It’s a new year and that means new restaurants to check out in Toronto this month. With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you may have missed a few openings in the city but don’t worry, we got you covered.

The city has so much to offer when it comes to the culinary scene that it feels like new restaurants are opening almost every week. And we’re not complaining.

That just means we have so much more to go and try. Need some suggestions? Here are just a few new best restaurants in Toronto to try this January:

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Parquet’s menu “is designed for sharing, encouraging a fun, convivial dining experience.” You can expect dishes like Shrimp Fritters, and Digby Scallop Cru which features delicate Nova Scotia scallops, in a pool of Peruvian tiger’s milk and topped with thinly sliced peppers.

Where: 97 Harbord Street
When: Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 11 pm

Piano Piano Colborne Street

This is the Piano Piano restaurant’s fourth location, following the opening in Toronto’s Chefs Hall – Piano Piano The Pizzeria. You can expect the same great taste, delicious drinks, and fun atmosphere all in a new location.

Where: 55 Colborne Street
When: Every day from 5:00 PM to late

Mirage Mediterranean

You can find a fusion of Iranian, Turkish, and Lebanese cuisines here at Mirage Mediterranean. This family-owned restaurant recently opened its doors in Toronto’s Bayview Village. They cook up delicious plates using original recipes from their homeland. The meat they use is Halal and they also have a great wine selection.

Where: 1620 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
When: Closed Mondays, Tuesday to Friday open 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Bitter Melon Restaurant

This new resto bar in Chinatown is a must-try, this January. Its food menu is small yet mighty with items starting at $7. But their beverage list is extensive, featuring a selection of wines, whiskey, and east Asian liqueurs.

Where: 431 Spadina Avenue
When: Tuesdays to Thursdays from 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Kappo Sato


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If you’d like to experience the traditional Japanese-style cooking method of Kappo chefs, check out Kappo Sato. “Acquiring a wide range of skills as a master of Kappo usually requires 10 to 15 years of steady training. This is one of the reasons why it is difficult to find skilled Kappo chefs and Kappo restaurants in North America,” shares the restaurant’s website. Well, it’s now here in Toronto and you definitely don’t want to miss out on this dining experience.

Where: 575 Mt Pleasant Road
When: Tuesdays to Saturdays from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM