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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Kimchi Tofu, Braised, Billy's Dumplings, Sorrel Restaurant, Kad Banu, Paralia

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 10, 2014

toronto restaurant openingsToronto 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.


  • The much anticipated Jamaican-Chinese restaurant Patois is now open for business at 794 Dundas St. West.
  • Braised at 896 Queen St. East (at Logan) is now open for lunch and dinner with a brunch service expected to launch any weekend now.
  • Almond Butterfly, a gluten-free bake shop and espresso bar, is now open at 100 Harbord St.



  • Kad Banu, a second spot from Iranian restaurant Banu, is opening at 771 Dundas St. West. The new outpost will offer lower price points as well as a focus on prepared foods for takeaway.
  • Sorrel Restaurant and Bar is relocating from Yorkville to Rosedale, taking over the former home of Pastis at 1158 Yonge St. Expect an August opening.
  • Kimchi Tofu is opening soon at 586 Bloor St. West, the address previously occupied by Better and Better Bakery and Cafe.
  • Billy's Dumplings is in the works at 524 Bloor St. West, which until recently was home to Gau Indian Village.



  • Trinity Taverna is now going by the name Paralia, though it's still a Greek restaurant and the menu and interior seems much the same.

Photo of Trinity Taverna.



Pon di Lame / July 10, 2014 at 03:58 pm
Really wanted Patois to work.... the food is so watered down and pedestrian, fried chicken from a Jamaican Chinese place? Where are the trotters, the oxtail, hit it with some spice pal
Sophia / August 2, 2014 at 12:10 am
Billy's Dumplings(524 Bloor West St) is a really good place to go to. It has amazing traditional Chinese food like dumplings, juicy meet buns, noodles, etc. Also, 20% OFF UNTIL AUGUST 5!!! You will love it.
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