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tochipotle | | Oct 21, 2009 10:01 AM

My nieces (12 and 14) are coming to Toronto soon for a weekend. I'd like to take them some place 'cool' for dinner after Cirque du Soleil.
The 12 yo is not very adventurous. Her favorite food is Chinese food - but this is of the red chicken ball variety. We've taken her out for Thai in the past, she claims it's too spicy and only eats spring rolls...
The 14 yo loves pizza, and I would consider taking them to Terroni, but I fear the no substitution policy would be an issue. I think she would be more open to trying something new.

They aren't overly keen on Indian, and I think they would like to think that they want to try sushi - but I don't want to push anything too radical on them. I want them to have a fun 'big city' meal, but I'd also like them to enjoy it....meaning I would like them to have a positive new experience with food instead of just a weird experience. It could even be a regular old burger and fries - but at an interesting location.

I've read posts suggesting Korean bbq - which I think could be a lot of fun (despite the fact that I would order a stone bowl as I can't resist). I'm going to offer them a few suggestions, and let them choose - so this will be included in their options.

One last thing - since we're also already splurging on the Cirque du Soleil tickets, we can't afford restaurants like the one on top of the CN Tower....

Thanks to anyone who can offer a suggestion.

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