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Ludica Pizzeria

Ludica Pizzeria & Game Room Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoA friend invited me to play some games while enjoying some pizza, so we went on a late afternoon Sunday. There were four of us and sat by the window with nice flower beds on the outside.

The other two had ordered the Italian Soda, so I thought I’d give it a try. I ordered Strawberry. You can also add Vodka for extra $. I had it with whip cream, but to my disappointment, it wasn’t that good. It seemed really watered down, and without much carbonation, it wasn’t much of a ‘soda’.


I usually never order pizza at restaurants because I’m not a bread-fan. I don’t know why, but ever since I was little, I was more of the noodle person than bread. The only time I have bread is when I eat a sandwich, or complimentary bread buns are served at higher-end restaurants. I was eyeing on the pasta, but when I looked over to the next table and saw their Hawaiin pizza, it looked pretty good. idearabbit_ludica_pizzeria3Since everyone else was getting a pizza and it was a pizzeria, I felt I needed to try something different rather than getting pasta from every restaurant. So, I went with Hawaiian $13.50.

All pizza were fairly big size. I wasn’t able to finish 2 slices, but I got through it because it was really good. The thin pizza was crispy, and the topping were fresh and flavourful. Not to mention, when you’re playing games, it kind of goes down without you knowing it!

idearabbit_ludica_pizzeria2Sheepie had the Ham and Mushroom on their special menu.

Service was great with a friendly and sometimes sarcastic character that made us laugh.

idearabbit_ludica_pizzeria1The place was clean, with the thin-crust pizza baking in their stone oven.

We played Timeline and Love Letters, both of which were new to Sheepie and I.

idearabbit_ludica_pizzeria5It’s a lot of fun, and what’s best, there’s no extra charge for playing the games. I remember some cafes in Richmond that charged you per hour for playing. But here, you can keep going and going. You’ll never get bored as there are more than 750 board and card games to play. The staff will even teach you some so you can always try out new ones.

Will definitely be back!

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Sushi Den

Sushi Den Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoAfter teaching an afternoon yoga class to friends, one of them suggested going to Sushi Den. It’s a small restaurant in the International Village and T&T neighbourhood.

I ordered the Negitoro roll $3 which was pretty good. I also had the Pork Deep Fried Gyoza $5 (sorry no pic!) It was ok. I personally prefer the traditional Gyoza, just slight pan-fried on one side. The staff seemed to be Japanese, and the service was satisfactory.

idearabbit_sushiden1 idearabbit_sushiden2 idearabbit_sushiden3My friend that wanted to come here ordered the Chicken Teri Ten Don $8.50. A fusion dish, but looked pretty good. Good portion too.idearabbit_sushiden4Another time, my friend had the Out of Control special roll $10. We asked the staff what’ inside the ‘chef’s choice’ of ingredients, and she went back to the kitchen to ask. The list was extensive and it sounded pretty good. The pieces were large, and the wasabi mayo gave a nice punch.


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Torafuku Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoSheepie had found this restaurant during a traffic jam, lol. We came to check it out on a Sunday evening. Parking was near impossible to find at the time and we kept driving around the block – like 10 times.

We walked in a nice staff asked us if we had reservations. No, we didn’t. But there were spots by the counter/bar

A modern, minimalistic, concrete-focused restaurant on the edge of Chinatown of contemporary Asian cuisine. They use local ingredients sourced from local farms, and looking at the limited menu items, we felt it was leaning slight towards the izakaya feel where more people were there to enjoy wines, local craft beers, and cocktail. Not to say that the food wasn’t good though!

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idearabbit_torafuku6The restaurant was jam packed, but we only had to wait a few minutes.

We sat at the counter by the open kitchen, and the bartender was kept busy all night. (not that the chefs weren’t busily sweating in the heat).

idearabbit_torafuku8 idearabbit_torafuku7They have a unique menu – physically as well as what’s on the menu. The physical part is interesting, though there seems to be a lot of pages without much content, and you find yourself flipping around, a bit lost. The names of the dishes are pretty creative and comical. However, if it’s your first time, even with the description of the ingredients, you are left wondering what’s coming your way. You are always in for a surprise.


Sheepie had the Calamari Done the Right Way $10 – crispy and fresh. Nice presentation.


Tuna Belly $10 Nice presentation. Good flavour of fish, which went well with the rice.

idearabbit_torafuku3Magic Stick $7 had a little of bit of everything, so it was an interesting journey for the taste buds. Also visually engaging.

Their menu seems to have changed since going. It’s also different from what’s on Zomato and their website, so I guess their menu changes quite frequently.

Service was a bit slow since it was super busy. It took a while for them to take our orders, and when we wanted to order our dessert, it seemed like we were waiting quite a bit. If you’ve been following me for some time, you know I’m not a huge fan of crowded or loud places. That’s just my preference. Food was really good, but on the higher end per dish, and the portions were small, so we didn’t leave with full stomachs.

Note: they state that in order to serve customers comfortably during peak times, there is a 2 hour seating limit, and reservation will be held for up to 15 minutes. So don’t be late!

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