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Looking for fun food restaurant --15 year old's birthday, will eat anything!

YolandaFitzpatrick Jun 21, 2012 06:47 AM

We are coming from Burlington and looking for a place between downtown and the Pearson airport to take kids ages 21, 18 and 15, all very experimental with food and no allergies. We like everything. We need some fun for my son's 15th birthday. Up to a middle price range preferred. Thanks for your help.

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    crawfish Jun 21, 2012 06:54 AM

    We had a lot of fun at Guu with my 12 year old. It's a Korean tavern with lots of interesting small plates to share. The staff are very enthusiastic yelling stuff out in Korean (I think) and bouncing around, great people watching. Get there by 6 and you shouldn't have a problem getting a table.


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    1. re: crawfish
      TorontoJo Jun 21, 2012 06:56 AM

      It's Japanese, all the staff are Japanese and they yell in Japanese. :)

      But totally agree that Guu would be loads of fun for adventurous kids.

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        peppermint pate Jun 21, 2012 10:32 AM

        +1 for Guu. Other places with good food and a fun vibe - Khao San Road (Thai), Grand Electric or Playa Cabana (Mexican), The Drake - the Sky Yard (rooftop patio) is a fun spot and they often have loads of events like movie nights and the opening of Drakeland tomorrow night: http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/blog/2012...

        And maybe The Saint?


      2. re: crawfish
        LearningHow Jun 21, 2012 12:48 PM

        +1 for Guu, which is actually Japanese, not Korean.

        I think that's been mentioned to you more than once before :)

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        whittle Jun 21, 2012 11:17 AM

        +1 to Guu! Guu Sakabar (Annex) has a smaller food selection than Guu-Izakaya (Church/McGill) but a more extensive drinks menu. Yakitori, spinach/cheese oysters, fried brie, shrimp in spicy mayo are all delicious! However, Guu has a 2 hr seating limit policy.

        Korean BBQ is always fun, sorta like indoor camping with exotic ingredients. Korean Village Restaurant in Koreatown is good bbq. For others in your party who don't want bbq, their other korean offerings are good too. Since, it's close to the Annex, you can amble over to Snakes and Lattes for a good board game and a coffee or two after. But no guarantees that you'll get into SNL since it's crazy busy in the evenings! Booking early highly recommended.

        Portuguese food is great and now with the Euro Cup going on it's madness in most Portuguese establishments. Bairrada Churrasqueira has an amazing patio and great food: flaming sausage, is quite the little spectacle!

        Black Hoof for great sweetbreads, delicious horse tartare, marrow et al.

        Grand Electric is waay tooo loud indoors. La Carnita is similar to GE but with unobtrusive decibel levels! +1 to Playa Cabana.

        Lastly, Medieval Times is very fun too. Plus they have a birthday package!

        Enjoy your kid's birthday. Oh to be 15 again!

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          YolandaFitzpatrick Jun 22, 2012 06:27 AM

          This is great, thank you for all your responses, you've made my job easy. We can't wait to go to Guu!

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