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The Merchant Kitchen, Winnipeg, MB

The Merchant Kitchen

4.5
4.5
1113 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Global, International
EXCITING. FLAVOURFUL. SHARED.

The Merchant Kitchen is an idea conceptualized by travel and adventure. Honouring the traditional ingredients, flavours, and techniques of Asia and Latin America, while incorporating the freshest local ingredients possible is our mantra.

Exploring cities and towns along the equator, tasting their food carts, and visiting the local markets have allowed us to bring that to the table an experience that enables guests to escape routine and enjoy flavours with friends and family.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Latin American, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (204) 615-2278

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jesse Friesen

  • Catering

    We offer full catering at The Alt Hotel located beside us at 310 Donald Street. We also offer off-site catering upon request.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a top-tier, private dining room experience with access to a state of the art high definition projection screen for presentations or special events.

  • Area

    Exchange District

  • Cross Street

    Portage Avenue

  • Parking Details

    There is an attached parkade with a secure, heated, and covered walkway - direct access to The Merchant Kitchen. Street parking is also an option. There are also additional parkades on surrounding streets.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 1,113 people are saying

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4.5
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  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. BG

    BrianG

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great appetizers and tacos but regret ordering the short ribs. The short ribs were a little tough and not a lot of flavour. The carnitas tacos were fantastic, the asian pickles were a great touch! The corn queso was delicious and definitely made me reconsider how i make queso at home.
  2. KP

    KabirP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! We really enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and our server.
  3. CJ

    ChynaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. Only ask was if the short ribs came with a little more as their plates are all shareable items. The rice was 10/10 and friend chicken was not too much breading and nice sauces.
  4. AT

    AndreaT

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Great food and service!
  5. P

    Peter

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice place, great nachos, Dan dan noodles were undercooked with too much saucewith hardly any vegetables. I am sure they are usually delicious.
  6. RM

    RM1983

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best chicken I’ve ever had. Took a little longer to prepare, but we’ll worth the wait.
  7. NS

    NikiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience at Merchant Kitchen. I had been wanting to try this place for a while, and am so happy I finally did. The food was incredible, brocollini and Korean fried chicken were the standouts. Will be back!
  8. R

    Ryan

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was excellent. I’ve been there a few times and will be back again! Thanks for the wonderful evening
  9. F

    Fitforfun

    Manitoba

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Ordered 4 dish’s, the Dan Dan noodles came burnt, so we sent them back and got a new order which was ok, the noodles were a little too hard, I’ve had it there before and it was much better. The cocktails aren’t good, definitely need to reboot those. Conveniently located to the area for the Kets game, why we went.
  10. W

    Worldtraveller

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very stylish place. Great staff. Food and creative drinks
  11. i

    isabellag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our meal was so delicious, service was great and Elly made us some lovely drinks!
  12. KM

    KenM

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellant experience, exactly what I expect from a quality establishment
  13. b

    bfwong

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service & atmosphere!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    tacos could’ve used some salt
  15. T

    Tiff

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, and the food was excellent. The Thai fried rice was the best I’ve had.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar service and drinks were fabulous, food order was taken quickly and delivered fast and Dan Dan noodles never disappoint at Merch Kitchen. Absolutely delicious! Our servers were absolutely fabulous!
  17. DB

    DannyB

    Manitoba

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique atmosphere, fun and semi formal at the same time. Amazing food!! Scallops were cooked perfectly and sooo flavorful. Dan noodles were so tasty and unique. Pork Tacos best I've ever had. Tuna salad was so good we wanted another one. Desserts lemon grass tart was semi sweet and decadent. Another Home for restaurant genius Bobby Mottola!
  18. LW

    LeesaW

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was delicious, wonderful variety, drinks were good, service was excellent. Very loud and difficult to hear. Disappointed as I had indicated we were celebrating a 50th birthday when I booked weeks in advance and we were relegated to a back corner. Pretty much the worst seat in the place.
  19. L

    Lyno

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints… Food is always soooo delicious!!! Service is great!
  20. KJ

