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yoyodyne Oct 21, 2006 03:30 AM

there's a lot of good food to be had on the stretch of bloor between keele and jane but for some reason chinese cuisine is totally under-representented (read: non-existent) in the bwv 'hood. there's a place called PJ Wong's that recently opened up but for the life of me i can't name a single other chinese eatery in the nabe. am i missing something?

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    vinojoe Oct 25, 2006 02:20 AM

    While I can't say that I agree with you on this generally being a good food neighborhood(Bloom being the notable exception), you are certainly right that it lacks Chinese food. The nearest place that I have found is the Westwood Grill on Annette near Runnymede. It is mostly a take out place, but they do have tables. The address is 519 Annette and the phone is 416-604-8822. The food is good. Try it and see what you think.

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      Kagemusha Oct 25, 2006 02:34 AM

      What's keeping you from the dozens of places in and around Dundas+Spadina? That stretch of Bloor has never had anything approaching a Chinese community; in fact, until the Koreans started showing up in the early '80s, Bloor was a kind of E. Asian-free zone west of Bathhurst.Otherwise head west into nearby Mississauga.

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      detritus Oct 25, 2006 02:51 AM

      I'm another west-ender: What keeps me from Dundas+Spadina? Nothing...

      ... but it'd be great to be able to get some good chinese food near where I live. Good local takeout or delivery would be good too.

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        LovesToEat Oct 25, 2006 03:26 PM

        We live in Bloor West and often go down to Spadina/Dundas for Chinese food or we head West to Mississauga to the Chinatown Center there. On the odd occassion, we'll get take out from Westown (Dundas West area).

        I can't recommend Westwood Grill. I got take out stir fry noodles once and the bottom was burnt and the whole container of food was soggy...it was a mess!

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          detritus Oct 25, 2006 05:51 PM

          Hmmm... Westown is around the corner from me - had a look at their menu once, but I don't recall it looking that good. Any recommendations on what to try from here?

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            chinese Oct 29, 2006 04:50 AM

            I am not agree with you. I ordered the chinese food from Westwood Grill today, their food was excellent, especially the salt and pepper soft shell Crab and also the szechuan shanghai noodle.

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              chinese Oct 29, 2006 12:53 PM

              I talk to my friends about the foods in Westwood Grill, they all said the food are really good. They are really busy especially on Friday,you must make an reservation for the seat. otherwise, they saw the police were ordered from them, too. If the food was that bad, you can't see that.

              I lived in the bloor west village for 6 years, actually you still can found some good restaurants. Not just only in China Town.

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            squeaks Oct 25, 2006 04:13 PM

            Lotus Inn near Dundas and Runnymede makes pretty good non-greasy Chinese. The General Jor's chicken is great, as is the curry tofu (total comfort food). My only real complaint is that they tend to under-spice their dishes, so make sure to ask for extra heat if you want it.

            Link: http://www.lotusinn.ca/

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              Scruncheons Oct 25, 2006 04:25 PM

              I used to live in the area and remember a place called Buddha House on Jane just south of Annette. As I recall, it wasn't bad. Not sure if it is still there. And yes, Lotus Inn was good too.

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                LovesToEat Oct 25, 2006 06:13 PM

                From Westown, we usually get the shrimp and lobter sauce, Shanghai noodles, deep fried wantons (with the red sauce).

                I use to live really close to Westown too but we never went in...we only ordered take out from there once we moved further West.

                Yes, Buddha House is still there on Jane but it looks scary...never tried it but I think I'd pass.

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                  Scruncheons Oct 26, 2006 02:54 PM

                  Huh. We never actually ordered from Buddha House but about 10 years ago someone brought Chinese from there to our place and it was good. I recall very fresh greens.

                  The place looked no great shakes but not quite scary then -- maybe it has changed.

                  I have had some mighty fine chow from sketchy-looking places.

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                  yoyodyne Oct 25, 2006 06:27 PM

                  Thanks everyone for the great tips!

                  You're right, when i feel like eating out, there's absolutely nothing keeping me from dundas and spadina when i want good chinese and i'm usually more than happy to make the trek to one of a number of faves...fodder for another post...i should've been slightly more specific in my original post, i'm looking for decent chinese delivery in bloor west village.

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                    detritus Oct 25, 2006 10:07 PM

                    ... or any other delivery, while we're at it? (Indian, Thai, etc.)

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                      yoyodyne Oct 25, 2006 11:45 PM

                      there's actually some really good thai in the neighbourhood.

                      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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                    chinese Oct 29, 2006 12:57 PM

                    I am not agree with you. I ordered the chinese food from Westwood Grill today, their food was excellent, especially the salt and pepper soft shell Crab and also the szechuan shanghai noodle.

                    I talk to my friends about the foods in Westwood Grill, they all said the food are really good. They are really busy especially on Friday,you must make an reservation for the seat. otherwise, they saw the police were ordered from them, too. If the food was that bad, you can't see that.

                    I lived in the bloor west village for 6 years, actually you still can found some good restaurants. Not just only in China Town.

                    1. pancake Nov 19, 2006 09:20 PM

                      Don't be scared of Buddha House........I have eaten from there many times. It is a small, family owned place. Some of there dishes are quite good. . . .I loved their chicken balls!!
                      The decor is alittle outdated, but it seems they make most of their money through delivery/takeout

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                        FEDup Nov 20, 2006 02:33 PM

                        We live right around the corner from the Westwood Grill and regularly order hot and sour soup. It's not always consistent but it is good and warming on a rainy night.

                        We also enjoy the black pepper and beef schezuan noodles, and the salt and pepper shrimp are delicious. Those are our regular picks, as for the other items we've tried they've all been good to very good.

                        Thai food, our favourite is Simply Thai on Bloor. I really enjoy their curries.

                        For indian, we really like Curry Twist on Dundas around Quebec.

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