From Amihan Grill and Bakeshop in Calgary
31 Howard St. & 320 Bathurst St. & 520 Progress Ave.,
With three locations across Scarborough, downtown and in the heart of Little Manila, Tinuno is Toronto’s go-to spot for all things Filipino food. Its philosophy stems from its dedication to traditional Filipino food. Using an open flame, Tinuno grills the freshest seafood and meat in authentic sauces and serves it up on a banana leaf for the whole family to share. Originally a small grocery with a takeout component, this restaurant has expanded into one of Toronto’s most beloved spots for kamayan.
879 York Mills Rd., Unit #1 & 508 Danforth Ave.
This Filipino stalwart has been Toronto’s spot for kamayan since the early 2010s. With communal dining at the centre of its menu, this restaurant encourages its patrons to come hungry and feast with their whole family. The kamayan is very famous and so much fun. With tons of food, like grilled vegetables, meat and seafood laid out on banana leaves for everyone to enjoy, you’ll never leave Casa Manila hungry.
iSLA’s Filipino BBQ and Bar
1690 Queen St. W.
The Philippines is a country made up of over 200 islands. Celebrating the island culture of their home country, the owners of iSLA’s have created a menu dedicated to the many dishes found across the Philippines. Adobo, a vinegar-based meat marinade from the Bicol region, is one of the house specialties. Served with garlic-fried rice and a crispy fried egg, this dish is something you’ll crave on the daily and keep coming back for.