Skip to Content

17 Best Restaurants in North York

17 Best Restaurants in North York

Looking for the best restaurants in North York to eat at?

North York has plenty of great restaurants, whether you’re into authentic Asian dishes or modern Canadian cuisine.

As someone who lives downtown, I don’t typically venture up to North York too often, but I do love heading up there for the food.

Especially for the Asian food – they have a lot of amazing Asian restaurants and dessert spots in the neighbourhood!

Here are some of the best restaurants in North York, if you’re looking for somewhere delicious to eat!

If you’re looking for Instagram-worthy spots in North York that you can also eat at, I’ve got a blog post all about that as well 😉

Be sure to also follow me on Instagram and TikTok – I share a lot more content on those platforms that don’t make it to the blog!

More things to do in North York

If you’re looking for more fun things to do in North York, you might enjoy these posts:

Best restaurants in North York

Mymy Chicken in North York, Toronto

MyMy Chicken

You’re truly missing out if you haven’t had Korean fried chicken before.

It’s probably my all-time favourite style of fried chicken – the flavours are just so delicious!

MyMy Chicken is actually a fried chicken chain from Korea, and they’ve got a North York location right at Yonge & Sheppard.

Their other Canadian location is in Thornhill on Steeles!

If you’re looking for even more Korean eats, check out my post on the best Korean restaurants in Toronto.

LOCATION: 9 Spring Garden Ave, North York, ON


Fancy some Japanese udon noodles made from scratch?

I always get the Potato Cream Curry Udon at MeNami – it’s so dang delicious.

The Corn Kakiage is also really good if you want to try an appetizer as well!

You can find MeNami at Yonge & Finch.

LOCATION: 5469 Yonge St, North York, ON

Kinka Izakaya, Toronto

Kinka Sushi Bar Izakaya

Kinka Izakaya is one of my all-time favourite restaurants in Toronto, and they’ve got locations across the GTA.

They serve up delicious Japanese tapa-style eats like Chicken Karaage and Kakimayo (cheesy baked oysters), as well as an extensive list of cocktails!

Their North York location doubles up as both a sushi bar and izakaya, with a special sushi-oriented menu only available at this location.

You’ll find more premium offerings on the menu like spot prawn, wagyu beef, and chu-toro (fatty tuna).

They also have an omakase option for $88 per person!

Kinka Izakaya, Toronto

I’ve also got a blog post all about Kinka Izakaya if you’re interested in seeing what they’ve got on their menu.

You can find their North York location at Yonge & Sheppard!

LOCATION: 4775 Yonge St, North York, ON

Nomé Izakaya

Nomé Izakaya is another great Japanese pub, with a location just down the street from Kinka.

Their chicken wings are amazing, and they’ve also got some great cocktails.

They also serve up fresh oysters, if you’re a fan!

Nomé has two locations at Yonge & Sheppard and Shops at Don Mills.

LOCATION: Various locations

Sansotei Ramen in Richmond Hill

Sansotei Ramen

Got a cravin’ for some of the best ramen in Toronto?

Sansotei serves up delicious Tonkotsu ramen in the Yonge & Finch neighbourhood.

Sansotei Ramen in Richmond Hill, Ontario

If you can handle spicy dishes, you should definitely grab the Spicy Tantan Ramen Noodles!

They’ve also got a pretty unique Tomato Ramen, which I’ve only seen before in Oahu.

They’ve got 9 locations across the GTA, including locations in Richmond Hill (watch my TikTok video here!) and Markham.

LOCATION: 13 Byng Ave, North York, ON

Kinton Ramen in Toronto

Kinton Ramen

Kinton is another one of my fave ramen spots in the city, and they were actually one of the first authentic ramen restaurants to come to Toronto!

They’re also a sister chain to Kinka Izakaya, as part of the Kinka family of restaurants.

Try their Pork Spicy Garlic Ramen – it’s amazing!

You can find their North York location by North York Centre Station.

LOCATION: 5165 Yonge St, North York, ON

EAT BKK Thai Kitchen & Bar

You’ll find all kinds of classic and unique Bangkok-style street foods at EAT BKK, with dishes like their Curry Puffs and Khao Soi Poutine!

They’ve even got a vegan menu for ya plant-based folks out there.

Their North York locations are at Yonge & Steeles and Yonge & Sheppard, and they’ve got 4 other locations closer to downtown.

All of their locations feature cool artwork and eclectic decor that’ll transport you to the streets of Bangkok!

LOCATION: Various locations

Brown Donkatsu

Brown Donkatsu is the spot to satisfy your katsu craving.

