Battle Results! Best Japanese Food Battle: Halton vs. Mississauga


Have you been in the mood for exceptional Japanese food and haven't been quite sure where to go to get it? Since there is no shortage of selection in the GTA, the choice as to where to dine can be a tough one—especially when delicious Japanese joints are plentiful across cities.

So, where do you go when you need some sushi in your life? 

When it comes to great Japanese food, every ingredient counts. Is the tempura batter crispy and flavourful? Is the sushi fresh and well-presented? Is the udon generously portioned and comforting? Are the bento boxes droolworthy?

Both Mississauga and Halton (Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills) are known for their respective food scenes and both offer a ton of commendable Japanese joints--but only one city can have the absolute best hotspots.

What places were competing?


Top 5 Japanese Restaurants in Mississauga

Mississauga has some choice hotspots for the timeless cuisine, including the ever popular Iron Chef restaurant at Tomken and Eglinton, the popular Dai Ichi Sushi in the city's west end, the well-known Sushi Tei (now called Tomo Sushi), the long-standing Masamune and our number one pick, the well-loved Heartland Town Centre-area Hinote. While Hinote is our proud number one pick, all of the places will leave you more than satisfied when you're in the mood for a truly tasty dinner.


Top 5 Japanese Restaurants in Halton

Some hot spots to check out? The cool and off-the beaten path Wasabi + Teriyaki in Oakville, the cozy Sushi-Ya Japan in Milton, the new-ish Mye 2 location in in the Dundas and Trafalgar area in Oakville, the elegant and beloved downtown Oakville gem Mye and our number one pick, the Burlington mainstay Sushi Masayuki (which might be one of the best Japanese restaurants in the GTA). You can't really go wrong with any of these joints when you have a Japanese food craving to satisfy.

We asked you which area has the best poutine and you voted.

Here are the results!

On the website:

And on Instagram:

On the website, Mississauga beat out Halton. It also looks like Instagram users sided with Mississauga by a fairly striking margin--79 per cent to 21 per cent.

 What city do you visit when you’re in the mood for some sushi, udon and tempura?

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