Go SevenEast!

Cynthia Cheng

Thai chicken spring rolls

Though menu choices at SevenEast aren’t too different from the typical fusion restaurant (Spring Rolls, Indochine, etc…), this has got to be one of the best fusion places Prospere Magazine has tried in a while.  From the ambiance of the restaurant (small and modern-looking) to the food, this restaurant is highly recommended.  Service is pretty good, though for a place which wasn’t too busy when we were there, it was a bit slow.

Sesame Honey Chicken (top) and Vietnamese Yellow Curry with Beef (bottom)

There is a great deal to choose from at Seven East.  Appetizers include a variety of different spring rolls (we had Thai chicken), lettuce rolls as well as Chinese dim sum and soups.  Presentation is great, unlike traditional Chinese restsaurants, which just lay the spring rolls on a plate.  This is very typical at fusion places.  For the main meal, I had Vietnamese yellow curry with beef, while my fiance had sesame honey chicken.  One word of warning: If you are NOT into spicey foods, DO NOT order the curry.  I had ordered it mild, and it STILL had a kick.  The chicken, which came with broccoli florets and stir-fried with onion, on the other hand, was much, much better, with its sweet tangy taste.  I will definitely be returning to try other dishes.

At an average of $15 or so for main courses, the meals are on par with competition.  Also, with the exception of curries, most dishes tend not to come with rice. 

SevenEast is located on Yonge Street, just north of Roxborough Street.  They are open for lunch Monday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 3 pm and for dinner Sunday to Thursday, from 5 pm to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 5 pm to 11 pm.  Their phone number is 416-966-3278.