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Jan 30, 2008 11:43 AM

Any restaurants opened 24 hours in GTA

I will be flying into YYZ and picking up a car rental soon(within the next 3 weeks), my flight gets in at around 10pm - so by the time I am finally out and in my car - it might be close to 11pm - now in all my searching on this site and the web - I find a lot of restaurants close by 8pm (Centre Street Deli) and even as late as 10pm. I travel a lot and find it hard to believe that such a metropolitan city like Toronto does not have 24 hour eateries.

New York has tonnes - and a lot of cities in Asia too (Hong Kong) - I just want to get an idea from Toronto natives if there are any good 24 hours eateries - preferably Chinese, Thai or other ethnic cuisines, even Diner's will do - basically anything - let me know what is good in your fair city.

I am willing to travel anyway with the car, Downtown, Mississauga, Markham, Scarborough, and any places close to those locales as well.

If you can provide an address - it would be great - Thanks for your inputs.

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  1. Almost all restaurants on Spadina are open into the early morning hours, as well as a few Greek eateries on Danforth, and I'd suspect a few places in the Annex (catering to inebriated students) What night are you flying in? If it's a Saturday, you'll be in luck.

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    1. re: thenurse

      I have actually been to the Spadina strip at around midnight on a weekday in the past and had been to a little thai joint (it was the only place open after driving around a bit) forget the name of it since the food was not that great - if I remember correctly it was opposite the street from Rol-San (the dim-sum joint).

      Most likely flying in during the week - which is why I can never seem to find anything open - I sure hope things are different during the weekend. Thanks

    2. Where are you going to be based? Downtown or further out?

      If downtown, then Beerbistro is open late. Good food, great beer list, nice atmosphere.

      Also in the city, 7 West is open 24 hours. It's a cozy spot with ok food (it won't blow you away, but you won't run screaming back to your hotel :) ).

      Swatow in Chinatown is open late. There may be others in Chinatown that other 'hounds can name.

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      1. re: TorontoJo

        Will be based a couple nights downtown and then a couple nights in Markham - nature of my business - can only really get to dinner quite late.

        1. Thai Bangkok, 412 Spadina, I've never been day or night but have been tempted based on their hours before... TO isn't know for Thai food but if you do go, lemme know how it is...

          Operating Hours
          11:30am - 10:00pm
          11:30am - 3:00am
          11:30am - 3:00am
          11:30am - 3:00am
          11:30am - 5:00am
          11:30am - 5:00am
          11:30am - 10:00pm

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          1. re: Recyclor

            I think Thai Bangkok don't do the late hours anymore. In any case, the food is very mediocre even during the normal evening hours. They used to be very good 5-7 years ago.

          2. In Etobicoke (albeit not the best, most gourmet or quality food...), the Grille and Sizzling Jaks are both open 24hrs, located on the Queensway and East Mall (roughly)...both have breakfast foods/meals but also some selection of lunch/dinner meals like sandwiches, meat and potatoes, etc.