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Kujira / Sushi

12 Cumberland St. 416,966.8898 Website

Kujira is a month-old sushi bar in Yorkville that takes pride in thoughtfully crafted, individually garnished, hand-pressed and hand-rolled sushi. The sunken 56-seat restaurant occupies a lower-level unit on Cumberland,...

Little Fin / Seafood

4 Temperance St. 647.348.7000 Website
Little Fin

Little Fin, now open at the base of the Dineen Building in the Financial District, aims to bait the expense-account toting, Bay St. lunch crowd with a seafood-centric menu that...

Kaiju / Japanese

384 Yonge St. 647.748.6338 Website

Kaiju is a small fast-food stall hidden away in a dismal, mostly empty basement food court that's part of the new Shops at Aura under the Aura condo building at...

Mr. Flamingo / Eclectic

1265 Dundas St. West 647.351.1100 Website
Mr. Flamingo

Mr. Flamingo has flown under the radar since opening a couple weeks ago. While it's not hidden, its Dundas West street front is anything but ostentatious, quietly announced by just...

Louis Cifer Brew Works / Pub Food

417 Danforth Ave. 647.350.5087 Website
Louis Cifer Brew Works

Louis Cifer Brew Works is a new bar from the owners of Stout Irish Pub, a successful craft-beer-focused spot in Cabbagetown. I visited the location prior to its opening for...

Fresh Off The Boat / Seafood

404 Queen St. West Website
Fresh Off The Boat

Fresh Off The Boat is a newly open seafood-centric sandwich shop with an Asian skew. Irreverently named, with tongue firmly planted into cheek, it appropriates the derogatory term and embraces...

Nodo Restaurant / Italian

2885 Dundas St. West 416.901.1559 Website
Nodo Restaurant

Nodo is an elegant yet casual Italian restaurant in the Junction, occupying a deep space on Dundas West next door to Playa Cabana. A trio of high school friends (and...

Watan Kabob / Middle Eastern

55 Matheson Blvd. East Mississauga 905.712.2221 Website
Watan Kabob

Watan Kabob is an Afghan grill house in Mississauga popular for its over-packed platters of skewered meats offered at impressive value. It's a bright and airy fast food eatery wrapped...

Ronnie B's Southern Kitchen / Barbecue

243 Carlton St. 416.935.1515 Website
Ronnie B's Southern Kitchen

Ronnie B's Southern Kitchen & Taps opened in Cabbagetown about a month ago in the space formerly occupied by Omi Japanese Restaurant. The sushi bar has been converted into a...

The Queen of Chicken / Churrasquiera

792 Bathurst St. 416.536.6813
The Queen of Chicken

The Queen of Chicken replaces Sammy's BBQ across from Bathurst station. Same owners, same menu offerings, same cash-only policy, same Annex hodgepodge of strays and regulars. But its new signage...

Danforth Pizza House / Pizza

920 Danforth Avenue 416.463.4927
Danforth Pizza House

Danforth Pizza House has been an institution on the Danforth near Donlands for 50 years. When longtime owner Angelo passed last year, family friends took over the business. Elizabeth Manikas...

Mare Pizzeria / Pizza

158 Baldwin St.
Mare Pizzeria

Mare Pizzeria has taken over the Baldwin address that was until recently home to the Chocolate Addict. It's a shallow storefront decorated with hand-painted illustrations and lettering that already looks...

America Restaurant / Eclectic

325 Bay St. 416.637.5550 Website
America Restaurant

America, the newest incarnation of the Trump's 31st floor hotel restaurant, is a collaboration between Toronto's nightlife king Charles Khabouth, and culinary tycoons Oliver & Bonacini. Transformed in just a...

Taste of China / Chinese

338 Spadina Avenue 416.348.8828 Website
Taste of China

Taste of China has been around since 1997, yet it doesn't seem to be on the radar of most diners when it comes to downtown Chinatown restaurant options on Spadina,...

Nuit Social / Eclectic

1168 Queen St. West 647.350.6848 Website
Nuit Social

Nuit Social on West Queen West is perfectly positioned to attract the area's overflowing nightlife - and, better still, the kitchen stays open right until midnight. It's not the kind...

Poonam Delite / Indian

2658 Danforth Ave. 416.690.7406 Website
Poonam Delite

Poonam Delite has been around for over 20 years on the far east end of the Danforth. This family-run Indian restaurant is a staple spot for locals in the area...

Big Butcher Barbeque / Burgers

843 Kipling Ave. 416.236.5959 Website
Big Butcher Barbeque

Big Butcher Barbeque is an Etobicoke burger joint with a few surprises up its sleeve. Located on Kipling, just south of Bloor, the family-friendly new joint is actually an offshoot...

Rasa / Eclectic

196 Robert St. 647.350.8221 Website

Rasa opened in Harbord Village this past June and has settled comfortably into the neighbourhood over these last few months. Occupying a subterranean space that was formerly Momo's and Momo's...

