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Karelia Kitchen

$$ - $$$
West End
Scandinavian, European, Danish
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1194 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1N2, Canada
+1 647-748-1194
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went to Karelia once with my boyfriend because we were hungry and stopped in the first restaurant we saw, and I've never looked back. Karelia has an excellent prix fixe menu every time I've been there for dinner, and it's always delicious and a great value (usually 30-35, with the option to add a glass of wine or a... More 

Thank Laura H
Milton, Canada
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happened to find Karelia online after deciding to meet a friend in the area for brunch and we were very happy with what we found. The food was great, each of us (4 ppl) ordering different dishes. If you like freshly squeezed juice, i would highly recommend both the orange and grapefruit juice. Also, save place for dessert, they even... More 

Thank netninja
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80 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The restaurant identifies itself as a 'smokehouse' which means you get a good selection of fish and meat along with salads. The food tastes very fresh. The service provided by the servers and owner is superb, and the bill at the end of your meal will seem very reasonable.

Thank Paul B
Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I don't remember what made me try Karelia for the first time but it's in my neighbourhood and I walked by many times before I finally went in. It's now my go-to place for brunch in my hood. If I've got visitors I want to impress, we're definitely going to Karelia. The food is fresh and delicious and a welcome... More 

Thank Rob G
Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I purchased a GROUPON after reading extensive reviews about this establishment. We were not disappointed. The service was attentive. All The cakes were scrumptious. The French Press coffee was great as was the pot of tea. The place was exceptionally clean. I will definitely recommend this to anyone who values afternoon tea and treats between 3 pm and 5 pm.

Thank mrscolnik
Ajax, Canada
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

My friend and I LOVE Afternoon Tea, so when I noticed that there was a Groupon for Afternoon Tea at Karelia Kitchen, I jumped on it. I purchased two Groupons for Afternoon Tea and was there in the summer with one friend and recently with another friend and her daughter. Karelia Kitchen is a small Scandinavian restaurant/cafe and not the... More 

Thank Ouida S
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Something different in our wonderful, multicultural Toronto. The food is fresh and excellent. It's a wonderful place for lunch, bright and cheerful. The staff are helpful, attentive, helpful but not overbearing. A pleasant afternoon surprise and open for a late lunch.

Thank Marveloustoronto
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

It a wonderful place to go for brunch. ..lunch or dinner...and a very close to Dufferin subway station. It's casual in the day and at night the table cloths and candles come out making it a cozy environment. The staff and owners are lovely! The food is very fresh with quality ingredients. .. They even smoke their own fish which... More 

Thank TorontoTraveller101
Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Had lunch here with a friend. Relatively small place so I would recommend reserving ahead of your visit. Nice Scandinavian open face sandwiches. I had a selection of salads. Tasty and fresh. This area of Toronto (I think it's called Bloorcourt) is developing quickly, quite a few interesting places nearby (Mercer Union Gallery and more)

Thank denmarlef
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had another delicious lunch at Karelia. The food is fresh and very good in a relaxed and friendly environment. The staff is helpful and efficient. It's a great local place. We wish it were closer to our neighbourhood but we find it worth the trek. Give it a try as it's right near the Dufferin subway station. The open... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Scandinavian, European, Danish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1194 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 647-748-1194

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

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