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All La Traditional Grill700 W Lawrence Ave, Toronto
BEST teriyaki
By from north york of north york, ON (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 4:38am [Dine in]

this is located inside lawrence square mall, in a fast food court. the BEST teriyaki i ever had. vegetables are fresh & perfectly combined w/ the taste of grill. i had teriyaki beef noodle and beef noodle soup, my friend had teriyaki chicken noodle. you can spend as little as 3.99 (before tax) for a veggie dish. i'm going bk there again, it's now my fav place for lunch - affordable, fast, tasty, healthy. the staff is very friendly. there's a huge line up during lunch time. too bad the mall itself is very worn down looking & the location of the restaurant is in a corner so very easy to miss!

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Tokyo Sushi1614 Bayview Ave, Toronto
Best Sushi I've ever had
By dolomite of Toronto (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 10:57am [Dine in]

Being a Sushi fanatic for years, I've stepped into this sacred place located on 1614 Bayview Ave. for a group of three. We ordered combination platter of Sushi/Sashimi/Maki onto a giant boat.

Delightful and tasty rolls along with more than average amount of serving.
Sashimi melts in your mouth as you indulge on this boat full of goodness.
Orange slide, cream cheese roll one of the best.
Excellent customer service.
A MUST EAT!

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Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill1255 The Queensway, Toronto
Swiss Chalet - not a great value, errors galore and lack of good customer service
By elash99 of Toronto ON, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, August 5, 2011 - 9:58am [Take-out]

First of all, this review is really about Swiss Chalet's head office and their lack of caring for their customers. It does involve their food prices and errors too. To summarize recent events:

1. Anyone who answered their on-line survey AND then continued for their "supposed" contest. This contest was bogus. It actually ended in May. I did the survey over a month later. I caught them in their deception and let them know I would report them. They had no choice but to change the ending date to Dec.

2. Head office has ignored my e-mails and they've had so much turnover at the head, it's hard to know who's in and who is out. Those I KNOW are there, have not acknowledged my e-mails. The district manager has ignored me completely regarding my recent situation and the president of the company never replied either.

3. Phone ordering ahead - be careful. I called ahead one day, due to time constraints and was told by the agent on the phone that they no longer had 6 ribs combos with chicken. I was shocked. She got me to order a combo with 4 ribs for only slightly cheaper. Imagine my surprise when I arrived at the location and they were PROMOTING their 1/2 rib (6 ribs) and chicken dinner.

4. Price keeps going up and up and up. I buy Swiss Chalet only because I love chicken and can't keep eating it the same way. I buy it for $11.99 for a whole chicken elsewhere. Swiss Chalet USED to be competitive. Then it went to $13.99 and then $15.99 and now it's up to $16.99. The other place I bought chicken for $11.99 is STILL $11.99 in that same period. That is why I STILL buy more chicken from them, compared to Swiss Chalet.

5. Errors - I bought chicken at my nearest location (not the one on Yonge St) and they made so many errors, as usual. I wrote them and they ignored me too. They gave a dark meat of chicken, even though I paid extra for a breast with my combo. The rolls were hard, which was the first time that happened. Also, the chicken was small. I got cole slaw, which was unusual since they usually mess that up too.

Bottom line: Swiss Chalet should be bought if you are a chicken lover that needs variety. It is a more expensive alternative and head office really doesn't care about their customers.

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Jodie's Restaurant331 Horner Avenue, Toronto
Jodies
By ILIKEMARLEY of Toronto, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 2:29pm [Dine in]

Ok. simmer down there panty remover. I do like this restaurant though but dont know which one is jodies. I enjoyed the appetizers and the service is good because the waitresses are very nice.

I would recommend this place to workers in the area. A nice relaxing break for lunch during a hectic work day.

Long live Jodies!

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Buda Cafe5418 Yonge St, Toronto
Favorite hangout!
By khashi of Toronto ON, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 7:32pm [Dine in]

I went there with a buncha my friends last week. We all love this place, Best Shisha, amazing sandwitches (chicken with house sauce, a favorite), and pretty good waffles,...cool music also...def a good place to chill with friends.Although the shisha is tobacco free, its hard to tell, I think it's high quality and very tasty flavors..we're generally not a big fan of Herbal stuff but this one is amazing.

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2 Or 3 Pizza & Wings2382 West Lake Shore Boulevard, Toronto
Horrible Customer Service
By Davea of Etobicoke (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 8:58pm [Delivery]

This store makes mistakes everytime I order from them, also the pizza is usually cold when it arrives. When I have called to complain they are very rude. I was polite in hopes to fix the mistake, and in return I got cursed at, accused of being a liar and hung up on. Overall the worst customer service I have ever seen!!

