8 best restaurants to get Filipino cuisine in Toronto

Mar 17 2021, 6:56 pm

Toronto’s restaurant scene never lacks diversity, and when it comes to Filipino cuisine, it’s not too hard to find in the city.

When describing Filipino cuisine, it’s important to recognize and understand its roots: a blend of Spanish, American, Chinese influences, and many more.

There’s a certain beauty to Filipino eats, almost a melting pot of delicious flavours from different influences. That’s what makes it unique.

From sweet and salty foods to dessert goodies, here’s a list of Toronto restaurants that serve up delicious Filipino cuisine:

Remely’s Restaurant

For almost 23 years, Remely’s has served the Scarborough community with open arms and the drive to provide authentic, quality dishes. From savoury to sweet, you can call ahead and place a pick-up order or opt for delivery via DoorDash.

Address: 4830 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10:30 am to 7 pm, Saturday from 10:30 am to 6 pm, and Mondays closed

iSLAS Filipino BBQ & Bar

 

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From Lechon wings to Chinoy Noodles, iSLAS recognizes the foundations of Filipino food and embraces its roots. “We think about iSLAS¬†as an introduction to our food and culture here in the city. Keeping with traditional styles and authentic flavours¬†with every dish,” shares its website.

Address: 1690 Queen Street West
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 2:30 pm, then from 4 pm to 8:30 pm, Friday from 11 am to 2:30 pm, 4 pm to 10 pm, Saturday from 2 pm to 10 pm, and Sundays closed

La Mesa

 

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Filipino food is influenced by Spanish, Chinese and native culture, among many more, offering a plate full of bold, sweet and salty flavours. La Mesa encapsulates the beauty of Filipino cuisine, pairing contrasting flavours to create delicious dishes.

Address: 634 St. Clair Avenue West
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 4 pm to 8 pm

Kanto by Tita Flips

 

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With two locations, Kanto by Tita Flips serves traditional and street-style Filipino eats. If you’re looking for larger meals, you can order the Bao kit, Chinoy Kamayan kit and the Original Kamayan kit. Available for pick-up or delivery via Uber Eats and DoorDash.

Address: 707 Dundas Street West and 2986 Dundas Street West
Hours: Hours vary depending on location

Perlas de Pilipinas

The great thing about Filipino food is that it caters to all sorts of dietary restrictions and Perlas de Pilipinas always has something for everyone.

Address: 1970 Eglinton Avenue East
Hours: Every day from 8 am to 5 pm, closed on Tuesdays

Casa Manila

 

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CASA manila believes in “Nature to Nurture,” using fresh ingredients and limiting the use of fake flavours. “Simply put, the least we tamper with Mother Nature‚Äôs goodness, the more our food will nurture our bodies. We limit the use of MSG, salt, artificial-flavoured powders, processed ingredients, and oil,” reads their site.

Address: 879 York Mills Road

Kabalen

Kabalen calls itself a casual Filipino restaurant, serving authentic dishes from Pampanga, which is considered the culinary capital of the Philippines. They offer free delivery with a minimum purchase of $65.

Address: 3778 Bathurst Street
Hours: Every day from 10 am to 8 pm

Tinuno

 

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Possibly one of the most recognized Filipino food spots in the city, Tinuno strives to offer “more authentic Filipino taste and experience without the price of a flight to the Philippines.” They offer all-day breakfast, desserts and more.

Address: 31 Howard Street
Hours: Every day from 9 am to 9 pm

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