Eateries near AGO.
Hi, I am arriving for the first time in Toronto this afternoon and plan on heading to the free Wednesday night at AGO...can anyone tell me if there are any super eateries around there...we are after nothing fancy just tasty, cheap and cheerful. We love chinese, korean and japanese cuisine.
I've got the joint for you: it's called Manpuku, and it's right next door and to the east of the AGO, among the indoor Village by the Grange group of fast-food restos. Though Manpuku itself isn't quite what I'd call fast food. It's a separate little resto with its own seating. Delicious Japanese-inspired soups and noodle dishes, and inexpensive. Popular with art college types, who keep it humming. I drop in whenever I go to the AGO. Mind, it has been some months since I was last there, though I doubt if it has changed. Solid, clean, well-run, with alert service. It's licensed as well.
Moderately priced, not cheap, but not fancy
Ematei (for cooked Japanese food)
Japango (for sushi)
Cheap, but good & tasty
Swatow (wonton mein, or Chinese Cdn)
Chinese Traditional Buns (soup dumplings and other buns)
Rol San (dim sum, ginger beef)
Mother's Dumplings (soup dumplings)
Kenzo (for ramen, not much else is on the menu)
There is an economical Korean BBQ place near the AGO on Dundas near McCaul, and another in Chinatown, but I've never been to either place. I'd save Korean food for a trip to Little Korea (Bloor & Christie area), rather than order Korean food in/near Chinatown.
30 Saint Patrick St, Toronto, ON M5T3A3, CA
Chinese Traditional Buns
536 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T, CA
421 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON , CA
122 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON M5G1P5, CA
323 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2E9, CA
138 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON , CA
309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2E6, CA
105 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T, CA
re: Mother's Dumplings - I realized now that I accidentally typed soup dumplings when I should've written Northern-style dumplings. I usually order the steamed, boiled or pan-fried dumplings at Mother's. Mother's doesn't get the raves it received when it was new, but I still like their dumplings.