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13 Best Restaurants in North York

13 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 😉

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 chain from Korea, and they’ve got a North York location at Yonge & Sheppard.

Their other Canadian location is in Thornhill!

LOCATION: 9 Spring Garden Ave, North York, ON | Website


Fancy some Japanese udon noodles made from scratch?

I always get the Potato Cream Curry Udon at MeNami – it’s so stinking 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 | Website

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Kinka Izakaya, Toronto

Kinka 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!

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 | Website

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 | Website

Sansotei Ramen

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

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

They’ve got 9 locations across the GTA, including locations in Richmond Hill and Markham.

LOCATION: 13 Byng Ave, North York, ON | Website

Kinton Ramen in Toronto

Kinton Ramen

Kinton is another one of my fave ramen spots in the city.

They were actually one of the first authentic ramen restaurants here in Toronto!

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

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 | Website

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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.

LOCATION: 5324 Yonge St, North York, ON | Website

Project Fish: Kitchen Restaurant in Richmond Hill, Ontario


PROJECT:FISH is the spot to visit if you want aburi and oshi sushi.

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

They also have a Richmond Hill restaurant called Project Fish: Kitchen, which specializes more in contemporary Asian cuisine rather than seared sushi itself.

LOCATION: 16 Park Home Ave, Toronto, ON | Website

Sushi Moto

If you’re craving some classic sushi, Sushi Moto is worth a visit.

Their menu is a little pricy, but it’s still a nice spot to visit every once in awhile when you want good sushi.

They’re located right by Yonge & Sheppard!

LOCATION: 4901 Yonge St, North York, ON | Website

Upper East Food Club

I’m a big fan of food halls because you can try all kinds of different dishes from different restaurants, all in one place.

You can get savoury baos from Pear, pressed sushi from Kokome, delicious bubble teas from MachiMachi, and tasty desserts from Cafe Bora.

It’s sort of like a fancy food court – I also love Assembly Chef’s Hall in the Toronto Financial District!

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LOCATION: 5317 Yonge St, North York, ON | Website

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 $18.99 per person on weekdays and $22.99 per person on weekends, and dinner is $33.99 per person.

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

Restoration Hardware at Yorkdale Mall, Toronto

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

That Truffle Grilled Cheese is just something else!

Restoration Hardware is located inside Yorkdale Mall.

LOCATION: 3401 Dufferin St, North York, ON | Website

The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory is a huge chain restaurant, but since there’s only one location in Ontario, I figured I’d include it in this list of the best North York restaurants.

I actually really love the food here – everything I’ve tried has been delicious!

Oddly enough, I haven’t tried the cheesecake yet (but I did grab a mini packaged one from the grocery store that was just okay).

LOCATION: 3401 Dufferin St, North York, ON | Website

Best restaurants in North York:

  1. Mymy Chicken
  2. MeNami
  3. Kinka Izakaya
  4. Nomé Izakaya
  5. Sansotei Ramen
  6. Kinton Ramen
  7. Owl of Minerva
  9. Sushi Moto
  10. Upper East Food Club
  11. Dragon Pearl Buffet
  12. Restoration Hardware
  13. The Cheesecake Factory

North York is one of my fave areas of Toronto to eat – they have some of the best restaurants in the neighbourhood.

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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!

P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on the most Instagram-worthy spots in North York, or any of my other posts on Toronto restaurants.

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