Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: May 6-12


Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of May 6-12, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on

5) Breakwater Inn at the Waterside Inn

As you approach the Breakwater, you know you are in the lap of luxury. Just across the street is arguably the most beautiful urban section of Port Credit, enjoyed daily by many local residents. This immaculate setting is just a preface to what the Breakwater has to offer. The dining room is opulent; imagine high ceilings, perfectly pressed linens, navy leather dining chairs and windows stretched across the room and adorned with classic draperies. It is a beautiful setting for the meal. I was intrigued by several items on the menu, eventually conceding to a grilled calamari appetizer and a lobster grilled cheese sandwich. These two items blended the tone of the restaurant. The calamari was a demonstration of the quality of this fine dining establishment, pleasing in both its presentation and taste. The lobster grilled cheese was a testament to the come as you are mentality- deceptively rich in spite of its warm welcome for casual customers, such as myself. If you are looking for a high-dining meal, the Breakwater is a strong candidate, contending well against other high-end restaurants in the city.

4) K&B Sushi

While Mississauga has a ton of tasty AYCE Japanese joints, there’s always room for one more. When well-known (and for many, well-loved) AYCE joint Sushi Sushi shuttered its doors, some locals fretted over what would take the hot spot’s place. Fortunately for sushi aficionados, AYCE resto K&B Sushi recently set up shop in Sushi Sushi’s old Millcreek Drive location. K&B, which currently operates two other GTA locations--one in Oakville and the other in Etobicoke--offers a decadent mix of Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai cuisine. Like other tech-savvy AYCE joints, it utilizes an ultra-convenient iPad ordering system. In terms of the Mississauga menu, the resto offers sushi, sashimi, maki and hand rolls, tempura, sushi pizza, chicken katsu, udon, soba and donburi dishes.

3) The Apricot Tree

If you’ve always loved iconic Mississauga hotspot The Apricot Tree, you’ll be happy to know that its ambitious expansion renovation is complete. The Apricot Tree Cafe has always been a local gem and a staple of Mississauga’s food scene, in many ways because of its serene location and rich, decadent comfort food. About a year ago, the owners began moving into the space next door--formerly occupied by Starbucks--in the Sherwood Forrest Village plaza. The cafe recently opened the additional space (it can now seat about 100 people). The resto recently hosted a well-attended Chef's Night to benefit Canadian toque Trevor Ritchie and highlight Mississauga as a place for top chefs and foodies alike. The night's menu included foie gras, perfectly cooked duck, a delicious mango dessert and edible balloons.

2) Kravingz

Lissa Genobaga and Damian Kubarski are a husband and wife team who are self-proclaimed foodies and steadfast local supporters who love their community in Clarkson - an undiscovered area of the city that has a number of gems including theirs: a brunch spot called Kravingz. The resto is unique for its made-from-scratch menu that supports local suppliers. They source a number of the ingredients for their dishes from local bakeries and suppliers such as Manila Bakery’s specialty - a Filipino bread roll known as pandesal, produce from A.J. Lanzarotta, and other ingredients from Truscott Bakery and Sheridan Meats. Their signature dish is The Flip Side (house made longanisa which is a Filipino sausage served with crunchy garlic rice and a fried egg), The Polski Benedict (potato placki is a Polish potato pancake served with smoked salmon or peameal bacon, poached eggs and house made hollandaise), Chicken N’ Waffles (crispy fried chicken served with bacon and jalapeno waffles, bacon dressing and coleslaw) and The Islander (jerk corned beef hash, corn and cheddar grits and poached eggs) are so far the most popular.

1) El Mariachi Tacos and Churros

Recently, we announced that we were pretty pumped to hear that a brand new Mexican restaurant was set to open in a city that’s lacking in Mexican sit-down restaurants. Now, the newest addition to Mississauga’s growing Mexican scene has officially opened its doors. El Mariachi Tacos and Churros has set up shop in Streetsville and is now serving authentic tacos filled with all manner of delicious ingredients, including chorizo, carnitas, tinga, pozole and more. As the name implies, the resto also specializes in Churros. The restaurant has taken shape in the Graydon Pub building on Queen Street South.The brand new restaurant will provide the long-standing Cantina Mexicana with a little extra competition.

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