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Feb 15, 2011 05:48 PM

Dundas/403 area restaurants (Mississauga/Oakville)?

Meeting some friends for bowling on Friday. I don't particularly like "chains" so wondering if there is anything decent around Dundas/403/Winston Churchill area. All I know about is the big chains like Montana's, Lone Star, etc. Anything decent in that area? All cuisine types considered but one of my friends is a "meat and potatoes" kind of guy.

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  1. I had some OK Thai at Bamboo Legend on the north side of Dundas, west of Winston Churchill. Not sure if that will be a problem for your "meat and potatoes" friend, though. Perhaps you could offer to order for him and pick something "safe"? I find my chain-loving friends are far more likely to experiment if they don't have the pressure of deciphering many new choices on a menu.

    You're right that the area is generally nothing but chains. I was at the aforementioned Bamboo Legend because the rest of my group was at Boston Pizza!

    Bamboo Legend
    3145 Dundas St W, Mississauga, ON L5L5V8, CA

    1. There are two really good chinese places but don't know of any meat and potatoes kind of places there.

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      1. re: juliewong

        Hi, can you let me know what the chinese restaurant places are? I convinced him to join me at a raw food restaurant and he liked it so maybe he is more adventurous than I give him credit for..

        Will keep the thai spot in mind too.

        1. re: ylsf


          Perfect kitchen on Ridgeway beside the Brick. Summit Gardens in the north east corner of dundas and winston churchill. Miga - Korean/Japanese on Dundas between Winston Churchill and Erin Mills. Big Bowl - Vietnamese on dundas near Miga.

          Miga Restaurant
          399 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P1Y3, CA

      2. I quite like Trattoria Timone for some decent Italian food. A little south of Dundas at AMC Theater on Winston Churchill.

        2091 Winston Park Dr, Oakville, ON L6H6P5, CA

        1. bamboo legend is the coffee-truck expiry date grab bag sandwich version of vietnamese /thai. one blovk north of dundas on winston churchill in the longos/shoppers DM plaza (east side) is a korean owned Dai Ichi. have eaten there probably 15 times. pork bone soup is rich, warming and very good (not Owl of Minerva good but good). sashimi, sushi, and bi bim bop all fresh and good. often, the waitress will bring you japanese grilled salted mackerel on the bone with lemon For Free! always a good experience there.
          go a few blocks north to collegeway and ridgeway there is a small plaza with a place (i think) called julie original jerk. really really good. service is on island time but its delicious. fried chicken and fish fridays. so good.
          ridgeway just north of dundas (across from perfect kitchen-which is quite good) is Shish Mahal. take out from there several times, although there is a buffet, dining room and bar-chicken vindaloo is terrific.

          Owl of Minerva
          5661 Steeles Ave E, Toronto, ON M1V5P6, CA

          Mahal Restaurant
          22 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8N1A3, CA

          1. I've never been, but there's Pamier Kabob on Collegeway and Ridgeway.
            It's supposed to be good Afghan food though the following isn't as large as Bamiyans.

            There should be some mixed kabob or family platters that should be enough to feed a small village. I would recommend this place particularly if you want meat.

            Pamier Kabob
            200 County Court Blvd, Brampton, ON L6W4K7, CA