The 11 most anticipated restaurant openings in Toronto for Spring 2018

Mar 20 2018, 5:43 pm

Hungry for something new this spring? These yet-to-debut restaurants are on the top of our must-try list as soon as they start cooking.

Here are the most anticipated restaurant openings in Toronto this spring.

Blondies Pizza

pizza dough crust


The first of two new locations is expected to open in Leslieville this May while another pizzeria adjacent to Pantry is coming to Commerce Court in the fall. Once open, the pizzeria from Matt Blondin and The Food Dudes plans to offer signatures pies crafted on a three-day fermented dough and served in bright pink boxes along with a menu of salads and gelato.

Address: TBA


EAT BKK Kitchen & Bar

EAT BKK thai restaurant


EAT BKK is opening a spin-off bar! The Willowdale kitchen is already known for its innovative fusion dishes, like Khao Soi Poutine and Spaghetti Curry, is about to open a new Thai kitchen and bar in Newtonbrook where menu highlights include Kraprow Duck Fat Fries, Tom Yum Hot Pot, and Larb Nachos, plus KFC (Krugthep Fried Chicken).

Address: 6307 Yonge Street, Toronto


Fabbrica pizza toronto Mark McEwan


Chef Mark McEwan is opening a second Fabbrica in Toronto’s Financial District this Spring. The regional Italian restaurant is already well established in the CF Shops at Don Mills and will soon be opening a sophomore location complete with Italian hot table at 66 Wellington Street West in The PATH.

Address: 66 Wellington Street West, Toronto

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Frankie’s Italian

pasta Frankie’s Italian


The address of the recently shuttered Lil’ Baci in Leslieville won’t empty long – springing up in its place is this new Italian concept serving old world favourites and all-day brunch. It opens March 23.

Address: 892 Queen Street East, Toronto


Hana Sushi & Cafe

Hana Sushi monorail sushi

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Conveyor belt sushi is coming to Toronto! Authentic Japanese food including sushi, sashimi, and a variety of other dishes will be delivered directly from Itamae (sushi chef) to table via monorail when this new sushi spot opens this spring.

Address: 21 Grenville Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-350-8830





Rumoured to be the first to open, the location in Scarborough does indeed look almost ready to go while the outlet in Mississauga continues to stall. The Filipino fast food chain is famous for its Jolly Spaghetti, buckets of ChickenJoy (fried chicken), and Cheesy Yumburgers.

Address: 15 William Kitchen Road, Scarborough

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PappaRoti Toronto

PappaRoti Spam and Egg Coffee Bun

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Famous for their coffee-coated buns, PappaRoti is finally opening in Toronto proper. The Malaysian chain is a favourite for its freshly-baked South East Asian roti buns, AKA “the father of all buns” made from a family recipe.

Address:  270 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

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rosalinda restaurant vegan mexican


The folks behind Pizza Libretto and Entoeca Sociale (Max Rimaldi and Jamie Cook) are partnering up with the chef behind Bar IsabelBar RavalHarry’s CharbroiledTennessee Tavern, and the incoming Quetzal (Grant van Gameren) to open this plant-based Mexican restaurant this spring

Address: 133 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-368-8382

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Shinta Japanese BBQ

Shinta Japanese BBQ

AYCE Wagyu is coming to Toronto Richmond Hill! Billed as the area’s “first premium Japanese BBQ,” this new Japanese BBQ promises unlimited “access to the king of cattle in an all-you-can-eat environment,” and is slated to open this March.

Address: 280 West Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill
Phone: 905-597-0305


Wu Jian Dao Shanghai Dumpling

wu jian dao canada shanghai dumpling


Authentic Shanghai pan-fried dumplings from a chain that already boasts 75 outlets in major cities across China is about to land in Toronto. Due to open in Spring 2018, the incoming restaurant will be the first international location for the brand.

Address: 29B St. Joseph Street, Toronto

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wynona toronto


Wine and pasta coming soon promises the long-awaited new spot from Suzanne Barr of Saturday Dinette.

Address: 819 Gerrard Street East, Toronto


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