Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: April 13-20
Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of April 13-20, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.
Watching the culinary landscape is fascinating, as cuisine--much like clothing and decor--can seemingly come in and out of fashion. For the first time ever, a restaurant that celebrates Peruvian food (and more specifically, Peruvian and Japanese fusion cuisine) is open in Mississauga. A few short years ago, a trip to a Peruvian restaurant meant a trip to St. Clair West or Oakville. Now, there's an option in Mississauga—and it's also great for anyone who loves non-traditional Japanese cuisine. As far as food goes, Kage—which has made its home in the 5&10 area—serves sea bass tiradito, beef tataki, ceviche, karaage, Yokozuna’s street roll , blow torched salmon escabeche, anticuchos, hot stone duck fried rice and more. It also boasts a delicious and creative kimchi mac n' cheese that you definitely don't want to miss.
The Maharaja is an incredibly stunning boutique restaurant inspired by the regal beauty of India’s diverse landscape of architecture and flavours. The concept offers a visual and culinary journey through three magnificent palaces of India and a menu featuring cuisine from four different regions in India. The storybook menu is divided into four regional cuisines found in India which have been influenced by various ingredients and flavours of a variety of countries including Greece, West and Central Asia and Persia. There are a number of shareable dishes and entrees highlighting the unique flavours of each region through Awadhi cuisine, classic Hyderabadi cuisine, Punjabi cuisine and Rajputana cuisine. The extensive menu caters to all palates and features distinct regional dishes presented on fine dishes such as copper bowls, slate boards, and copper table top grill.
One of the most underrated places in Mississauga is not one you should miss—we're talking about The Open Cork, located on Dundas East just steps away from the Etobicoke border. In the summer months the patio is phenomenal. When it’s wetter and colder out, you have a massive, modern lounge with a towering, backlit bar. The chic restaurant is perfect for a filling Italian-style meal or after-work beverage. In fact, it holds multiple Wine Spectator awards, so it's a great destination for vino. If you want to hang out in the lounge, be sure to order the cheese-laden nachos or the fabulously satisfying imported and domestic cheese platter (if you're not sharing the platter with multiple people, you will have lots to take home with you!).
This exceedingly creative gem sits on the Mississauga and Brampton border and offers an incredible array of North American and Indian fusion dishes. It's truly one of a kind, and offers such creative concoctions as jerk chicken samosas, apple pie samosas, butter chicken mac n' cheese, butter chicken loaded fries and, most importantly, the Punjabi cheeseburger with tandoori bacon. Founded by Rick Matharu, a Recipe to Riches winner who took the top spot for his butter chicken lasagna, the restaurant does something decidedly unique and pays homage to two distinct food cultures. This is not a burger you want to miss.
Just east of Hurontario, Dundas is all mature buildings and long-standing plazas housing everything from jewellery stores to spartan ethnic restos with, believe it or not, functioning and occupied apartments on top (a rare throwback to a bygone era). For that reason, it’s striking to see a decidedly modern restaurant--one that’s all pristine white wood and chic aquamarine accents--in an aging white plaza that shows the city’s age. Kantene, a brand new comfort food restaurant that combines counter and table service, is breathing culinary life into Cooksville--and it’s doing so with classic dishes. Specializing in fusion cuisine, the restaurant excels with its absolutely delicious vegetarian pizza (topped with eggplant and zucchini), flavourful feta-covered lamb burger (complete with a fresh bun from the Rose Bakery next door) and indulgent hand cut fries. You don't want to miss that pizza.
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