They’re actually a chain based out of South Korea, and they make Korean-style katsu.

If you don’t know what katsu is, it’s a Japanese dish of deep-fried meat coated in panko bread crumbs, and it’s absolutely delicious.

Especially when it’s stuffed with cheese, which you can find at Brown Donkatsu.

They actually make their own bread crumbs in-house, and their signature brown sauce comes in different levels of spicy.

They’ve also got a location in Markham at First Markham Place!

LOCATION: 3235 Hwy 7 #22, Markham, ON

The Owl of Minerva

The Owl of Minerva has been in Toronto for two decades now, and they’ve got amazing and authentic Korean food.

I’ve personally been eating at their restaurants for over a decade, and they’re still my favourite Korean restaurant in Toronto.

You can even find their dishes in the frozen food section at grocery stores in the GTA!

Their Kamjatang (pork bone soup) and Kalbi are my fave dishes to order on the menu.

Their North York location is also open 24 hours, which is great for ya night owls out there!

LOCATION: 5324 Yonge St, North York, ON

NEO-NY Genoa Salami from Pizzeria Libretto in Toronto

Pizzeria Libretto

For all my fellow pizza lovers out there: you’ll definitely want to stop into Pizzeria Libretto for their amazing wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas.

They’ve got 3 different types of authentic Italian pizzas on the menu to choose from:

  • Neapolitan: fermented sourdough base with a charred crust
  • NEO-New York: similar to the Neapolitan but slightly thicker and layered with cheese and basil
  • Sicilian: focaccia crust topped with crispy cheese

Their NEO-NY Genoa Salami with their house-made chilli oil is *chef’s kiss*.

All of their pizzas can be made vegan and/or gluten-free – you can sub for their house-made vegan cheese or gluten-free crust!

Their OG location is on Ossington (near Trinity Bellwoods), and they’ve got several other locations downtown.

You can even order pizza delivery on different food apps if you’re not in the mood to dine out!

LOCATION: 5000 Yonge St, North York, ON

Project Fish: Kitchen Restaurant in Richmond Hill, Ontario


PROJECT:FISH is one of the best spots to visit if you want aburi oshi sushi in Toronto.

If you don’t know what aburi oshi sushi is, it’s flame-seared pressed sushi, and it’s literally the best.

Project Fish: Kitchen Restaurant in Richmond Hill, Ontario

They’ve also got classic rolls like Dynamite Rolls and California Rolls, but the pressed sushi is what you’ll want to come here for!

You’ll also find a good selection of Japanese sakes and spirits if you’re looking to enjoy them with your meal.

It’s located near North York Centre Station if you’re thinking of paying a visit!

LOCATION: 16 Park Home Ave, Toronto, ON

Aburi TORA sushi restaurant at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto


TORA is a sister restaurant to the wildly popular sushi restaurants Miku and Minami, all of which are originally based out of Vancouver!

They’re also all about their aburi oshi sushi, and they have a huge selection to choose from.

Aburi oshi sushi from TORA restaurant at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in North York, Ontario

I absolutely love their Aburi Ebi Oshi (shrimp) and Aburi Saba Oshi (mackerel), and Adam especially loves the Aburi Crab Sushi.

They’ve got several different aburi oshi trios, which are perfect for if you’re looking to try a variety of different torch pressed sushi.

Aburi oshi sushi from Aburi Tora sushi restaurant at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in North York, Ontario

You order on an iPad, then it comes straight to you on a conveyer belt!

You can find them inside Yorkdale Mall, and you’ll actually have to take an elevator up to the restaurant.

Aburi TORA takeout at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto
Takeout ordered via Ritual.

If you’re looking to just grab takeout, you can order ahead on Ritual, a Toronto food app that lets you preorder takeout.

You can get $10 off your first Ritual order if you use my code!

If you’re interested in seeing more, you can peep out my TikTok video to get an inside look at TORA.

LOCATION: 3401 Dufferin St, North York, ON

Dragon Pearl Buffet

As far as Asian buffets go, Dragon Pearl is one of the best in the city.

They have so many different options, and the food is actually amazing!

From peking duck wraps, to crab legs, to sushi, they’ve got all kinds of delicious Asian dishes at the buffet.

Lunch is $25.99 per person on weekdays and $28.99 per person on weekends, and dinner ranges from $41.99 to $46.99 per person depending on the day.

LOCATION: 865 York Mills Rd #2, North York, ON

Restoration Hardware at Yorkdale Mall, Toronto

RH Courtyard Restaurant

Restoration Hardware may be a furniture store, but their in-house restaurant is absolutely incredible.

