List of best cheap T.O. restaurants...

I actually snaffled this off of, but I’m going to make some additions, and so I guess it’s partly my work, too…

the list

Korean: Sejong on Bloor West (lots of other Korean in area, this is best value)

Yummy Yummy Kitchen truck ( It parks outside #1 Edward St (where it joins Yonge 1 block north of dundas on west side of Yonge). -Singapore Noodles , Shanghai noodles

Jing Peking (College near Bathurst) - Northern dim sum, hot & sour soup

Tiger Lily’s Noodle House- actually pan-Asian, and veg friendly. Very good.

Tea Shops
The Red Tea Box(Queen, past Bathurst)- I had to include this, even though it’s not cheap. High quality tea, pastries, and chocolates.

Matahari on Baldwin
Jean’s on Danforth


Saigon Star (at Hwy 7 between Bayview and Leslie)
curry dungeness crab
Pho Hung- my favorite. Two locations, both downtown.
Dai Nam (on Spadina in Chinatown)
Xe Lua (W side of Spadina a bit south of Dundas - train on sign)

BBQ - DiPammo’s (College and Ossington)- Incredible, real barbeque.

Ban Vanipha (Dundas West and Dennison)

Royal Angkor (Yonge just south of Rosedale subway) -Spicy To-Fu

Indian Chaat –
Five Star Market (Parliament St. south of Wellesley on the east side) – boondas and vada

Lahore Tikka House (Gerrard )

Sri Lankan
Rashnaa (Wellesley)

Uncategorizable - New York Subway (Queen St. West 1 block east of Bathurst)
gourmet Indian influenced burritos (get the jumbo ones)- also amazing. One of my favorite places.

Mexican –
El Sol (way out east on the Danforth) - chicken mole, vegetarian combo

Central American - Kensington Market places on Augusta -fresh pupusas and tamales.

Mr. Jerk (Wellesley between Sherbourne and Parliament) -jerk chicken dinner and jerk pork sandwiches
Flava (Yonge St., just north of Wellesley) - goat roti, homemade hot sauce

Groucho’s (Bayview, south of Eglington):
Lick’s Burger(Scarborough)

Pasta -One of a Kind Bar and Grill (Queen W)

Centre Street Deli (Centre St in Thornhill)
smoked meat sandwich, french fries, cole slaw, pickles,chicken matzo ball soup, chopped liver, Montreal bagels.

Eastern European
cabbage rolls – Country Style Hungarian Restaurant (Bloor in the Annex, about three blocks down from Bathurst)
pierogis - Future Cafe and Bakery, (couple more blocks down the street) potato and cheese ones are all you can eat on Wednesday night

La Paloma –exceptional/very expensive, and very, very good
Greg’s casual cones/cups

Oooh, my favourite too! The first place I thought of when I opened this thread. Do they still have the three-course lunch for five bucks?

This list pretty much only applies to Toronto, doesn’t it?


I wondered what the heck T.O. referred to.

Bah. Nevermind.

So it’s not Toledo, Ohio? Bummer.

Hmmm I thought it meant take out.

Sorry, guys. It’s a common short form for Toronto… Ah, well.