Sharky's Fish and Chicken / Seafood

2687 Kipling Ave. 647.341.7770 Website
Sharky's Fish and Chicken

Sharky's Fish and Chicken is the first-ever Canadian outpost of a Chicago based fast-food chain revolving around fried dishes served hot, fast, and in preposterously large portions. Located on...

Baghlan Kabob and Bakery / Middle Eastern

32 Rexdale Blvd. 416.401.0120 Website
Baghlan Kabob and Bakery

Baghlan Kabob & Bakery is an Afghan eatery located in a Rexdale strip mall. Set up like a fast food restaurant, you have to walk through an aisle of tables...

Plizza / Pizza

1115 Bloor St. West Website

Plizza is a recent entrant into the crowded Toronto gourmet pizza market. Goofy name notwithstanding, the restaurant does a solid, gourmet slice that's easy on both the stomach and the...

The Tiffin Box / Indian

938 Bathurst St. 647.349.7900
The Tiffin Box

The Tiffin Box on Bathurst just north of Bloor is an inviting nook despite its somewhat rough looking appearance. The two month old room consists of just a handful of...

Saturday Dinette / Diner

807 Gerrard St. East Website
Saturday Dinette

Saturday Dinette is a modern take on the classic diner - though here, the deep fryer has been retired, while hearty comfort foods still reign supreme. Chef/owner Suzanne Barr adds...

Branca / Latin American

1727 Dundas St. West 416.519.8165 Website

Branca is an Argentinian grillhouse located on Dundas West at Lansdowne, well past the bustling stretch of new restaurants extending westward from Ossington. It's easily identified by three-foot letters that...

New Toronto Fish and Chips / Fish 'n Chips

146 Fifth St. 416.259.2175
New Toronto Fish and Chips

New Toronto Fish and Chips can be found off Lake Shore West, where the streets are numbered. Housed in a boxy all-brown building, the chippy was established in 1973 ......

Hole-E Burger / Burgers

1050 Coxwell Ave. 647.349.9200 Website
Hole-E Burger

Hole-E Burger's first Toronto and second-ever location (the original is in Bolton) can be found on a slowly gentrifying commercial stretch of Coxwell Avenue in East York. The space was...

Pie Squared / Pub Food

366 Bloor St. East 647.350.2743 Website
Pie Squared

Pie Squared is a brand-new eatery built around a simple equation: Take U.K.-style meat pies, add some clever new flavours, square off the edges for portability (and maximum flavour penetration),...

Thoroughbred / Eclectic

304 Richmond St. West 416.551.9221 Website

Thoroughbred is a newly-opened bar and eatery with a house party vibe and a menu featuring snack foods and large-format feasts. Owned by Ariel Coplan and Jacob Fox, the spot...

Local Public Eatery / Pub Food

171 East Liberty St. 416.901.8351 Website
Local Public Eatery

Local Public Eatery is the fifth and most eastern outpost of this chain of restaurants owned by the Joey Restaurant Group. Occupying a lofty Liberty Village corner lot that most...

Fueled Fresh Bar / Juice Bar

739 Ossington Ave. 647.849.0078 Website
Fueled Fresh Bar

Fueled Espresso and Fresh Bar opened across from the Ossington subway station last week in place of an old convenience store. The new spot offers commuters a bit of morning...

Sea Witch Fish and Chips / Fish 'n Chips

636 St Clair Ave. West 647.349.4824 Website
Sea Witch Fish and Chips

Sea Witch on St. Clair West is all about the fish. A rather simple menu consists of five types - haddock, pacific cod, halibut, pickerel and arctic char. Patrons can...

1 Love Kitchen / Caribbean

247 Queen St. West 647.350.5683 Website
1 Love Kitchen

1 Love Kitchen is a Caribbean takeaway counter taking over the former home of the Healthy Greek on Queen West. Like the fast food joint before it, the vision behind...

People's Eatery / Chinese

307 Spadina Ave. 416.792.1784 Website
People's Eatery

People's Eatery, formerly an unassuming spot in Chinatown, has been given a full makeover thanks to the folks behind the buzzy and busy 416 Snack Bar. Living up to its...

Mars Food / Diner

432 College St. 416.921.6332
Mars Food

Mars Food on College is a place I had previously written off. I had stopped in once, maybe a year ago, for a grilled cheese sandwich, only to be disappointed...

Tzatziki Restaurant / Greek

873 Pape Avenue 647.503.3162
Tzatziki Restaurant

Tzatziki is a sparkling-new family-run diner on Pape, about 500 metres north of the Danforth. Off the main drag and only in its third week, I'm surprised to find, when...