The RH Courtyard Restaurant serves up elevated takes on classic dishes, and their RH Burger and Truffled Grilled Cheese are my faves on the menu!

You’ll also find an extensive wine list if you’re in the mood for a drink.

You can find their chic restaurant inside Yorkdale Mall.

LOCATION: 3401 Dufferin St, North York, ON

Auberge du Pommier

Dine at this elegant and romantic restaurant in North York where you’ll find upscale French fare.

You’ll find classic French appetizers like Foie Gras and Tartare alongside entrées featuring Dungeness crab, lamb, or veal.

If you visit during the summer months, you’ve definitely gotta dine on their gorgeous patio!

LOCATION: 4150 Yonge St, North York, ON

Japanese Gozen-style meal set at Jumi Gozen Bar in North York

Jumi Gozen Bar

If you’re craving a unique dinner experience in North York, you’ve definitely got to visit Jumi – it’s Toronto’s very first gozen bar!

Gozen is a traditional Japanese meal set featuring a main dish, rice, soup, tsukudani (pickles), and multiple side dishes, all served together beautifully on a tray.

It’s also known as the “Emperor’s Meal”, because it was historically served to high class emperors and nobles of the Japanese empire!

Every dish is meticulously prepared by the chefs right in front of you, so it’s a very intimate experience.

The menu changes up seasonally, and even the plating is on-theme – I loved that there were winter elements like ice and snowflakes!

The first course on the winter 2022 menu featured a variety of unique dishes, including lobster broth miso soup, king crab marinated with hokkaido uni and crab miso, and monkfish liver with roasted almonds.

Japanese Gozen-style meal set at Jumi Gozen Bar in North York

Next up was hot pot, a sushi boat, and dessert – definitely arrive hungry, because it’s a super filling meal!

Jumi Gozen Bar in North York
The hot pot with seasonal seafood, yuzu, and ginger was comforting on a cold winter day.
Jumi Gozen Bar in North York
6 piece Chef’s choice nigiri and 1 seasonal handroll, all very fresh.
Jumi Gozen Bar in North York
The Japanese cheese mousse with ginger granité was heavenly.
Jumi Gozen Bar in North York
You can see all the dishes being prepared right in front of you at the intimate counter seats.

You have to book a reservation in advance with a limited number of counter seats available, and the time slots are either 5:30 or 7:30 PM from Thursday to Monday.

They also offer a lunch menu during the week and a late night bar menu on weekends!

You can find Jumi Gozen Bar right by Fairview Mall.

If you want to see more of all the delicious offerings at Jumi, you can watch my TikTok video!

LOCATION: 56 Forest Manor Rd Unit 3, North York, ON

Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto Restaurant

Chef Masaki Hashimoto prepares his 8-course Kaiseki menu himself every night, showcasing the seasons while celebrating Japanese ingredients.

With just three tables at this North York restaurant, dining here is a very special and exclusive experience!

The lunch tasting menu is $250 per person and features 6 courses, while the dinner tasting menu is $350 per person and features 8 courses.

The interior of the restaurant is absolutely stunning – it’ll literally transport you to Japan.

Chef Hashimoto trained in Kaiseki cuisine for 15 years in Japan, and he’s one of the few Kaiseki chefs to leave Japan and start a Kaiseki restaurant abroad!

LOCATION: 6 Garamond Ct, North York, ON

Best restaurants in North York:

  1. Mymy Chicken
  2. MeNami
  3. Kinka Sushi Bar Izakaya
  4. Nomé Izakaya
  5. Sansotei Ramen
  6. Kinton Ramen
  7. EAT BKK Thai Kitchen & Bar
  8. Brown Donkatsu
  9. Owl of Minerva
  10. Pizzeria Libretto
  12. TORA
  13. Dragon Pearl Buffet
  14. RH Courtyard Restaurant
  15. Auberge du Pommier
  16. Jumi Gozen Bar
  17. Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto Restaurant

North York is one of my fave areas of Toronto to eat – they have some of the best restaurants in the city, especially when it comes to Asian food.

Have you been to any of these North York food spots? What are some of the best restaurants in North York in your opinion? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

More things to do in North York

If you’re looking for more fun things to do in North York, you might enjoy these posts:

Be sure to keep up with me on Instagram, TikTokTwitter, Facebook, and Pinterest if you aren’t already!

Feel free to subscribe to my weekly newsletter to get my blog posts delivered straight to your inbox.

Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

Like this post? Pin it for later!

Looking for the top food spots to check out in North York, just north of Toronto? Here are some of the best restaurants and places to eat in North York, Ontario!

    Sharing is Caring

    Help spread the word. You're awesome for doing it!