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Best between Dixie and Hurontario around Eglington

badgerb07 Sep 24, 2007 07:19 AM


I am working in this general area and looking for suggestions of the best choices in this area. Anything and everything ethnic together with solid standbys would be sincerely appreciated


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  1. Kagemusha Sep 24, 2007 10:35 AM

    Dixie Park Centre(Dixie+Eastgate) has some good Chinese places in its bustling food court--the place gets very busy at lunch. I like Yogi's.Kumai is a nice Japanese place on Hurontario just s. of Britannia.Emerald is OK for dimsum at Hurontario+Eglinton but it's mobbed most days and service speed can plummet at peak hours.Less grand but as good for dim sum is Sam Wu at Eglinton+Mavis about 5mins. west.If you've got a bit more time, the food counter at T&T Supermarket on Central Pkwy just east of Mavis cranks out some surprisingly good Chinese food, too.

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      Scary Bill Sep 24, 2007 01:45 PM

      Paramount for fantastic and inexpensive middle eastern food, The Belfast for great fish and chips with mushy peas, Jimbay for sushi (moderate pricing), Cora's for breakfast, Bombay Bhel for Indian (moderate pricing), Pho 88 (99?) for good pho etc., Shahi Pizza for tandoori pizza (quality varies).

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      1. re: Scary Bill
        jennjen18 Nov 10, 2007 02:57 PM

        Where *is* pho 88, or 99? ... I hear its in the same plaza as the Toys R Us, ... but I never get the chance to drive by it ... can I get an exact address and name?

        1. re: jennjen18
          gnuf Nov 10, 2007 05:47 PM

          The one near the Toys R Us is in the plaza on the SE corner of Hurontario and Eglinton. If you're coming from the east, you can turn in on Sorrento and then go in the back.

          1. re: jennjen18
            HungryAng Jan 17, 2008 08:00 PM

            Jennjen the phone # for Pho is 905-501-8988.

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              mogo Jan 22, 2008 08:47 PM

              It's a Pho 99. There's another location at Dixie & Dundas in the strip mall with the Value Village, and one at Burnhamthorpe & Grand Park.

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                Food Tourist Feb 15, 2008 07:20 PM

                I had a really horrible food experience at Pho 99 at Dixie/Dundas on Chinese New Year's day. Bad-tasting chicken, from-frozen whole crab, and awful shrimp and (missing) crab with noodles and nightmarish sweet sauce. I have had good experiences there in the past with pho, and vermicelli combos. I also noticed piles and piles of unscraped/unwashed bustrays of dirty dishes in the back room on the way to the washroom.

            2. re: Scary Bill
              torontogal Feb 3, 2008 06:43 PM

              We were in the habit of going to the Belfast once a month and in the past had enjoyed most everything we ordered, but we went there last week and were extremely disappointed. The four of us all ordered different items off the menu - items we normally had tried and liked - but we all received very sub-par dishes. The steak pie was mediocre. The wings, which everyone loved previously, were actually terrible. The fries remained on the plate uneaten. The roast beef was just okay, the yorkshire pudding doughy, and the vegetables were still close to raw. I don't know what has happened, but we're disappointed that one of favourite little haunts for pub style food has changed so dramatically. Maybe new ownership?

            3. gnuf Sep 24, 2007 05:09 PM

              I would also recommend Kumai and Jimbay for Japanese. At Jimbay, there are daily specials and they tend to be homestyle Japanese dishes, not just chicken teriyaki, etc.

              Bombay Bhel is also very good for South Indian, but be prepared to wait during busy times. For a vegetarian Indian treat, try Saravanna Bhavan (SE corner of Eglinton/Hurontario, next to Toys R Us (it won't let me link to the right one below)). For a first timer, I'd recommend the mini tiffin which lets you sample a bunch of items. Bigger appetites can try the Special Lunch. If you're willing to go as far north to go to Kumai Sushi, you may as well try Nirvana The Flavors of India as well. A huge menu covering many regional dishes. The seated "buffet" is a good deal. I would not recommend Shahi Pizza: they take too long, and the quality is poor.

              On the NW corner at Maingate/Eglinton, there are two places to try. Shandra's Roti Shop serves up Caribbean food, and Pita and Grill offers falalfel, gyros, shawarma, and other Middle Eastern items. Service is pretty quick even during peak times. Parking in this plaza is a problem though, so I'd recommend going early or late.

              5130 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON L4W4K2, CA

              35 Brunel Rd, Mississauga, ON L4Z3E8, CA

              5030 Maingate Dr, Mississauga, ON L4W1N5, CA

              Saravanaa Bhavan
              4559 Hurontario St, Mississauga, ON L4Z3L9, CA

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              1. re: gnuf
                skylineR33 Sep 24, 2007 07:35 PM

                Jimbay has really go downhill recently, I was disappointed on my last 2 visits. Kumai is good.

