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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 crispy lechon, pancit, and epic kamayan spreads. It’s a mix of a younger generation of cooks holding their own alongside mom- and-pop institutions that have held it down in the city for years.

Here are the best Filipino restaurants in Toronto. 


Lamesa
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Lamesa

St. Clair West’s mainstay continues to up the ante. Filipino soul food like silogs and adobo bowls are always a hit while new additions like mango hot chicken on ube milk buns keep it fun. 

Casa Manila
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Casa Manila

Transport yourself to the Philippines at this Don Mills classic with the tropical decor. If you’re looking for pandemic-friendly ways to eat kamayan, Casa Manila’s individually portioned feasts of chicharon and inihaw baka will come in handy.


Tinuno
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Tinuno

We’re still missing their boxed kamayan biz, but good news: St. Jamestown’s tiny spot for banana leaf feasts has expanded. You can now grab all-day silogs and boodle fights in Little Manila and in Scarborough Town Centre, too.

Kanto by Tita Flips
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Kanto by Tita Flips

Ordering Filipino street food out of a shipping container just hits different. Head to Market 707 for Chef Diona Joyce’s mini turons, sisig fries and batchoy. You can also pick up from the outpost in the Junction.


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

The Martinitos have made a name for their family BBQ business thanks to their glorious crackly-skinned lechon made Cebuano-stye. Whole suckling pigs for big gatherings and glazed pork skewers to-go will hit the spot.


Lovely Pao
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Lovely Pao

Not far from Yorkdale Mall is this homey plaza shop pumping out thousands of siaopao, or Filipino steamed buns. Boxes of their street snacks can also be found at Filipino grocery stores around the GTA, but head to the shop for extras like lomi noodles and halo-halo. 

Islas Filipino
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Islas Filipino

This Parkdale restaurant does affordable three-course pre-fixe meals that will leave you stuffed. Extra points for ambiance, daily specials like buck-a-shuck and their new living wage policy where tips are optional, just like in the Philippines. 


Sampaguita Village
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Sampaguita Village

Wilson Street’s staple dinner spot has been cooking up Filipino eats for years. Given the huge and hearty portions of lechon kawali, oxtail soup and sinigang for decent prices, Sampaguita remains one of Little Manila’s most popular restaurants.

B's Sizzling Kitchen
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B's Sizzling Kitchen

Benedict Lucido, a.k.a. Chef B, has brought his lechon to this Etoicoke plaza on Horner Avenue. He’s paying hommage to his Cebu roots with crunchy and flavourful pork belly, sisig fries and huge kamayan platters. 

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim of B's Sizzling Kitchen.


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