Toronto’s Top Restaurants Dedicated to Fusion Cuisine

toronto fusion

If you’re on the lookout for a dining experience that transcends traditional and cultural boundaries, you’re in for a treat in Toronto. The city boasts a myriad of culinary endeavours that skillfully blend flavours, chef’s techniques, and ingredients from diverse cooking traditions, resulting in tantalizing dishes that redefine the meaning of fusion  – and are a serious treat for the taste buds.

From the aromatic spices of Asia to the savoury delights of Europe and the bold, modern flavours of the Americas, these eateries showcase the best of global gastronomy right in the heart of the city. Put these eight spots on your list!

The Haam

Japanese and Mexican

Here, you can get Japanese dishes with a side of Mexican. Or Mexican classics with a side of your Japanese cravings. Pretty much, however way you want to do it, you can get the delightful mix of cuisines in one sitting. While munching on your authentic tacos and sushi rolls you’ll be thinking, “Wow, these really DO go well together.”
the haam
photo by The Haam

Rasta Pasta

Jamaican and Italian

Nestled in Toronto’s Kensington Market is Toronto’s famous (and first Jamaican-Italian fusion eatery with a bar and lounge right next door! The couple behind Rasta Pasta brought both of their cultures together to create this true Toronto gem!


Dzô Viet Eatery

Vietnamese and French (plus other modern twists)

There’s eclectic and creative additions to all the menu items here, making a visit to Dzo a ‘wow’ factor experience! The colourful dishes blending traditional Vietnamese cuisine with some unlikely partners (think French, even some Mexican-inspired dishes and more!) show that there’s SO much to this cuisine.



Chinese and Jamaican

Yes you read right, it’s Caribbean-meets-Asian soul food as a delicious fusion on Dundas West in Toronto. Jamaica’s national language is “Patois” and like the language, this restaurant merges great food from various cultures. Find classic ingredients here that respect the cultures they come from, making some seriously mouthwatering brunches, lunches, and dinners.


Chotto Matte

Japanese and Peruvian (Nikkei)

Located on Toronto’s Bay Street, Chotto Matte (with other locations worldwide) is renowned for its signature Nikkei cuisine, expertly crafted cocktails and electric atmosphere. Step into the stylish, modern interior, which is a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian influences. The two cultures share a deep appreciation for fresh fish and seasonal ingredients, with Japanese sushi and sashimi, and Peruvian ceviche central to their gastronomy.


Little Sister

Dutch and Indonesian

Inspired by one of the founders’ time in the Dutch Navy and the long complicated history between the Netherlands and Indonesia, Little Sister was born! This restaurant is Toronto’s first and only spot blending these two cuisines in some inventive and elevated dishes. Everything features their homemade spice blend that’s made from fresh herbs and spices, and special imported products from Indonesia.

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photo by Little Sister Dutch Indo


hints of Spanish, Portuguese, American, Asian, and Filipino

Enjoy delicious food meant for sharing with your ‘barkada’—your group of friends, and what the restaurant is named for! Their modern menu features European, American, and Asian flavours throughout their creations.  They even have live DJs on weekends, handcrafted cocktails, specialty wines, craft beers, and espresso to really get into the cultures that this spot represents.


Lake Inez

Pan-Asian with a very ‘Toronto’ influence

This charming spot in Little India is known for its quirky presence, Asian-influenced cuisine, and mystery patio tasting menu in the summer months.  It’s meant to function as both a snack bar for beer lovers as well as place for a terrific dinner that those who have been to will only rave about!


Hungry yet? Book one of these spots then immerse yourself in the city’s music scene – a classic night out!