PŌPA

4.2
32 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Burmese
Pōpa is a restaurant that fuses Burmese, Balinese and Macanese cuisine . . . these unique dishes are sure to tempt your tastebuds! This restaurant is the brainchild of Hemant Bhagwani—the owner of our very own Goa Indian Farm Kitchen!—so, we know this new haute spot will be all kinds of delish.
What 32 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vera
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good except for few dishes i found too salty.

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Frances
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Same owner as Goa Indian Farm Kitchen, some menu items are similar but definitely not the same. Everything was delicious - flavourful with a good level of spiciness. Reasonable portions - we did not walk away hungry! Staff was attentive and not over-bearing. Great suggestions provided. Appreciated their adherence and execution of COVID protocols. Will definitely come again and have already recommended to others.

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JC266
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Their menu said their platha was vegan tho it wasn’t. Their chefs didn’t place masks over their nose.

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DeniseD
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very fresh. The spices were different than any we havetried before. The server was very attentive and able to describe each dish.

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Treelife
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Enjoyed . will visit again . drinks are good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience3

I was excited but I straight up could not figure out where it was!

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PhilipW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Understood this is not authentic Burmese food. But some of it was passable. The service staff was not thinking... Made some mistakes. Hostess was nice but tried to charge us a ridiculous fee for cutting a cake we brought over. Never paid a fee like this anywhere, and I have lived here for 40 years.

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StaceyG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food -portions a little on the small side but service was excellent. Cost of tea was crazy though...would visit again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Tge service was atrociously terrible. Not what you expect from a respectable dinner restaurant. Service was akin to fast food. Unresponsive. Slow. Awkward.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing, delicious and different food. Excellent, attentive service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food but was missing that x factor. Cant really point what was missing though ..Will come again!

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JIvey
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good restaurant to go with the family.
It's located inside a mall.

EK
EricK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very helpful staff

Interesting and tasty food, I would certainly go back

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LVCee
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and thoughtful wait staff. The food, flavours and presentation are incredible!! The Portuguese egg tarts (with surprise tapioca) were so memorable, but every dish was very delicious and decently-portioned. Creative drinks menu too - was only able to try the "mocktails" but I'd love to try the 'cocktails' next time. Lovely, modern decor and ambiance. The cuisine is unique and innovative among Asian restaurants - but even my staunchly Chinese Dad, (who usually doesn't usually venture outside of 'traditional' Chinese restaurants) seemed comfortable with the food. Thank you!!

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AseemM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Our server was great also. Place gets busy so reservations are suggested.

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theatregoers
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very interesting menu offering many traditional Burmese food options. Flavourful dishes, although the traditional spices have been dumbed down to enable enjoyment by the uninitiated.

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ttcc
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

A little pricey for lunch menu. A bowl of rice should not cost $7!

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ThornhillGirl
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly, knowledgeable service. Meal was tasty, nice flavours (a little like Thai but with Indian touch). We’ll be back!

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vipTQfood
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service overall. We enjoyed the lamb and beef dishes, did not love the eggplant entree. Cocktails were refreshing and tasty (the one with ginger beer).

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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

This restaurant is offering a unique selection of dishes that are well prepared, extremely tasty and great value! I very much appreciated the variety of flavours and both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. The flavour profile of the food was something special. Often food is unnecessarily sweet to cater to a "North American" palate and I really appreciate that the flavours of the food served at Popa seemed authentic to Burmese cuisine and balanced and not over sweet. Our server was very thoughtful and took the time to explain the menu to us and suggest some dishes. She was attentive without being over bearing. When the bill came we were not surprised and, in fact, were pleasantly surprised by the value we received overall in terms of the quality of food and the whole dining experience. Overall, we really enjoyed our first visit to Popa and will definitely recommend and return. We are grateful to have such delicious and culturally diverse food offered in our neighbourhood.

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vipMauricioM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and surprising food. Very attentive service. It is located inside a shopping mall which takes out part of the charm and ambience, but Bayview has other restaurants and all have their separate space which is a nice thing. I would recommend that they improve their wine list to include other wines. It is limited to 12 to 15 options if I am not mistaken.

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mzbreee
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely dinner, full of rich flavours! Nice spot for a cozy dinner with a friend or two! Will be back.

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Foodhunter
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great. Though it err’d on the side of being a bit oily and greasy. Can tell especially when I tried to have the leftovers the next day and the entire container was oily. Otherwise great service and atmosphere.

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melissat
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and interesting menu. Great service and nice ambiance.

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Mayflower
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The service is excellent. Waitress patient in explaining the dishes.
Table for 2 was too close to the next table. I can clearly hear my next table’s conversation which make me feel like eating in food court.
A bit disappointing with the food.
Small plate Shan tofu was rather salty and all cramped in the stone bowl. Burmese tempura basket was over cooked/burnt that the crust was too hard and all the vegetables overcooked.

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rich
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the Maitre d to the waiter/ waitresses and the food every thing was first class. I will definitely eat there again

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great. Very flavorful. The restaurant is still fairly new and there were some minor issues, but they were very accommodating and we didn't have a problem. It was full soon after we arrived so reservations are recommended. Would go back.

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JennyL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Flavour profiles of the dishes we had were very good, especially the steak kebat, fish curry, tea salad, lamb bao and burmese fried rice. The hint of coconut in the jasmine rice was a good complement to the fish curry. The owner, Hemant, happened to be there that evening and was very welcoming and engaging to ensure we were enjoying our meal. Will definitely be back to try other items on the menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant. Good service and delicious food.

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johnM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Enjoyed the different types of food items. Would like to try more. To be honest, it is too noisy and when the wait staff speaks gently it is hard to hear them. The only other complaint is that the menu in three pieces is awkward to handle. Also the typeface describing the items is very small and the low light in the restaurant makes it tough to read.

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AlexH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Meh...$130 for a mediocre meal...I know the place has just opened and they might improve but the meal was definitely not worth anywhere near $150 (with tip)

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marnienotmarna
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wanted to try the new restaurant opened by the owners of one of my favorites, Goa, also in Bayview Village, and it didn't disappoint. The flavours in every dish were very distinctive combinations and all were delicious. Particularly loved the lentil falafel with burnt garlic butter and the curried fish. I must make special mention to our server Benjamin. He was wonderful ; the perfect amount of attentive and friendly. He definitely added to the enjoyment of the dinner. Can't wait to return!

FAQs

PŌPA does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. PŌPA also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 343-8555.

PŌPA is rated 4.2 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.