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Matahari Bar & Grill

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39 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L1, Canada (Beverley and McCaul)
+1 416-596-2832
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our appetizers arrived quickly after we had placed our orders. The Chicken Satay was grilled, served with Matahari’s own peanut sauce, and marinated with their secret mix of spices and herbs. There were two pieces of chicken satay on the two skewers with the peanut sauce on the side. I thought that the chicken meat was not tender enough and... More 

Thank stenoodie
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Some had said the service is not so good here. Friday for lunch the restaurant was crowded, really crowded. The two servers did a great job, I think. The food servings are large; food very tasty; pricing compatitatve. The variety of Malaysian,Burmese, Chinese and Indian dishes is great. I would go back there.

Thank jittus2015
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is my favourite restaurant near the University of Toronto. I often complain that the menu have not changed for years. But then I always order the 3 or 4 dishes that I think they do particularly well.

Thank CM K
Toronto, Canada
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577 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is my second visit to this restaurant. It still has amazing food, good prices and a very elegant interior...cloth napkins! Last time there was with my husband, we ate outside on the patio and had very pleasant, attentive service. This time not so lucky. The restaurant was not busy, less than a quarter full, we were greeted and seated... More 

Thank busyeater
Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

We were looking forward to trying some indonesian/indian cuisine at the Matahari bar and grill for the winterlicious dinner event. Sadly the food was very disappointing. My soup was cold, my vegetable currry was oily, my son's shortribs were dry not moist.The banana dessert was swimming in what tasted like corn syrup. The restaurant was under staffed and the food... More 

Thank lisaS8477AU
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

We tried to get into a popular Indonesian Restaurant to no avail and given that our mindset was Indonesian, I decided to search other such venues in the City and was surprised to see how few there are in this diverse multi-cultural City. I was somewhat skeptical when I read the reviews of this place as they were all over... More 

1 Thank montfleurToronto
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Have been wanting to try this restaurant and I had the chance recently. We ordered chicken satay, nasi lemak and Hokkien mee. They were just ok, nothing to praise about. M&M have better chicken satay! And we wanted ice kacang for dessert but was told they don't have any that day. So it was quite disappointing

Thank zirconiag
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

We recently had lunch at Matahari grill, We had few dishs to share everything were good and tasty. Specifically Lamb curry and char Kay teow. I will definitely go back to tast more dishes.

Thank Ahrujan S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

An outstanding restaurant with excellent food, We had the most delightful Friday evening. Not cheap but very good value, interesting menu - everything we ordered was excellent. (lamb Curry)

2 Thank Jonathan L
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Matahari says on their website they are a an exotic blend of Malay, Chinese, Peranakan (nyonya) and Indian cuisines, I am no expert in either, but I don't really care. All the food I tasted was good and not too spicy and the portion big enough to fill me up, the Matahari platter for two was very nice, but not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 60
Malaysian, Asian, Indonesian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L1, Canada
    (Beverley and McCaul)
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Subway Station - St. Patrick Station. Street Car at Dundas and Beverley
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-596-2832

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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