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non-pub/non-bistro/non-Italian Sunday brunch/lunch within a 15 minute walk of the Sony Centre/St.Lawrence Market

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phoenikia Nov 10, 2010 01:39 PM

Seems most upscale sushi (Nami and Hiro) and Thai options (Sukhothai) that are relatively close are closed on Sundays. I'm guessing Swish by Han is, too.

Are there any Indian, southeast Asian or other types of Asian restaurants within a 15 minute walk of the St. Lawrence Market area? Or other non-bistro, non-French, non-Italian, non-Belgian, non-pub options? All the options I can think of in the immediate area are chains, bistros, pubs, French restaurants or Italian restaurants.NTTAWWT.

If we decide to go with Indian, I realize Trimurti/Babur/Little India and Kama/Dhaba are not that far way. Are there other Indian restaurants in the general area (south of Dundas, east of McCaul, west of Parliament) that are open Sundays for lunch? I realize Rashnaa in Cabbagetown is also an option, if I'm prepared to go a little further afield.

I looked at Kultura's website, but it appears they are not serving brunch these days.

I noticed Harlem has a brunch- has anyone tried it? http://www.harlemrestaurant.com/menu....

Thanks for any ideas.

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St. Lawrence Market
92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

Kultura
169 King St. E., Toronto, ON M5A 1J4, CA

Swish by Han
38 Wellington St E, Toronto, ON , CA

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  1. Wahooty RE: phoenikia Nov 10, 2010 02:42 PM

    Okay, this is not Indian, but within the wandering boundaries to get Indian...not sure how you feel about the Queen Mum, but they do seem to have a Sunday brunch - some of the options are Continental bistro-y, but they also have their Lao/Thai dishes on there. Perhaps an option?

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      phoenikia RE: Wahooty Nov 11, 2010 07:26 PM

      Thanks Wahooty, will keep it in mind.

    2. jennjen18 RE: phoenikia Nov 10, 2010 03:24 PM

      I've tried the Harlem Underground (which is on the west side) brunch! We had waffles with strawberries, deep fried pickles, and fried chicken and waffles. Very good. :) Not sure what specifics you're looking for.

      What about Hot House Cafe? It's a buffet brunch - that usually pleases everybody all at once....

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      Hot House
      35 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1T3, CA

      Harlem Underground
      745 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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        phoenikia RE: jennjen18 Nov 11, 2010 07:29 PM

        Glad to hear Harlem Underground brunch was a good experience. Very tempted to try the Harlem East brunch.

        Not a fan of Hot House Cafe, but thanks for the suggestion.

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        Hot House
        35 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1T3, CA

        Harlem Underground
        745 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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        EarlyDrive RE: phoenikia Nov 10, 2010 03:32 PM

        Is Luma on King too far?

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        Luma
        330 King St W, Toronto, ON , CA

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          phoenikia RE: EarlyDrive Nov 11, 2010 07:30 PM

          It's not too far, thanks for the suggestion. Have you had brunch at Luma?

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          Luma
          330 King St W, Toronto, ON , CA

        2. Herb RE: phoenikia Nov 11, 2010 05:32 AM

          Ivory Thailand (used to be Young Thailand) has an OK $12.95 ayce buffet.

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            phoenikia RE: Herb Nov 11, 2010 07:31 PM

            Thanks Herb.

          2. Googs RE: phoenikia Nov 13, 2010 06:19 AM

            When did Hiro stop doing Soba Sunday's? I thought I saw the sign in the window fairly recently.

            Here's an old review or two.
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/304584
            http://www.nowtoronto.com/food/story....

            And some pics:
            http://www.flickr.com/photos/sifu_ren...

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              phoenikia RE: Googs Nov 13, 2010 06:23 AM

              Thanks Googs.

              I guess I'll call and check. Both Toronto Life and Dine.to listings for Hiro show Hiro as closed on Sundays.

              Has anyone been to a Soba Sunday lately?

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                Frids RE: phoenikia Nov 13, 2010 06:36 AM

                It's Soba Tuesday now and at a different restaurant:

                http://www.sobacanada.com/

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                  Googs RE: phoenikia Nov 13, 2010 06:47 AM

                  I'd still call Hiro. TL and DTo can be out-of-date.

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                    Herb RE: Googs Nov 13, 2010 08:35 AM

                    It moved to Ichiriki on Bloor East two years ago.

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                    Ichiriki
                    120 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON M4W1B7, CA

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                      Googs RE: Herb Nov 13, 2010 01:36 PM

                      Ooopsie

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