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Nov 23, 2005 08:32 AM

Good Restaurants around Fairview Mall

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I'm looking for some good restaurants around Fairview Mall. I'm in that area a lot and never know where to eat, any suggestions are appreciated.


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  1. I'm not sure what the name is but there's a good Chinese seafood place that at the corner of Finch and Don Mills. It's in the strip plaza with the Loblaws, next to the TD bank. There's also a decent deli right beside the Loblaws.

    On the other side of Don Mills, you can try Peking Man on Sheppard just east of Leslie.

    Good luck!

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    1. re: Pantagruelia

      Grass Mountain is the name of the chinese resto at Don Mills and Finch. It is indeed a pretty good restaurant.

      I would advise against Peking Man, I find it severly lacking.

      Semi-close at Leslie and York Mills there is Crazy Sushi, Bloor Street Diner. I think there are a few chains on York Mills between Don Mills/Leslie like Kelseys, Keg, Swiss Chalet.

      1. re: Wil

        There's an Outback there. Leslie and York Mills also has a small St. Louis Wings.

        Try Prince Hotel.

    2. Going to a movie at Fairview and looking for options to Congee Queen down the street which is my usual.

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      1. re: neighborguy

        There's a new 'Congee Phoenix' on Sheppard just east of the 404 exit. As good as Congee Queen. Only downside was they do not have BBQ meats

        1. re: Charles Yu

          Thanks Charles. Good to know there is yet another consistent and good Congee outpost available. I'm heading from the Leslie and Steeles area and will likely stop into Sun Star, which is not too out of the way heading to the mall. It may be old to some but it's new to me and satisfies very well the criteria for food/service/ambiance/value/not too much msg.

          1. re: Charles Yu

            Really liked Congee Phoenix! We tried one of their set dinners which was as delish as any place downtown, or even uptown. While they don't have the BBQ station, they are licensed. Nice room and pleasant service. Parking is dear, depending on your time of arrival.

          2. re: neighborguy

            Esquire Great Eastern, which is on Victoria Park just south of Sheppard is pretty good and quite reasonable. There is also a very good all you can eat sushi place at Leslie and Finch called Sushi Legend.

            1. re: torontolady1964

              For much better quality Sushi and Sashimi prepared by 'Japanese', one can head over to 'Taro' at Sheppard and Leslie. Pick your choices of fish, seafood or cooked food and then eat them at the counter! Kind of cool!

              1. re: Charles Yu

                wow the pics on yelp of taro look pretty good. never knew this place existed!

                1. re: blitz

                  The Burger place next door to TARO is pretty good too!

                  1. re: Charles Yu

                    I have always wondered about that one for years!

                    1. re: szw

                      Used to be own by Greek. Award winning!!
                      Now, taken over by Orientals. Charbroiled Burger still pretty decent.

              1. re: estufarian

                Wow! Nice job estufarian! Totally forgot about this thread!

                BTW, I thought you are out of town enjoying 'out-of-this-world' yummy Michelin star food?!

            2. Nicey's West Indian take out.

              1. Café Michi's close by. So is a good greasy burger joint on Victoria park just south of sheppard

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                1. re: Yimahaji

                  " a good greasy burger joint" - you are referring to the famous "Johnny's Hamburgers". Great place but apparently not that highly regarded by many CH'ers.

                  1. re: T Long

                    They serve standard-issue frozen patties -- the exact same ones you can get at any number of sketchy burger joints and cafeterias throughout the GTA. Any perceived greatness is purely the nostalgia talking (though I won't deny that nostalgia can be a very powerful force).

                    1. re: T Long

                      I passed by a few weeks ago en-route to a new client, the name rang a bell so I stopped in on the way back for Michael eluded $3.50+/- for a 'burger' you get what you pay for....maybe?!

                      1. re: T Long

                        They used to have good milkshakes. That was the only good thing about them, besides the floor show provided by the surly cook and prep line.