Established in 2009, Guu is an Izakaya styled restaurant and one of the best Asian restaurant in the city. Celebrating Japanese culture, the restaurant serves Izakaya style food and drinks. Traditional and authentic dishes include appetizers like Kurage - Marinated Jellyfish, Takowasabi - Marinated Octopus with wasabi stem, Grilled dishes like Karubi - Grilled beef short ribs with scallion sauce and noodle dishes like the tantalizing Kimchi Udon - Udon noodles with spicy cod roe, topped with kimchi. Make sure to ask and serve the 'Soup of the day', their delicious innovative chef's special soups are worth trying. Dessert options include cheesecakes, ice-creams, but try their 'Banana Tempera' - deep friend banana with coconut ice cream and chocolate & mango sauce! If you want to try something different for a change then this restaurant is worth a visit!
Dark interiors, country style décor, low lighting, a huge crowd and live music greet you as you enter the portals of The Dakota Tavern. Gorge on lip smacking mac and cheese, crunchy red cabbage, spiced nuts and cherry tomato salad, and fish served on tacos with cabbage and lime, as you listen to some fine country music. On their famous brunch days, your platter is lined up with unlimited food: cheese, steak, bacon, eggs, juice, coffee, pancakes among other goodies, that you can wash down with a mug of chilled beer. This is a good place to meet new people, groove to good music and have a filling meal.
The food served at the Stockyards is so delicious that will make you fall in love with it. They offer delicious comfort food which is prepared using traditional techniques. The decor here is very rustic and food is served in cast iron pans. If you visit them for breakfast you have to try their delicious Waffle Chicken, which is a rare combination of sweet waffles clubbed with marinated chicken served with sauces. For lunch try some of their traditional BBQ specials along with braised pork and fries. The Stockyards is a meat lovers heaven, vegetarians should probably leave this one out!
Odd Seoul, as the name suggests is a Korean cuisine restaurant with an understated decor. Their food, however is absolutely delicious and includes dishes such as deviled eggs, bulgogi cheesesteak, pork neck and avocado slaw, along with an interesting range of cocktails. One will often find old school hip-hop playing in the restaurant to add to the overall relaxed vibe. The staff is very friendly and helpful; however the restaurant is small and it is advisable that you make a reservation.
If the divine smell of tandoori dishes make you hungry, then you have to visit Banjara, the amazing Indian restaurant in the heart of Koreatown. Located just next to Christie Pits Park, this little eatery has a modest ambiance, which seems perfect for a casual meal, or a quick take-away. Specializing in making tandoori dishes, the restaurant features a all-you-can-eat menu of 20 dishes, which are absolutely mouth-watering. An al-a-carte option is also available, for those who like a bit of indulgence, when it comes to biryanis and fat-laden kulchas. While all their dishes are simply gorgeous, the ones that customers seem to love include, butter chicken, mango lassi, Lamb Roganjosh and Navratan Korma.
David Chang and Christina Tosi's chain of Momofuku Milk Bars is well known all through the city of New York. Now open at University Avenue in Toronto, the outlet serves absolutely delicious goodies, with almost as much variety as their New York counterparts. Freshly delivered from their Brooklyn kitchens, one can choose from several flavors of cookies, such as cornflake marshmallow, blueberry and cream, apple blondie pies and a lot more, including their cookie mixes.
Alaska roll, Salmon Avocado, Maki Dinner, Scallop Rolls, Rainbow Rolls, Tempura and more! Order anything at Wow! Sushi and you will agree that the restaurant is rightly named. The staff here is courteous and friendly, they will try their best to customize orders if needed. Dishes are served with soups and salads, packed with flavors and the portions are quite decent. It is also a great place to take-out food to enjoy it in the comforts of your home, hotel room or office. They serve a variety of specials at reasonable prices, which makes them a sought after sushi restaurant in the city. Wow! Sushi gives you a perfect sushi experience.
Constantine, situated inside The Anndore House, a 3-star hotel, is a restaurant serving a wide range of Greek and Mediterranean delicacies in a sophisticated setting. The menu curated by the culinary team under Chef Craig Harding is extensive and features something for everyone. Breakfast, brunch, dinner or after work drinks, no matter what you are looking for, Constantine is the place for you. While at this restaurant, you can ask for the chef's favorite pre-fixed menu or go for the a-la-carte option and fill your own plates with delicacies of your choice. An extensive selection of wine and cocktails top the list of amazing offerings at Constantine.
Planta serves a wide variety of cuisine, offering Asian-inspired dishes like kimchi dumplings alongside Latin-influenced creations like tacos and queso dip. Although you can always count on the menu for its diversity, every dish at Planta has two important things in common: great taste and vegan friendliness. As its name suggests, the restaurant serves plant-based fare that is as good for the environment as it is for your diet. You can find favorites like caesar salad and fresh ceviche inventively modified so that even the strictest vegans will enjoy them and any non-vegan will devour them. You'll also enjoy a chic and modern ambience at Planta, which complements the friendly service and rounds out the dining experience.
Kothur Indian Cuisine is a relaxed and comfortable restaurant serving delicious Indian Cuisine. The food is authentic and maintains all the flavors and taste of the Indian specialties. The menu is extensive and offers specials, appetizers, entrees and rice preparations. Kids can enjoy a meal here as well as there is a special section in the menu for them. With spacious seating and attentive service, this restaurant is perfect to enjoy a good meal with your family.
Nestled within the opulent Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Café Boulud is certainly a renowned dining establishment. Under the guidance and supervision of chef Daniel Boulud, this cafe perfectly blends traditional French recipes with a contemporary twist. With rare reviews, accolades and of course the privileged Michelin star, it has made its mark in Toronto. Though the menu is basically inspired from the flavorful French cuisine, the influence of global culinary trends do reflect on its menu. And, if its French, there ought to be wines that are excellent and perfectly paired with the delicacies. If you want to make a good impression on your date or have an important business luncheon, Café Boulud perfectly serves the purpose.
Aji Sai Plus Resto Lounge is a Japanese tapas restaurant that is a blend of the traditional and modern. Their bar has a nice range of authentic sake, sake infused martinis, fine spirits, wines and beers. Their oyster bar features fresh oysters from the east as well as the west coast. Savor their BBQ Squid, Deep Fried Octopus (Takoyaki), Grilled Lobster, Beef Tataki Roll, Volcano Scallop Sushi and Stir-Fried Beef Udon. It is a nice spot to hangout with friends and sway to live DJ beats.