The Chili Sambal Stingray is back!


This is our Chili Sambal Stingray. It is grilled, perfectly charred and then baked in an aromatic banana leaf bowl and complemented by a spicy flavorful chili sambal and a grilled half-lime.

Back again for a limited time!

Rendang Poutine – today only!

The Rendang Poutine, here for one night only! Fries and real curds, topped with a beef rendang gravy, $5. Voilà!



Thanksgiving Closure!

Happy Thanksgiving! Hawker Bar is closed on Monday, October 13th and Tuesday, October 14th. Regular hours resume Wednesday.


Hawker Bar's Chili Crab (out of season) - soft-shell crab in homemade red curry chili crab sauce and topped with young coconut salad

Hawker Bar’s Chili Crab – soft-shell crab in homemade red curry chili crab sauce and topped with young coconut salad


The Hawker Bar Chili Crab made a glorious season debut last night in all its wonderful delicious tasty glory. Its our take on a Singapore staple: soft-shell crab in homemade red curry chili crab sauce and topped with young coconut salad. Come and get it while available!

Oy! Australia Day is back at Hawker Bar!


Hawker Bar is celebrating Australia Day again this year! This Sunday, January 26th, starting at 6pm! In honor of our amazing chef, Alec Martin, we’ll be celebrating all things Aussie with a special dish (it’s a secret, you’ll have to come by to find out!) of his own brilliant creation. So, escape bitterly cold Toronto for some delicious food and drink and some Australia Day festivities down at our restaurant on Ossington Ave.

*not in conjunction with any official Australia Tourism Dept events. But, you know, if the Australian Government wanted to throw us over a few free tips, maybe a few flights, hotels and the like, we wouldn’t say no!

Make sure you have an incredible year!

Where are you going to end 2013? And how will you be welcoming 2014? We have an answer to those two pressing questions: at Hawker Bar! And will there be cover? Will you have to get a ticket? We have an answer for that too: Nope!

We will be open for dinner and drinks this New Year’s Eve so make sure you come to our restaurant to ring in this incredible year. There will be festive cheer and revelry, so where better to celebrate than the eclectic energy of Ossington Ave!? And if you feel like bringing a bit of Hawker Bar to your own New Year’s Eve house party, then give us a shout at 647.343.4698 for take out.

OH, and even better: Hawker Bar will be open on New Year’s Day to help you with your recovery. Lord knows we’ll all need it!

And we’re back!!


We hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing holiday break. And for those lucky enough to still be on vacay, then come down to Hawker Bar this weekend and we’ll help to nurse that holiday hangoverstart that detox, feed you! Hawker Bar is open again for dinner and late-night service so check us out for some delicious Singapore-style street food and drink.

Who likes to party?!

Have an upcoming birthday or private party you’d like to have catered? We can do that! And with the holiday season ever-so-slightly approaching, we’d like to take this time to mention that Hawker Bar would love to host your own private party for work or personal. Shoot us an email at or call us at 647.343.4698 to ask for more info

Guess who’s back, back again? Guess who’s back, tell a friend!


We couldn’t help ourselves! We just had to bring our famous Chili Sambal Stingray back for your dining pleasure. Grilled and baked to sumptous perfection in a banana leaf bowl – it’s just too good to pass up. Get it now while you can


Open for Labor Day Weekend!

We’ll be offering brunch, dinner and latenight snacks on Saturday and Sunday and dinner and latenight snacks on Monday so come down to Ossington and check us out!

Come to Hawker Bar and catch Rib Fever!*

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This magnificent-looking dish is our Smoky Plum & Sesame Baby Back Ribs with jasmine rice and pickeled cucumber. They have that delicious sweet and saucy barbecue flavor that begs you to lick your plate clean. Chef Alec concocted a sauce that has the perfect combination of chili salt heat and palm sugar sweetness to create the ideal Hawker Bar-spun rib. So come down to Ossington and nosh on these now before they’re gone!

*please note, Rib Fever will not be covered by OHIP

We’re open for the long weekend!

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Hawker Bar will be open for the August long weekend AND Monday serving up brunch*, dinner and late night snacks to cover all of your hungry and thirsty needs! So definitely stroll down Ossington and try out our delicious Singapore Chicken Wings or imbibe in a few refreshing Fresh Material cocktails over the (fingers crossed) sunny three-day weekend.

*brunch will still only be on Sat & Sun

check the word: BRUNCH!

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On the heels of NOW Magazine’s review of Toronto’s Top 25 Brunch Hot Spots, we’d like to introduce you to one of our newest offerings: Saturday AND Sunday Brunch! We run it from 11:45am (but sometimes we’ll open sooner) to 3pm every weekend to satisfy you, your friends, family, children and of course that nasty hangover from the night before.

Check out our Brunch menu for more!

a way for us to say “thank you”

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Its been a trying day for many of Toronto’s citizens during this wild storm. But the city couldn’t get back online and moving with its most important people! We’ve been fortunate to have power and keep our restaurant going so as a show of thanks and support, Hawker Bar is offering the city’s amazing first responders and emergency personnel 50% off any and all food from our restaurant, dine in and take out for today.

Open on Canada Day!


Hawker Bar will be open on Monday, July 1st (a.k.a. CANADA DAY!) from 5pm to late night so definitely swing by and enjoy some great food down on Ossington Ave. You can toast to Canada’s 146th birthday!