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The 5 hottest new restaurants in Toronto

Toronto's newest crop of restaurants are perfectly positioned to benefit from the influx of activity that surrounds TIFF, the new school year, and cottage dwellers returning to the city. It's no surprise that reservation books fill up fast and tables are in high demand.

Here are my picks for the hottest new restaurants to open in Toronto this summer.

KaKa All You Can Eat
An above average selection of AYCE sushi has proved the main draw at this Markham restaurant. Patrons lining up for two hour waits and it's near impossible to get a weekend dinner reservation without a lot of advance planning.

Kasa Moto
Prime patio real estate on the roof is especially hard to snag and in the weeks approaching TIFF it's not going to get any easier. Want to dine on sushi inside? It's probably still best to plan ahead as the most highly coveted time slots are already filled up over the next couple weekends.

Alo
The intimate dining room seats just 36 at 11 tables and the tasting menu requires at least a two hour commitment, so it's no surprise that the reservation books for a Saturday night dinner fills up fast. Plan two weeks out if you want to eat at a reasonable hour, or opt for a weeknight instead.

Otto's Berlin Doner
Have you been here at lunch hour? This place is packed with patrons waiting to get their currywurst fix. There's ample seating inside and out, but considering this fast food restaurant is licensed you may find yourself giving fellow patrons cut eye while they linger over a beer.

Kanpai
Part of the fun of this Taiwanese snack bar in Cabbagetown is the sizzle from the open kitchen and the frenetic energy in the dining room. Alas they only take reservations for parties of six or more and they charge a nonrefundable $10 deposit per guest to secure a table.

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