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Where to eat? (University, between Dundas and Queen)

  • j

Just started a job in the neighbourhood. There are plenty of lunch spots around, but I have no idea which ones are good (and it would likely take a year to try them all). Would love to hear about your favourites.

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  1. The food court in the Village on The Grange on Dundas W., just west of University has a lot of gems. Try Island Foods for a great chicken curry roti, the Vietnamese place (name escapes me right now) for big bowls of hearty, fragrant pho and bun, and the schnitzel places for... well... schnitzel.

    I work in the Dundas/Yonge area, so this is a regular stop for me.

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    1. re: jakhtar

      There's also a Thai fast food place. DON'T GO. Last time I went I foolishly chose ketchup-y rice noodles served under ketchup stir-fried dry chicken and a couple of very small shrimp. Shameful.

      Next time I will try Manpuku or Sakura.

    2. Sounds like you are asking for directions to Nota Bene? A block east of University on Queen.

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      1. re: Westwardho

        there's ematei on st patrick & queen, right by nota bene and the rex.

            1. re: cowhound

              Only if you have big feet - it's actually west of Simcoe (which is the street west of University).

        1. I love Sakura: Homestyle Japanese in the Village By the Grange food court. I also hear a Mission Burrito will be moving in to the food court as well....

          1. My wife works in the area. She'd second Ematei (Japanese)

            1. I just had lunch yesterday at Avenue Cafe -- north west corner of University and Dundas. Yum!