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Good Chinese delivery Woodbine/Danforth?

I've tried every place that's dropped a menu in the mailbox. All have been awful. Can someone please tell me where I can order decent Chinese from in the nabe?

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  1. Have you ordered from Danforth Dragon yet? We've had them deliver a couple times and it was okay. Typical chinese food take out, basically.

    1. Number One Chinese on Pape (I suspect they'll go as far as Woodbine). It really is quite excellent. There are a few low points on the menu (they really should scrap what they're not great at -- after all the menu is some 120 items!) -- give things a couple of tries.

      Faves:

      Hot and Sour Soup (best veggie/mushroom (not seafood) version I've had).
      Wonton soup -- excellent wontons, fresh bok choy and good pork
      Pan Fried Dumplings -- excellent, I always order two orderr of 10(?).
      Buddhist's delight -- nice fried tofu, good FRESH woodear and bamboo. Much better than their Dai Dop Voy.

      Good not great:

      Lemon Chicken -- Heavy batter: very nice sauce.
      Shanghai noodles -- more than competant.
      Black bean stuff -- not overpowering, a reasonably nice sauce.

      Caution:

      The spring rolls are only filled with meat (beef and shrimp). They still are good, but it comes as a surprise!

      There are some reviews here: http://www.restaurantica.com/restaura... . They are a little too generous -- its not 'to die for' chinese. But, it is the absolute best you could ever possibly expect from delivery.

      Discount of 10% for pick up if paid for with cash. On Pape just south of Mortimer -- don't bother with Red Rose which is on pape just north of Mortimer.

      1. Seabreeze, hands down, who deliver from Queen and Greenwood. All the usual 'Chinese Canadian' food but with a decent Cantonese selection which is well made and reasonably priced. If you are ever in the area, have a meal in their dining room -- not very pretty, but the atmosphere is authentic mom-and-pop Chinese take-out.

        After reading the recs here for Number One, I stopped in for their hot-and-sour and it was good and I will definitely try their delivery on the next occasion we're having a tv night. However, I can't say I recommend setting down in their dining room. Unfortunately I've been in too many of these family restaurants trying to enjoy a meal alongside sketchy people off the street.

        1. Based on recommendations from this board we ordered from Number One, it took over 90 minutes and at least one call from us to arrive. The food was fine but no different than say Internation House or any other American-style delivery Chinese food.

          1. We found Danforth Dragon and Seabreeze kinda meh. I grew up at Queen/Spadina, so I've been raised on fairly good Chinese take out. The one thing I can't tolerate is really greasy stuff, and that's what I found with both places. I'm looking for the nice, fresh dishes. And good Shanghai noodles are a must for hubby. Maybe I'll give Number One a try...

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            1. re: Sweet Pea

              hmm. . . I'd still give Number One a try. But, the one thing I might hold against them is that it does sit a little heavy in your stomach and that is probably because its a touch greasy. I'd probably say it can be a bit oily, but it isn't greasy -- but, you might not accept that there is such a distinction.

              1. re: Sweet Pea

                Are you making your comparisons with Chinatown? Cuz if you are Chinese take-out does not even come close to Chinatown cuisine. While I haven't had vast quantities of take-out during my life, I've had enough baaaaaaaaad versions of chinese-canadian (avoid avoid avoid Sandy's @Danforth/Woodbine)to get a sense of the landscape. Seabreeze' 7-veg with bbq pork and almonds is something I would make at home, but they do it better. I also recommend their Singapore noodles.

                1. re: neighborguy

                  I am comparing to Chinatown somewhat, but I've also had good delivery while living at Yonge/Bloor and in North Toronto, so I'm not being totally unrealistic. I know I won't find take out as good as the dine-in in Chinatown, but I've been discouraged by the abysmal options since I moved east.