With a multicultural friendly community, reliable transport, and being awash with fabulous attractions, Toronto is a city solo travellers become immersed in. It is also well-known for its diverse cuisine that caters for travellers from around the world. From exquisite Japanese dishes to high-end French cuisine, you are literally spoilt for choice of culinary delights in this vibrant Canadian city. 

Before you embark on your solo adventure to the biggest city in Canada, have a read of our guide on the best restaurants in Toronto for solo travellers. 

Yunnan Noodle Shack

As ‘eating for one’ is a cultural norm in Japan, the Yunnan Noodle Shack is a popular choice for solo diners in Toronto. Individual dining booths are quite literally meant for solo eaters, so nobody feels conspicuous when eating alone in the authentic atmosphere of this popular Japanese restaurant in Toronto. The Yunnan Noodle Shack is open every day and is run by duo Jane Yu and Andy Su, who have been in the restaurant business for many years and pride their venue on being Toronto’s first-ever dining experience. 

Insomnia Restaurant and Lounge 

One of the best restaurants in Toronto for solo travellers has to be the Insomnia Restaurant and Lounge. Located in the heart of the city’s Annex, this super trendy eatery is the perfect choice by day, and, as its name suggests, by night. The menu boasts a diverse international flavour for travellers from around the world. It is also well-known for its super friendly service, where solo travellers are as well catered for as large parties. 


For solo travellers with an appetite for seafood, Edulis will make a fine choice of restaurant. Run by a husband-and-wife team, Edulis in the King West district of Toronto makes everyone feel at home, regardless of who they are or aren’t eating with. The menus at Edulis changes with the season but always focuses on fresh ingredients and service with a smile. 

Fox on John

Considered one of Toronto’s most vibrant restaurants and bars, solo travellers can immerse themselves in Fox on John without feeling conspicuous. Its laidback vibe and incredible views of the CN Tower, means everyone feels at home and has something to gaze at, at this super stylish and bustling restaurant. Fox on John is also renowned for serving the ‘best wings in the city,’ part of a top-quality and diverse menu that caters for all tastes.

Scaramouche Restaurante Pasta Bar & Grill

For solo travellers looking for some upmarket dining in Toronto, then look no further than Scaramouche Restaurant Pasta Bar & Grill. This exquisite restaurant is located on the first floor of the high-end condo building in midtown Toronto. One side of the restaurant features haute cuisine, and the other caters for more casual diners, serving pasta dishes and grill. Such is the top quality of the food, ambience, and service, that Scaramouche regularly wins accolades and awards for its sophisticated yet super friendly dining experience, which is popular for individual diners, as well as couples, parties and families. 

If you are planning a solo trip to this fascinating city, then Blank Canvas can help plan what promises to be a lifetime visit to Canada. Get in touch with our friendly team of travel experts today who will work with you to create a bespoke Toronto travel itinerary