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The Best Filipino Restaurants in Toronto

The best Filipino restaurants in Toronto are all about coming together to share dishes of lechon, pancit, and sprawling kamayan spreads. It’s a mix of a younger generation of cooks holding their own alongside the mom and pop institutions that have held it down in the city for years. 

Here are the best Filipino restaurants in Toronto.


Tinuno
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Tinuno

This family-style spot in St. Jamestown is the city’s favourite spot for a banana leaf feast. If you’ve never tried kamayan before, this cramped little spot is one of the best places to dig into garlic rice, seafood, and lechon with your hands.

Lamesa
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Lamesa

Lamesa’s two locations have now consolidated into one on St. Clair, but Lamesa is still serving the same menu of modern takes on homey classics like lumpia, kare kare, adobo, and Kamayan Sundays.


Casa Manila
3

Casa Manila

With transportative decor, this restaurant in Don Mills has a huge menu and fancies up its kamayan offerings by portioning out each guest’s meal. They also do “salo-salo” set menus for 5 or 10 guests of typical dishes like pancit, kare kare, spring rolls, and lechon.

Wilson's Haus of Lechon
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Wilson's Haus of Lechon

A true family restaurant, this place by Wilson and Bathurst is still one of the most popular places to go for lechon right now. Slow-roasted pig and chickens stuffed with aromatics and cooked whole are big enough to feed the whole family.


Lola's Kusina
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Lola's Kusina

If home cooking is what you’re looking for, head to these humble digs on Rexdale, where you’ll find eats like palabok noodles, silog meals, and chicken inasal. On top of that, desserts are awesome, with killer halo halo for a hot summer’s day and cassava cake.


Islas Filipino
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Islas Filipino

Bar vibes meets barbeque at this restaurant on West Queen West. You’ll get fancier takes of chicken adobo sharing menu space alongside bar staples like grilled oysters. Grab a cocktail with your pork and chicken sisig.

Sampaguita Village
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Sampaguita Village

A staple dinner spot in Little Manila, Sampaguita has been delivering on Wilson for years. Expect heart orders of sinigang, crispy chicken, lechon, and oxtail soup for super affordable prices.


BBs Diner
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BBs Diner

This brunch spot on the rise has become the hottest place to be from Friday to Sunday. Limited opening days means you can expect some lineups to get into this pink house in Little Italy for all-day silog, JB’s spaghetti, and a bottle of Ting.

Lechon Republik
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Lechon Republik

These folks on Eglinton West know how to cook up some pig. They’re already a catering favourite, but their sweet little shop is also a popular destination for kamayan. The fact they always have flowers on the table is a nice touch, too.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez of BBs Diner, @filipinofoodlove of Lola's Kusina

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