Top Restaurants in Winnipeg’s South End

Top 6 Restaurants in Winnipeg’s South End

Navigating the food scene in South Winnipeg is like uncovering a chest of delicious eats. From cozy cafes to artisan pizzerias, you’ll be spoilt for choices on your next gastronomic adventure.

In my opinion, this side of the city doesn’t get enough love, so let me introduce you to some of the best places to eat in South Winnipeg.

1. Momo Japanese & Korean Restaurant

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Location2855 Pembina Highway #40, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2H5, Canada
Website  https://momorestaurant.ca/
Contact +1 204-275-6539
Opening HoursMonday to Saturday: 11:30 AM to 9 PM

Sunday: Closed

If you’re looking for a delicious fusion of Japanese and Korean flavors, Momo Japanese & Korean Restaurant is a must-try.

I suggest starting your meal with a refreshing appetizer like the salmon goma-ae. The salmon is perfectly cooked and tossed in a light sesame sauce with avocado and spinach – a healthy and flavorful combo.

Looking for some classic sushi? The spicy California rolls are a winner.  They’ve got all the usual suspects – avocado, cucumber, and crab meat – with a kick of hot sauce for those who like a little heat.

Momo also knocks it out of the park with their Korean offerings. Their kimchi pancake is a crispy and flavorful appetizer that’s perfect for sharing.

For your main course, I highly recommend the dolsot bibimbap. This sizzling stone pot dish comes with rice, vegetables, and a fried egg on top. You mix it all together for a delicious combination of textures and flavors.

2. Smitty’s Restaurant & Lounge

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Location2835 Pembina Highway #1, Winnipeg, MB R3T 4Z8, Canada
Website  https://smittysmb.ca/
Contact +1 204-261-9614
Opening Hours

Dining

Monday to Sunday: 7 AM to 11 PM


Lounge

Sunday to Monday: 9 AM to 12 AM

Tuesday to Thursday: 9 AM to 2 AM

Friday to Saturday: 9 AM to 1 AM

You gotta check out Smitty’s Restaurant & Lounge if you’re looking for a hearty meal in a laid-back atmosphere.

The breakfast selection here can’t be beat. The Big Country Breakfast is a classic for a reason: you get two eggs cooked just how you like them, plus bacon, sausage, ham, and even back bacon – all the breakfasty goodness you can handle.

Smitty’s also knows how to do sweet. Their cinnamon swirl pancakes are legendary; they’re fluffy and delicious, and the icing sugar on top adds the perfect touch of sweetness.

Honestly, you can’t go wrong with Smitty’s. Great food, reasonable prices, and a relaxed vibe – perfect for a casual catch-up with friends or a solo refuel after a long day.

3. Harth Mozza & Wine Bar

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Location980 St Anne's Rd #1, Winnipeg, MB R2N 0A5, Canada
Website  https://www.harthwpg.com/
Contact +1 204-255-0003
Opening HoursTuesday to Saturday: 5 PM to 10 PM

Sunday to Monday: Closed

Let me tell you, if you’re looking for a fancy night out with amazing Italian food, Harth Mozza and Wine Bar is the place to go. It’s definitely on the upscale side, but for a special occasion or a night to impress, it’s worth it.

Here’s what you gotta try: for appetizers, you can’t go wrong with burrata brightened with winter citrus, olives, and a fennel sauce. It’s light and refreshing, a perfect way to start your meal.

Now, for the main course, Harth gets creative with Italian classics. The chicken with fennel, salsa verde, and nduja butter is insane.

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, the swordfish with Sicilian eggplant caponata is phenomenal. The fish is perfectly seared, and the caponata, with its mix of eggplant, chilies, and aioli, adds a ton of flavor and texture.

4. Santa Ana Pizzeria & Bistro

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Location1631 St Mary's Road Unit F, Winnipeg, MB R2N 1Z4, Canada
Website  https://www.santaanabistro.ca/
Contact +1 204-415-1440
Opening Hours

Dining Room

Tuesday to Saturday: 2 PM to 9 PM

Sunday to Monday: Closed


Catering/Pick-up

Tuesday to Saturday: 9 AM to 9 PM

Sunday to Monday: Closed

Looking for a taste of Italy in the heart of Winnipeg? Head over to Santa Ana Pizzeria and Bistro for a culinary experience you won’t forget.

Start your meal with mouthwatering starters such as Mediterranean shrimp, crispy artichoke hearts, and Neapolitan or Sicilian sausages.

Then, dive into the mains with the Tuscan ravioli topped with La Bomba antipasto spread or the Venetian jumbo tortellini filled with creamy ricotta and parmesan. I personally love both of these dishes!

And of course, don’t miss out on their signature Santa Ana pizza, boasting prosciutto di parma, cauliflower, asparagus, and Asiago cheese. With each bite, you’ll be transported to the streets of Italy.

5. The Chilli Chutney Street Kitchen

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Location1663 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2M4, Canada
Website  https://thechillichutneystreetkitchen.ca/
Contact +1 204-410-7086
Opening HoursMonday to Friday: 11 AM to 10 PM

Saturday: 11 AM to 10:30 PM

Sunday: 12 PM to 10 PM

At Chilli Chutney Street Kitchen, the menu is a symphony of Indian flavors.

Start things off with some appetizers you won’t regret. Their chaat papri is this tangy explosion that’ll wake up your taste buds, and the veg samosas are perfectly crispy and golden.

For the mains, I can’t get enough of the lamb vindaloo. If you’re looking for something a little creamier, the shrimp korma is like a warm hug on a plate.

Of course, leave some room for dessert.

The ras-malai and gulab jamun are classic favorites, but if you’re feeling adventurous, go for the mango shake rice pudding. It’s like sunshine in a bowl, with the sweetness of mango, the richness of the pudding, and a hint of fancy from the nuts and saffron.

6. The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Southside

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Location2034 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1V5, Canada
Website  https://www.thekeg.com/en/locations/southside
Contact +1 204-477-5300
Opening HoursMonday to Thursday: 11:30 AM to 11 PM

Friday: 11:30 AM to 12 AM

Saturday: 2 PM to 12 AM

Sunday: 2 PM to 10 PM

You gotta treat yourself sometimes, right? The Keg is fancy enough for birthdays or anniversaries but still feels familiar.

For starters, you have to get the classic shrimp cocktail and a plate of those three-pepper wings – they’re the perfect amount of spicy and sticky.

Lunch at The Keg? I usually split the teriyaki sirloin (so good!) with friends, but for myself, I gotta have that rigatoni a la vodka – creamy, cheesy, and perfect for a refuel.

Dinner’s a whole other story though. The pistachio-crusted salmon is like, the ultimate dish for me at The Keg. Seriously, that combo of salty pistachios and buttery salmon is unreal.

To finish it all off, you gotta go for the mile-high chocolate cake. It’s a mountain of dark chocolate ganache, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate sauce – pure decadence!