                - Sam Wu for chinese food (Mavis and Eglinton)

                - Alioli for italian food (Burnhamthorpe and Confederation)

                -Kumai for Japanese food (Hurontario and Britannia)

                -Apricot Tree for dessert (Mississauga Rd and Dundas)

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                  jennjen18 Oct 13, 2007 04:50 PM

                  In the plaza at where Nirvana and Kumai is, there's also Sahara for buffet lunches. However, my intent is to tell you to steer faaaaaaaaaar away from it. Tried it today for their weekend buffet (and t'is Eid today), and it was disappointing. I would take Nirvana ANYDAY for their lunch buffets. They charge more than Nirvana on weekends, I believe. Nirvana has much better quality for food.

                  1. re: gnuf
                    JamieK Jan 14, 2008 03:49 AM

                    link with correct address...

                    Saravanaa Bhavan
                    4559 Hurontario St, Mississauga, ON L4Z3L9, CA

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                    Lipant Sep 24, 2007 08:30 PM

                    There is a Mucho Burrito on Dixie, we have gone there several times and loved it. I don't know the area at all, we just go down Dixie from the 407, I think it's just south of the 403 but you can google it. Love their carne asada with hot salsa!

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                    1. re: Lipant
                      cynalan Oct 13, 2007 05:46 PM

                      Mucho Burrito? Fast food Mexican is your idea of the best that Mississauga has to offer?

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                        damonster Jan 18, 2008 02:42 AM

                        Mucho Burrito is at Dixie and Aimco, in the strip mall with Mr. Greek, and Quizno's, West side of street

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                          burlgurl Jan 18, 2008 04:34 AM

                          I have to agree that Mucho Burrito is only slightly better than Taco Bell-no thanks! If you want mexican, across the street from there in the Yuk Yuks plaza is a place called Mexican Post (i think it's a fairly new american chain)..I had a really good lunch there! We had grilled shrimps on corn/crepes and really good burritos..www.mexicanpost.com

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                            foodie179 Jan 18, 2008 09:42 AM

                            Mucho Burrito is one place I will never visit again. If you are looking for great Mexican there is only one place in Mississauga: El Sombrero. Its located in the same plaza as Kumai and Nirvana. Their burritos are huge and jam packed of flavour.

                            Nirvana has dissapointed me one too many times for me to go back there. The food is highly inconsistent in taste and quality and the prices are way to high.

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                        burlgurl Jan 13, 2008 06:11 PM

                        if you go a couple of blocks east of Dixie on Eglinton, there is La Sem bakery..always regarded as one of the top bakeries and hot table..
                        in a plaza on the south side is Alexandria's pizza for really good Wood oven pizza and italian and Spoon and Fork for great quality Vietnamese..

                        La Sem
                        1275 Eglinton Ave E, Mississauga, ON L4W, CA

                        Alexandria Place Ltd
                        5555 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M9C, CA

                        Spoon & Fork
                        5555 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M9C5M1, CA

                        1. Kagemusha Feb 4, 2008 04:53 AM

                          Try Paramount Foods--great Lebanese grub. On Crestlawn, first light s. of Eglinton on Dixie across from the Gateway postal facility.Fresh, affordable, friendly. Killer sweets.

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                          1. re: Kagemusha
                            duckdown Feb 4, 2008 10:07 AM

                            pretty poor shawarma,

                            amazing baklava's though

                            1. re: duckdown
                              Kagemusha Feb 4, 2008 12:15 PM

                              Agreed but I'm wondering whether the huge patio out front and warmer weather doesn't diversify and improve the meat items. The baked goods are great, though.

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                                Scary Bill Feb 5, 2008 05:45 AM

                                The chicken is the best I have ever had, and the minced meats are excellent. The only menu items that I have not found to be excellent are the unminced beef and lamb which can be tough because of the cuts used.

                                1. re: Scary Bill
                                  duckdown Feb 5, 2008 10:20 AM

                                  the chicken at paramount? is the best youve ever had?

                                  wow :O

                                  i'd take nick's famous pita just up the road over paramount even (and nicks isnt always very good)

                                  To each their own I suppose :)

                                  I'm looking for some new places in Mississauga/Brampton anyways, getting tired of the same old locations

                                  1. re: duckdown
                                    Scary Bill Feb 5, 2008 10:36 AM

                                    OK, I'll throw a new place at you, but you have to go to Kipling and North Queen-Royal BBQ. It is owned by Royal Butchers on Cawthra. Been once and it is one of my top burger places already, though it is not only burgers.

                                    Never been to Nick's, but I guess I'll have to. I'm thinking something was wrong when you went to Paramount as it has been top-notch every time I've gone -4 or 5 times- except as I mentioned earlier.

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