The Merchant Kitchen

4.6
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812 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
Welcome to The Merchant Kitchen! Experience an adventure of elevated street food and globally influenced cocktails.
What 812 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Late reservation for Valentines Day so had to sit at the bar and it was very busy post Jets game (as to be expected) but the food and tasty cocktails more than made up for the less than ideal ambience for a late decision Vday outing!

S
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visit Winnipeg regularly. Every time we are in town, we eat at The Merchant Kitchen. Always delicious, always the best service.

CH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Need more vegetarian options. Food was overpriced for quality

BM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Hello,
There were 7 of us for dinner for my daughters birthday - 5 of us had not been to the restaurant before.
We order a wide variety of times that were absolutely delicious. The Grilled Corn, Korean Chicken and Carnitas are to die for! I will definitely be a returning customer.

Loved it!!

Brenda Nolin

F
Manitoba
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday dinner with my wife before Jets loss.

a
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time! Max the host was great and Pam our server was amazing! Food was delicious and all of Pam’s recommendations were awesome. Definitely going back.

SM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Great food and prompt service. Only complaint it was very loud.

O
Manitoba
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bartender was great. It wasn’t terribly busy at the bar, but he was alone and seemed able to manage the bar orders in addition to the drink orders from the restaurant.
He was very attentive, knowledgeable about the different beers on tap, and took time to make sure we were good.

TG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had an amazing early dinner and drinks before a Jets game. Excellent experience.

L
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Such good food, awesome drinks, overall really happy we stopped here.

TJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

fantastic service, fantastic food as always! one of my very favorite places to dine!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed everything there!

GG
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing as always. Love the Korean chicken! It gets a bit noisy when all tables are full but is a great atmosphere.

OT
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best restaurant. Everything on the menu tastes amazing. The Korean fried chicken might just be the best thing I’ve ever tasted, and I’ve ate in a lot of high end restaurants. Crispy and flavourful. It’s very special and will satisfy all the taste buds on your tongue. The staff is always friendly and tentative. If you come before a Jets game they get you served quickly. Reserve in advance.

KW
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love their food. Their picante margarita is lovely and makes me feel like I am somewhere much warmer than winnipeg in January.

F
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner.

OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

- Yuca fries weren’t crispy — were either not fried for long enough or weren’t fried at the right temp
- Tempura was below average, veggies weren’t chosen and prepared properly
- Dan Dan Noodles were super spicy and were undercooked. The noodles were hard and weren’t boiled properly.

Service was good.

CM
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent before the jets game. Friendly service and great food....thanks!!

HK
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and fabulous food!!! Never disappoints!

YE
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food, and such an interesting variety of options. And our service was excellent, as expected. This is another great little restaurant that's been really elevating Winnipeg's dining out scene.

MM
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food top to bottom. Bring back the mahi mahi tacos please!

RV
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great menu, Delicious food, fun atmosphere especially before a Jets game!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The kitchen was quick with our food. Tasty dishes.
Our server’s name is Mikaela. She was very good including being knowledgeable about the menu and quick with our drink orders

MG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The merchant kitchen is by far our favorite restaurant. Every dish is absolutely delicious, the unexpected flavour combinations in everything they bring you is amazing. We let the server pick our plates and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend this restaurant.

DD
Manitoba
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I have been to this restaurant several times, and consider it to be a favourite... however, this particular visit was a little disappointing for me. I can not eat spicy food so I always order the Korean chicken. This time it was super spicy. I also ordered the roasted corn, and although it was delicious, it was lukewarm. The cocktail I ordered was the Capel Pesco, and as usual it was fantastic, but priced at $12.00, I could only have one! I passed on dessert, as none of the options appealed to me. Will I go back? Probably!

MB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Waiter asked to clear up bill with our wine glasses half full and still was waiting for our second appetizer. Kinda strange

NS
Manitoba
27 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food great service rebooked our next visit already.

N
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Our group really enjoyed themselves. The family-style dining experience allowed us to enjoy a variety of dishes. Everything was delicious, the service was prompt and we never had an empty glass. We will note that this is not a quiet restaurant, so do not go in expecting something like that. We had a great time and will be back again with a larger group.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Came in from Brandon to have dinner with friends and go to the jets game, great food! Will be back

DR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for our company Christmas party. We were a party of 12. This is the second year in a row we go there for this event the food and service are fantastic in the atmosphere is amazing. We were fortunate enough to book on a day where we were the only party there and as we are so loud that worked well for us. Recommend the chicken one of the best in the city.

NG
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I found the tables almost too wide - hard to hear people directly across from me. Aside from that, amazing lunch, delicious food, great value!

s
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good! Everything was amazing!

DF
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fantastic experience. Great service on a busy night (prior to an NHL game one block away), excellent food. Really loud environment, but to be expected- it was a busy night. Will go again!

MM
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food timely service prior to a hockey game. Always satisfied. Location is perfect.

PO
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Our Server was very helpful and pleasant. She did a great job assisting us with dish selection, food was excellent.
My only comment would be that the space is a little bit noisy, not that I don't like a energetic space but it could use some sound dampening

a
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal with a larger group. Korea fried chicken, friend rice, street corn, Tuna and superfood salad were outstanding.

SC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We went for lunch and everyone in our group loved what they had. Will definitely be coming back.

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good, I just found too expensive and too much from overall value perspective but nice otherwise.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good food and drinks. Service was excellent. A lot of background noise but was expected for the event

LB
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had out of town guests join us prior to the Jets' game. The food was amazing, fresh and plated beautifully. Service was attentive and we had a leisurely meal and were on time for the game!

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