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The Merchant Kitchen, Winnipeg, MB

The Merchant Kitchen

4.6
4.6
1147 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

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 1,147 people are saying

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

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Good for business meals

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Good for business meals

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Innovative

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Good for groups

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Hot spot

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Lively

  • Winnipeg

    Good for business meals

  • Winnipeg

    Good for business meals

  • Winnipeg

    Innovative

  • Winnipeg

    Good for groups

  • Winnipeg

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Winnipeg

    Hot spot

  • Winnipeg

    Lively

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The corn plate and the Dan Dan noodles are must orders. The service was also great. It is quite loud inside, but it lends itself to a fun and social vibe that I think many would enjoy.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aways great food and great service!
  3. P

    Porkchop

    Manitoba

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was very good, particularly the street corn with nacho chips. Taco portion small for cost but good. Would go back.
  4. SG

    SamanthaG

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    First time going to merchant kitchen. Cuban sliders and Dan Dan noodles were the star of what we ordered. The scallops were decent but the radicchio was on the bitter side which left an off taste in your mouth. Really enjoyed the family style service where you get to share everything. Cocktails and desert were also great. Next time will definitely try the fried chicken and tacos!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time and food is unreal! Frosty cold delicious Sapporo on tap went down beautifully as well!
  7. GK

    GordK

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super food salad, Korean chicken, potato ground beef appetizers were all excellent
  8. b

    bobby

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Very noisy - no food options without hot spices
  9. CG

    ChristinaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We went before a Jets game. The place was packed! From the high vibing patrons to the attentive staff, there was lots of energy and with that = loud banter. The food was amazing. It came fast, was fresh, and didn't leave us hungry. Will be back for sure. IF you're looking for an intimate dinner... don't go on a game day.
  10. B

    Booooo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was bland, server kicked us out after we paid for our bill and didn't let us sit and relax after paying out bill, we sent food back because it was bland and gross
  11. MT

    MeaghanT

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Service was fantastic. Would go back again.
  12. F

    Foodgirl5

    Manitoba

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Meal was well paced. Relaxed upscale ambiance. For 2 people, we had the tempura broccolini, crispy fried rice and 1/2 order of Korean fried chicken. All dishes were delicious. The chicken could possibly be enough for 3 people depending on how hungry you are as the portions are large. Especially loved the lemongrass tart.
  13. KM

    KenM

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My recent visit to the Merchant Kitchen was as expected as my experiences are always the same; exceptional. This is why ut is my go to place before Jets game, concerts and other events downtown.
  14. EH

    EzraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    new to winnipeg and went hear for supper by myself. staff was unreal and i loved hearing them joke around with each other. my server was dope af and walked me through the menu and gave me an idea of what to get. cocktails were so good, food was impeccable and the environment was top notch cozy, comfortable and modern. 15/10 recommend the merchant if you want a nice downtown eating experience ✨
  15. N

    Nightout4

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Food was delicious. However when we were billed and paid, we noticed when she double billed us for a half Korean chicken ($30) and was approached to ask about it, she proceeded to yell at me. That is unexceptable in any establishment. Instead of refunding the credit card she tossed cash on the table and proceeded to continue being rude. I will come back for food, but will definitely not let her ever serve us again.
  16. KM

    KenM

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellant and the food was amazing. This was a perfect ambiance for a bite to eat before a Jets game. My favorite venue before attending an event at the arena.
  17. t

    timbo

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Didn’t have a ton of time before the Jets game but we were served exceedingly promptly, in a very friendly manner.
  18. HB

    HaroldB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Overall, we had a great experience on a busy game night. Our server missed a small part of the order but made it right in the end. Food is always delicious. Broccolini, Tacos and Dan Dan noodles were a hit.
  19. TA

    TaniaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall enjoyed our lunch, Had the Dan Dan Noodles which I usually get, this time there were a lot of onions which I am not a fan of. I will try to remember to say just a sprinkle next time. Service was great and staff was friendly. Had Earl Grey tea in those really cool cups!
  20. KC

    KCTBD

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was great. As we came in early at 4pm there were no other customers so service was great.
  21. 1

    1967

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was very good as usual. Chicken is insanely good. Disappointed in the “new” superfood salad- good but not nearly as good as original. Bring it back!! Service was absent at first but likely due to jets crowd just leaving but was obvious when the place was empty. improved quite a bit over the night
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant. Has it all - great service fantastic food. One of my all time fav places to eat. Dan Dan noodles and the Korean chicken make my mouth water just thinking about them
  23. NM

    NancyM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Your restaurant was recommended by a couple of friends and with good reason! Food was excellent as was the service. It was busy, as there was a concert at a nearby venue, but everyone was taking it in stride. Will definitely go back.
  24. RL

    RolfL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We ordered appetizers prior to game time. Service was good, but the food was mediocre at best.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We loved the eclectic menu! The food quality was great and our server Julia was terrific. It was our first time there and we'll be back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for sharing plates! Great atmosphere!
  27. TS

    TylerS

    Manitoba

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We didn’t realize we’d be seated at the bar on stools. But the delicious food and excellent service by the bartender more than made up die the less than ideal seating arrangement.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Really nice inside, nice cocktail menu. The food was nothing spectacular, came out fairly quickly though. I wouldn’t rush back to eat, but I would maybe stop in there again for a drink.
  29. M

    Melanie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Great food but service was poor and disappointing. The drinks we ordered took over 30 minutes to arrive, which was after we had finished eating our meals. The server did not apologize nor offered compensation even after expressing our disappointment. Unsure if I will return again.
  30. CP

    ChristineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Food was awesome as always. I find the noise level a bit high but not much that can be done about that.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Amazing staff.... sub par food Chicken was boring Short ribs tasted like chewed up paper One more time the staff was amazing!!!
  32. EG

    EddieG

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had several out of town guests and they loved their experience!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good. The fried rice was the best dish. The other dishes were good but not wow that was amazing good. The $19 cocktail I had was good, simply way overpriced for the quality. I would go back, and order a different variety of dishes perhaps, but not in a hurry. Server and atmosphere were great. Feed was average.
  34. BG

    BrianG

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great appetizers and tacos but regret ordering the short ribs. The short ribs were a little tough and not a lot of flavour. The carnitas tacos were fantastic, the asian pickles were a great touch! The corn queso was delicious and definitely made me reconsider how i make queso at home.
  35. KP

    KabirP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! We really enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and our server.
  36. CJ

    ChynaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. Only ask was if the short ribs came with a little more as their plates are all shareable items. The rice was 10/10 and friend chicken was not too much breading and nice sauces.
  37. AT

    AndreaT

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Great food and service!
  38. P

    Peter

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice place, great nachos, Dan dan noodles were undercooked with too much saucewith hardly any vegetables. I am sure they are usually delicious.
  39. RM

    RM1983

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best chicken I’ve ever had. Took a little longer to prepare, but we’ll worth the wait.
  40. NS

    NikiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience at Merchant Kitchen. I had been wanting to try this place for a while, and am so happy I finally did. The food was incredible, brocollini and Korean fried chicken were the standouts. Will be back!

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 1147 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
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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