There are a lot of places to eat in Toronto, and some of which could be a must-try for tourists in the area. I’ve compiled a list of five places to start with, most are based by the downtown core. Think of this as a challenge of sorts when you visit downtown Toronto. Feel free to plan what you want to eat by looking them up on Yelp (they may have pictures of the menu available).

James Cheese Back Ribs

This establishment is located in Chinatown and serves up a new way to eat ribs. Great for Cheese and Rib lovers, since the ribs are wrapped in gooey cheese with bits of corn. They also offer a variety of other dishes as well.

Manpuku Japanese Eatery

Manpuku is a small Japanese eatery that serves rice bowls, udon, natti and takoyaki (battered and deep fried balls of dough with bits of octopus inside). Click here for the menu.

Kinka Izakaya Original

This place is like the epitome of Japanese Eats or Japanese inspired eats. They have anything from Ramen to sushi/sashimi to tuna tartare. I would say it’s worth giving it a try. Click here for the menu.

Mi’hito Sushi Laboratory

This is the place to go if you are adventurous with your food and like sushi. Mi’hito serves Sushi Burritos, Poke Bowls and Sushi Tacos.  
From here, I would recommend the Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl with teriyaki sauce topped with Tobiko (fish eggs), dried seaweed and tempura bits.

Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Bake

This store sells Cheese tarts and also offers them in chocolate and matcha flavour. It is worth a try if you have yet to try any cheese tarts.

I hope this helps to introduce some places to eat for those visiting the downtown area. Let me know if you want more of these “challenges”.


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