Anything good at Yonge/Sheppard?
I know there have been posts about this in the past but going through them a lot of the recommended restaurants seem to be closed now. I've worked here for a few years and while there are a lot of restaurants around, I haven't found anything I've really loved. I like Tuyen but it seems to have closed (? I haven't actually walked past it but their website is down and their phone is disconnected). The quality at Bar Burrito has gone downhill quite a bit. I tend to go for the dimsum at Furama but it doesn't blow my mind. In the summer I like the thai food cart up the street towards Empress Walk but that doesn't help me right now.
Anybody have anything good, ideally for takeout?
I moved here from Yonge and Eglinton - and though there is nothing stellar out here , there are some places that I frequent.
1.Cafe Mirage for the french toast- the soya cream is delicious
2.Sakura for the tempura roll
3. Peacock Express for Indian
4.Shawarma Max for Falafel
5.Owl of Minerva
7.Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu
I haven't been to Thai Bistro. Instead I've been hitting So Great Thai. Would you say that Thai Bistro is better? So Great is certainly far from perfect.
Instead of Owl of Minerva, I usually recommend Oh Guel Boh Guel which is right next door. I find it's food superior, unless you want pork bone soup. I do love The Owl for being open 24h though.
Yeah, I saw new signage being installed today for a new asian place where Tuyen used to be.
Best thing really close is the great pick-up or delivery from "The Chicken Place" on Willowdale Ave. - legit flame-grilled roast chicken, nice baked potatoes, forgettable frozen fries, interesting grilled chicken sandwiches, OK wings, but odd house-made sauce that doesn't appeal to me. Tuesday night is Family Special - whole chicken, 4 sides, 4 rolls for just over $15 bucks!
Aside from that, we usually head out of the neighbourhood or north to Golden Star Burgers or south to Burger's Priest for quickie food. East on Sheppard there's HoneyBears for a schnitzel on a bun at lunchtime, but not much that's interesting... Maybe this is where I'll open my hoagie shop :-)
I think most of the restaurants in the area are chains so unless you're into that sort of thing there aren't too many options. Bombay Bhel has decent Indian food although it is a bit expensive. I've never liked Shawarma Max. Ajisen Ramen is good too. Further up on Yonge closer to Yonge and Finch is an Iranian plaza that serves some really excellent kababs. While they're all pretty much the same I'd reccomend Altona Kebab which seems to have the freshest and bes quality meat.
Theres also a decent/cheapish sushi place by Bathurst and Sheppard called Wakame Sushi that does deliver. And if you don't mind heading a bit south Burger Priest is a few minutes away.
Mot Na Son is good, but it's a 10-15 minute walk north of Sheppard.
Mot Na Son Restaurant
5374 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N5R5, CA
i) Sushi Bong - Good value for that sushi craving
ii) Thai Bistro - Authentic thai, poor eat-in experience though
iii) Vietnamese Delight - Best pho in the area, bar none
iv) Pastel (dessert) - Rivals the little pastry cafes in Tokyo!
v) Asian Legend - More refined asian food
vi) Izakaya Tsuki - Underrated isakaya joint
vii) Auberge du Pommier - For that splurge meal...
viii) Taro's Fish - Pretty authentic sushi
vix) Paradise Farms - Organic, tasty sandwiches and burgers
edit: Forgot about Dumpling King. Guy takes forever, but at least they're freshly made.
edit #2: The Kenzo ramen at Yonge/Shepp is okay, but the one at Yonge/Steeles is still superior.