GTALUG Pre-Meeting Dinner Options

Some Operating Principles

  1. Needs to be open at compatible hours. Some downtown places close too early.
  2. Needs to allow a group to dribble in. If it requires formal seating, that's likely undesirable.
  3. Needs enough seating that 10 people can be readily accommodated.
  4. Some restaurants (Salad King, I'm looking at you!) are so noisy that people cannot readily talk over noise. (And then it escalates into trying to yell, and it's all downhill from there!)

Kabul Express

Burrito Boyz (Dundas East)

Kathy's Corner

Bocconcini Pizza and Wings

Blaze Pizza

10 Dundas East Food Court

  • (Third floor, 400m, 5 minute walk)

Milo's Pita (Middle Eastern)

OPA! of Greece Dundas Street (Greek)

Curry & Co.

AliBaba (Yonge)

Buffet Palace Indian Cuisine

Roti Roll Caribbean Cuisine

Thai on Yonge

Basil Box

Big Moe's Burgers and Fries

Paramount Fine Foods - Middle Eastern

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken

Banh Mi Boys (Vietnamese and Asian Fusion)

Shops at Aura Food Court (384 Yonge Street)

  • Address: 384 Yonge Street (downstairs food court, 600m, 7 minute walk)
  • We can each choose a restaurant and eat at the common tables

Kaiju (Japanese Curry)

Sushi & BBbop

Aura Sushi

King Place

Ramen Raijin

Tacos 101

  • Address 101 Dundas St. East
  • Stewart Russell: very good but seats at most six

Doner Kebab House (Turkish)

  • Address: 391 Yonge Street
  • Stewart remembers: tasty shawarma, but limited seating and cash only
  • visited 2015 October 13, 2017 April 12
  • we thought it was gone, but it isn't (yet?); reported to be disappearing in summer of 2017…

Steak and Cheese

  • Address: 50 Gerrard St E
  • Visited: 2017-06-13
  • Low on seating, but able to accommodate our crowd

North of Brooklyn

  • Address: 469 Church St. (North of the meeting location close to the Wellesley station)
  • visited 2016 January 13
  • Not enough seating (table for four + counter against a wall)

The Senator

Ethiopiques (Ethiopian)

  • Address: 227 Church Street (160m, 2 minute walk)
  • visited: 2015 March 10
  • Hugh remembers: very slow, quite good, family style, a little expensive
  • Chris recalls… Not wildly slow service, but delivery of entrees does take a while, so this needs more lead time and early seating time for it to work.

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka (Japanese)

Lou Dawg's (Barbeque and Sandwiches)

  • Address: 76 Gerrard St E
  • DCB observes: noisy
  • Stewart judges: not very good BBQ (but his baseline is Kansas City joints)
  • visited: 2013 December 10

Salad King

Kinka Izakaya Original

Gandhi Cuisine

  • Address: 554 Queen Street W (distant, 2.8km, 35 minute walk)

Sizzler Kabab

  • Address: 381 Spadina Avenue (distant, 2.0km, 25 minute walk)

The Restaurant Formerly Known As Love at First Bite

z-teca Mexican

  • Address: 66 Gerrard St. E
  • Burritos, tacos etc.
  • visited in pre-historic times

Korean Grill House (Korean)

  • Address: 369 Yonge St
  • All You Can Eat – probably not suitable for a pre-meeting meal

Dac Biet Burger