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The Merchant Kitchen, Winnipeg, MB

The Merchant Kitchen

4.6
4.6
1050 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 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Latin American, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 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, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,050 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BD

    BevD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food we’ve had since our return to eating out. So delicious we savoured every bite. Service was outstanding. Merchant Kitchen is our new favourite restaurant!
  2. CL

    CristinaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Dan Dan noodles to die for!
  3. P

    Peter

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Seriously overpriced very ordinary wines by the glass. Dishes could be described as “tasty”, but not outstanding in any way. Poor value in an extremely noisy environment, and we were there very early in the evening.
  4. CW

    CW1971

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great unique food in a fun atmosphere! Go with a group of friends so you can try more of the delicious menu items!!
  5. GG

    GGMS

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent except the scallops. $35 for four extremely small scallops and an edible roasted radicchio. We felt really ripped off by this extremely expensive poor value entrée
  6. E

    Ernie

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was terrific and it was a very enjoyable evening for a group of seven people.
  7. A

    Alainc55

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are great and food is excellent.
  8. CD

    ChristinaD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time visiting, we were impressed by the great service and the food! 🥳
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good place for sharing small plates.

    The Merchant KitchenResponded on July 15, 2022Thanks so much for the review! Hope to see you again soon and perhaps change those 4's to 5's! Take Care :)

  10. F

    Fringers

    Manitoba

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and drinks were very good. Our server was outstanding. Attentive without hovering. Knowledgeable about both menu and drink options.

    The Merchant KitchenResponded on July 15, 2022Thanks so much Fringers for joining us! So great to hear these comments, come see us before another show! Take care :)

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A couple of friends are in town so I chose Merchant Kitchen for the ambience. They really liked the restaurant and we all had a good time. Our server was great and was part of the reason we had an overall positive experience. We would definitely return! The drinks were great!
  12. GO

    GlennO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Overall, the experience was really good except for one detail. I ordered the carnitas tacos without cilantro (I am one of those people when I eat cilantro, it tastes like soap). However when my order came, there was cilantro in it. I would have asked to have the tacos remade but because I was very hungry and had not eaten all day, I did not want to wait for another order so I ate the tacos. For the most part the tacos were good, except for the soap taste of cilantro. This is a good place to go to, if they get your order correct.
  13. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was fun and efficient. Would highly recommend.
  14. L

    Lynda

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was tasty, but maybe need to order more options next time. Limited liquor menu. Very loud when seated between the kitchen and the bar...ask for a seat by the windows. I would recommend this to a friend, but advise them on these few things, so they know what to expect.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. B

    Beck

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

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

    Tanya

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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)
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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!
  23. 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.
  24. LK

    LarissaK

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. LF

    LinF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fried rice and Korean fried chicken were outstanding!
  28. 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!
  29. 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)
  30. 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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre concert dinner
  32. l

    loveagreatsteak

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The drinks were extremely overpriced but the food was good.
  33. 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.
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. R

    Ruuu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We liked the ambience but service could be better.
  37. 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
  38. 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!
  39. 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!
  40. 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!

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Merchant Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 615-2278.

The Merchant Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 1050 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 22 times today
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–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 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, Vegan, 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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