6 Toronto Restaurants Locals Say Should Have Gotten a Michelin Star

Toronto is now home to Canada’s first-ever Michelin Guide, and a grand total of 13 restaurants have been awarded stars. On September 13, 2022, Michelin unveiled a list of star locations, along with other locations that have received special recognition.

Locals, however, believe more restaurants in the city deserve recognition. In an Instagram Q&A, we asked our readers which restaurants in Toronto should have gotten a star in the 2022 Michelin Guide, and here are the places they found.

Lee’s Restaurant

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Cuisine: Asian and French

Address: 601 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Why You Need To Go: This restaurant serves Chinese cuisine with a French twist as well as alcoholic beverages with handmade ingredients. You can try dishes like the “iconic” Singapore-style Signature Coleslaw or the Signature Cheeseburger Spring Roll, which is wrapped in lettuce and topped with pickled vegetables.



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Cuisine: Northern Thai

Address: multiple locations

Why you need to go: You can indulge in authentic Thai cuisine that is bursting with flavor at this place. A popular menu item to try is Chef Nuit Pad Thai, which is filled with rice noodles, tofu, shredded cabbage, and more. Although this restaurant has not received a star, it is still listed in the 2022 Michelin Guide.


Sotto Sotto

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Italian food

Address: 120 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario

Why you have to go: This chic Italian spot has received the love of several celebrities, and Drake even named it his favorite restaurant. Here, you can indulge in the traditional dishes of central-southern Italy.


Downtown Byblos

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Cuisine: Eastern Mediterranean

Address: 1 Duncan Street, Toronto, Ontario

Why you have to go: This restaurant serves authentic Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist. Offering sharing plates and savory entrees, the two-story restaurant describes its cuisine as a “coastal and cultural mosaic.”



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Cuisine: International

Address: 93 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Why you have to go: Offering a varied menu, this chic spot serves up colorful dishes ranging from roast chicken to Spanish-style octopus and a pistachio sphere for dessert.


Premier Seafood Palace

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Cuisine: Seafood

Address: 944 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

Why you have to go: Serving fine seafood and steak dishes, this fine-dining restaurant opened in May 2022. The unique architecture and intricate dishes make for a glamorous dining experience.


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