Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: June 16-22

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Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of June 16 - 22, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.


5) Raw Aura

Raw Aura, Port Credit’s Lakeshore-located raw, organic resto, is a treat for anyone looking for creative dishes, inventive and delicious smoothies and an honest-to-god Kensington Market, cool hipster vibe. The tiny establishment is super casual and boasts a crunchy, indie chalkboard menu. This place tends to get crowded and the dishes are a little on the pricey side (two can eat for a little over $80 with drinks and tip), but the experience is part of the package. In terms of food, you have to try the red beet ravioli. The presentation is top notch, and it boasts beets, cashew ricotta cheese, red pepper marinara sauce and dehydrated kale chips. As for mains, the yellow coconut curry noodles is always satisfying. If you want a huge treat, try the Cinnamon Toast Crunch smoothie.


4) Dai Ichi

It is surprising to find a sushi place in the midst of a rather eclectic strip mall, steps away from an outdoor furniture retailer and a horse race betting site. This strange spot, the small plaza just south of Longos by Winston Churchill and Laird, is exactly where you will find Dai Ichi. That said, it would be a mistake to let the unique location persuade you that this restaurant has little to offer. Far from it, Dai Ichi is arguably amongst the best Japanese restaurants in Mississauga. When you walk into the restaurant, you will see simple booths leading to a small sushi bar, and one wall of closed japanese-styled seating. Despite the basic setup, the food experience is a sheer delight. The veggie bento box came with all the staples (and all cooked very well): miso soup, rice tea, deep fried tofu with teriyaki sauce, rice, veggie tempura and avocado rolls. The service was fast, and the server was attentive. With it's fine quality food, it's no wonder Dai Ichi is seen as a local hotspot for Japanese eats in southwest Mississauga.


3) Szechuan Noodle Bowl

Szechuan Noodle Bowl specializes in authentic Sichuan cuisine including fresh, handmade noodles made twice daily for both the lunch and dinner crowd. The restaurant is unique for Sichuan cuisine and serving authentic Sichuan snacks featuring "nose-to-tail" dishes and offals. The menu is small but rich in variety and is separated into three sections: Sichuan snacks (marinated duck head, beef lungs in chili sauce, duck gizzard, pork intestines, duck feet, spiced dry radish); Sichuan noodles and soup (handmade and machine made noodle dishes, boiled dumplings, Sichuan hot pot vermicelli; and main dishes (kung pao chicken, bear's paw with bean curd, poached beef in hot chili oil, Sichuan style chicken). This isn't a place to miss anytime, but it really hits the spot during winter.


2) Maharaja

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.


1) 17 Steakhouse and Bar

17 Steakhouse and Bar was one of the most impressive new openings of 2015. Millions were spent redesigning the majestic 32,000 sq. ft. space filled with over the top features such as a gorgeous oversized freshwater aquarium filled with a colourful array of African cichlid fish that’s visible from both the main bar and one of the two private dining rooms. The menu includes a number of U.S., Ontario and Alberta prime cuts of beef, including the tenderloin, strip loin, prime T-bone, porterhouse and tomahawk. You will also find Japanese A5 wagyu and a reasonably priced American flat iron wagyu. Other options include oysters, ahi tuna, seared scallops, tempura shrimp, fish options, salads, duck confit, bison tenderloin, risotto, chicken, braised back ribs, charcuterie board, calamari and a seafood tower.

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Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: June 16-22

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