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Tibetan Restaurants - Toronto

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veloute Feb 10, 2010 02:34 PM

Any one have any recommendations or comments about the Tibetan restaurants in TO?

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    minto Nov 17, 2013 01:44 PM

    Can anyone update on where they feel is the best Tibetan food in Toronto?
    I am wondering which restaurant I should try. Thanks

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      mrsleny Nov 17, 2013 08:14 PM

      I would also appreciate a recent update on Tibetan restaurants in Toronto. This is one cuisine I am looking forward to trying.

      Do most Tibetan restaurants have a fair selection of vegetarian options?

      thanks!

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        chococrazy Nov 18, 2013 07:15 AM

        At the moment, I'm loving Shangrila (1600 Queen Street W). Everything is home made. I stick to the Tibetan menu, which is all very good and authentic. We could not get enough of the crispy cauliflower and the gyuma (sausage). Yes mrsleny, I would check this place out... more than enough vegetarian options. The vegetarian momo should definitely be ordered!

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          mrsleny Nov 18, 2013 08:27 PM

          Thank you!

    2. Baelsette Apr 28, 2010 10:11 AM

      I actually really like everest, I've had some fantastic meals there. Service is always efficient and they are very child friendly.

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        chococrazy Apr 23, 2010 05:31 PM

        I am sorry to say Little Tibet is now closed! I will miss it dearly!

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          waydowntown Apr 24, 2010 04:28 AM

          I'm so sorry to hear this. I will miss Little Tibet too--it's been a reliable Saturday-lunch destination for me for a number of years. I'm assuming that the owners are retiring and have no plans to open another restaurant elsewhere?

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            chococrazy Jul 7, 2010 07:01 PM

            I believe they are retiring. I need to find a new restaurant, one that is not Everest.

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          veloute Feb 11, 2010 11:05 AM

          Thanks ige and gc from your info - Veloute

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          1. re: veloute
            1sweetpea Feb 11, 2010 02:08 PM

            I enjoyed Little Tibet. I'm not sure if it's the best on the scene, but I found the menu varied, with lots of options for vegetarians, though a touch pricey. They make a hot sauce that packs some good heat, too.

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              veloute Feb 11, 2010 10:01 PM

              Thanks 1sweetpea. I'm open to other suggestions. Are you willing to share?

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                1sweetpea Feb 12, 2010 05:05 AM

                I'm happy to share any info I have, though Little Tibet is the only Tibetan restaurant I've been to in Toronto. I have spent time in Tibet though, and I thought the momos at Little Tibet were very tasty and possibly less dense overall than the ones I ate in Tibet. I also found that in Tibet there were fewer options for momo fillings. It was pretty much meat or veg and the meat tended to be yak, which is okay when ground up, but pretty tough and stringy otherwise. The heat level of Little Tibet's dipping sauce was as hot or hotter than anything I ate in Tibet, but not nearly as hot as the things I tasted in that Sichuan province of China. That food was positively incendiary, if you select the spicier dishes to order.

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                  veloute Feb 12, 2010 10:06 AM

                  Thanks for fleshing out your OP. My only experience with Tibet is as an armchair traveller. I've been really looking forward to trying Tibetan food ever since I saw a Tibetan restaurant in Yorkville - many years ago. I live in Guelph so it's a bit of an excursion. Enjoying other cuisines usually happens when something else draws us to Toronto.

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                    BloorWestie... Feb 18, 2010 11:47 AM

                    I like Everest on Queen street near Much Music

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                      ingloriouseater Feb 18, 2010 12:49 PM

                      i must strongly disagree with Everest on all accounts, tibetan, indian or otherwise and wouldn't even consider it a tibetan restaurant, like so much in the area, the food nor the service live up to most people expectations

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                        VP of Feeling Groovy Feb 18, 2010 08:21 PM

                        I strongly concur with ingloriouseater - if in the Entertainment District and looking for a casual place for a beer, Everest would be acceptable. But for food, even in that dire neighbourhood, avoid Everest.

                        The only Tibetan place I've been in T.O. is the one around Queen & Niagara (Tibet Kitchen? Little Tibet?) and I found it fine. Tibetan food is not the most exciting in the world but I love it regardless, partly (mostly) because I visited Tibet many years ago and it was among my most favorite travels / places. So I enjoy visiting this restaurant - friendly service, comfy atmosphere, tasty, reasonably authentic food given that it doesn't include yak :-)

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                          BloorWestie... Apr 25, 2010 12:53 AM

                          What isn't Tibetan about it???...owned by Tibetans...with Tibetan employees...and they serve Tibetan food...just more stylized than most Tibetan restaurants in Toronto...

                          OM in Montreal is my fave though...again they also serve a lot of Indian food...which now heavily influences Tibetan culture

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                            juandoe9000 Jul 9, 2010 09:14 PM

                            BIG UP for OM. The owners are fantastic.

                      2. re: veloute
                        1sweetpea Feb 19, 2010 05:27 AM

                        Me too, Veloute. I live in Windsor right now, so Toronto restaurants fill the cultural void that I feel in Windsor, save for a few good Viet places and one Ethiopian restaurant. When we can't travel abroad, we pretend we're travelling by exploring Toronto's amazing multicultural restaurant options.

                        I'd like to find a really good restaurant that does Nepalese AND Tibetan food. Does anyone have recommendations? They must have good momos as well as the more Indian-inspired Nepalese dishes.

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                          juandoe9000 Jul 9, 2010 09:17 PM

                          You'll find Shangrila Resto (last resto in the Queen street west tibetan strip) for your nepali/tibetan needs. the owners are tibetans from nepal and prepare a THALI limited #s every Saturday, i believe. "Thali" means "plate" in Nepali = daal, rice, pickle, chicken/mutton/beef curry and some vegetables.
                          :)

              2. gregclow Feb 11, 2010 10:13 AM

                I'd recommend Le Tibet (1526 Queen Street West, a couple of blocks west of Lansdowne). It's run by the original owner of Tibet Kitchen (1544 Queen Street West), which was my favourite when he was in charge there, but I found that it went downhill a bit after he sold it.

                1. ingloriouseater Feb 11, 2010 03:10 AM

                  my regular place is tibet kitchen on queen west where there are at least 5 tibetan restaurants, but the mo mo's at tk are the best and the chili chicken is great too

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