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2 Or 3 Pizza & Wings2382 West Lake Shore Boulevard, Toronto
Totally mediocre pizza
By Megan_B of Toronto ON, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 6:30pm [Delivery]

The pizza is utterly sub-par and the order takers are universally rude and don't speak english. They also always get the order wrong and when I call to let them know they screwed it up they are nasty and tell me I am lying. If you can order from anywhere else, do so.

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Peter G's Bar and Grill1060 Wilson Avenue, Toronto
Johnny And Barbara Love Peter G's
By Barbara24k of Toronto ON, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 9:16pm [Dine in]

The first thing you notice upon entering Peter G's is the staff. They are professional and they are really nice. They make you feel right at home. Then you notice the ambiance, clean, creative and fun. My husband Johnny and I used to live in the area so we ate at Peter G's as often as we could. We moved last year so now we have a twenty minute drive to get there. It is worth the drive! We just love their Greek Salad. It is always fresh and crisp. They are not stingy with the ingredients. They make the best Greek Salad we have ever eaten. Their Chicken Wings are excellent and their Margarita's, beautiful. Even though Peter G's is decorated with sports in mind, my husband and I have a romantic time every time we eat at Peter G's.

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On Cue Billiards349 Jane Street, Toronto
Best late-night Comfort Food in the West End
By ComfortFoodSnob of Toronto (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, June 17, 2011 - 1:58am [Dine in]

Brass chandeliers, live music, and ukrainian perogies.

The first impression that you get when you walk in is mixed - there are too many pool tables and not enough dining tables. Almost like eating at the Horseshoe. Once you sit down though, you're hooked. The staff is very friendly but not in your face.

The food may take a while to arrive, and a lot of the menu items may not be available, but what is available is worth the wait.

The best thing on the menu is the "Varenyky" (Ukrainian perogies - the waitresses don't care what you call them, but the owner is Ukrainian and if you ask him for perogies he gets angry). They come sauteed, with bacon bits, sauteed onions and sour cream. Servings of 6 or 12, and there are 3 types available.

The food is made when you order, not par cooked and re-heated, and if you sit at the bar you can actually see them make it.

The best thing is that when you're finished eating and don't order anything else, nobody shoves a bill in your face and prompts you to leave - you're welcome to finish your beer at your pace, then ask for the bill or mosey on to the bar to pay up.

One draw back - the place is cash only.

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Muckish Irish Pub74 Hymus Road, Scarborough
Great Night Out
By Muckish Irish Pub of Scarborough, ON Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 4:14pm [Dine in]

I went on a Friday night with the Girls, we had Dinner and appetizers that were to die for. The Nacho's are amazing!!!!!!!!!! You just have to have it. It is piled high! We also had their fries which are wedges and they make their burgers home made. Than they have a DJ and we drank and danced the night away. It was an amazing night with great people.

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Rosewater19 Toronto Street, Toronto
Enjoyable.
By mizz_dine_here_n_ there of Toronto, ON (3 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 1, 2011 - 1:42pm [Dine in]

Fantastic meal and dining experience overall. Food was good and I would say that anything less than perfect about the food was made up by the good service that they had, both in the front and the waiter and other busboys. I willingly filled in a comment card because I was glad to compliment!

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Spice Route Asian Bistro & Bar499 West King Street, Toronto
Fave Restaurant by Far!
By NB of Toronto ON (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 11:00am [Dine in]

I've been to Spice Route a few times and every time it has been a lovely dinning experience. The servers are helpful and knowledgeable about the menu, and have helped me picked some delicious dishes I wouldn't normally try. The food is great! My favorite would be the wasabi crusted shrimp and the pot stickers. The prices are very reasonable for a king west restaurant! love the room, the decor and the bathrooms! YOU MUST CHECK OUT THE BATHROOMS! Great place for after work drinks!

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259 Host259 Wellington Street, Toronto
Great experience
By Robert Wright of Toronto ON, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 6:30pm [Dine in]

Our hotel concierge recommended this place. The menu was very different and contemporary. This place has everything what your ordinary Indian restaurant lacks. It was an amazing dining experience. The food was delicious and the service is impeccable - polite, helpful and very attentive. Love the intimacy of this restaurant and the food, would definitely recommend

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Fabarnak519 Church Street, Toronto
Awesome Find
By Resto Driven of Toronto, ON (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, March 11, 2011 - 12:13pm [Dine in]

I have to tell you I love good food, especially when it is really good...I recently discovered FABARNAK it's a little Cafe in the heart of downtown TO in the gay village located inside the local 519 community centre. The food is fresh, adventurous, and really really delicious. Quirky fun hipster menu, communal or private tables available, great vibe...

