There's so many restaurants in Toronto, but true foodies have already been to them all. 

You know the hot spots, the best tacos, the best this and that, the life-changing patios, wherever we tell you, you've probably already been there. Until now...hopefully... This list is comprised of hidden gems, new spots you've yet to discover, or something a little out of the ordinary even for the most seasoned food vet. Check out this list of restos if you feel like you've been to every restaurant in TO: 

Soufiโ€™s

Where: 676 Queen St W // West Queen West

Type: Middle Eastern (Syrian)

Most popular item: Manaeesh, a Syrian version of pizza

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Chances are even if you've been EVERYWHERE in Toronto, you may have missed this gem and have yet to try Syrian cuisine. 

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Mayrik

Where: Leaside, 1580 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G 3B7

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Type of cuisine:
Middle Eastern

Most popular item: Shawarma

Why you need to go: Shawarma shouldn't just be drunk food. This place takes your favourite street meat and elevates it to a whole new and delicious level. 

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James Cheese Back Ribs

Where: 409 Spadina Ave // Chinatown

Type: Korean

Most popular item: The signature cheese baby back ribs

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Cheese and meat. Need I say more? This is a very unique and fun experience, similar to Korean BBQ, that makes you work for your food. 

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La Palma

Where: 849 Dundas West //  Trinity Bellwoods 

Type: Italian

Most popular item: 100 Layer Lasagna

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This new spot 

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Atlas

Where: 18 Dupont St. // The Annex

Type: Morrocan

Most popular item:

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Brought to you by the same masterminds that brought us Charbol, you know you're in good hands if you visit this brand new spot. 

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Estia

Where: 90 Avenue Road // Yorkville 

Type: Mediterranean

Most popular item: Octopus

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Their patio is beyond stunning and their cuisine will make you feel like you're on vacation in the Amalfi coast. What's not to love? 

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Pinkyโ€™s Ca Phe

Where: 53 Clinton St.  //  Little Italy 

Type: Vietnamese

Most popular item: Tiger's Milk ceviche.

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This new restaurant is located in a house and sometimes hard to spot, but is well worth the hunt. It's the third restaurant from the team that gave us Toronto's favourites Oddseoul and Hanmoto, and just as amazing as the first two. 

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Nodo

Where: 2885 Dundas St. West // The Junction

Type: Italian

Most popular item: Rice Balls or Gnocchi

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: There's a good chance you've tried a majority of the fan favourite Italian restaurants, so why not venture a little bit off the beaten path of the entertainment and financial districts into the junction and see what kind of Italian eats they're serving up. 

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Good Fortune

Where: 130 Eglinton Ave E // Yonge & Eglinton

Type: Bar

Most popular item: Fortune burger

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: The Insta opportunities alone should be enough for you to visit this spot. But the awesome atmosphere and great, uncomplicated food is what will keep you coming back

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Green Republic

Where: 439 University Ave // Entertainment District

Type: Sandwiches

Most popular item: Bowls

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This is the perfect little spot to check out for a quick and refreshing bite while strolling through the Entertainment District. 

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Fourk

Where: 647 College St. // Little Italy

Type: Pub Food

Most popular item: Nachos or Meatballs

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This place takes everything you know about pub food, and changes it forever. They take classics and elevate them to new standards. 

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Osgoode Hall Restaurant

Where: 130 Queen St. W // Queen West

Type: Eclectic

Most popular item: Steak

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: Can't dine in Hogwarts? That's OK, this spot is a close runner up. This is a hidden gem located right in city hall where they use local ingredients and have awesome prix fixed menus. 

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Lake Inez

Where: 1471 Gerrard St. E // Little India

Type: Asian Fusion

Most popular item: Japanese devilled eggs

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Why you should go: This new spot on the east end of Toronto has excellent attention to detail with its seasonal and innovative dishes. 

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