Now Magazine – May 11, 2017

Toronto’s best new restaurants

“…serene, candlelit kitchen, presenting a seasonal menu that bursts with surprising flavour and richness.”


Toronto Life – March 16, 2017

Best new restaurants 2017

“…even the most hard-core meathead will succumb to the chef’s ravioli stuffed with braised artichokes; his flatbreads blackened from a wood-fired oven and loaded with cherry tomatoes, their fruitiness intensified by a complex herb mixture that includes floral, Quebec-sourced sweetfern, alder tip and juniper; his crisp-fried baby eggplant with creamy insides brought into relief by a zesty chermoula; and his black arborio and wild rice paella, with a funky trio of oyster mushrooms, black truffles and huitlacoche, plus a scattering of puffed rice for extra texture. ”


Toronto Star – Feb 8, 2017

Vegan restaurant Awai dazzles with tasty dishes

“New plant-based cuisine, the city’s best, in Bloor West Village.

The new vegan restaurant in Bloor West Village is the real deal, run by a philosophical chef who uses heady spices and umami-rich mushrooms to showcase the deliciousness of plants.”


BlogTO – Feb 8, 2017

The 10 hottest restaurants in toronto right now

“This unconventional plant-based restaurant in Bloor West Village is just as off-beat with their restaurant conventions as they are their menu, operating on a no-gratuity basis.”