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The Best New Restaurants in Toronto, 2012

The best new restaurants in Toronto that opened in 2012 could not be any more diverse, with innovative restaurateurs drawing on their own experiences to bring unique new flavours, techniques, and cultural influences to the forefront of our ever evolving dining scene. From juicy tenderloins, to hearty bowls of ramen, or Cantonese-style short ribs, there's no shortage of drool-worthy new dining options to choose from.

Here is the list of the best new restaurants in Toronto in 2012.

See also:

The best new restaurants in Toronto, 2011
The best new restaurants in Toronto, 2010
The best new cheap eats in Toronto, 2012
The best new brunch restaurants in Toronto, 2012
The best new bars in Toronto, 2012

La Carnita College St.

La Carnita College St.

This pop-up/TUM favourite opened to brisk business this past year on College Street, finally offering fans a permanent destination to get their fix of Voltron-sauced tacos. Inside, expect a casual, laid back atmosphere with the menu, decor, and even soundtrack all maintaining La Carnita's signature street-vendor vibe.

Kinton Ramen

Kinton Ramen

This past year saw an influx of new ramen shops across the city, but none have seen the acclaim (or line-ups) so much as this new noodle bar in Baldwin Village, from the same team behind Guu. Open seven days a week, Kinton has become a hotbed of authentic ramen activity, and a go-to destination for housemade noodles and soups.

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