Another restaurant has come and gone from the ill-fated space on University Ave. next door to Cedars. This time sees the demise of Forbidden Palace, a restaurant that advertised itself as having “the real Chinese taste of Toronto.” Something that always seemed a little odd, although I know what they were trying to get at.
We only ate at Forbidden Palace once, and it was a good meal. The space, however, couldn’t shake the “moldy cavernous warehouse” aesthetic, no matter how many plants they scattered around. And who wants to eat in a moldy cavern? There’s a Sheriff’s notice up on the door looking for $8000ish in back rent.
Word on the street is that the folks who ran the former restaurant in the space, Green Jade, picked up and relocated to Stratford where they’re raking in customers. Not hard to do, I suppose, when your only local competition is Subway and KFC.