Top 5 new restaurant openings in Oakville in 2022


Published December 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm


From Chinese and Middle Eastern cuisine, to bubble tea and pizza joints, this year was a pretty good one for new food locations opening up in Oakville.

Whether it’s downtown Oakville, scenic Bronte or the fast growing area north of Dundas St., local residents had plenty of choices to grab a bite or quench their thirst.

Here’s a look at the top five places that our readers enjoyed sitting down and ordering from the menu here in Oakville in 2022:

5) Tahini’s Mediterranean Cuisine

Tahini’s Mediterranean Cuisine celebrated its Grand Opening on June 5 at its new location in Oakville.

The award-winning restaurant offers a combination of both delicious, authentic & healthy Middle Eastern foods with fast, friendly and reliable customer service.

Try the Shawarma poutine, a hybrid between a very famous Canadian dish and Shawarma on top of it with cheese and gravy.

There’s also chicken shawarma, Gyro wraps and chicken and rice bowls.

4. Ornina Kebab

Oakville residents who love kebabs and other Middle Eastern food have a new restaurant to check out at Ornina Kebab.

The restaurant’s extensive menu features Middle Eastern staples such as kebabs, kofta, falafel, man’ousha and more, with a wide variety of platters, wraps, appetizers and freshly baked items to choose from.

3. Gotcha Fresh Bubble Tea

Brewed to order with multiple topping options, Gotcha Fresh Bubble Tea opened a new location at Upper Oakville Shopping Centre.

The menu features a vast selection of fresh tea’s that include their luxury bubble tea, signature milk tea, taro milk tea, brown sugar crème brûlée milk tea, and fruit teas such as their kiwi and passion fruit tea, made with real fruit.

2. DoughBox Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta

Who doesn’t love a free pizza?

DoughBox Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta opened its new Downtown Oakville location by giving away 500 free pizzas.

From the classic Margherita and Meat Lover specialty pizzas to the chicken rose and sausage and peppers pasta dishes, DoughBox has something for everyone.

  1. Pearl Chinese Cuisine

Popular Chinese restaurant Pearl Chinese Cuisine opened a third location at Oakville Place.

Established in 1983, the chef’s specials include the pan-fried dumpling with shrimp and chives, the silver noodle with shrimp and chicken and the barbecue pork tenderloin.

Other popular choices include the Braised lobster in homemade sauce with noodles and the sautéed duck breast with ginger and pineapple.


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