The Best Chinese Restaurants in Mississauga
The best Chinese restaurants in Mississauga reflect the cuisine's wide array of flavours and offerings from dim sum to fusion dishes. From something simple like the warm satisfaction of clay pot rice with steamed vegetables, to comfort food like roasted duck, food offerings in Mississauga give plenty of reason to head west of Toronto for Chinese eats.
Here are my picks for the best Chinese restaurants in Mississauga.
Writing by Kunal Gulati. Photos by Morris Lum
Located in the heart of Mississauga, Emerald Chinese offers excellent dumpling and spring roll combinations. As a bonus, the prices aren't too hard on the wallet, unless you're ordering from their extravagant set menus. You should prepare for line-ups out the door for dim sum brunch on weekends, and don't expect philosophical conversations from the efficient staff as they like to keep it short and sweet while carrying around delicious dim sum push carts. I recommend trying the giant crab. More »
Ming's Golden China is owned and operated by night owls. Seriously, it's one of the best places to eat in Mississauga after hours. Stumble into a brightly lit space, complete with chandeliers, that welcomes your (presumably) heavily inebriated self. Let your taste buds take over with their delicious crispy fried chicken and crispy beef. I would go as far as to dub this the late night Kentucky Fried Chinese Chicken. Enjoy dim sum on the weekends and feel free to order pitchers of tea as it's free. More »
What you'll find in spades are tentacles, tentacles, tentacles. Tremendous is well-known amongst Mississauga's gambling and party-rocking community, and for being a signature late-night spot where you will find everyone, from your best friend to your grandparents, sitting around a large table ordering plates of chicken balls, tentacles, and fried rice. The servers have matching pink vests that add to the whimsy of this place. Service is quick and priced for the drunken customer on the prowl for grease. Is it 4 a.m. already? More »
Sam Woo has its own Wikipedia Page, and with good reason. Some of the owners over at Tremendous Chinese Restaurant transferred over to this spot by Square One. The atmosphere is crisp and clean, and you should expect a full house along with quality food and service. Sadly, the pink vests did not migrate with Tremendous' staff. For an exceptional dish, try General Tao's chicken. More »
Pronounced 'axe-ia' and meant to stand in for 'Asia,' Axia lives up to its reputation as a fine dining option for fusion dishes that incorporate Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cuisines, along with a wide array of desserts. I would recommend the teriyaki-glazed sea bass or lemongrass pork chop. The only potential drawback of this upscale place is the price, but I pay it gladly. More »
Ming Room represents a unique Hakka experiment that reflects the cuisine's fusion of Indian and Chinese flavours. This is hands-down my favourite low-key spot, and is ideal for fine dining without the price to match. I recommend their ginger chicken and chicken sweet corn soup. Don't forget to grab their exceptionally delicious fortune cookies on your way out and visit their second location, which has recently popped up on Hurontario Street. More »
Located in the west end of the city, Summit Garden features live music and famous Chinese acts on the weekend. Seafood lovers take note that a wide array is present on Summit Garden's vast menu, although the spot is also highly recommended for dim sum enthusiasts who enjoy open spaces and push-cart dishes. Dim sum is available as late as 4 p.m. all week with XL costing a mere $6. Also, don't expect a quiet dining experience. More »
Put simply, Noodle Wok is among the cheapest, greasiest, and most delicious Chinese fast food joints while apparently also standing as one of the oldest spots tucked away in the Grant Park Plaza. Along with daily specials, most of their dishes come in at $5 and the portions will definitely yield leftovers, and best of all, you can watch the kitchen staff at work. More »
I recently checked out this gem conveniently located within the Chinese centre near Burnhamthorpe Road. I was treated to an open-door kitchen and a great little restaurant with incredibly generous portions. Apart from the cook working on my meal in his sleeveless gym tee, Chiu Chow Man is perfect for an early dinner through their wide array of set menus and daily specials. I had rice noodle chicken with satay sauce, and cantonese chow mein with beef and seafood which resulted in enough food to easily feed a family of four. More »
A melting pot of Chinese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, and Singaporean cuisine, Lion City Restaurant is mere steps away from Chiu Chow Man. The design and vibe remind me of my Asian adventures. Go here for some incredible Char Kway Teow or the simple, yet delicious, chicken rice. If you're feeling adventurous, try their Laksa, which ranks among the best in Mississauga. More »