service was good and the food was delicious!
We will go back! Delicious food, great vibe. Delicious cocktails.
The food, service, and atmosphere were excellent! The only thing that wasn’t up to par was how small the table was for two people. Not very much arm room and the table was very wobbly. No complaints about the restaurant itself.
Love the food, dislike the noise level. Service was good.
Generally the food and service were good. One dish was listed as a large plate and seemed much more appetizer size. That at was disappointing and took away from the rest of the experience which was very good
Service was not the best…
Really good food, great staff, lovely place to dine
Great service. The Korean chicken was superb!
Menu is very small. Some items that were on the website, and previous visit, were no longer available. Some items completely different than previous visits, same name, but completely different presentation.
Great atmosphere and good food. Very lively energy.
My meal never came.
Food was incredible but it was so loud hard to enjoy dinner
Delicious food, good service. Was confused by the screen in the dining room playing a western movie. Have the corn. Amazing.
Food is very good
Noise level very loud!
Perfect spot for a business lunch. Will definitely book again.
First time visitor and was disappointed. Concept is good but food was hit and miss, drinks were mostly a solid miss. Service was good, but we waited for half an hour for drinks because they ran out of glasses. The maragarita was watery and tasteless and for $18, expected a lot better. The rum cocktail was okay. Korean chicken was excellent but the beef tacos were dry. Dan Dan noodles have very good flavour but also on the dry side. I feel like the menu has potential but overall did not deliver, and for the prices charged for cocktails we expected a drink that would make us want more, and they did not.
This is easily one of my favorite restaurants in Winnipeg. The menu is amazing, and unique and authentic to its own dish. The service is always great and our bartender Sam was excellent. We will be back soon.
Food we ordered tasted delicious and our waitress was great.
Unfortunately, 3 of our party had to stay home due to children being sick (covid restrictions). The party of 5 who attended had a great time! Food was perfect, service was great, ambience is amazing. All 5 had nothing but great things to say about the whole experience. Thank you for a wonderful evening for some health care workers who really needed it!
Food and drink are always amazing. My favourite place to go before events.
The food was amazing and our servers were really great! Drinks were delicious as always. Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Winnipeg!
Fantastic service and excellent food, can’t go wrong. One of my favourite places!
Merchant kitchen doesn't disappoint with the food, but the last time I went we had not the best service. Previously I have never had even remotely a bad experience there and last night just disappointed. Our waitress was very standoffish and my group and I felt as if she was kind of judgy? And just overall felt uncomfortable. It was very strange and put a damper on our night unfortunately
This was my first time at Merchant Kitchen. It was more like a pub than I expected (movies playing silently on large screens, bright acoustics, high noise level, simple food), but the food was decent and the service very good. I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic dinner or for an intimate, conversational occasion, but it was overall a good experience. The food was a bit ordinary for my taste, but it was all well prepared.
The food was outstanding and we shared A LOT of it! From the variety of chicken wings and tacos to the Superfood Salad, the scallop ceviche, chips and dip, to the grilled corn - we didn’t hit a single disappointment. We were there for a business meeting - a face-to-face after months of Zoom calls and while it was far too loud to talk business, we all had a fantastic time. You should go! Bring your friends!
Great food and a really nice atmosphere. Our server was lovely and I will definitely be going back!
You can order delivery directly from The Merchant Kitchen using the Order Online button. The Merchant Kitchen also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 615-2278.
The Merchant Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 943 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.