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Cravings Restaurant - a quick review

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Cravings Restaurant - a quick review

atomeyes | Apr 24, 2011 07:10 PM

We had dinner at Cravings, a restaurant on Yonge St between Lawrence and York Mills. Not to be confused with the West Indian restaurants with the similar name, Cravings is Southeast Asian - predominantly Thai with some Japanese/sushi for good measure.

The restaurant itself is very nice. Clearly its targeting the well-to-do crowd (think of it being the opposite decor of SudkoThai). Service is quite good and attentive. It has a very nice wine list with bottles including some Ontario wines and prices ranging from $30-50.

Food: the menu ranges from Thai to Sushi. Our table ordered a mix of each.

Hot and Sour soup - not bad. It was very tamarind heavy which may not be to everyone's liking. Having fried tofu (that still kept its crispiness) was an interesting and tasty touch.

Spring rolls - a nice appetizer filled with some tasty mango strips.

Mains - the let-down was the size vs price. dishes were around $10 per main and there wasn't a lot of food. Taste-wise, I'd say that its similar to Satay on the Road, but perhaps with higher-end ingredients. The pad thai was sweet but not ketchup sweet and was good (seemed to be lacking meats). The thai basil beef was good but not amazing. Tasted a little bit on the sweet side for my liking and, again, seemed to be skimping on beef. We had the red curry (chicken) and it was good and decently spicy. Again, nothing complex or mind-blowing. Sushi pizza and some rolls were ordered and they looked good, but I didn't try them.

If you live in the neighbourhood and didn't want to venture out to Satay on the Road on Avenue Rd, or wanted something that's a little pricier, debatably tastier and with some Japanese options, Cravings is a good option. Otherwise, its what I'd expect for the south-of-the-401 uptown crowd.

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Satay on the Road
2003 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

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