SoSo Food Club
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
Good food, eclectic decor, seems to be club with part time restaurant
We came on a Monday night for the Taiwanese fried chicken special. Guys, it does not disappoint. The chicken pieces are pretty sizable, especially at $5/piece on Mondays. I split a platter (2 pieces of chicken, some salad/slaw, 2 deep fried mantou buns) with a friend and three of us split the pickle party (okra was the standout for me, also a big fan of the bamboo).
I got the mapo tofu (meat version) and it was extremely delicious. Spicy but without the mouth numbing feeling of Sichuan peppercorns. Even comes as a vegetarian version - in fact the whole menu is pretty vegetarian friendly. Boozy boba tea was a must, but as you can tell from the pictures it's hard to get great shots for Instagram so just enjoy the food and ambiance with your dining pals.
Simply divine. The Lamb Biang Biang will bring me back time after time.
This restaurant is plagued by the same noise issue facing many Toronto restaurants, it’s hard to have an audible conversation with someone across from you. The use of a iPod to take orders also makes the whole experience super impersonal, as your server makes no attempt to remember your order, or what order is going to what seat. The food was good, but for a city with many great food options I will be taking my dining experience elsewhere.
Had a great first visit at Soso! Our server was great and had read that it was for my best friends birthday, she made the night special and we loved the food. Will be recommending to others!
The name fit the food, so-so overall. The staff were attentive, it's clearly a hip spot, but I won't be returning. My dinner guest said that she'll go back, but for takeout only, so she really enjoyed her food, despite an annoying snafu with the bill.
We really enjoyed the food. However, we found the service rather distracting. I called ahead to reserve a table for 6:30 pm. When we arrived, the Front-of-House greeter immediately told us we could only be there until 8:30 pm, since another reservation was booked at our table for 8:30 pm.
We found it odd because that was two hours away, but okay. The information was good to know. However, the entire time we were eating she was watching us and pressuring us to finish, even going as far to ask us on occasion if we were done while we were waiting for food. Keep in mind, the restaurant was not full, there was no one waiting for a table at the door, and there were a lot of tables around us that were empty. It was also no where near 8:30 pm.
Our waitress was nice, but didn't ask us if we wanted anything else when she brought the bill. Which again, was odd because I had been thinking of getting another drink. But when she brought the bill my companion and I had grown tired of feeling pressured by the wait staff to finish and leave, so we paid and went to a bar down the street.
All in all, the food and drinks were really good, but I probably won't go back because of the service.
I'd say the food was only ok. Nothing really blew me away, which I was really hoping for. We were also rushed out of the restaurant after only an hour or so of being seated because there was another reservation coming after us that was a bigger party that required our table. This has never ever happened to me anywhere else. I've never been rushed out anywhere. And so my friend and I rushed to finish our meals and then the next reservation came to the bigger table next to us and we were never even asked to leave. So we were essentially rushed for no reason when we had every intention of ordering more food and drinks. Not a great experience.
Decor is the main reason to go, the blue and pink lighting really sets an amazing view. Service was a bit slow but waitress made up by offering free shots. Food was tastier than I expected however I don’t often have traditional Chinese food. The dumplings both vegetarian and pork were to die for. I’d definitely go back & I recommend this place