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The Merchant Kitchen, Winnipeg, MB

The Merchant Kitchen

4.6
4.6
1036 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Global, International
EXCITING. FLAVOURFUL. SHARED.

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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Latin American, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (204) 615-2278

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jesse Friesen

  • Catering

    We offer full catering at The Alt Hotel located beside us at 310 Donald Street. We also offer off-site catering upon request.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a top-tier, private dining room experience with access to a state of the art high definition projection screen for presentations or special events.

  • Neighbourhood

    Exchange District

  • Cross Street

    Portage Avenue

  • Parking Details

    There is an attached parkade with a secure, heated, and covered walkway - direct access to The Merchant Kitchen. Street parking is also an option. There are also additional parkades on surrounding streets.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,036 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SK

    SandraK

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Acoustics do not make it easy to have a conversation at your table without yelling over all the other conversations going on in the restaurant.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always! Service, food, everything! As usual one of my favs
  3. B

    Beck

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautiful atmosphere and friendly staff :)
  4. T

    Tanya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ate on the patio, service was great , stayed past closing time. The area / downtown - get bugged by people off street (patio seating)
  5. CL

    CarrieL

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    From the food to the service and everything around it was amazing as always.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was really good. Ordered ceviche, carnitas, noodles and fried chicken. Only thing we really didn't like was the ceviche, it wasn't bad, I think it's an acquired taste. Everything else was excellent.
  7. TS

    TraceyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and the service was right on par. Everyone was so friendly. Thank you for a great evening.
  8. h

    hungryhungrykt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful service. We had the roasted sweet potato, dan dan noodles and 5pc korean fried chicken. Everything was phenomenal and we will definitely be back again!
  9. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was ok but small portions, especially for dishes you are meant to share family style. Server was nice but really inattentive, we had nearly completely finished our entire meal by the time she made it back to ask how it was. Atmosphere was nice but quite loud and hard to hear the others in our party. Overall decent but a fairly underwhelming experience and we probably won't be back. I wouldn't necessarily avoid this place but I also wouldn't go out of my way to go back.
  10. LK

    LarissaK

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  11. RH

    RodneyH

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The calamari was good but I expected more. Portion size was small. The thai fried rice was very good. Had the Korean chicken which was also very good. Drinks were good but a little pricey.
  12. JH

    JustinHo

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The bistro, atmosphere, noodles, & flag ship Thai Fried rice worth a try. The server that served our tables were very attentive and active! Another top spot in downtown Winnipeg for Asian Fusion.
  13. LF

    LinF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fried rice and Korean fried chicken were outstanding!
  14. SA

    StephanieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! For sure our new favourite spot. Very good, fine dining. Great cooks!
  15. TH

    TallyHoThomas

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good… took a little while to get drinks at the beginning even though were lots of staff mulling around. Once drinks were ordered staff were much more attentive. (It almost seemed like a server hadn’t been assigned to us)
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Having moved from Vancouver we were looking for some good Asian fusion. I think we’re very close. We had the corn and chips and Nagoya wings as applies. The wings were very good. Nicely done. The corn and chip was also good. We make street corn dip at home right off the cobs, I know with your volume this is probably difficult. Overall it was tasty. Our mains were Dan Dan Noodles and Korean fried chicken. Both very good. A warning on the menu about spice levels may be a good idea. The noodles were delicious but had a lingering spice. Lots of people would probably like to know how spicy things are. We all know Asian spice especially Korean is different from western spice. Our Korean fried chicken was good. In typical Korean style it was fried twice for the crispiness. It would’ve been nice to have the choices of the sauces when we ordered. Then the second fry could’ve absorbed the flavour. Dinner was delicious. The service very good and the Van Van cocktail outstanding. We will be back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre concert dinner
  18. l

    loveagreatsteak

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The drinks were extremely overpriced but the food was good.
  19. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to grab a drink and have a dinner for a date.
  20. S

    Sharon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Server very knowledgeable about menu and was able to recommend GF options
  21. S

    Schuck

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we went. And it was excellent. Definitely will go again
  22. R

    Ruuu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We liked the ambience but service could be better.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dinner before stars on ice at Canada Life Centre
  24. JB

    JoanB

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. We will certainly be going back!
  25. 1

    1423

    Manitoba

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and amazing food! We enjoyed the local beer on tap like Lake of the Woods and 1919. The cauliflower bites, Korean Chicken Wings and Yuca fries were all delicious! Our son enjoyed the chicken tacos and grilled corn. Staff are friendly and provided us with a fantastic dining experience! Highly recommend!
  26. CH

    ChrisH

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outing with family..great food, great ambiance...great, friendly server...great night!
  27. JP

    JaneenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible, Great service too! I would highly recommend the Korean fried chicken!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!
  29. A

    Angel

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Pleasant staff but seating was uncomfortable and the table we sat at was too deep to easily talk to the folks opposite. Very noisy and lots of TV screens really alter the atmosphere. Expensive considering it is essentially a sports bar.
  30. TR

    TonyR

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time going and it was a wonderful experience, I would definitely come back.
  31. JM

    JamieM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very interesting menu. Loved the yellowfin tuna appetizer. Thai rice bowl was quite good. Chicken tacos were okay but portion size was underwhelming. Should have ordered another appetizer dish alongside as they came unaccompanied. Want to go back sometime to try the tequila tasting flight! Noisy but fun.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding service by all the staff. Best I have had in years.
  33. AR

    AliceR

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lively time! Enjoyed all the dishes, especially the creamed corn and the cauliflower. The desserts were outstanding. Not too sweet, but perfectly decadent!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Originally we had a group going for supper before a concert. Concert was cancelled, but still went for dinner. The experience did not disappoint, excellent as usual.
  35. T

    Trish

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Merchant Kitchen and highly recommend this as a place to meet friends, out of town guests or clients for a fun, upscale and delicious meal.
  36. LB

    LoriB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner before Jets game The only negative is the noise level, we had a difficult time communicating with the server due to the high level of noise in the restaurant. Other than that, everything was excellent
  37. KM

    KenM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellant as usual. The service was exceptional as I have come to expect from the Merchant Kitchen. Overall great experience again which is why we keep coming back.
  38. I

    Isokaman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    The food was okay. A very limited menu. Not a place to go for a meeting. The service was great.
  39. S

    Spleen

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. The flavours were unusual and a welcome change from typical restaurant fare. The waiter was informative and made some great suggestions. We did not feel rushed and we’re able to fully enjoy our night out.
  40. e

    e2a2

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of 4, so shared 4 plates. Each plate was absolutely delicious! We had the baked corn, Thai fried rice, Korean chicken and beef tacos.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Merchant Kitchen using the Order Online button. The Merchant Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 615-2278.

The Merchant Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 1036 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Merchant Kitchen

314 Donald St. Winnipeg, MB R3B 2B9

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Portage Avenue

  • Neighbourhood

    Exchange District

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Latin American, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    There is an attached parkade with a secure, heated, and covered walkway - direct access to The Merchant Kitchen. Street parking is also an option. There are also additional parkades on surrounding streets.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jesse Friesen

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (204) 615-2278

  • Catering

    We offer full catering at The Alt Hotel located beside us at 310 Donald Street. We also offer off-site catering upon request.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a top-tier, private dining room experience with access to a state of the art high definition projection screen for presentations or special events.

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