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Feb 21, 2007 02:27 PM

birthday dinner in North Toronto

Can anyone recommend their favorite places to go near Yonge and Finch? Open to any suggestions in terms of price, etc...we're adventurous, but want good food...
Just looking for your favorites..


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  1. Closest I can think of is Cuisine of India at Yonge north of Sheppard.
    There must be some good korean around there, but I haven't been so I can't recommend anything in particular.

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    1. re: pescatarian

      At Yonge/Steeles, there's Seoul House, a Korean resto (its sister resto is at Orfus Rd) -- it's at 180 Steeles Ave. West (unit 24)

      at Yonge/Finch, another decent korean is Mot Na Son-- not fancy, very casual, but good

      I think Zaffron is aroud there too - or maybe it's closer to steeles - serves italian and iranian; a bit fancy/upscale (relative to other Iranian restos)

      1. re: pescatarian

        For korean in that area, i like Nakwon. It's pretty much right at the corner of Finch and Yonge... south west corner, maybe the second restaurant down.
        The food and service is good and they have little semi-private booths too... the decor is all wooden so it looks cute.
        I like bibimbap and their korean seafood pancake.. yum...
        They also do this grill food at your table thing, which is good if you have 3 or more people, or else I think it's a lot of food.
        They always give lots of those little dishes to boot!

        1. re: sumashi

          Have you been to Sariwon at Yonge and Clark? If so, of Sariwon or Nakwon, which one do you think would be better to take my parents for their anniversary? They are not "too adventurous", from a food perspective.

          1. re: pescatarian

            I haven't been to Sariwon actually. I just checked out their website and read some reviews on other sites now.... my impression is that it's more upscale in terms of decor and all.. just from the looks of the outside, but Nelson says otherwise so maybe not =) The food sounded really good though.. hmm, I think I should check out Sariwon myself sometime.
            In general, I think Nakwon would be too much on the casual side for your parent's anniversary ^^ but maybe check it out for another day.
            The food is the regular Korean standard fare so if your parents are into Korean food, then it should be no problem!

      2. Sariwon serves good Korean food--especially table-top BBQ--in clean, airy and pleasant surroundings (unlike so many Korean restaurants!), but it's a very casual place for a special occasion!

        For a treat, you need to drive a little south to Yonge and York Mills to Auberge du Pommier: pricey it is, in true Bonacini style, but for more classical style French cuisine in an elegant and formal atmosphere, this is definitely tops in North Toronto.

        Here is the website: