Dynasty ★★

Price: $15+

As a Chinese restaurant this was okay, but not up there with my foodie favs. However, I dont expect too much since this restaurant is located on Bloor. I usually go to Chinatown for asian food. Came here for a lunch with some family, shared fried noodles, rice, pork, beef, dim sum, etc. I dont exactly remember what was ordered though, but you can check prices at their website.

Very casual and good for just family and friends.

Website: http://dynasty.sites.toronto.com/
Location: 69 Yorkville Ave Toronto, ON M5R 1B8
Telephone: (416) 923-3323
Hours: Monday to Friday – 11am to 11pm, Saturday & Sunday – 10am to 11pm

NOTE – Restaurant has moved from their Bloor location. New address is provided above. They were replaced by La Societe, check out my review of them here.

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Rol San ★★1/2

Price: Under $15

I went here with some family and we had fried noodles, dim sum, fried octopus legs, dumplings with shrimp and veggies, sticky rice, rice noodle roll (which i refer to as bánh cuốn). bánh cuốn is a thin rice noodle roll filled with shrimp. It can also be filled with pork, beef, vegetables, or other ingredients. They are usually available as a morning dish, same with dim sum. But both can be ordered before 4pm at this restaurant. I also had crab claws and they cost $2-4 each.

I liked everything except the dumplings with vegetables and possibly the fried noodles. They were OK. Everything else was not bad. Service was quick too even though it was packed and we went during 4-5pm.

Website: Not Available.
Location: 323 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON, M5T 2E9
Telephone: (416) 977-1128

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Pho Hung – Bloor ★★1/2

Price: Under $15

Went with a friend to this restaurant on Bloor St. I had the vermicelli noodles with fried pork, shredded pork, spring rolls and vegetables. For a large bowl, its $11. I also had pho here and it’s not bad.

I have recently read some reviews for this place and was surprised by some of the complaints. Reviewers said they were asked to bring their own containers if they wanted to bring leftovers home or didn’t get napkins when asked, etc. That’s never happened to me before, as its expected be complimentary and standard service in a restaurant. I went here another time and my friend who ordered an egg and rice dish. She had an issue with how uncooked her egg was and I encouraged her to just ask them to recook it – which the waiter was only happy to take back and cook again.

Good for a casual lunch/dinner with friends.

Website: Not Available.
Location: 200 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1T8
Telephone: (416) 963-5080

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Owl of Minerva ★★★

Price: Under $15

This is a Korean restaurant chain famous for their pork bone soup. I have yet to try it but I will on my next visit. I always order my favourite dish – bibimbap and get free side dishes like kimchi and pickles. If you are not familiar with bibimbap, it is a signature Korean dish. The word literally means “mixed meal” and is served in a bowl of white rice with a fried egg, vegetables, sliced meat and gochujang (chili pepper paste). You need to stir these together thoroughly just before eating. Don’t worry about overusing the pepper paste, it usually isn’t that spicy here.

The place is kind of small but its clean. Washrooms are on the second floor and are really drafty. To keep customers entertained, they also provide two TV’s playing Korean shows and popular kpop music too.

For casual lunches and dinner with friends and family.

Website: Not Available
Location: Various locations. Review for 5324 Yonge St., North York, M2N 5P9
Telephone: (416) 221-7275

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