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Yakiniku, Shabu-shabu, Tonkotsu Ramen

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DMBGirl Jan 15, 2004 01:20 PM

Does anyone know of any restaurants that serve these dishes? I'm looking for places preferrably in the west end, but I don't mind travelling if the food is fantastic.

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    stein88 RE: DMBGirl Jan 16, 2004 09:32 AM

    Up at Pacific Mall (actually, the little mall next to it on Steeles, east of Kennedy - something with Heritage in the name), in the food court, there's a stall with a dozen or so spots set up for shabu-shabu. Found it a fun eating experience.

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      DMBGirl RE: stein88 Jan 21, 2004 12:19 PM

      Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out sometime.

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      FoodFanatic RE: DMBGirl Jan 17, 2004 10:19 PM

      Try NIJO restaurant. It's in Greenwin Square (just west of Sherbourne, on Bloor E (south side) -- right beside the Swiss Chalet.

      It is probably the last place on earth you would find the freshest sushi in town for a wonderful price, great Yakiniku and Tonkatsu Ramen.

      Miso soup is made from scratch. Salmon is delivered every other day. Teriyaki sauce made from scratch.

      The wife handles hot foods, the dad handles the suchi bar. If you want to order a hot food item and the wife is not there - let them know you want to wait until she gets back to cook your food. Ditto for the sushi chef.

      This is a fantastic place - situated in the unlikeliest of all venues.

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        miguel RE: FoodFanatic Jan 19, 2004 11:42 PM

        Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely be checking Niju out.

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          Dee-Ann RE: FoodFanatic Jan 20, 2004 07:55 PM

          Thank you for the recommendation! I went to Nijo for lunch today and had tempura shrimps. It was very fresh and delicious. I am looking forward to returning and trying their sushi and other delicacies.

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            DMBGirl RE: FoodFanatic Jan 21, 2004 12:18 PM

            Thanks for the reco! Looks like I'll be heading downtown this weekend. :)

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