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North York City Centre Asian food

  • Teep Nov 15, 2012 01:29 PM
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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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  1. Sakura on Spring Garden
    Dumpling king on north town way

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    1. re: garfield

      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

        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

          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

            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

              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

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

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

          1. Didn't Kenzo re-opened up there?

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            1. re: MissBingBing

              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.