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The Best New Restaurants in Toronto

The best new restaurants in Toronto are the new kids on the block that are knocking it out of the park. Break out of routine with a visit to one of these fresh, exciting places to eat that everyone is already loving.

Here are the best new restaurants in Toronto that opened in 2019.


Bar Vendetta
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Bar Vendetta

Muffuletta sandwiches by day, nachos by night, and pasta in between is the M.O. of this loosely retro, loosely spy-themed wine bar from the Jen Agg team in the old Black Hoof space on Dundas West.

Oo-Kinza Fish House
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Oo-Kinza Fish House

Sushi in Scarborough just leveled up thanks to this tiny restaurant on Bamburgh Circle serving up massive boards of fresh fish and heaping bowls of uni.


Raku Toronto
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Raku Toronto

This udon restaurant with an original location in NYC serves up steamy bowls of noodle soup behind a stark white facade on Queen West.

Fet Zun
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Fet Zun

Anthony Rose remodeled Bar Begonia in the Annex into this restaurant with Middle Eastern influences this year, to the delight of lovers of labneh, falafel and pita.


Ghadir Fish Restaurant
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Ghadir Fish Restaurant

The people behind Ghadir Meat Market opened this casual restaurant in the same plaza on Lawrence East in Scarborough serving heaping plates of fried fish or shrimp paired with hummus, baba ghanoush and rice.


Zen Sanuki Udon
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Zen Sanuki Udon

Excellent udon and tempura along with hand rolls can now be found at this restaurant at Midland and McNicholl in Scarborough that imports ingredients from the Sanuki province in Japan.

Lapinou
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Lapinou

The French food scene in Toronto has a bold new player in the form of this playful wine bar on King West that does indulgent versions of French classics including a house ham, duck breast and crab on toast.


Ten Restaurant
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Ten Restaurant

Ten seats and a vegetable-forward multi-course tasting menu define this innovative College St. restaurant that also has a separate lounge area for wine and cocktails.

Mineral
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Mineral

Unabashedly Canadian cuisine with Filipino and Asian influences takes centre stage at this Rosedale restaurant that interestingly encompasses both a raw bar and pour over program.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Mineral

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