Kanpai Toronto

Popular Taiwanese snack bar shut down by Toronto health inspectors

One of Toronto's favourite Taiwanese restaurants has been shut down by Toronto health inspectors after collecting a staggering 12 infractions.

Kanpai, the Taiwanese snack bar in Cabbagetown, has been closed since December 19 after failing its Public Health inspection. 

Some of crucial infractions found in the DineSafe report include food premise maintained in manner permitting health hazard (insects) and failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

kanpai toronto

The list of infractions reported by DineSafe is as long as they come.

Significant infractions included failing to protect against breeding of pests and failing to ensure equipment surface cleaned as necessary. Yikes!

There are plenty of places to get tasty Taiwanese eats in Toronto, so this spot is going to have to step up its game in terms of sanitation if people are going to venture back.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Mahjong Bar apologizes for overcrowding on patio after Toronto DJs throw huge party

Toronto bar Prohibition Gastrohouse that shut down at start of COVID is coming back

Toronto just inspected more than 1,000 patios and only gave one warning letter

The fascinating history of Toronto's oldest bar

Toronto bar plans to change their name because of Dundas Street

Argentinian restaurant and bar known for their empanadas is closing permanently in Toronto

Toronto's newest bakery almost didn't open and now it's so popular it's selling out

Toronto's after-hours nightclub is now open during Stage 3