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North York City Centre Asian food

Teep Nov 15, 2012 01:29 PM

Any good Chinese or Korean near North York City Centre? I only know of the Korean places and a Congee place near Finch.

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    garfield RE: Teep Nov 15, 2012 03:59 PM

    Sakura on Spring Garden
    Dumpling king on north town way

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    1. re: garfield
      Teep RE: garfield Nov 15, 2012 08:26 PM

      Dumpling King sounds interesting, checked on Google Maps and found that around there are a couple of Korean places as well, thanks.

      Want to find something different from what we get downtown.

      1. re: Teep
        trane RE: Teep Nov 16, 2012 01:38 PM

        The congee place is not very good in my opinion (Congee Time). I prefer Congee Wong/Queen.

        I like Asian Legend, which is close by. Dumpling King is a very small place, selling just dumplings. Very small menu, great food though.

        That's it for Chinese, unless you're willing to venture north of steeles (Legend).

        There's a lot of Korean places, depending on what you're looking for there are many different options. Briefly:

        Gamjatang - Owl of Minverva
        Soondubu - Buk Chang Dong (well, almost everywhere, but I prefer BCD as many other places use chicken stock)
        BBQ / Noodle / Everything - Mot Na Son
        24/7 hrs - Kayiyuga (SP?)

        There's also a more traditional place near Sheppard. Forget the name, but they have a menu similar to the multi-course emperor meal of ancient Korea. It was very expensive for lunch so I haven't been back, but it had an interesting menu.

        1. re: trane
          prima RE: trane Nov 16, 2012 02:38 PM

          Is Ten Ren's Tea Time still open in Empress Walk? I've never eaten there, so I don't know how the food is. Has anyone tried the food?

          +1 for Mot Na Son.

          For Korean-made sushi, I like Ichiban Fish House on Spring Garden. Nothing spectacular, but decent for that price point. There's also a Korean bakery nearby.

          1. re: prima
            T Long RE: prima Nov 16, 2012 02:53 PM

            Technically not Chinese, but there is a good Hong Kong style cafe in the same mall as Congee Time called Café Arc De Triomphe. A bit more upscale than its contemporaries. I haven't been in a while, but use to go often when in the area. Preferred it over Congee Time.

            1. re: prima
              Teep RE: prima Nov 17, 2012 07:49 PM

              Ended up being pressed for time, so got take out from Mot Na Son. All 3 items we got (Pork bone soup, noodles with bean sauce, seafood pancake) were the best we've had in recent memory, and big portions too.

              Thanks for all the tips!

              1. re: prima
                LTL RE: prima Nov 27, 2012 12:57 PM

                Ten Ren's Tea Time is still open and offers decent food. Think homestyle, nothing too fancy, but filling and wallet-friendly.

        2. Wench Foraday RE: Teep Nov 15, 2012 05:06 PM

          There's an Asian Legend across from Empress Walk. Not sure if that counts.

          1. MissBingBing RE: Teep Nov 15, 2012 05:41 PM

            Didn't Kenzo re-opened up there?

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            1. re: MissBingBing
              trane RE: MissBingBing Nov 16, 2012 01:39 PM

              There's a Kenzo that opened up where the PanAsian place used to be, close to Sheppard. Same block as the fancy-shmancy korean place I mentioned above.

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