Meal Deal: Kiu

Hello Everyone!

Wow I’ve been remiss in my blogging duties. The NSSSO reminded me the other day that I had blog that I am responsible for… not just the eating part. So here I am, making up for lost time (?), if this counts in any way that is.

My first post this summer is the new(ish) Japanese Izakaya in what is now known as Downtown Markham (I have yet to figure out where Uptown Markham is… although there are signs eluding to it… perhaps they are condos…). It was an experience for sure. We tried to make a reservation for Friday night, and lo and behold, we were told they were completely booked. Is this restaurant really that good? We tried again on a weekday and got a reservation.

It’s a nice place, I want to say modern… but what place isn’t nowadays? Instead, I’m going to paint you a picture with nothing and say that it reminds me of a larger more expensive looking version of Guu. Where Guu has wooden tables and a lack of seating area, Kiu has seating in spades. A sushi bar is set to one side so you can watch them as they work. The kitchen is open for all to see, hence they added bar seating there. The experience is sort of like being sat at a chef’s table.

Kiu Japanese Restaurant
169 Enterprise Boulevard
2nd floor
Markham
L6G 0E7
Kiu Japanese Restaurant

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Meal Deal: Donburi

Another week of Meal Deal Restaurant Reviews is upon us again. Donburi is a cute restaurant in Richmond Hill that is eclectic, colourful and very very otaku. Okay, maybe not very. The restaurant does an excellent job of making you want to stay; plenty of electrical outlets, Anime on all the TV’s and the servers don’t give you looks so that you’ll leave soon. I suppose you can kind of call it an Izakaya, but I’m not positive about that at all.

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Donburi
505 Highway 7 East
Unit 93-95
Markham,ONT
L3T 7T1

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