Taiwan is home to the best street food markets in the world. From the infamous night markets of Raohe to Shihlin in the bustling streets of Taipei, culture and food enthusiasts flock to take in the sights, sounds, smells and flavours. A melting pot of culinary delights derived from historical Taiwanese influences of Japan and regions of Mainland China, the likes of Fujian province and Hakka-style, the markets are a landing spot for the ultimate epicurean mash-up. At Kanpai, we deliver the same flavours to the historical neighbourhood of Cabbagetown in downtown Toronto, one of the most exciting cities in the world.

With a diverse and talented partnership team including expert Taiwanese food curators, the Kanpai experience is an authentic transport reminiscent of being in Taiwan. Offering a menu laden with exciting XIAOCHI or “cheap snacks” from wok-fried delights to infamous family-style fried chicken dinners, the Kanpai experience is unique and first of its kind in Toronto. Along with the exciting food are the other key components that complete the ultimate experience.  Hip cocktailing and locally-sourced libations from craft beer, to sake and even classic cocktails on tap are a perfect marriage with our fun and tasty menu.

And our space, a modern, refreshing and welcoming environment emblazoned with décor accents carefully composed using a mix of ultra-chic, reclaimed materials and design effects, brought together by our friends from Green Tangerine Deign. And what of the name “Kanpai?” Translated from the ever-present Japanese influence as “Bottoms Up” and Putonghua or Mandarin term “Gan Bei”… well, mix in a healthy dose of our chronic addiction of old school hip hop and we’ve got a perfect recipe for pure fun.

Our people, our food, our drinks, our neighbourhood. When Taipei meets Toronto, Kanpai happens. Eat often, eat well and wash it down with something good.

Check us on line, share our stories socially and drive the content with chatter, videos and pictures on Instagram & Twitter @kanpaisnackbar and tag freely with our hashtag #TaiwanTO

Reservations

Reservations

We are currently accepting a limited number of reservations for parties of 6 or more.

For more details or to make a reservation, please click here.

Holla! (contact us)

Ya we know, we actually do have a landline, so if you need, give us a holla at 416-968-6888.

But if you ain’t into the phone thang, come check us out on our social media hang outs on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

The restaurant is located at 252 Carlton St, right at the NW corner of Carlton and Parliament, in the heart of Cabbagetown… where cool meets history.

Monday to Thursday
Open in the evenings from 5:00 PM to around midnight.

Friday
Open in the afternoon from 4:00 PM to around midnight.

Saturday, Sunday & Holiday Monday
Open for brunch service starting at 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM and dinner service from 3:00 PM and closing around midnight.

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Kanpai Snack Bar
252 Carlton St,
NW corner of Carlton and Parliament
Cabbagetown, Toronto.

416-968-6888

Monday to Thursday
Open in the evenings from 5:00 PM to around midnight.

Friday
Open in the afternoon from 4:00 PM to around midnight.

Saturday & Sunday
Open for brunch service starting at 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM and dinner service from 3:00 PM and closing around midnight.