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Japanese box lunches for high park

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ascendance Apr 7, 2011 08:12 AM

Ok, I know the best place to get an inexpensive Japanese box lunch in the entire city is Taro's Fish. However, it's exceedingly inconvenient to have to run all way up to Leslie and Sheppard from downtown Toronto, then run back out to High Park for a proper sakura hanami.

Last year, I managed to find some fairly decent sausages and ukrainian snacks (bacon-flavored rye bread sticks) around High Park. This year, I want to do things right, and get a proper Japanese box lunch. Where should I go? Ideally, it should be somewhere between High Park and and where I live (around St. George Station).

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Taro's Fish
800 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto, ON M2K, CA

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  1. pinstripeprincess RE: ascendance Apr 7, 2011 08:23 AM

    you can get the deluxe lunch bento at yuzu for take-out.

    considering the general lack of properly made japanese food, i have a strong inkling you're going to have a difficult time finding good bento options especially between st george and high park. i'd drop into some place like sanko and nab up some onigiri, sakura mochi (adore the stuff year round), and a few other interesting snacks.

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      Apple RE: pinstripeprincess Apr 7, 2011 09:51 AM

      I don't know if they still have it (as I haven't been recently) but on the weekends, Sanko used to bring in these delicious looking Japanese lunches. Not a "proper" Japanese bento lunch, but authentic nevertheless.

      I would call first before making the trip there

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      Sanko
      730 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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