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13 new restaurants and bars on College Street

New bars and restaurants are popping up all along College Street. These new eateries and watering holes make visiting Little Italy that much more exciting. From sashimi bars to burger joints, these are the new spots to visit on College.

Here's a round-up of some of the newest restaurants and bars on College Street.

My Drunk Uncle's Pub
This new pub has replaced what was once the Rancho Relaxo and Old Laurel spot. The student-friendly establishment is decorated to the nines with rock icons and features classic pub fare like burgers, wings and chicken and waffles.

Northern Chinese Cuisine
The name says it all. Here you'll discover a huge selection of Northern Chinese cuisine. This tiny eatery focuses on homemade dumplings, noodles and buns. However, they do have a variety of beef and chicken dishes as well.

Underground Kitchen
Toronto Chef Debu Saha's latest venture can be found inside the popular hangout for U of T students, Crown and Tiger Bar. This divey spot is now home to Underground Kitchen and features an extensive menu of traditional Indian fare.

Burgatory
Here's another story of a food truck turned restaurant. Similar to offerings you can eat on their food truck this eatery that replaced Hey Meatball serves up a stacked menu of sinful inspired burgers.

The Tiffin Box
At the corner of College and Markham you'll discover this new Indian take-out spot. This is the second outpost of The Tiffin Box and similar to its other location in the Annex it serves a variety of South Indian cuisine such as dosa, curries and lassi.

Cafeteria
The seventh member of the Playa Cabana family of restaurants serves up scratch-made tortillas plus an array of non-taco meals including a soft shell crab salad and steak Tampiquena.

Hacienda Las Americas
This kitschy spot on College is where to get your fill of more traditional Mexican eats. Sombreros and Mexican flags decorate the walls, and on the menu you'll find chips and guacamole, burritos, quesadillas, tacos ribs and even Mexican desserts.

Spiceman Mexicana
Even more Mexican has arrived on College courtesy of Spiceman Mexicana. Tequilla, tacos and ceviche are served up quickly at this casual restaurant at the corner of College and Clinton..

Istanbul Shawarma
If you're looking to grab a quick bite a shawarma or falafel near College and Bathurst, this is your new spot. Sandwiches and plates of shawarma, soulvaki, falafel and gyros are all on the menu.

Krazy Corean
This fusion spot takes Korean staples and Westernizes them on their tapas style menu. Some of their most eclectic menu items include kimchi pizza, French style ramen and smoked duck salad.

Kasai Grill House
The Korean BBQ experience has finally come to Little Italy. Here you can grill a variety of different meats and veggies right at your table. Also on the menu is some appetizers and sushi.

Eskada
The bar that replaced Crawford does theme nights like Latin Thursdays and has a ton of drink deals. There's usually no cover charge.

Shio
If you're a fan of raw fish, this sushi joint near College and Ossington is where you can get your fill of blowtorched sushi sets as well as an array of hot and cold small plates.

What did I miss? Add your favourite new joint on College St. in the comments.

Photo of Cafeteria by Jesse Milns.


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