10 of the best new restaurants to check out in Toronto this week

Amid a flood of new eateries that open each week, a few manage to rise above the rest. From a downtown izakaya to the newest hot spot on Queen West, here are 10 of the best new restaurants to check out in Toronto this week.

1. Good Catch Boil House

 

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Good Catch Boil House knows what you crave: fresh seafood and craft beer. They just opened their second spot in Fairview Mall, bringing their Louisiana-inspired menu to even more seafood lovers. With daily seafood catches, boils, lobster rolls, and oyster sliders, you’re in for a treat. Wash it down with one of their 18 craft beers on tap from local Ontario microbreweries. 1800 Sheppard Ave. E.

2. Lali Gurans Nepali Dining

Lali Gurans Nepali Dining & Patio Bar brings Nepal to Queen St West with a diverse menu of traditional Nepalese and Himalayan dishes. Enjoy the relaxed patio vibe alongside live music on weekends. Don’t miss their standout Nepali chicken Thali and must-try Newari khaja set. 1544 Queen St. W.

3. Stop Restaurant

 

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Stop Restaurant has moved into a new location on Roncesvalles Avenue. After taking over a former wing spot and overcoming challenges, they’ve successfully transformed the space into a culinary destination under chef Denis Ganshonkov’s expertise in Eastern European classics. Highlights from their menu include caraflex cabbage dressed in Celtic blue, lemon and honey, alongside sweetbreads poached in white wine and cooked in duck fat with garlic and parsley. For a treat, try their digby scallops stuffed with morel and sweetbreads, complemented by a rich brown butter and beef stock sauce.  397 Roncesvalles Ave.

4. Bereket Kebab House

Bereket Kebab House serves up exceptional Turkish cuisine in Scarborough, boasting premium meat quality, fresh ingredients and  secret spices that elevate every dish. Their halal charcoal-grilled kebabs are a must-try, perfectly cooked to perfection. It’s not just about the food; the vibe makes it a fantastic spot for a family night out. 245 Morningside Dr., Scarborough

5. High Town

 

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Introducing Hightown Toronto, the newest Asian fusion izakaya on Baldwin Street! Step into a 90s-inspired space adorned with posters of Chinese celebrities from iconic TV series. Enjoy a seasonal menu blending Asian flavours with a modern twist, each dish inspired by diverse regions of China and expertly paired with sake. 45 Baldwin St. 

6. Mexico FS

Mexhico FS burst onto the scene in March 2024, aiming to showcase the ancient flavors of Mexican cuisine with a bold, contemporary twist. In Mexico, food isn’t just sustenance; it’s a passionate tribute to the land, its traditions, and the vibrant people who share it. At Mexhico FS, expect more than just food — it’s a celebration of Mexican culinary artistry. Their menu boasts breakfast classics like table-side prepared guacamole, along with mouthwatering dishes such as Chilaquiles, Qusadilla de main Azul, and picaditas — crispy tortillas topped with molcajete sauce, onions and cheese. Located in Baldwin Village, near Kensington, Mexhico FS isn’t just a spot for breakfast; they also offer a delicious  array of lunch and dinner options, featuring tacos like short rib, shrimp and mole enchiladas. 26 Baldwin St.

7. Bad Egg

 

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Bad Eggs cracked into Toronto last month, bringing its Korean-style egg drops to the forefront. Already making waves in Ireland and Pakistan, their menu boasts all-day breakfast delights like avocado toast with chicken and the decadent “Posh Mess” French toast, drizzled with chocolate sauce, condensed milk and sprinkled with pistachios. Beyond breakfast, they offer a smorgasbord of egg drops, burgers, bao buns, kimchi bowls and tacos, ensuring there’s a dish to satisfy every craving. 294 Richmond St. E.

8. Lyla

 

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Chef Mike Medeiros has introduced Layla to Queen West, a Mediterranean-inspired hotspot. The menu dazzles with dishes such as whole Cornish hen, pasta classics like cacio e pepe and linguine alla vongole and an array of seafood delights including salmon, octopus, and branzino. 60 Sudbury St.

9. Seoul House & Sojuban

Seoul House BBQ is Markham’s go-to spot for authentic Korean dining. With a lively atmosphere and an extensive menu featuring delicious Korean BBQ and traditional dishes like hearty stews and hot pots, it’s perfect for family gatherings, date nights or fun outings with friends. They also offer a spacious party room with free karaoke, making it ideal for celebrations and special events. Whether you’re craving delicious BBQ or looking to sing your heart out, Seoul House BBQ promises a memorable experience filled with flavour and fun. 180 Steeles Ave W., Markham

10. Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove is a modern Pan-Asian restaurant located inside Fairview Mall. It serves beautifully presented dishes combining flavours from Malaysia, Thailand, India and beyond in an upscale setting. Must-try dishes include the massaman curry,  and the Giant Dosa Crepes—perfect for sharing. Level 1, 1800 Sheppard Ave. E., Fairview Mall