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I need good food in the Midland & Kingston Rd., Toronto [Moved from Canada board]

drgrb Sep 30, 2007 12:44 PM


  1. thenurse Oct 1, 2007 06:25 AM

    My mom swears by Vincent's Spot. Ikky Sushi is pretty good as well. Both are on the north side of Kingston, a little W of Midland. I believe there is a decent Fish n' Chips on that block as well. Maybe even some good West Indian food.

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    1. re: thenurse
      Finnegan Oct 1, 2007 09:14 AM

      Many people swaer by Duckworth's Fish and Chips (kingston Rd. just west of Midland) but I've found them to be average. The Tara Inn has pretty good pub grub and the Bo Peep is a reliable and clean family restaurant. Many friends claim the Cozy Hungarian is quite good but I have yet to go there.

      1. re: thenurse
        Bob Catt Oct 2, 2007 07:33 AM

        "thenurse" says Ikki Sushi is "pretty good" but I disagree. I've avoided it since having very substandard food there as Japanese restaurants go. But I second the recommendation of other posters for the Bo Peep, which serves substantial old-fashioned food to a mostly older crowd; and definitely agree about the excellence of JJJ Jerk for their Caribbean food - delicious! If you don't mind driving a few stoplights west for Indian takeout dishes, you can't beat Katyani Indian Cuisine at 1433 Kingston Road on the south side, just west of Warden.

        1. re: Bob Catt
          Kasumeat Oct 2, 2007 07:48 AM

          Ikki Sushi is consistently the worst Japanese food I've had in Toronto (AYCE buffets excepted), and I've had the misfortune of eating there many, many times.

          I can second Nama's and Zen, although the latter is pricy.

        2. re: thenurse
          smr714 May 19, 2008 08:08 AM

          The Veal Marsala and the Pepper Steak are wonderful at Vincent's and mom loves the duck but you have to pre-order that dish a few days before going.

          Also if you don't mind Travelling a tad, the Fish and chips at By the Bluffs which is just past McCowan is much better and they serve a mean greasy spoon style breakfast.

          The Riveria pizzarria used to have also good Veal Parma, and the side pasta is much better than the old Bo Peep.

        3. JamieK Oct 1, 2007 07:28 AM

          I second Vincent's Spot. Haven't been there for a few years but always had a good experience there, tasty food and nice warm service. Here's a thread with a more recent comment -

          Vincent's Spot
          2496 Kingston Rd, Toronto, ON M1N1V3, CA

          1. Googs Oct 1, 2007 09:49 AM

            Can you give an idea of what you like to eat? Scarborough may not be foodie heaven, but a little narrowing down would help.

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              voracious Oct 1, 2007 02:31 PM

              JJJ Jerk on Kingston Road across from the No Frills has fantastic roti. I've only been to Nama's Indian restaurant (same block) once, but it was very good too.

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              1. re: voracious
                drgrb Nov 30, 2007 01:44 PM

                The jerk chicken is very tasty-moist too. Avoid at all costs the deep fried dumplings and batter fried "fish"drgrb

              2. Full tummy Oct 1, 2007 03:15 PM

                Zen Sushi, at 2803 Eglinton, is excellent!

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                1. re: Full tummy
                  ace123 Oct 1, 2007 09:14 PM

                  I second Zen if you like ultra fresh sushi.

                  1. re: ace123
                    Finnegan Oct 2, 2007 07:13 AM

                    Zen is very good but a little pricey as well. For take out, on-a -You's (the owner' name is Donahe) Jerk Chick in very good...cooks it the traditional way in an oil drum style BBQ in front of his store....very good. Friends also rave about the newly open Carribbean Wave at Morningside and Milner (in the plaze next to the Home Depot).

                    1. re: Finnegan
                      Finnegan Oct 3, 2007 08:42 AM

                      Sorry jerk restaurant is Don-a-yous not On-a-yous

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                  ascendance Dec 1, 2007 10:50 AM

                  Zen, obviously. It's not far off, over at basically Eglington and Kingston Rd.

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                    Ted Richards Dec 2, 2007 07:31 AM

                    I wouldn't recommend Vincent's Spot. I found the food there rather blah.

                    I like Duckworth's Fish & Chips, although I prefer Penrose near Eglinton & Mount Pleasant.

                    I was really impressed by Thai Cashew recently. Their chicken and coconut soup is really impressive and their hot & sour soup is quite good. This is probably the best restaurant in the area (which isn't saying a whole lot).

                    Bo Peep's is a pretty good family restaurant. Nothing really exciting, but I like their ribs, veal parmigiana and patty melt (should really be called fatty melt, but it's good grease :-). You can actually get them to cook the latter rare, which is unusual for a family restaurant.

                    Then of course, there's Lick's. Good burgers if you like them well done. Forgettable fries, and good ice cream.

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                      voracious May 18, 2008 12:02 PM

                      There's an application for a liquor license in the window of what looks like a Mexican restaurant-to-be on Kingston Road -- same block as JJJerk, Cosy Hungarian and Vincent's Place. Things are looking up.

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