Ninja Bowl takes over the defunct Department of Caffeine in Duxton, dishing out hearty, protein-based dishes at affordable prices. Come with your colleagues and share the Poutine ($14), unbelievably tender braised beef cheeks on a heap of shoestring fries. Then dig into one of their eight protein bowls. The Noka ($14), which comes with the same beef cheeks, is a must order. Another standout is the value for money Kaisen ($16), juicy pan-seared Hokkaido scallops and mussels served with lemon butter sauce, mixed mushrooms and carrots. The bowls do not come with any grains or greens, so if you need something heartier, opt to add the Ninja Rice ($2) in your bowl — a mix of brown rice and Japanese rice.
Avg price: $20 per person