Category Archive: Restaurants [之牛牛心得]

Aug 12 2015

HANSIK Korean Restaurant

Korean BBQ, one of my most favorite food in this whole wide world and thanks to Shu and Cheryl for finding this amazing restaurant!!!  In a location that I would have never thought of, right on Finch Ave. and Dufferin, in between warehouses and shops there is HANSIK Korean Restaurant (according to their website, hansik means Korean food).  A smoke free BBQ restaurant which actually let you walk out from your dinner without smelling like a BBQ.  Inside was huge, which you couldn’t really tell from looking at the front door, inside was very modern Korean style and the servers were soo polite, just didn’t expect they were all guys instead of the traditional female servers.  Food was fantastic, everything was soo fresh and all the meat was not too salty like the other ones I have tried.  Price wise is really good compare to other Korean restaurants in other areas, overall experience was excellent!!!

If you have a few friends and want to spend a good time/food over dinner, this is a very nice pick if you don’t mind the distance, I would definitely go back and try more of their other stuffs on their menu, YUM YUM!!!

Of course, thanks to Cheryl, Ruby, Jason, Vivian and Shu for this amazing birthday dinner, amazing choice.  AND I have to say, Happy Birthday to Ruby as well because hers is only 2 weeks away from mine 🙂  Thanks guys!!!

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Jun 12 2015

CLUNY Bistro

I was told a lot of money was put inside this place so we had to check it out 🙂  In the heart of The Distillery District Toronto, there is CLUNY Bistro, a 11,000 sq. ft French restaurant which is surrounded by tons of historical buildings.  What a perfect place to celebrate Vivian’s birthday!!!

The front door really doesn’t tell you the size of the restaurant, I walked by a few times and I never noticed this place, but ones you walk in, I was overwhelmed with the interior design and space.  Everything is very French, from china sets to dinning tables, even the floor and ceilings are soo much in detailed, very pretty everywhere.  Food was fabulous, they have my favorite “octopus” and “frog legs”!!!  Portion wise it’s small but with a big taste, it’s quite perfect if you want a chit chat gathering with friends and family in my opinion.  Of course at the end, it comes with a price tag which was expected, but still it’s worth a try especially after spending an afternoon in The Distillery District and you are looking for a nice diner 🙂

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Jun 06 2015

LAKEVIEW Restaurant

Located in heart of downtown Toronto, Ossington ave. area, LAKEVIEW Restaurant (1132 / 1134 Dundas Street W), an old school vintage diner which had been restored in its historic 1932 style to serve traditional and re-invented diner classics and comfort food.  It was also featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins & Dives highlighting popular menu items like Freedom Toast and the Apple Pie Milkshake. (YouTube link here)

Well the style is surely different from other restaurants, especially that Captain Canuck character you see everywhere inside (tons of syrup bottles that they sell), they even give you a comic book featuring Captain Canuck.  Food was great, typical western bar food like with some specialty dishes, it’s worth to try it at least ones but it does come with a price for their good food, I found most of the food a little greasy.  Some people like and some people don’t 😛

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Apr 25 2015

Magic Noodle (大槐树兰州拉面)

Finally, a hand pulled noodles restaurant in Richmond Hill area, between Leslie and Bayview, on 16th ave. Magic Noodle (大槐树兰州拉面).  The interior is spacious, very open concept, not even a single wall and they make their noodles in front of you at the end there.  A must try for their chewy hand pulled noodles which comes in small or large and you also get to choose the thickness of the noodle as well.  They do have a sizzling menu if you are just looking for something to nibble.  The soup base was perfect for my taste and the squid was soo mouth watering that I would die for the next when I go back 😛  If you are looking for quick lunch, not sure if this is the place tho because the wait time is quite long, it’s soo packed at all time.

just incase you don’t know where it is, it’s right where the new McDonald’s is and beware, it’s quite noisy inside, hehe

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Apr 13 2015

響 HIBIKI Japanese Cuisine

Thanks Shu for helping me to get something from TaoBao, so I had to treat her somewhere for a nice dinner, of course thanks the amazing Cheryl came up with this idea 🙂  Not to mention, I also bumped into an old friends from almost 20 years ago ar 文 and turned out he is the brother of Becky LOL, what a small world 😛

Who would have thought on a busy street highway 7, right in between Warden and Kennedy Unionville, there is a new restaurant called 響 HIBIKI Japanese Cuisine (4450 Highway 7 East).  The spacious interior is amazing with the tree beams design, kindly waiters give you a cozy feeling and top quality sashimi and IZAKAYA dishes taste as well as they looks.  Price wise it’s not as steep as some other places, $30-50 per, really perfect for occasions like birthdays or gatherings.  I might go and try their lunch too because I heard they have some good specials, will see 🙂  Try it yourself, I can’t promise anything but I walked out as a happy customer, just look at the pictures below and you’ll know what I mean, hehe.

 

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