The Merchant Kitchen

4.6
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831 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 831 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDeborahT
Manitoba
63 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was good, especially the Korean fried chicken. There were very few customers there because of Covid-19. It affected the energy of the room.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food great service

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Eloise
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience1

Food and service was fine but the noise level was RIDICULOUS!!!! No body could hear the person next to them let alone someone across the table and the louder people yelled the louder the music got. ... I can't imagine under what circumstances this "atmosphere" would be desirable. Every one of the six people at our table commented on the noise level and no one would return.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great!!

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Drobinson
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Took Out of town clients out for the first time. They loved it

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Robo
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Food was unbelievable as usual. Great place to go before the Jets game........and after!

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vipCarlosR
Manitoba
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Merchant Kitchen never disappoints!! Food and service was great as always!!

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JImmyS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Booked a reservation for two which was easy and seamless. The table were we initially seated at was next to a large loud group. The table was dirty so I requested another one. The food was ok and service was fine. I found the menu to be quite limited and it seemed more like a lunch menu than a full dinner concept. The noise level was very high. Probably fine for a group of work colleagues to meet and go out. Not a destination for couples or a date in my opinion due to the high volume. I was expecting a restaurant and it had more of a nightclub atmosphere. Walked past an alcohol fueled domestic incident on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant, which was unpleasant.

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vipIanF
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Perfect for a quicker and delicious meal before theatre.

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KathrynD
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I shared the shrimp tacos, the pork tacos and the pistachio tart. Each was delicious with really fresh flavours. We definitely plan to go again.

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Frenchy13
Manitoba
18 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it every time. My go-to place when friend(s) visit!

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Countrycowgirl
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious plates that are suitable for traditional dining or sharing.
Our group of 4 opted to share and Merchant Kitchen was very accommodating in adding an extra taco so we'd each have one to try (menu is for 3 tacos).
It was not a hockey night when we were there so nice and quiet which was great for catching up. Local beer on tap and some interesting cocktails to try, as well as wine and spirits.
Definitely a do-over, in our opinion...and with so many restaurants in Winnipeg to choose from, that says something!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, drinks and service were amazing! Every dish we ordered was delicious and the timing of the food coming out was perfect. Relaxing and not rushed. Cassie, the Manager, came by and spoke with us which was a nice touch. Thanks for a wonderful night. We will be back and would also highly recommend.

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BradyF
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great service and drinks were great! Like family style serving. The carnitas tacos has no flavor and for the quality of food I feel it was overpriced. Over $100 for two people was quite steep.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere and the food and service top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We love merch! We come for the Dan-Dan noodles and stay for the drinks - we love coming as just a couple out for a date night or with our kids, who are obsessed with the noodles and KFC Chicken

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vipVirginiaB
Manitoba
24 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and Service!

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TonyC
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great dining experience on our first visit to this much talked about spot.
Awesome food and very good service. The Korean Chicken and the spicy noodle dish are both musts!
Great pistachio dessert ended off our meal.

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ChadJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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!

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Sovereign
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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CHANTELLED
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Need more vegetarian options. Food was overpriced for quality

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TimF
Saskatoon
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is a place we go to every now and then, usually before a hockey game because of it's proximity to the MTS Centre. The service is always great and there are some go to items on the menu that are a must for us. There is a consistency here that's always welcoming. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

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BMNolin
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
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

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Frenchy13
Manitoba
18 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday dinner with my wife before Jets loss.

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aimeeb
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
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.

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ShandyM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

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

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vipOutwithmyguy
Manitoba
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
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.

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TomG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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

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Lurral
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed everything there!

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GillianG
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipKathrynW
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.

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Foodies
Manitoba
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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ColleenM
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipHelenK
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and fabulous food!!! Never disappoints!

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YEGFoodLover
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.

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MikeM
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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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 831 OpenTable diners.

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