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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Daiko, Dr. Laffa, Macho Radio Bar, The Lokl, Hailed Coffee, Pretty Ugly

Toronto 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.

OPEN NOW

  • Daiko, a new Asian fusion restaurant that serves up foie gras momos and butter chicken chat-e-dillas, opened at 1564 Queen St. W. where the Geraldine used to be.
  • Dr. Laffa now has 60-seat restaurant in Thornhill. Find it in the so-called Sobey's plaza at Clark Avenue and Hilda.

RECENTLY REVIEWED

OPENING SOON

  • Signs are up for the restaurant slated to replace Citta at 92 Fort York Blvd. Macho Radio Bar will be a Tex Mex cantina with dishes inspired by Tejano culture in Texas and the border towns of Mexico.
  • The Lokl, a new pub, is going in at 1822 Bloor St. W., just north of High Park.
  • Grant Van Gameren revealed he's partnering with Robin Goodfellow, Mike Webster and Evelyn Chick to open Pretty Ugly, a party bar with serious cocktails at 1237 Queen W. in Parkdale where Salvador Darling used to be.
  • East Chinatown is getting a new espresso bar. Hailed Coffee will soon call 801 Gerrard St. E. home.

CLOSED

  • PO Box 1192 at 1192 Queen St. E. shuttered just six month after opening. The notice of distress posted to the door reveals rent is almost $70,000 in arrears.
  • Cafe Bar Pasta at 1588 Dundas St. W. closed though a revised concept is already in the works at a yet-to-be announced location.

Have you seen restaurants opening or closing in your neighbourhood? Email tips to liora@blogto.com

Photo of Dr. Laffa by Jesse Milns.


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