The 5 best restaurants on King West, ranked

An old industrial area turned into the hottest place to be on a Saturday night, King West provides an assortment of nightlife, lively rooftop patios, marketplaces, good drinks, and delicious flavours. And the area never seems to stop growing, introducing more and more of the most favoured and buzzing places in the city. 

Check out these top places to grab a bite on King Street.

5. Rodney’s Oyster House

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Rodney’s Oyster House is King West’s solution to fresh seafood, with fresh delicacies coming in from coast-to-coast. Lobsters, oysters, scallops are all exquisite menu selections, though the real busy season comes the limited time the King Crabs are in.

4. Baro Toronto

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The cuisine isn’t the only that’s Latin-inspired at Baro Toronto. The three-story restaurant offers distinct experiences on each level, catering to various preferences for the evening. A tunnel transports you to the main floor dining room, while upstairs provides a casual setting for cocktails and share plates, perfect for catching up with old friends. The third floor offers a reservable space for events and private dining, while the rooftop boasts year-round views and a vibrant atmosphere. Guests can sit right up front to the live open kitchen, adding to the immersive dining experience.

3. Buca Osteria & Enoteca

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At Buca Osteria & Enoteca, dishes are inspired by Italian culinary practices and techniques. The dining area—formerly a boiler room—is rustic and modern, defined by brick walls and high ceilings. The casual and laidback space is made for big glasses of wine—or entire bottles—paired with an ever-changing menu if Italian fare. You never know what you’ll get but you can expect greatness every time.

2. Pink Sky

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If you know the sailor’s saying, you know that pink sky means nothing but delight. And that’s exactly what Pink Sky Restaurant serves up with their seafood menu. Delicate touches like brick walls, leather booths, and solid wood tables make the dining space both inviting and chic, a comfortable space for sipping inspired craft cocktails and dining from a Daily Catch menu.

1. Lapinou

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Amidst the lineup of large and small Italian restaurants sits a spacious bistro serving up some French eats. Lapinou Bistro embraces the Parisian streetside tradition, with an adorable patio with fairy lights and greenery that will feel like you’re in your very own garden oasis. 

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