Savour Modern Asian Flavours at R&D Restaurant in the Heart of Toronto’s Iconic Chinatown

R&D’s stylish interior is ideal for lively cocktail receptions, intimate group dinners and more. Owned and operated by Eric Chong, Season 1 winner of CTV’s MasterChef Canada, and his mentor, Michelin-starred Chef Alvin Leung, R&D’s menu combines traditional Asian flavours with Canadian favourites, creating bold and vibrant dishes.


241 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, ON, M5T 3A8

Special Features

The eclectic interior features graffiti-style murals, cozy banquettes, bold light fixtures and an airy open kitchen at centre stage.


Bar/Lounge Area: Reception: 45

Main Dining Room (Partial): Seated: 30

Entire Restaurant: Seated: 56 | Reception: 100

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Curated Event Packages


Offering a unique aesthetic with a relaxed ambiance in the spirited Chinatown neighbourhood, R&D is the ideal venue for brides, grooms and guests who love bold and inventive plates.

Social Events & Celebrations

With its eclectic and laid-back interior, animated Chinatown home and daring Asian fusion fare, R&D is an ideal venue for lively cocktail receptions, intimate group dinners and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are menus created for my function?

How is wine selected for my function?

Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are charged based upon consumption per drink, plus tax and gratuity. We do not offer a fixed price per person bar packages or individual bills. Wines are selected from our current list and charged per bottle. Per liquor licensing regulations, we are unable to permit our guests to bring in their wine or alcohol, but please advise us of your preferences, and we will be happy to find a comparable item from our list. Please note that we cannot order wines that are not part of our current selection.

Can I hold a meeting or presentation in the spaces?

Due to the open-concept nature of the main dining room, presentations are not permitted. Please speak with an Event Specialist to explore other options.

Press & Accolades

“We walked in without having planned a visit here. Boy, what an amazing coincidence. The interior, the service, the meals!”

Local Guide