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New Restaurants that opened up -GTA

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New Restaurants that opened up -GTA

So I've been seeing lots of new restaurants opening up all around replacing ones that closed down so thought I'll start a thread on new places


1. Starchiva (old Dragonboat location) https://goo.gl/maps/DFLpz7aKUacMJYQp9
2. Taro Fish (Markham) https://goo.gl/maps/DWEHNB3S2VsuJEc77


Ive tried Taro and it's easily one of the better places especially for takeout that's priced reasonably. I was getting tired of the low quality but cheap places like Ai sushi

Starchiva seems to be a casual Chinese eatery that serves fresh seafood as well but I've not tried. Seems they have a store serving different type of food in times Square
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Big Trio Wonton (Rhill) https://goo.gl/maps/UnmGF8kjdLBQNNKg6

this place has one of the better wontons i've tried and find it tastes better than Jim Jai Kee which doesn't really have much/any taste to their wontons
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Not a fan of Taro. I’ve had it twice and both times the cuts are crap. Really not much different from AI in my opinion.
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Passed through Chinatown, a new Taiwanese place opened on Dundas by the AGO and signs are up for 2 other places, one looks to be a bbq place on Dundas, the other one is on Spadina but no idea of what type of food it will be.
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EP32k2 wrote: Not a fan of Taro. I’ve had it twice and both times the cuts are crap. Really not much different from AI in my opinion.
I bought some takeouts from their Markham location back in early August. Not impressed at all, esp. after having to line up outside under the hot sun for about 30 mins.
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booblehead wrote: I bought some takeouts from their Markham location back in early August. Not impressed at all, esp. after having to line up outside under the hot sun for about 30 mins.
So disappointed since the new one is so close to me.
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maple1 wrote: Passed through Chinatown, a new Taiwanese place opened on Dundas by the AGO and signs are up for 2 other places, one looks to be a bbq place on Dundas, the other one is on Spadina but no idea of what type of food it will be.
The one on Spadina near College has been there for a short while now. I say they're competing more with Gyubee with a similar AYCE format. (similar food)
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booblehead wrote: I bought some takeouts from their Markham location back in early August. Not impressed at all, esp. after having to line up outside under the hot sun for about 30 mins.
I would not wait in line for it (well I don't wait in line for most things let alone food!)

Do you have suggestions for better quality sushi/platters in the area?
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I just want to try this new Taro out. Never again. At the time I visited, it was opened up for around 1 hr or so and was thinking the line would move quickly but I was wrong. Once inside, it would seem to me they don't have much to sell, esp. in the fridge and the takeouts items are very limited as if they were about to close for the day and stocks were not replenished at all.
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playnicee1 wrote: The one on Spadina near College has been there for a short while now. I say they're competing more with Gyubee with a similar AYCE format. (similar food)
Sorry, didn't give more details, it is south of Dundas. It was previously, some sort of bubble tea place with a lower level looking like a pool alley.
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StatsGuy wrote: Big Trio Wonton (Rhill) https://goo.gl/maps/UnmGF8kjdLBQNNKg6

this place has one of the better wontons i've tried and find it tastes better than Jim Jai Kee which doesn't really have much/any taste to their wontons
just realized, these guys used to be wonton chai?

if yes, then yes - their wontons are hella good
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maple1 wrote: Sorry, didn't give more details, it is south of Dundas. It was previously, some sort of bubble tea place with a lower level looking like a pool alley.
I think you mean where Master mix hot pot used to be a good 3 or 4 years ago?
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playnicee1 wrote: I think you mean where Master mix hot pot used to be a good 3 or 4 years ago?
That is the basic location but not the hot pot place, the new sign is at the bubble tea location beside it.
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maple1 wrote: Passed through Chinatown, a new Taiwanese place opened on Dundas by the AGO and signs are up for 2 other places, one looks to be a bbq place on Dundas, the other one is on Spadina but no idea of what type of food it will be.
460 Dundas, where Sichuan Ren hot pot used to be, the new place will be called "KungFuBeef Chinese BBQ".
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Vinny's Panini on Dupont is no more.
@ 787 Dupont street, the replacement is Casamiento . "Pupusas + Tacos + Quesadillas + Cerveza".
No website, but their new facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/casamientoronto/
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Not exactly new but "newish" is

Toshi Ryoriten in the stripmall with freshco at major Mack/Leslie

Toshi Ryoriten
1380 Major Mackenzie Dr E, Richmond Hill, ON L4S 0A1
(905) 737-1125
https://maps.app.goo.gl/mW18NrKthDwzduQW8


It's more refined than your Chinese or Korean run places. The lunch sushi/sashimi are really good deals for the quality!

I hope they're able to stick around as before covid19, they did mostly tasting menus
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StatsGuy wrote: Not exactly new but "newish" is
Toshi Ryoriten in the stripmall with freshco at major Mack/Leslie
It's more refined than your Chinese or Korean run places. The lunch sushi/sashimi are really good deals for the quality!
I hope they're able to stick around as before covid19, they did mostly tasting menus
Damn, I gotta try that place! The menu and pricing are like Zen was when it was still in that ratty strip plaza (yeah, next to the strip bar) in Scarborough. Since they moved up to Markham they priced themselves out of my regular rotation...
Zen has some real competition now! Thanks for the recommendation!
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playnicee1 wrote: Vinny's Panini on Dupont is no more.
@ 787 Dupont street, the replacement is Casamiento . "Pupusas + Tacos + Quesadillas + Cerveza".
No website, but their new facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/casamientoronto/
Vinny's made really good veal & steak sandwiches. Probably the best $10 steak sandwich I ever had
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HP_John wrote: Vinny's made really good veal & steak sandwiches. Probably the best $10 steak sandwich I ever had
It's sad that he had to close or sell the business because I agree with you 100%.
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