5 famous international brands opening their first location in Toronto next year

5 famous international brands opening their first location in Toronto next year

Toronto has big things coming up in 2023, including a slew of new international restaurants set to open in the city over the next 12 months.

Whether you’re a steakhouse fan, ramen nut or just a lover of new places, these restaurants will definitely satisfy even the pickiest eater.

Here are five famous and highly anticipated international restaurants set to open in Toronto next year.


Earlier this year, Israeli restaurant Miznon, headed by chef Eyal Shani and business partner Shahar Segal, announced it was opening a new eatery in Yorkville.

Although the restaurant was scheduled to open in the summer, the Mediterranean street food joint has yet to open its doors

However, with plans apparently underway, when the restaurant finally welcomes Toronto diners, you’ll be able to enjoy signature specialties like falafel burgers, kebabs and whole roasted cauliflower – staples at their other locations in New York, Singapore, France, Australia and the UK

Fire of Chaos

With a rich history dating back to 1979, Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao will soon be expanding its chain of 66 restaurants into Toronto with an ambitious plan to expand its Canadian presence.

Mark your calendar for summer 2023 to enjoy succulent Brazilian churrasco platters with cuts like picanha, porterhouses, alcatra and wagyu strips, as well as other Brazilian dishes like feijoada, linguica and cordeiro.

Canada will see 10 new Fogo de Chao locations over the next few years including spots in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and even the GTA.

Afuri Ramen

Japanese chain Afuri Ramen is opening its second Canadian location right here in Toronto, with rumors of its new address at 411 Church Street.

Named after Mt. Afuri in the Tanzawa Mountains, Afuri Ramen + Dumpling is known for its signature yuzu shio ramen, made with chicken, dried fish, seaweed and vegetables. They also offer crispy gyoza, steamed wontons, and pork buns.

The Toronto location will join the growing chain of restaurants established in Portland, Singapore, China, Portugal and local eateries in Vancouver and Richmond.

Columbus Cafe

France-based coffee chain Columbus Cafe has already started serving their signature muffins across Quebec and is now eyeing Toronto.

The Columbus Cafe, also known as European Starbucks, is rumored to open in the city sometime in 2023 and also has an ambitious plan to quickly expand across the country.

While an exact date or month hasn’t been released yet, it’s safe to say that French lattes, frappes, Buddha bowls and baked goods will soon be on sale in Toronto.


The long-awaited Nobu Residences location in Toronto is set to finally open sometime in 2023.

This location marks the first-ever integration of Nobu homes (two 650-unit towers), a hotel and a flagship restaurant in one location – the historic Pilkington Glass Factory at 15-35 Mercer Street.

Construction work started back in 2018 and it seems the end is in sight as the restaurant’s doors will open in November 2023.

We’re sure Nobu’s biggest fan, Drake, can eat here before the rest of us.