Located on St. Clair Ave West in Forest Hill Lasa by Lamesa is a fast casual restaurant serving up classic Filipino food made fresh to order.
Photos by Max Lander
LASA by Lamesa opened in September 2016 and is the sister restaurant to Lamesa Filipino Kitchen. Our mission is to share Filipino food with the mainstream.
Imagine a native Malay cook with a Chinese roommate being taught by a Spanish Chef with a love affair for everything American and you will begin to understand what Filipino food is all about.
Filipino food offers a bold combination of sweet, sour, and salty flavours. There is often an aspect of counterpoint in each dish where contrasting flavours such as sweet and salty are paired together to create delicious combinations. Filipino cuisine has had many cultural influences throughout its development. Chinese traders, Spanish settlers, and American soldiers have all contributed to the cuisine.
At LASA we serve up classic Filipino dishes just the way lola used to make. Our food is available for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.