Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: July 19-Aug 5

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Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of July 29-Aug. 4, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.


5) The Pump House Grill Co.

On the corner of Lakeshore Rd. and Stavebank Rd. is The Pump House Grill Company (featured in cover photo), is also known as The Pump, and it is a Port Credit fave. It is happening just about every night of the week and is especially busy on the weekends. The Pump offers a large selection of brews on tap, exclusive wines, and a feature cocktail menu - it is a great spot to "drink, eat well and be happy" (the words The Pump lives by). The menu has something for everyone including a big section of bar classics, appetizers, pastas, burgers, and a must try selection of what they call Pump Favourites which includes toasted coconut chicken, smoky hickory maple salmon, and beer battered halibut, just to name a few.


4) Wingporium

Port Credit’s Wingporium might be one of the best chicken wings joints we've experienced. This is Wing Emporium’s second location, with the first being in Etobicoke. This joint isn’t too big and boasts TVs mounted everywhere and a spacious patio. The wings were breaded and cooked to perfection and the sauces were all made in house. The flavours are sectioned off into dry, mild, medium, hot and suicide, so we had one from each section. Crazier diners can try the Scorpion Kiss and Black Mamba (which the restaurant actually advises pregnant women to avoid). This place doesn't lack variety, so it's great if you always want to try a new flavour.


3) Bamboo Legend

Bamboo Legend is one of our favourite local Thai restos based on a combination of taste, atmosphere and service. The restaurant is a family-run business that originated in Mississauga and now boasts several locations. The menu is simply laid out and organized into categories and offers chicken, beef, shrimp, chicken and shrimp, seafood, or vegetable and tofu as the protein for each dish. The Thai names of the dishes are also listed on the menu, so you get a perfectly authentic dining experience that pairs both taste and atmosphere perfectly.


2) 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.


1) Kenzo Ramen

Kenzo is the first ramen restaurant to set up shop in Mississauga and it is located on Burnhamthrope just past Mavis. Everything is made in-house — the broth is stewed for 24 hours, the noodles are made fresh 24 hours in advance and the special sauces are fermented for three months. Ramen is Japan’s national dish and it consists of a Japanese broth full of of noodles and garnished with various toppings, which can include boiled egg, vegetables, roasted pork, fish paste and seaweed. Any student (and me) can attest to the fact that it’s damn good when you are hungry. The ramen is usually a couple dollars more than the Chinese noodles. A good side dish here is the gyozas, which are Japanese meat dumplings.

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Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: July 19-Aug 5

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