5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga – Oct 3 to 9

Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of October 3 to October 9, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.

5 - Clarkson Mediterranean Bistro

The Clarkson Mediterranean Bistro is a gem of a find in a small and quaint neighbourhood located west of Port Credit in a community called Clarkson Village. The Clarkson Mediterranean Bistro is a restaurant that’s now on my list of go-to places to dine in Mississauga. I had driven by it many times and had it on my list for months - I just wish I had gone sooner. I was floored by the level of service, the flavours, the quality of the food and the affordable pricing. This resto is a prime example of the benefits of supporting local restaurants over the big chains. We tried the California Chicken Risotto includes roasted tomatoes, zucchini and artichokes in a chardonnay and parmesan rose sauce. Risotto can be a heavy dish; however the flavours were on point and balanced with just enough acidity, resulting in a light, creamy and appetizing dish. The rice to ingredient ratio was perfect with substantial chicken, artichoke and zucchini pieces embedded in the silky risotto.

4 - Hakka Ren

Hakka Ren is a new family-operated restaurant run by local residents Michael Chung, Thomas Hou and Chef Alvin Hou. The restaurant concept was created to bring a taste of the family’s roots to their new home city of Mississauga. Food Menu: Hakka Ren offers a Halal menu with an extensive selection of Hakka-Chinese and Indian dishes including appetizers, chicken, beef, seafood, rice and noodle dishes. The menu also includes an abundant amount of vegetarian dishes (they comprise about half the menu). Signature Dishes: House special chicken, beef and fish dishes that are a party in your mouth, boasting hot, sweet and sour flavours. Sriracha beef, Yin Yang rice (a combination of rice and noodle dish in one), Hakka roast chicken, golden fried spicy beef balls and Hong Kong special soup (a piquant concoction of chicken and mushrooms).

3 - Fork My Life

FML is the by far the funniest restaurant name in Mississauga which is sure to make passersby do a double take of the resto's sign. It's not what you're thinking - it stands for Fork My Life, a new restaurant concept opening up in Port Credit on Thursday, September 17th. Concept: Fresh and made-to-order dishes using local ingredients and local suppliers. Unique for: Smoked meats - Padamsey smokes whole turkeys for twenty hours, pulled pork for nine hours, and beef brisket for 16 hours on-site for his Panini sandwiches.
Signature Dish: Beef ribs Food Menu: The menu includes a few breakfast dishes, Panini sandwiches, wrap, burger, french fries, lamb sliders, and salads.

2 - Heart Sushi

With two locations in Mississauga Heart Sushi is a clean and ultra modern looking restaurant with great service. They have an iPad menu system that’s cleverly placed on a stand at your table so you are not fumbling around with it like I was at Sushi 168. The thing that impressed us the most was the presentation of the dishes and the actual quality of the food. This place was a perfect combo of atmosphere, quality and service. What you need to try: Try any of the sashimi as this is the only place we tried that had the sashimi plated on a bed of glowing ice. Glowing ice you ask? Not to worry. It might look like kryptonite on ice but there is just a small light illuminating the food. Talk about presentation.

1 - Door FiftyFive

Imagine you've been whisked away to a Queen West bar. Since it opened just over two weeks ago, this place has been crazy. Even on weeknights, when other bars in the area are dead, this place is busting at the seams with people and with good reason. Get ready to be amazed. Every aspect of this place — including the space and menu — has been designed with the utmost thought to detail. Although the food menu is only about five per cent of entire menu (there are only 13 items), you will find interesting takes on southern classics, such as chicken and waffles, Rub Me the Right Way beef brisket, Boars Gone Wild smoked sausage, bison chipotle frank, blackened shrimp and gumbo cheddar grits and the boss platter (BBQ sampler platter). All of meat is smoked with SmokinLicious' cherry wood and sugar maple wood chips, which "gives a nice sweetness to meat." What you need to try: The Chicken and Waffles!

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