Chinese, Thai etc. in Hamilton or western burbs?
Ben Than on Cannon has great Thai, Vietnamese and right across the street is the best dim sum in the city -- Crystal Dynasty. Lots of Asian/Vietnamese concentrated along Cannon/York Bld which I haven't tried. Also excellent Chinese and dim sum at Iron Chef on Upper Sherman (on the "Mountain") and Limeridge Rd.They even have shrimp toast
Japanese: EXCELLENT: Matsu Sushi in Dundas. VERY GOOD: Hoya on King East and Dado Sushi in a small plaza near Lime Ridge Mall off Upper Wentworth (across from LCBO)
Avoid: Sushi Star and whatever the all you can eat buffet is called these days
Mye Thai on John is popular but I found their pad thai too sweet and ketchup-like so have avoided it since.
Good Chinese at Le Chinois on King St. East downtown and across the street at Forbidden City.
Hope this helps... there are a few hidden gems in Hamilton!
I will second B&T on Cannon, plus they are a very good grocery for some of those hard to find items.
For Chinese, Le Chinois is decent, however their Orange Beef is phenomenal.
For Dim Sum - definitely Crystal Dynasty or Iron Chef
Matsu Sushi in Dundas (on King St W.) is your best choice for Sushi.
re: Mike from Hamilton
Second the opinion on Le Chinois. Pretty much everything on the menu is decent, with a few outstanding items (the orange beef is awesome).
However, avoid the other two Le Chinois locations. They do mostly take-out and aren't nearly as good (one on the Mountain near Lime Ridge and one in Burlington in the Brant St power centre).