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Dec 30, 2007 08:19 AM

Where's Susur? (or Where Does Mr. Lee Dine?)

In a recent thread (, people reinforced their own recommendations by stating (and I'm paraphrasing), "that the place must be good because Susur Lee eats there". One clever poster ("aser") then suggested that Susur is like Waldo for Toronto foodophiles (hence my title)! I thought this was hilarious!

Anyhow, I searched the board and I couldn't find this topic so I thought it might be fun to start a thread on it: Where is Susur Lee purported to dine?

Getting the ball rolling with the two restaurants in question:

Lai Wah Heen
Xam Yu

Anyone else?!!

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  1. I have heard/read that he shows up at Toshi and Pho Phuong...

    1. Golden Turtle on Ossington, according to this page -

      Golden Turtle
      125 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

      1. Golden Turtle Pho (on Ossington)
        Dhaba (on King)

        1. Swatow

          Susur mentions some of the places he frequents (including Terroni and King's Noodle) at the end of this blogto interview:

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          1. re: phoenikia

            The Chippy's sighting was discredited in the same thread.

              1. re: phoenikia

                OMG -- Susur sightings? Is this what we're reduced to? C'mon people, we can eat as well as the Great One.

                1. re: merlot143

                  C'mon! It's just a bit of holiday fun! Personally I'm going to start calling Susur's restaurant Waldos :-)

                  1. re: merlot143

                    LOL, I was going to say....who cares.

                    1. re: millygirl

                      Well, exactly, but it's a fun topic! I was also interested if anything popped up other than asian or seafood joints, since that's what pops up most often.

            1. There was a recent mention in another thread where it showed "Pizza Pizza" boxes in the background while Susur was on a TV show....I laughed my head off when people started noticing such things...BTW the "Dhaba" mentioned above was his "Restaurant Makeover".....

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              1. re: warlock

                Susur and his family have eaten there for years since they're friends with the owner... Probably made the Restaurant Makeover all that much easier.

                  1. re: chocabot

                    Too bad it didn't make the food better. Although on that RM, Susur says he didn't make any changes tothe food. Too bad. The food is not good.

                    1. re: pescatarian

                      yeah, we went once and won't do that again. overrated.
                      aroma next door is much better.