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What's your fave restaurant in Hamilton? Fave Dim Sum place?

Just got here from Austin, TX and am wanting to be hopeful about cheap, ethnic eats.
My faves are Chinese and Vietnamese but I also like Indian, Japanese, Greek and Italian.
I love small "mom and pop" restaurants". I checked out B & T Vietnamese. I know it's really popular but wasn't too impressed with the fare. So fare my fave food here is samosas from a little grocery store by the Wallmart on Upper James.

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  1. There's a good breakfast place on Main street west beside the Tally Ho Restaurant. I really enjoy it there and have been going there for years. It tends to get busy during peak hours.

    1. I *LOVE* Tally Ho.

      I've never been to a place that does their roast beef sandwiches as well: the beef is paper thin, and the gravy is very rich and... oh man, my mouth is watering now!

      Great french fries too.

      1. For Persian and mixed Mediterranean I would suggest La Luna at King and Queen.

        For Roti and other Trinidadian Foods, I would recommend Roti Hut at King and Connaught in the east end near Ivor Wynne Stadium. Get there on a Tuesday and hope she has the duck roti.

        For Indian, try Phulkari on Queenston, across from Eastgate Square

        For Portuguese in Hamilton, try Wild Orchid on James St. North

        1. The best dim sum in Hamilton is at Crystal Dynasty, located on the corner of Bay and Cannon St.

          1. Gotta try Chicago style deep dish pizza; a small 'mom and pop' restaurant with good Karma. Nothing fancy; just good food.
            534 Upper Sherman
            tx Stewart

            1. for indian try the Gate of India. delicious. It's on James North

              you also have to get a hot dog at Easterbrook's in Burlington

              1. For Chinese, try Jade Garden, 113 James Street North, corner of James and Vine.

                For Vietnamese, try Pho Da Bo, 15 Cannon Street East, corner of James and Cannon

                1. Best Indian - Curry Inn on Main West and Bond Street in Westdale. New restauruant so few know it, but food is fresh and made to order. I have tried most Indian places in this thread and all are good, but only Curry Inn is great.
                  Best high end restos in city are 1010 and Room 41. Chains have taken over city and sadly mom and pop diners are rare.

                  1. Jade Garden for take out gets my vote too. Unless you need a place that can accomodate large groups, eating in is despressing.
                    Personally, I had a less than impressive experience at Bistro 1010. The food was overpriced and average. My friend couldn't eat her Cesear Salad (it was flavourless and limp) and told the waiter that. He did nothing about it but charge full price for it. Also, we had a group of 8 and after our meal started and the wine was poured, we were asked to get up so they could shift our table to accomodate another large party that didn't make a reservation (we did). We joked about getting an extra glass of wine for our effort (we didn't), but were met with blank stares until we all got up from the table and watched our dinners shift over four inches. Overall, I was really disappointed especially because it was suppose to be a 'high end' restuarant and a special evening for one person at the table.

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                      1. re: DDD

                        For mom and pop places....Is the Westown still open on Locke Street?

                        It serves breakfast to dinner and used to be packed on Thursday nights
                        First bar in Hamilton to serve soley draft beer ....
                        Great choices.......

                        Good to people watch, staff watch and just BE!

                    1. I like Harvest Moon, located at 80 James Street North. Their shrimp wantons are so good, and their hotplates are too. They'll also make you pretty much anything you want, even if it's not on the menu. Prices are reasonable and portions good.
                      Just a warning, I've had the occasional less-than-perfect dish here, but it seems to have stopped happening entirely.
                      I also like Himalya for Indian.