    KJRJMJTJ

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere, service and eats! The only downside was we were "encouraged" to leave early as the next party that had a reservation arrived 15 minutes early.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriends birthday
  22. ML

    MeaganL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The drinks and food were great however our service was not. We sat at the bar where we had previously received great service. This time it appeared the bartender was busy and saw us as an afterthought. It took awhile for her to take our order and our drinks would always be empty for a period of time before she would come over. In the future I’d get a table as it seemed like they were properly tended to.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again great food and service. Thanks for a great lunch.
  24. JB

    JimB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very nice but noisy and pricey.
  25. y

    yummy

    Manitoba

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    love the new additions to the menu. The broccoli was amazing !
  26. AL

    AdrianaL

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dessert was amazing, a little overpriced for the portion size. The Fried chicken would be best if it came with a better side dish. Overall we were very happy with the experience. Thanks
  27. l

    lisap

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    It was ok. Yucca fries weren’t cooked enough. Corn dip was oily and the chips were kind of stale. Are we yearning to go back. Not really.
  28. SF

    ShawnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did and service was excellent, a great downtown spot to go anytime.
  29. Y

    Yoda

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ember was AMAZING 🤩! Really good server. Efficient kind fun and friendly!
  30. DT

    DeborahT

    Manitoba

    105 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Upon arriving at our reservation, I was told we had only 1h 10 min before they needed the table again. My husband dropped me off and went to park the car, the wait person came and asked me if I wanted to order. I said that my husband was a few minutes away. Once my husband returned, we had to wait another 10 min to get our order in. The food was reasonably quick to come out, but our deadline caused our meal to be rushed and stressful. Again as our timeline neared, I had to flag our waitperson down to get a box for our leftovers and get our bill. Our food was good, but the experience would have been better with more prompt service. We can eat and leave quickly but the restaurant shouldn’t make us wait too long.
  31. LM

    LauraM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and even better service. Can’t wait to go back again.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    First time visiting Merchant Kitchen
  33. DL

    DonnqL

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We had to wait for our 3 rd dish for 20 mi utes after we got our othe4 2 dishes the rice dish was cold my husband not a happy camper. Looking out the window onto Donald is not a pleasant site with the local pedestrians walking by. There mannerisms are not a good thing to se white eating. In the past we have sat in the restaurant which was great.
  34. JW

    JordynW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Pictures on the menu would help us to make a decision and some descriptions of the ethnic foods , too. Fantastic flavours and very good wait -staff. We are coming back !
  35. M

    Matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service as always, food was excellent never a complaint.
  36. MK

    MelK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Cocktails were unique. Server was good. Food was ok. I liked the style of sharing diffrent dishes with our group.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Famous Chicken wasn’t as good as previous visits
  38. a

    ashtonh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Little to no service. It took 45 mins to just get a drink order in. And we never got asked if we wanted another, or how our food was. We received the wrong food order, but never were given the chance to tell them it was wrong.
  39. P

    Pauly

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was overpriced for what you get, compared to other places in Winnipeg. The $21 dollar calamari appetizer had literally 13 pieces of calamari, very small in size, and overdone. Overpriced, overdone, and low in volume. Not a way to start a meal.
  40. M

    Michelle

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing! There was a little mix up with our reservations, and they more than compensated for it. The hostess also made great recommendations with the dishes. The calamari though was not worth it. For $21, the portion was way too small; wouldn't order that again. Other than that, we'd come back to try other dishes.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Merchant Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 615-2278.

The Merchant Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 1113 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for The Merchant Kitchen

314 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3B 2B9

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Portage Avenue

  • Area

    Exchange District

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Latin American, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    There is an attached parkade with a secure, heated, and covered walkway - direct access to The Merchant Kitchen. Street parking is also an option. There are also additional parkades on surrounding streets.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jesse Friesen

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (204) 615-2278

  • Catering

    We offer full catering at The Alt Hotel located beside us at 310 Donald Street. We also offer off-site catering upon request.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a top-tier, private dining room experience with access to a state of the art high definition projection screen for presentations or special events.

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