Meal Deal: Kiu

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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: MeNami

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It’s been a while and I have been terrible at posting, but have no fear, a new Meal Deal is well on its way.

So, my friend was travelling to Asia and wanted to borrow a universal adapter for her trip. We made plans to eat dinner and well… why not try out something new while we’re at it right? Since mutual meeting ground appeared to be Yonge and Finch, we decided to try a restaurant my colleague recommended.

MeNami bills itself as the first genuinely traditional Udon House in Ontario. What is an udon house and how is it different from Ramen joints is beyond me. But, off we went! The interior is eclectically hipster, clearly built for younger people who wanted a drink and some food. We loved it instantly, describing it charming and fun (The sign is a bit old Hollywood vanity though).


MeNami
5469 Yonge St.
North York
M2N 5S1
www.menami.ca

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Meal Deal: AKA-ONI Izakaya

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A Meal Deal right before Curiosity heads off to her overseas adventure (WoOt!). So look forward to another Vacay Mayday post!

Had lunch with a friend before the NSSSO and I started our last minute packing panic (most disorganized the NSSSO and I have every been). Tried out a new Japanese Izakaya (which I’m starting to think is really just a way of saying NOT AYCE) in Scarborough. I liked it when I saw it. They went extremely contemporary, which I wasn’t expecting because the plaza is not known for outstanding… anything. Let’s just get on with the Meal Deal shall we?

AKA-ONI Izakaya
633 Silver Star Boulevard
Unit 108
Toronto, M1V
http://www.yelp.ca/biz/aka-oni-izakaya-toronto

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Winterlicious: Soco Kitchen + Bar

Hello Everyone! I have clearly broken my new year’s resolution already… seeing as how I haven’t come up with a post (Meal Deal, Recipe, etc.) in AGES! But…HAVE NO FEAR! I’ll post today and tomorrow to make up for all the posts that I have missed!

So I did several Winterlicious restaurants, which I know is waaay too late now for anyone to try… maybe for Summerlicious?

Anyway, onwards to this post shall we?

Soco Kitchen + Bar
75 Lower Simcoe St.
Toronto
M5J 3A6

http://www.socokitchenandbar.ca/

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Meal Deal: Moji Japanese Eatery

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First Meal Deal of the year (party!) and I’m looking forward to sharing my 2016 meals.

(sorry it is so late… I’ve been terribly sick)

I visited a new Japanese restaurant in Markham. The NSSSO and I walked into it on December 23rd and were told that they weren’t open till December 24th. We most definitely looked at each other and said huh to each other. So we came back again the first week of January.

Moji is a cute little restaurant. The place gives off a mismatched feel which makes things feel eclectic, Curiosity likes eclectic. I enjoyed he atmosphere quite a bit indeed.

Moji Japanese Eatery
8362 Kennedy Road
Suite U A6
Markham
L3R 9W5

http://www.yelp.ca/biz/moji-japanese-eatery-markham

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