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New Sky?

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After reading Joanne Kates' glowing review of New Sky in Saturday's Globe, I'm tempted to give it a shot. Have any of you eaten there? If so, does Ms. Kates' review accurately reflect the quality of the place? And do you have any specific food recs?

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  1. I have eaten there 3 or 4 times and agree with Kates review, I have always enjoyed their food. Although English is not their language of choice I have found the staff to be very helpful and it helps if you don't mind chosing some dishes by pointing at those on the nearby tables.
    If you search this Board you will find other comments some not as enthusiastic as mine.

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    1. re: George W.

      I've been twice and you need to pick the right dishes. I recommend searching the board for advice as I was unlucky. The hot & sour soup I rated in the top third of those tried i.e. fairly good but not outstanding.

    2. where is this place?

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      1. re: f.d.

        It's at 353 Spadina, which is just south of College.

      2. Hm. I wonder if this reply is coming too late. But anyway, I definitely recommend this place. My home is in Markham, so my family are close to many very decent Chinese restaurants, but my parents often make the trip downtown to go to New Sky. I don't really have any favourites to recommend, but you may want to know that their English menu is a bit less interesting, and more aimed at the Western eater, so having a Chinese friend (or... someone who knows Chinese) there may be helpful if you want to be more adventurous. If that's not possible, then yeah, as one of the other replies suggested, look at your neighbours' tables.

        1. Yep, New Sky is the real deal.

          I go there all the time with my Hong Kong girlfriend and her family. There's 6 of us, and they order the classic full Chinese dinner.. 6 or 7 courses covering soup, tofu/greens, scallops and tofu/black bean, crispy beef, lobster, and a steamed fish to finish off. If there's a group of you, get that family meal thingy.. it's cheap, plentiful and classic Chinese dinner hall fare.

          1. It's awesome. Get the lobster, dumpling soup, crispy beef, lemon chicken, XO beans, sliced chicken with eggplant is awesome. Little clams, steamed fish of the day, fried oysters, honey pepper beef ribs, any noodles.

            I have had favourites and less than, but never a bad dish.