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Aug 11, 2009 04:45 PM

Restaurant recommendations near Yonge & Gerrard

I am meeting an old friend for dinner. She is staying in the Yonge & Gerrard area and I was looking for a dinner location within walking distance and somewhat inexpensive. She's not keen on anything spicy so no Indian or Thai. Any recommendations?

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  1. I recommend a persian restaurant N of Carlton on Yonge called Tempus 508 Yonge. They have a good selection of kebabs and some nice persian dishes at decent prices. Mains approx $10-15.
    Other places close by are Korean Grill House (just south of Gerrard on Yonge), Senators (on victoria+dundas serving diner style food).

    1. Well not all Thai food is spicy. Its really only the curries. If your friend is open to trying some good Thai food, there is Salad King by Ryerson across from the ol Sam the Record Man. -Natural Sushi on Yonge just south of Charles also is very tasty and reasonably priced.
      - Masa Sushi on Charles St. just east of Yonge is delicious too and nicer ambiance.

      1. Mochizuki (Bay & Elm) for very good sushi (with a rotating sushi bar). It can get expensive though.

        A safer choice for an unadventurous eater and less expensive than Mochizuki, Mercatto opened a new location in the MaRS building (Elizabeth & College). It's contemporary Italian (with very good thincrust pizzas and coffee).

        Fire on the East Side for reasonably priced Southern food in a nice atmosphere.

        Olympic 76 (Yonge & Gloucester) for excellent and affordable old school pizza.

        Fire On The East Side
        6 Gloucester St, Toronto, ON M4Y1L5, CA

        Olympic 76
        8A Gloucester St, Toronto, ON M4Y1L5, CA

        15 Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2E3, CA

        655 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5G2K4, CA