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Garden Gate Restaurant

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2379 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4E 1H5, Canada
+1 416-694-3605
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible cheap price for a great food. Definitely will come again. If you at the beaches area you must come for a breakfast, lunch or even dinner.

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Thank Gustavo A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Your typical chinese food to order in .... great egg rolls, garden gate beef that is so good that you know it can't be good for you and pretty much anything is great. A $45 order for two will last about 3 dinners...............such an icon to visit in the Beach too.

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Thank Chris L
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Plentiful cheap eats for less than ten dollars. Order the combination dinners. Atmosphere is comfortable and lived in....but that is the famous Beach "Goof" vibe

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Springville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

I know ithe Garden Gate Restaurant as the Goof. It had something to do with some of the letters in the sign being burnt out which spelled Goof. We have many happy memories of growing up eating breakfasts, lunches and countless take aways. There is a great variety of Chinese and Canadian crusine.

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Thank Desiree R
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

My teenage girls love going to The Goof for a mountain of chicken balls and rice with a real chocolate milkshake on the side. Reading the menu is like stepping back in time with the Dinner for 4 or the classic burger and fries. You won't go home hungry and will still have a money left for a movie at... More 

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Thank Adrienne W
Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Good choice for cheap dining. Not the cleanest tables but does the job. Locals seem to love the place. The menu has western food but that night they served Chinese only. Not sure why.

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1 Thank Claudio S
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

We order our Chinese food here. While it may not be REAL Chinese food we enjoy it. The food at the Goof is varied and always tasty. You can get a real turkey sandwich which my husband loves, while I can get liver and onions, which my family appreciates I don't cook at home. The staff is charming?????? Good place... More 

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Thank Beachcouple57
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Canadianized Chinese food. Other offering - burgers, grilled cheese etc. Daily specials. Decent food. Quick service. Close to The Fox theate for pre or post movie meal. Pricing is good. Lots of seating. Seasonal outdoor patio. A block north of the beach.

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Thank EUCANADIANS
Toronto
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

That's what we call it in the neighborhood. I found the food only so-so compared to Toronto's TONS of Cantonese restaurants.

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Thank PedroDeToronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

Myself and relatives have been dining here for decades. Not that it is someplace exquisite but mostly for the memories. As already rightly mentioned, the food is not A-list by any means but well-priced and plentiful for the buck they charge. It's too bad that they took out the mini juke-boxes that came with each booth (not that I ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2379 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4E 1H5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighbourhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-694-3605

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East End

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East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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