Best Filipino Restaurants in Toronto That Offers Authentic Filipino Cuisine
Filipino cuisine is known to be bold and distinct. It is a reflection of the history of the the Filipino culture shaped by colonialism. Each region in the Philippines has their own flavor and specialties but have similarities despite latitudes and longitudes.
Filipinos are known for their traditional cooking techniques and experimenting with ingredients and combining flavors that make up the rich and exotic taste of their dishes.
The uniqueness of Filipino cuisine is inspired by a lot of Spanish, Chinese and American dishes that have influenced and is now known as Filipino food. Its variety of flavors range from sour to sweet foods and desserts.
If you live in Toronto and are looking for authentic Filipino cuisine in the city here is a list of some restaurants that you can visit if you miss home and want to experience Filipino food.
- iSLAS Filipino BBQ & Bar
“We think about iSLAS as an introduction to our food and culture here in the city. Keeping with traditional styles and authentic flavors with every dish.”
iSLAS Filipino BBQ & Bar is located at 1690 Queen Street West and offers a variety of food from Lechon Wings to Chinoy noodles. They are open Monday to Friday 11:00 am – 2:30 am; 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm (M-Th) & 4:00 pm – 10 pm (F). Saturday 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
- La Mesa
La Mesa is located at 634 St. Clair Avenue West and offers deliciously rich flavored Filipino dishes. Opens on Tuesday to Sunday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
- Kanto by Tita Flips
Kanto by Tita Flips has two locations at 707 Dundas Street West and 2986 Dundas Street West. They offer Filipino street foods and traditional food that are available in bigger servings and are available for pickup and delivery. Hours open depend on the location.
- Remely’s Restaurant
Remely’s is located at 4830 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough and has been serving authentic Filipino dishes in the Scarborough community for almost 23 years. Available for pickup and delivery. Opens Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm, 10:30 am to 6:00 pm (Saturday)
- Casa Manila
“Simply put, the least we tamper with Mother Nature’s goodness, the more our food will nurture our bodies. We limit the use of MSG, salt, artificial-flavored powders, processed ingredients, and oil”
Casa Manila is located at 879 York Mills Road and offers authentic Filipino dishes that will make you miss home.
- Perlas de Pilipinas
Perlas de Pilipinas is located at 1970 Eglinton Avenue East and offers a range of authentic Filipino dishes for everyone. Opens everyday except Tuesday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
“More authentic Filipino taste and experience without the price of a flight to the Philippines.”
Tinuno is located at 31 Howard Street and offers all-day breakfast and a lot more authentic Filipino dishes. Opens everyday at 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Kabalen is located at 3778 Bathurst Street and considers itself a casual Filipino restaurant offering a variety of Filipino dishes from Pampanga, the culinary capital of the Philippines. Offers a free delivery with a minimum spend of $65. Opens everyday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.