FYI – This place closed in 2009 (2010.03.15)
Take a page from Five Doors North, throw in some Pizzeria Libretto, and we’ve got Amaya‘s latest addition to the Bayview Ave. strip, Two Doors South.
A sort of Indian/Italian fusion of a place, items on the menu are grouped by type and price. At the top end, we’ve got their Bowls of stuff for $15.95 and for $5.95, you have your choice of apps. Prices range between for less and more filling options.
The food is attractive and well-presented. Taste-wise, everything was really quite inoffensive – decent, but nothing remotely compelling. Their space is bright, with communal tables and the intense, yet stark, decor reminding me of Libretto. Overall, not a terrible place to have lunch if you’re in the area. However, there are many options on Bayvew Ave. and I’d likely hit something else before returning.
P.S. For those who care: I’d spied on Chowhound that it’s David Gaunt (ex Rosewater Supper Club, Crush) in the kitchen. I find it a bit odd to have some one of that calibre heading up a lunch box with much slower traffic than he’d be used to. ChefDB doesn’t cough up corroborative data, but that’s only so good as someone going to the bother of updating.
- Two Doors South, 1568 Bayview Ave, Toronto
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April 30, 2009 at 5:05 pm
The next time u go to a restaurant please make sure u read the info on the card right. Its not a Pulled lamb SAMMICH but a naanini. Not lamb Vindaloo but Masala lime lamb, they do serve a lamb shank vindaloo and the picture u posted is definitely not that.As for taste as it is said that ones man food is another mans poison…….cheers
April 30, 2009 at 10:21 pm
Hi Cornel! You’re right, that is the Masala – I had totally thought we’d gotten the vindaloo. That would be why it wasn’t spicier than I was expecting. Solves that mystery, indeed and thanks for the heads-up.
To address your other concern, I’m going to say that “sammich” is as much a word (moreso if you googlefight it!) as “naanini”. Just sayin’. Sorry you thought it was an error, but it’s not.
For everyone else confused about where all these extra bits are coming from, Cornel is referring to dishes in the flickr photostream.
May 1, 2009 at 2:08 am
I’d say sammich is much more so a word than “naanini”. I get that the idea is to belabour the Italian-Indian fusion schtick, but gimme a break. If I put some meat on a bagel, it doesn’t matter how much I protest that it’s a “b’ich”…everyone will still recognize it as a sandwich; the same goes for using naan.
May 25, 2009 at 5:00 pm
Its a lovely little place and the Gunpowder Shrimp was explosive, I mean great. Its spicy and crackles and crunches when you chow down on it. Try it!
June 11, 2009 at 11:56 am
I recently went to Two Door South and wow! what a menu…. i absolutely loved the chicken tikka pizza and the prizes??? good value for money.
The chef is excellent there… i heard he was in the Middle East prior to his assignment here – no wonder the middle east influence with persian kebabs… a must try.