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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our party of 4 enjoyed a delicious flavor journey. We shared 7 items and every single one was a well orchestrated work of art. Service was excellent, food was delicious. Wish I had taken pictures.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 of us ordered 7 tapas. All were well presented with excellent matching of sides/seasonings. There was even plenty to pick from fit one in the party that did not eat meat (salad, popcorn shrimp, tuna, mushrooms). The only reason we could not finish the...short ribs is because we were so full.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing fusion food. Loved the service. Loved that certain dishes could be ordered in half portions so we could try more. Loved ceviche, burger. Would have liked the duck a bit more cooked to medium rare than rare. Dessert with cinnamon bun was crazy good

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

This was our first trip to Toronto and our first dining experience in the city. Unfortunately their outdoor seating was full but we were seated in a cozy section of the restaurant and the atmosphere was very stylish and rustic. Our server was very friendly...and knowledgeable about the menu. We ordered five items since was tapas style and we were starving. First came the popcorn shrimp and the chickpea fritters. I’ll say these set the bar high as they were off the charts flavorful. Next came the tuna tataki and the Brussel sprouts. The tuna was light and refreshing. We were a little disappointed with the Brussel sprouts. I personally love Brussel sprouts but these were just okay. Then they brought the truffle knudi which was incredible but by that time we were getting full. Not wanting to miss our chance at dessert we ordered the plum pavlova. It was not expecting it to be so good but it was like a flavor explosion in my mouth. All in all it was an incredible meal. I would highly suggest trying it!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2022 via mobile

My wife and I went here on our first night as it was recommended in the guest book of the Air BnB we were staying at. Food was top quality fusion style. And the service was friendly and efficient. Not cheap but well worth it....We got in without a reservation but I suspect we were very luckyMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 4, 2022

Had a lovely evening meal at this place. Staff were so accommodating and friendly, especially our server Raven. She made us feel so welcome, even though we hadn’t made a reservation. Food was delicious and of high quality. I highly recommend this place and would...love to visit again if ever in Toronto.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

My husband and I treated our younger daughter for her birthday. She had visited Rasa earlier with friends. The friends are always raving about it to my daughter as they visit often. We sampled many dishes (cauliflower, truffle gnudi, popcorn shrimp, trout and Katsu Sando....All of the tastes were so delicious and it was fun to try so many things. My daughter had Cotes Du Rhone wine and my husband had the Verdejo. I had an non-alcholic beer as I was the DD! As a surprise, Mahipal brought a complementary Chelsea Bun for us to share for dessert. She was very efficient and friendly. My husband and I were on the upper end age-wise for the clientele but it was fun! There seemed to be a lot of regular customers there that night who clearly like coming to Rasa! Reservations are essential.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022

An early excursion post lockdown and we’ll worth a celebration. Very busy and tight but nobody seemed concerned. Protocols were followed but no issues whatsoever. Servers fully masked and very helpful. We opted to go because of the reputation, ownership (Food Dudes) and global theme....Great choose all around. We opted for the chef’s selection and regretted nothing. Perfectly seasoned and proportioned for four. Creative presentations and all on hand thrown pottery with thank you inscribed in a myriad of languages. Hip vibe but expected this close to U of T. So nice to see the Toronto dining science return to a new, fun normal.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed September 9, 2021

I got lucky while visiting in Toronto. This restaurant truly has talented chefs and staff. It is rare for us to eat at the same restaurant twice, only two years ago we did this in Paris. We ate at this restaurant 3 nights during our...stay in Toronto, and were delighted with each meal. (The only thing that excited me at CNN tower 360 Restaurant was the bill......) The cocktails are fun and well crafted; but that's not why we went there. I must tell you to start with the Kale, Chick pea, grape and tomato salad. I do not like Kale! This salad with its Jalapeño Feta cheese dressing was not to be missed. My partner had the Trout cirviche which we both loved. I had a well prepared Octopus the first nite.....and went back! The following evening we feasted on the Shrimp, and Beef Cheek Hamburger. Although the wine list is quite limited, it is well chosen, and well priced. I doubt that you will be disappointed. Do try the UNIQUE Key Lime bars for desert. .....You will be back. Further, Claire , the manager has developed a true happy service team. Not a bunch of independent table servers. So there is much laughter along with excellent service. Don't miss this restaurant. Hands down, it's worth spending your time and money here.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2021

I’ve been to many restaurants in Toronto that are much more expensive and wouldn’t rate any of them higher than Rasa. Amazing restaurant - incredible staff, immaculate vibes, original and delicious menu. Do yourself a favour and go.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 20, 2021

Must eat when in Toronto! What a gem of a restaurant, and very reasonably priced. We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed October 20, 2020

Despite current requirements of outdoor only Toronto COVID-19 restricted restaurant dining , Rasa served up an extraordinary culinary experience worthy of many a return engagement. It was both rainy and cold seated under an awning with heaters abound, but the meal outstripped and surpassed the...ambiance to the point of it being overlooked. All of the sampled dishes were outstanding, but decidedly worthy of special mention were the Spicy Ceviche, Truffle Nudi and Seared Halibut only to be superseded by the most exceptional Spiced Duck Confit. The accompanying specialty cocktail menu only serves to accentuate the fare. As a first time visitor to this establishment, I simply cannot wait for another opportunity to dine at Rasa when next in Toronto hopefully under less stringent guidelines able to enjoy interior restaurant seating.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 4, 2020

I'm notorious for complaining about the lack of good food options in Toronto compared to other cities I've visited, and am a bit of a food snob. A steak doesn't impress me, I want something innovative and unique. Something I can't just cook for myself...at home. Rasa DELIVERED. We did the tasting menu, and every single course (of 8-9) was delicious! At 69$/pp it was also really well priced in my opinion. The standout dish for me was the Brisket, while my partner absolutely loved the Ceviche. I found myself audibly saying MMMMMMMMMM multiple times throughout the meal. (And I am NOT easy to impress!) I think I might have to say Rasa has the best food I've had at a restaurant in Toronto. The service was also wonderful. The right mix of attentive but not hovering. When something small went wrong (like a patio heater running out of fuel) I didn't even have to ask a server, they noticed right away and quickly fixed it. But I never felt like they were awkwardly hovering. They explained all the dishes, made drink recommendations and were very responsible about COVID precautions. Overall, A+More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 29, 2020

One of the most innovative restaurants we know of, Rasa has food that is not only incredible but sometimes out of this world as they combine multiple different flavours into one dish. The restaurant is small but beautifully designed so make sure to reserve your...seat and bring another 3 friends as you will want to try everything on the menu.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed July 21, 2020

This is my favorite restaurant in the city. The food, the staff, the ambience, everything here is just fantastic. You get top tier food with a chilled, relaxed mood. I proposed to my fiance here, and the staff went out their way, above and beyond,...to make it the most perfect experience. There's a reason why they are top 10 in Toronto and they deserve all the credit for making it there. A true gem!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
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