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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Kadbanu, Colette Grand Cafe, Mare Pizzeria, Buna's Kitchen, Fresh Off The Boat

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 31, 2014

restaurant openings torontoToronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings and closings in Toronto and also gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.


  • Kadbanu, a new Iranian restaurant from the folks behind Banu opens at 771 Dundas St. West this week. The restaurant will feature classic Iranian fare such as mirza ghasemi, gormeh sabzi, tachin and Persian brunch.
  • Colette Grand Cafe opens its doors today (Thursday, July 31). The new 150-seat French restaurant inside the Thompson Hotel (550 Wellington St.) will offer a dining room, library, and lounge as well as a cafĂ© and gallery.


  • A sign for a seafood sandwich place called Fresh Off The Boat is opening at 404 Queen St. West.
  • Mare Pizzeria looks to be opening soon in the former address of the Chocolate Addict at 158 Baldwin St.
  • Buna's Kitchen, an extension of Food Parade's catering and lunch subscription operations, is coming soon to Richmond and Spadina.


I Went to Philly at 462 Yonge St. has closed, reportedly to make room for a new condo development. The location at 997 Eglinton Ave. West remains open.

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Photo via Colette on Facebook.



Ann / July 31, 2014 at 10:28 am
Which establishment is the top picture from? It looks amazing!
Alson replying to a comment from Ann / July 31, 2014 at 11:41 am
Read my mind! I was about to ask the same thing. :)
Q / July 31, 2014 at 02:42 pm
When are you going to mention about Kobo Nobu?
Emma / July 31, 2014 at 08:47 pm
It is so incredibly annoying that in these posting you never say which restaurant the food in the main photo is from... This one I can guess because I doubt Kadbanu is doing crab and frites but the other ones are not as obvious and it pisses me off so much. Like, obviously you are supposed to identify it in the caption!
Jeff replying to a comment from Emma / August 1, 2014 at 10:40 pm
I guess they have since updated it but there is a photo credit t the end of the post.
Marius / August 6, 2014 at 11:32 am
Although under construction you can eventually view and order from buna's kitchen at
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