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Best for lunch near 401 & Matheson Blvd E./Centennial Park Blvd? Is there anything good?

Ediblethoughts Dec 22, 2010 01:13 PM

I though I'd heard about good Chinese dim sum out there but not sure it's close to this part of Mississauga?

I can drive maybe 5 minutes or so to get to lunch (this would be for a week day).

  1. PoppiYYZ Dec 22, 2010 01:59 PM

    Blue Sage BBQ at 980 Eglinton Ave East (in plaza on SE corner of Tomken) is casual, clean, and very good if you like real smoked BBQ or, Peter's at 1035 Eglinton Ave E (E of Tomken) good family style diner with a great selection. Both about 3 km away.

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    1. re: PoppiYYZ
      Ediblethoughts Dec 22, 2010 05:24 PM

      Should have mentioned I prefer seafood and veg selections (BBQs don't usually work for that) but a family diner usually has some of everything. Definitely will take that one under advisement--thanks!

    2. Kagemusha Dec 23, 2010 04:46 AM

      Emerald at Hurontario+Eglinton is dependable for dim sum and about 10 min away. Just be aware it's popular and packed at lunch but usually worth the wait. Cart service and good variety.

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      1. re: Kagemusha
        Ediblethoughts Dec 23, 2010 06:08 PM

        Probably farther than I wanted to go but maybe once I could try it. Is it likely to be less busy earlier in the week (Mon/Tues) or at 1pm or is selection also less impressive at either of these times?

        1. re: Ediblethoughts
          Kagemusha Dec 24, 2010 02:59 AM

          Frankly, I'd try to get there around 11. More butts in seats=bigger, fresher selection. Primetime is usually around 11:30-1. There's also the Grand at the Double Tree hotel near the airport--might be closer?


          1. re: Kagemusha
            Ediblethoughts Dec 25, 2010 06:07 PM

            I think the Grand does look to be closer. Is this anotherplace I need to get there at 11am to be seated? (Some Chinese places take reservations--any hope of that?)

            1. re: Ediblethoughts
              Kagemusha Dec 26, 2010 07:45 AM

              Few dim sum places formally take reservations. Show up whenever but after 1pm might be pushing it--most restos put the brakes on service around 1:30, especially if traffic warrants it. Your call.

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