Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: July 15-21

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Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of July 15-21, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.


5) Moon Sushi

Located just north of Clarkson in a strip plaza north of the QEW on Erin Mills Parkway is the newest entry into the top 5 AYCE category called Moon Sushi. The resto is deceptively cozy and looks a little grander from the outside, but who cares as long as you get a seat. They boast an old school pen and paper ordering system and standout service, and service in an all-you-can-eat system is key when you want to wolf down as much sushi and tempura as possible while receiving accurate orders. The food was very flavourful and delicious as well.


4) Mickey's Pizza

The only pizza joint that has been visited by "You Gotta Eat Here" is Mickey’s Pizza, and with good reason. Mickey's is located in Clarkson, a quaint village located in the most southwest area of Mississauga in a small and unassuming plaza. Just look out for their mascot -- a giant inflatable green dragon perched on top of the building. Mickey's serves traditional pizzas plus what they call a "Killer King," which is a deep dish Chicago-style pizza for the hungry Chi Town-style pizza lovers. They use the best ingredients possible. The dough is made in house, they use ingredients like extra virgin olive oil and they cook their meat right on the grill before it goes into your pizza.


3) Avani

Avani, located at Mavis and Matheson, gets extra points for being a unique Indian and Asian cuisine fusion restaurant. Spacious and elegant with its use of deep colours and linen tablecloths, its extensive menu offers a pakora platter, spring rolls, samosa rolls, butter chicken, chicken haryali and pad Thai. Seeing the exquisitely prepared chicken haryali was probably the most joyous part of the meal. The savory, tender chicken dish — known for its electric green colour, thanks to its coriander marinade — was exceptional. The presentation was also top notch, with a thin layer of cream adorning the slightly tough butter chicken. The aforementioned samosa rolls were also a hit, fusing Indian and Asian cuisine by stuffing a spring roll wrapper with samosa filling.


2) Border MX

This authentic Mexican place has garnered a lot of attention since it opened because Mississauga doesn't have many Mexican joints like it. The chef is from Mexico, so she knows her stuff and makes truly authentic dishes in her Mexican kitchen. The menu offers traditional Mexican dishes, including fajitas, tamales, flautas and pork carnitas. Friday and Saturday nights are reserved for Chef Rico's regional Mexican specials such as Tongue Tacos (self-explanatory) and Pozole (a soup made of pork or chicken broth with hominy and other garnishes). The Cooksville resto benefits from prime spot on Hurontario, friendly service and a reliably delicious menu.


1) Rick's Good Eats

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.

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