A NYC-based Japanese udon restaurant just opened on Queen West

Mar 29 2019, 5:41 pm

Queen West just gained a restaurant that shows equal respect to its menu and aesthetic, and the spot’s charm cannot be denied.

Raku, a Japanese restaurant out of New York City, has quietly opened its doors at 456 Queen Street West. But the hush-hush opening won’t stay mum for long.

 

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With locations in NY’s East Village and SOHO, Queen West seems an entirely appropriate first stop for Canada.

Toronto foodies are sure to appreciate the menu.

 

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Brimming with udon both hot and cold, smaller plates include ankimo (monkfish liver, scallion and ponzu sauce), agedashi tofu with bonito flakes, atsugiri bacon (thick cut, served with fresh onion) and gyoza.

 

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And the exterior of the space screams cooly exudes minimalism and a sense of chill.

Stark white walls and a half-curtain make way for a cavernous entry, with a sleek wooden door separating tempting tastes from the bustling street.

 

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One of the restaurant’s partners shared a post on social media announcing the opening, and the comments are filled with excited support for the new spot.

 

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We’re banking on this restaurant being a new place-to-be on Queen West.

Actually, make that in Toronto, in general.

Raku

Address: 456 Queen Street West
Phone: 416-546-9325

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