Hamilton (and area) eats
Friends just moved to Hamilton and are looking for the good eatin' places. they're specifically craving decent reasonably priced Chinese and Thai. Suggestions?
This is covered in a few other recent and recently updated threads, try searching for Hamilton and you'll find out what is available in Hamilton. Suffice it to say, names that come up regularly are:
B&T (Thai, Vietnamese, Pho)
Pho Dau Bo (pretty obvious from the name)
Le Chinois (Chinese, the location on King East is the most consistent location, although I've had takeout from their Upper Wentworth/Limeridge location).
Forbidden City (Decent Chinese and consistent takeout)
Iron Chef Restaurant (Dim Sum)
August 8 (Dim Sum and Sushi)
Matsu Sushi (Dundas)
Hoya (Korean and Sushi)
Mex-I-Can (Mexican street foods)
La Luna (Mediterranean with a strong Lebanese focus)
Chicago Style Pizza Shack (self-explanatory and some of the best "red sauce" style Italian)
The Sirloin Cellar (Old school steak house)
Have to throw in my vote for:
Curry Cabana - Guyanese resto with awesome rotis on King St E near Walnut
Roti Hut - Trinidadian roti take-out at King E & Connaught
For some bistro meals, try:
Incognito on John St - lovely, fresh, local bistro fare in a relaxing atmosphere
Boo's Bistro on James St S - bistro fare with a S.E. Asian twist
Bistro Parisien - decent French bistro fare with friendly service and decent prices
For goods to cook at home, try "Punjab Food Mart - A world of delicatessens" - literally - everything from fresh roasted coffee, to indian spices, to Bulagarian cheese!!! It's awesome! Corner of Hgwy 20 and Queenston Rd (east)
Here's a couple of newer places that I like:
Ya Man near King & Wellington - clean spot, well executed Caribbean food, nicely spiced with fresh, healthy preparation
The Spotted Pig on Augusta near James St. S - pub with upscale leanings; good pulled pork sandwich, trio of sliders, decent butter tart
re: Mike from Hamilton
I was going to Hamilton tonight to see Margaret Cho, and I so I came to this thread for some suggestions. We ended up going to Dalina's. My boyfriend had the rabbit and kosheri rice (basically lentils with tahini and fried onions) and I had "Egypt's National Dish", Foole Mudames, which is mushy fava beans. We had a great time, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was fun. Would recommend it highly. Rabbit was $20, Foole was $14
Tally-Ho, for roast-beef sandwiches (I always say that Tally-Ho is what Arby's wants to be when it grows up), salty gravy, and their old-school vibe.
Can't have a Hamilton thread w/o mention of Tally-Ho!
I like Pho Dau Bo for Vietnamese. For Thai, I would go to Thai Coconut in Burlington (on Fairview Street). I've tried most of the Thai restaurants in Hamilton, and they just can't compare with Thai Coconut Restaurant. I hope this helped.