Today I stopped by for breakfast, you know Friday morning...getting ready for the weekend after a long week and all that....and I ordered these yeast-leavened pancakes, maple pear and smoked pork belly compote, rosemary whipped cream and housemade peameal bacon...oh ya... crazy good...just plain crazy good.

I sure hope those stay on the menu for awhile (they change menus 3-4 times a year to highlight local seasonal fresh foods). Servers are super sweet - sometimes a little soft-spoken...but FABARNAK is a teaching business and is helping youth who face employment barriers get hands on job experience - you gotta love that - check it out...

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Submarine239 Broadview Ave, Toronto
Sketchy Yet Delicious Encounter
By nasty of Toronto ON (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, March 7, 2011 - 2:55pm [Take-out]

I stumbled into this unassuming joint lured in by the "submarine" neon sign. In my drunken haze I was determined to eat a tasty sandwich. Upon entering, my two friends and I were greeted by a man with his hands in his pants, & an elderly lady dancing to Elvis on the juke box. A timid Asian lady speaking quiet broken English proceed to take my order. All the turkey was frozen so I was forced to order an assorted cold cut sub. It was a rather large sub, but satisfying in my desperate state. The eatery also happened to sell beer which attracts a questionable crowd. I wouldn't go back sober, but in the end I got what I wanted - a delicious sandwich.

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Spice Route Asian Bistro & Bar499 West King Street, Toronto
One of my fav places for a night out!!
By mizz_dine_here_n_ there of Toronto, ON (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 2:07pm [Dine in]

I've been to Spice Route for about 4 times now and it's one of the places that where I could go again and again and not complain at all about it.

Great atmosphere and decor...one thing I found really creative was that during nighttime, their walls have candles in each "cubbie hole" (right wall at the reception area + wall at the back in the lounge area) BUT during the day (went during lunch hrs one time), they don't just leave the candles unlit or the holes empty, they put oranges in each one instead. I found that interesting because it gives off the same kind of colour tone (orangy-ish) during the night and day. Trivial but cool.

I enjoyed the food, the drinks are priced accordingly and it feels relaxing just sitting at a table that overlooks the bar and the tables below.

For those of you that haven't been - definitely worth a go!! :)

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Coffee Time1577 Danforth Ave, Toronto
Mediocare
By Foodcritic123456789 of Toronto (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 11:19am [Dine in]

This location of Coffee time defines the definition of being mediocre. I never liked Coffee Time too much, but I found this one particurly not that great. The food wasn't that good to me, and the prices weren't that satisfying with the quality of the food. The service was alright, the food being ready in a okay pace, and the ambiance was alright, nothing too good, nothing too bad. I don't really recommend going to this location though, there are always better coffee places, like Tim Hortons, or that small business called Premier Donuts and Deli where the coffee is much more cheaper, and good combo deals.

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Premier Donuts & Deli159 Main Street, Toronto
This place is so cheap, but yet still so great
By Foodcritic123456789 of Toronto (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 2:31pm [Dine in]

You have to try the breakfast menu of this place, it's pretty darn amazing. I live close to Premier Deli & Donuts, and I am pretty much a regular customer there. It is a small business, and there wasn't much to expect, but their breakfast combo of four pieces of bacon, two eggs, a batch of home fries, a toast, and coffee is an amazing deal. I eat this combo all the time, and it's only $4.45, and the bacon peices are really delicious, and I'm alway full and satisfied after. All i have to do in every morning is grab a five dollar bill and enjoy my regular breakfast here. The other stuff of the menu is also pretty cheap, small cofee is only $1.10 much cheaper than tim hortons. The guy who works here is pretty nice, and he always gets the breakfast done pretty fast, and overall I can just really enjoy my breakfast here all the time. If you haven't tried Premier Deli and Donuts, I strongly recommend you to try their breakfast menu, definitely worth it.

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Tim Hortons2575 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
As you would expect from tim hortons
By Foodcritic123456789 of Toronto (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 2:20pm [Dine in]

Tim Hortons has always been pretty darn good when it comes to coffee and donuts. In a period of my life, i went to this location pretty often and I found the food to be fresh and great, the price to be pretty good as usual, and the atmosphere was rather welcoming and the tables were clean. However the service was a bit slow for me at times, but other than that, this location of Tim Hortons is pretty consistently good.

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Jack Astor's Bar & Grill133 John Street, Toronto
A place worth to try
By Foodcritic123456789 of Toronto (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 2:14pm [Dine in]

I went to the one near scarborough town centre twice and i found it to be pretty good. The food was great, the price was pretty good, and the service was pretty good as well. However, it was pretty loud at times, but other than that, there were billiards to play, a lot of tv screens to watch and i found my experience there to be quite enjoyable. If you are willing to pay around 10 dollars for a burger meal combo, then I recommend you to at least try Jack Astor's once.

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