The Merchant Kitchen

4.6
517 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
Welcome to The Merchant Kitchen! Experience an adventure of elevated street food and globally influenced cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Global, International, Latin American, Asian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Wednesday: 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 5:00pm-11:00pm

Lunch open through to Dinner: Thursday-Friday 11:30-late

Saturday: 5:00pm-late

Sunday - Closed
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Phone number
(204) 615-2278
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We offer full catering at The Alt Hotel located beside us at 310 Donald St, as well as off-site catering upon request.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Portage Ave
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Parking Details
Attached parkade with heated, secured, and covered walk way with direct access to The Merchant. Street parking. Additional parkades on surrounding streets.
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Special Events & Promotions
With a large and flexible space, we can cater to a wide variety of special events! Please contact us to discuss your event, we wold love to have you.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 517 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and served family style so the more the better. I wish they would bring back the brussel sprouts

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PH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was so tasty! Share plates with friends and experience the menu! Ask about the signature cocktails and splurge on dessert - worth it!

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GH
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place to showcase to out-of-town friends. Creative menu with attentive and fun service makes for a memorable occasion.

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LS
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was very tasty but it was so noisy we couldn't have a conversation .
There was a Jet game that night which accounted for all the noise .
I will definitely return ! I like the menu choices

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LL
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, mostly of the spicy variety although non-spicy option are available. Very tasty regardless. A few new menu items all of which are a hit. Service was great too.

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Fargo
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great downtown location .......great food ....a little noisy but good vibe

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JC
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Interesting menu. Very friendly service. Unfamiliar with the type of service - plates brought out one at a time- ideal for sharing. Quite loud- good for a group. Not ideal for quiet romantic dinner.

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CL
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, great and friendly service, a great place for a night out!

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JW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I went for dinner with a group of colleagues. We shared four dishes and they were all terrific. Can’t stop thinking about the Dan Dan Noodles and the pineapple dessert. Fun place with great food and great value.

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AP
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Kitchen and service was a little slow that night, but food was AMAZING as usual.

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KG
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere, and accommodations. Had a bachelorette party here with a pre planned menu and it was da bomb. The group loved the corn dish and so did the bride (maybe a little too much). Our server rocked it and he was very patient with us considering we were in full swing party mode. 10/10 would recommend.

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NK
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Second visit. Place was far too loud as our evening progressed. Staff were ok, but spent way too much time hanging around talking loudly. Food was good but did not blow us away like the first time we came. There are far higher quality restaurants for the same price. Not a good fit for romantic and intimate date.

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l
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Not great value. Very small portions on the tacos. We were a group of four and told by the waitress that the portions were so large that basically all the meals could be shared. We ordered two orders of wings, nachos with guacamole, salsa, etc and an order of fried rice and three orders of the various taco plates; tuna, chicken and beef with the intention of sharing. The tacos were about 3 inches in size and we all left hungry.

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OT
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great food but slightly pricey and service could have been more attentive.

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OT
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience overall. Will be back!

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J
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yuca fries were amazing, absolutely loved them and the smoked jerk chicken tacos were excellent! A little on the pricey side but definitely will go back to try other items!

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B
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always lives up to expectations. Delicious food - especially the tacos and classic favourites like the superfood salad and noodles.
Would be great to have a veggie taco option though!

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RZ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was fantastic. The street corn is great. The Korean chicken that everyone else seems to recommend was good but takes awhile to come out so if you want it I would suggest ordering it right away then dwell on your other selections.

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R
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you haven't tried it, YOU ARE MISSING OUT!

Must haves; Corn, Fried Rice, Super Food Salad and finish things off with the UNREAL Korean Fried Chicken!

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C
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a wonderful evening! The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was delicious, and the restaurant has a great vibe! The tacos and street corn are absolutely fantastic - lots of great flavour! We are already planning to return soon! Thank you for a great evening, Merchant Kitchen!

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MD
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience! Awesome atmosphere and delicious food and of course drinks!!

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C
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was good, but the wine was on the expensive side.

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AP
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and good service! Would be great if there was a digestifs menu though so staff won’t have to guess what you have available and how much.

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GG
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was awesome and friendly. Super tasty dinner.

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LO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was excellent but a little noisy

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MP
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We will be back again soon!

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TC
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Very busy night and it was super loud and hard to have a conversation until some of the guests left .
Have visited 3 times previous where it wasn’t as busy and noise level was tolerable

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D
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Food was awful small portions and so expensive, had a group of 4 people shared some AppetiZers and 2 platers a few cocktails and was 450 bucks. Won’t be back

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RP
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always the meal was great, atmosphere and service was fantastic!!

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w
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Tasty, but small portions. Had the pickerel tacos and barely any fish was visible. Left hungry.

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D
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had dinner with 5 friends and enjoyed the family style dining and the shared dishes. Service was attentive and friendly and the food was great! Was a bit noisy but lots of energy and fun.

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DS
Manitoba
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a Friday night dinner at Merchant Kitchen to celebrate my friend's retirement. We loved everything, the tempura squid, the seafood plate, and delicious dessert and the pisco capel cocktails. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great ambiance and perfect for a friends get together! The food was well enjoyed and offered up some different options including tasty cocktails. Only complaint was that we had a reservation and still had to wait 15 minutes for our table which was disappointing.

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W
Saskatoon
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We have been to the Merchant Kitchen 3 times now and each time it has been terrific. The Korean Fried Chicken and Thai Fried Rice were excellent. We've had other dishes which have all been really good - from salads to cocktails. Highly recommend for great food.

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Staff was friendly and accommodated special dietary needs "off menu". A full sharing selection was recommended for the table. Everything that was recommended was amazing! This was our first time at The Merchant Kitchen but every member of our group will be coming back. You have to get one of every dessert and share. They are huge and big on flavour. Eat the dessert, walk home to burn the calories! Really worth it!

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i
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pre-Playoff-Jets-game! The place was packed, and the service was stellar! What an atmosphere! Well done, Merchant Kitchen! Your menu is different and very tasty... Wasn't prepared for the tapas type servings, yet really enjoyed the fusion!

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food - menu changed a little while ago and it's improved! The Dan Dan noodles were great as was the everything salad. The corn was awesome (they de-cobbed it at the table). No burger on the menu for dinner, but actually didn't miss it. Cocktails were really tasty as well. Nice evening meal out! Will go back!

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

This restaurant was recommended by friend.
Server very knowledgeable about amount to order for our group. Little loud, but didn't realize there was a concert at mts center. Great food!! Will definitely eat here again!!! And recommend it to friends.
Thanks again Merchant Kitchen.

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NS
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Hunan noodles were awesome
Ahi tuna great
Steak was not very good - couldn’t eat it - no flavor and extremely rare but they took it back and off our bill

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JC
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I definitely recommend this restaurant. Excellent service, on time reservation great food!!

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