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Best Place to eat near Keneddy and Mcnicol area?

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just moved in, and looking for a nice place to eat anybody have any ideas?

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  1. Welcome to the area!

    Can you elabourate on what types of foods you're interested in? The area is predominantly Chinese, but there are other options. Do you drive? TTC? Walk? Family? Alone? Budget?

    1. It's not a long drive to Brimley and Finch, and in the northwest corner of the plaza on the northwest corner, there's a tiny Japanese spot called "Hanabi Sushi" that has quite good Japanese/Korean offerings at reasonable prices. As noted earlier, there's lot of Chinese in the area; not a lot of Western choices other than chains.

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      1. re: FrankD

        Correction...Hanabi is at Midland/Finch

      2. SW corner of kennedy and mcnicoll is Nikada which is a japanese ayce (korean run). they used to do a la carte as well but i believe they ditched it for exclusively buffet.

        south of the intersection between mcnicoll and finch is Gasa, which is a sri lankan takeout joint. it looks a bit sketchy but the stuff is great for the price.

        a bit north closer to pmall is a cantonese/HK cafe called Ming's. bright red sign. no need to talk about pmall and its offerings.

        closer to midland and mcnicoll is go for tea for bubbletea and snacks, chako for korean bbq and bad sushi, south asian malaysian cuisine.

        but the best imo is Gasa if u love spicey sri lankan food. kothu roti, biriyani, chili chicken, etc.

        2950 Kennedy Rd, Toronto, ON M1V1T1, CA

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        1. re: blitz

          In the Midland and McNicoll mall, there is a Thai/Singapore/Malay Restaurant called South Asia Malaysian Cuisian that serves good curry beef (or chicken) w/ roti for $7.

        2. If you go up to Pacific Mall at Kennedy and Steeles. In the food court on the second floor, you'll find a stall called "fill your own" very non-descript small red sign with Chinese characters on it. There is one of the few (if only) places in town that make the noodles for their noodle soups from scratch-the old fashioned way. Very cool watching the cook braid and whack the dough on a board until it separates into many fine noodles. Cheap too!

          Also, worth the drive up to Markham (just off Kennedy, two lights north of Hwy 7) is a gourmet grocer called "The Village Grocer". A great place to pick up hard to find items and a fantastic deli counter. Their English breakfast sausages are to DIE for.

          1. Lemongrass at Midland and Steeles (in the No Frills plaza) has decent Thai food at good prices, and lots of variety.

            For "non-asian" cuisine I recommend Orchid Garden, which is the restaurant in Agincourt mall at Kennedy and Sheppard. The restaurant is nothing fancy, but specifically the hot roast beef (prime rib) sandwich is superb!!

            1. More chinese places to add to your list to try in that area:

              Chung King Garden - pacific mall/market village for peking duck

              Szechuan Legend - midland/finch for spicy chinese

              Ba Shu Ren Jia on steeles for more spicy sichuan

              Hi Shanghai on Steeles (splendid china tower mall) across from Pac Mall for ok shanghainese

              Yunnan Cross Bridge Rice Noodle restaurant - in the strip mall at 4040 Finch. I always go back for the special noodles and a fried rice w/ mushroom dish. Their salt and pepper
              batter fried pork filets are different too.

              go south to Maple Yip (sheppard/midland) if you want really good, consistent cantonese. Nearby there's also Old House for more authentic mainland china dishes (love their fish filets in pot of oil and peppers), and a wonton noodle place that Charles Yu likes.

              Wu Yi Villa for higher end fujian chinese

              Szechuan Legend
              3280 Midland Ave, Toronto, ON M1V, CA

              Hi Shanghai
              4675 Steeles Ave E, Toronto, ON M1V0B7, CA

              Ba Shu Ren Jia
              4771 Steeles Ave E, Toronto, ON M1V, CA

              Chung King Garden Restaurant
              4394 Steeles Ave E, Markham, ON L3R9V9, CA

              1. Aladinn's Palace , Victoria Park and Tempo (McNichol) . Palestinian Arab, Combo Plates only . Cheap and very good.
                Bistro Camino. Victoria Park (Main ) and Danforth. Japanese French chef -owner, best club ( as in York Club , Osgoode Hall) cooking. cheap , nice and very good.
                Tagine. Lawrence east of pharmacy. Moroccan, good, cheap,. No geste. Have the Royal Meal, $24 complete.
                Se previous posts.

                Bistro Camino
                2750 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1L7, CA

                Victoria Park Restaurant
                335 Durham Market St N, Kincardine, ON N2Z1Z4, CA

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                1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi

                  im definitely going to try a lot of these out! thanks!