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Lion City Restaurant

Posted by Staff / Listed on March 1, 2012 / review policy

Lion City RestaurantLion City Restaurant has a number of diehard fans who proclaim it as the most authentic SMC restaurant around. The interior ambiance feels a little like Coconut Island in that it's simple, slightly underwhelming, and reminiscent of a small eating place in Asia. The Hainanese chicken rice is excellent, rivaling that of Phoenix restaurant, and the bak kut teh (pork rib in herbal tea - yes I'm serious) is quite close to the ones I've had in Singapore.

The owner is a Singaporean lady, which explains a lot of the "authentic" feel to all the food. Living in Markham as I do, I don't think it's worth the drive all the way to Mississauga when I have closer options that are almost as good, but this is a personal preference. This restaurant is a definite must-try for all those who live nearby or don't mind the drive. Try the fried kway teow too.

Photo from the Lion City web site.

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Sydney / May 2, 2012 at 02:14 pm
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This is not chinese food (more like signapore and malaysian) but this restaurant I absolutely LOVE. Amazing food, very friendly owner & waitress... I wish more people would recognize this restaurant! It is tucked in golden square, which there are many other choices people would pick over this place... Give this place a try. I recommend "kway teow" from this restaurant (which is some indonesian fried rice noodle with eggs). It is their signature dish.
mrs thing / June 17, 2013 at 01:26 pm
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okay when we first got their we asked about one of the dish's on the menu they didnt know anything about it just said i dont know about the dish's we have...... we waited for our food it came i asked for forks and had to ask for plates for our food... the chop sticks were just sitting on the table on a napkin half way on the table... so i didnt want to eat with them the food was good but the crab soup had no flavor and im pretty sure its imatation crabb and dont get the baizle chicken blaaaaaaaaaaa nasty but everything elts was good might go back for pad thi but thats about it!

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