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buttercupv Nov 6, 2007 05:29 AM

I am in need of some help. I am looking for a restaurant that serves Ostrich, and not a tiny portion either, something hearty. This is for a 30th birthday dinner and this person has specifically asked for Ostrich. Is there a restaurant that serves this in Toronto? I was reading about wild game tasting menus and that could work, but I am looking for more of a meal. Any suggestions?

  1. peasontoast Nov 6, 2007 06:01 AM

    I don't remember about the portion size, but Boba serves ostrich.


    1. JamieK Nov 6, 2007 06:11 AM

      Fred's Not Here has ostrich and emu on the menu. But call to check as I'm not sure it's always available -

      Fred's Not Here
      321 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1J5, CA

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        dgrayca Nov 6, 2007 06:24 AM

        I have had Ostrich at Habitat in the past. Not sure if its still on the menu.

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        1. re: dgrayca
          gregclow Nov 8, 2007 06:31 AM

          Habitat doesn't have anything on the menu at the moment - as of a day or two ago, it's papered up.

        2. chocabot Nov 6, 2007 06:59 AM

          La Palette had ostrich as an option in their mixed grill. you could probably call and ask if it's still available and if it could be served alone in a larger portion.

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            hungry_pangolin Nov 6, 2007 09:48 AM

            Mathew Sutherland, at FatCat Bistro (376 Eglinton W) used to do different things with rhea, which were excellent. You might want to call ahead to see whether that is still the case.

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              fineboy Nov 6, 2007 12:07 PM

              Boba, which is generally underated by this board, makes an outstanding and generously portioned ostrich dish.

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                caitlink Nov 6, 2007 06:10 PM

                I was at Terra last week and they had ostrich on their menu. Not super huge portion though but it was tasty.

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                  hippotatomus Jun 11, 2008 10:22 AM

                  I haven't tried ostrich yet.. how would you describe the taste? Just like any meat or is there something different?

                  1. re: hippotatomus
                    cynalan Jun 11, 2008 12:16 PM

                    How does one describe a taste? Well, it is more meat-like than fowl. I would say it is a bit like beef. Not at all gamey.

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                      Apple Jun 11, 2008 06:21 PM

                      I agree... it's alot like beef. It's got a similar tecture, rich flavour - not gamey taste and not subtle like chicken or turkey

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                tuile Jun 12, 2008 08:08 AM

                I had an ostrich carpaccio dish at Terroni (Adelaide) last week. Although, I don't think this fits your requirements as it was a "special" for the evening and the appetizer portion was tiny! (4 slices in all)

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