Mamakas / Greek

80 Ossington Ave. 416.519.5996 Website

Mamakas is an elegant 85-seat Greek taverna on Ossington. Drawing on his heritage for inspiration, owner Thanos Tripi describes for me his childhood spent in kitchens while his mother and...

Sterling Social / Sandwiches

1421 Bloor St. West 647.978.3977
Sterling Social

Sterling Social is a cozy 20-seat sandwich shop and cafe located in the Junction Triangle, right next to Nonna's Place - and conveniently just doors down from Sanagan's wholesale operation. With...

Poutineville Toronto / Poutine

296 Brunswick Ave. 647.349.2345 Website
Poutineville Toronto

Poutineville has arrived in the Annex. This Montreal import specializing in that unhealthily irresistible French-Canadian combo of fries, cheese curds and gravy is taking things to another level. The main...

Hong Shing Chinese Restaurant / Chinese

195 Dundas St. West 416.977.3338 Website
Hong Shing Chinese Restaurant

Hong Shing Chinese Restaurant - a lunch spot for office workers and a late night eats staple for university students and weekend partiers in the downtown core since '95 -...

Dailo / Asian

503 College St. 647.341.8882 Website

Dailo is the hotly anticipated new creative outlet for the culinary stylings of chef Nick Liu, the once-transient chef behind a series of Gwailo pop-ups known for inventive east-meets-west hybrid...

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  • Commensal Thanks designed for sharing such a nice opinion, piece oof writing is good, thats why i hafe read it entirely
  • Little Fin $41 for a whole lobster?!?! With potato/slaw/butter. $41?!?!?
  • Little Fin Not gonna lie: The prices are out of whack, but I'll mostly likely be stopping by just to see what the black bun tastes like.
  • It's All GRK This is not Greek food, it's Macedonian.
  • Little Fin WOW looks great! Welcome new lunch spot!
  • Smoque N Bones These comments man. Ded.
  • Saturday Dinette I worked with Suzanne food styling as she assisted us! She was a success within 5 minutes. She is talented in the culinary arts from what I gathered. I'm...
  • The Burger's Priest I had a cheeseburger here. Not really worth it. It was too small to satisfy, but altogether too oily and expensive to justify a second one
  • Fry Haus I had their sandwich. Meh. No line-up, but I feel the schnitzel sandwich at Mustachio is much more spot on
  • Nodo Thanks RJ - That's a very fair ask, and I'm sure that will go on the site, once they settle on regular hours.
  • Kaiju I went there today, it wasnt half bad for the price. They gave me a punch card so if I eat there 8 times a get one free but I...
  • Noodle Wok I've been going to Noodle Wok since I was a kid and it's been consistently great. It seemingly has been owned by the same family as long as I've been...
  • Kujira how is udon high quality ingredient now? Udon is udon! beef short rib is beef short rib! I understand sometimes you are not just paying for the food but still,...
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  • Kujira Why is every post on blogTO always infested with clueless whiners and complainers? Not every restaurant in the city has to be designed for the average consumer on a budget....
  • Mamakas Charred everything, huge portions of bland fish and meat with no sides, pushy service. Avoid.
  • Kujira Never mind it being in Yorkville, all these places popping up as high end tapas style places with 2 bites of food and charging an entree type price is ludicrous....
  • Nodo hours would help.
  • Kujira As a rule of thumb, I don't eat in Yorkville. It's always more expensive and never as good as comparables.
  • Kujira someone please tell me I am not the only person finds it super expensive.
  • Farmacia Juice Bar Farmacia is wonderful. The juices and smoothies are delicious. I especially like kale lime pie. Steve is friendly. The atmosphere is clean and happy with comfy armchairs available to linger...
  • Louis Cifer Brew Works We tried this place over the weekend and it was AWFUL. DO NOT get the Mac and Cheese Poppers, ours had a piece of garbage baked into it (they...
  • Local Public Eatery The Local: It's Less Douchey Than Anything Else in LV
  • Pho Linh It's important to note this is NOT a place for vegetarians. Even folks like me who can eat fish will struggle here. They have a tofu soup posted on the...
  • Maizal Quesadilla Cafe This place is a prize. I will be back...many, many time.
  • Poutineville If it weren't for the barcode sticker mixed in my poutine, I still wouldn't eat this trash. Please insert synonoum for shit here ______
  • Playa Cabana I have lived in Mexico and I NEVER saw burritos there. In fact, the locals there told me it's an 'invented' food by Americans and not Mexican at all....
  • Mamakas Ive been to MAMAKAS on numerous accounts and always had a great time !! Food is always top notch and service, being a new and extremely busy resto is on...
  • Sea Witch Fish and Chips "I had no idea this place used beef tallow. Does it give the chips a bit of a beef flavour? " Yes, it's what makes fish and chips taste like fish...
  • Sea Witch Fish and Chips I agree that they should disclose their frying fat on their website. I would not want to waste my time and money on the kind of low-class place that cuts corners...

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