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Sep 24, 2007 07:19 AM

Best between Dixie and Hurontario around Eglington


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. 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.

    1. 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

        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

          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

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

            1. re: jennjen18

              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.

              1. re: mogo

                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

              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. 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

                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)

                1. re: gnuf

                  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

                    link with correct address...

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

                  2. 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

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

                      1. re: Lipant

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

                        1. re: damonster

                          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

                          1. re: burlgurl

                            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.

                      2. 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