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Nov 26, 2010 06:16 PM

Anyone been to "Spring Rolls" near Square One?

So I pass by Spring Rolls on my way from work everyday and I really want to try the place and it always looks packed. Has anyone tried it? How is the food and the prices?

Thanks :)

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  1. I've never been in but we've ordered from there a couple of times, food is decent as are the prices, there is better out there but it will do in a pinch

    1. assuming its part of the Spring Rolls chain, my next question is: why bother going?

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      1. re: atomeyes

        Second that. The food is plain bad.

        As far as I can tell, it's an Asian restaurant for suburbanites afraid of flavour. I know that sounds snobbish or bad, but it's true: All my friends in the suburbs like the place, all my friends in the city hate it and go elsewhere.

        1. re: atomeyes

          Third that. I've eaten only once at a Spring Rolls (Erin Mills Parkways Mall), and regretted wasting my money. Everyone I know who understands what good Asian food tastes like, dislikes Spring Rolls. I would not describe it as the McDonalds of Asian food (at least McD's offers burgers that are really not out of the ballpark from, say, the Five Guys' burgers in Mississauga). In Timbuktu, Mali, probably some businessman has opened a chain of popular restaurants called Ham Burgers, serving burgers bastardized to suit the tastes of the grain-eating Malians.

        2. If you have ever been to one of the Spring Rolls locations in Toronto, it is the same across my Square One. The decor and menu are the same and the service all depends on day and luck. It is reliable but not anything earth-shattering as far as a culinary experience goes. If you are looking for a decent lunch or dinner option that won't break the bank, it is good. But if you are looking for something specific as in Dim Sum or something truly authentic, there are many other options in Mississauga.

          Spring Rolls
          90 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga, ON L5B 1P3, CA

          1. If Mississauga is your area, I just had an awesome business lunch at Courtney Park and Hwy 10.. the complex where there's a Boston Pizza and AMC.. I believe it's called Two Fishes. It's a Thai restaurant, and I can't stop raving about it. Their lunches are $10, includes the main, rice (or pad thai, depending on what you order), and a soup/spring rolls.. It was bang for buck. Quality of ingredients were great, the portion was just right, and taste was superb! I didnt come out feeling all greasy or underwhelmed - it was just right. HIghly recommend if in Mississauga..

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            1. re: jennjen18

              Twin Fish, and it must be related to Spoon & Fork and JJ Thai chain somehow. The menu's and descriptions are pretty much identical, right down to their signature 10% discount on pickup orders that they offer at all of their locations

              I like their food most of the time but I find their pad thai a little too sweet and it's also more expensive than most other Thai food places

              Definitely a fan of their red curry though, its done with pineapple and kaffir lime leaves

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

              1. re: jennjen18

                This Thai restaurant is in the Shoeless Joe strip, I think. I've eaten there twice, only because it's close to AMC. It's a level or so better than Spring Rolls, but still somewhat underwhelming taste-wise. The best Thai restaurant in Mississauga is arguably SukoThai (Winston Churchill Boulevard just north of Dundas), but it's not extraordinary.

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