International Cuisine

Delicious food is being made in kitchens around the world. Recipes are passed down from generation to generation.  And here, in downtown Burlington, we are lucky to have cuisine from so many different countries across the globe.  Come and discover rich stews with lashings of pomegranate sauce and ground walnuts from a Persian kitchen.  Shawarma, kababs and gyro from recipes that have come from the middle east.  Let the steam from a huge bowl of Pho warm you on a cold day. Scoop pad thai, stir fried rice, egg foo yong and hong kong style beef tenderloin onto your plate, don’t forget the wok fried dumplings.  We have sushi platters that look like works of art. And authentic Italian dishes sure to make every nonna proud.

Amaya Express | 489 Brant St, Burlington

Cuisine: Indian
Amaya Express serves flavourful Indian food with a twist on classic dishes with a variety of protein choices. Popular options are Butter Chicken Masala and Naan but if you like some heat, go for Spicy Lamb Vindaloo and Chili Garlic Naan! View menu here.

Blossom City | 403 Brant St, Burlington

Cuisine: Chinese
A long-time staple in our downtown core, Blossom City is a family-run Chinese restaurant specializing in Cantonese and Szechuan food. They are known for their General Tso chicken and Szechuan chicken wings! There’s no fuss, just all the classic dishes that we come to recognize. View menu here.

Burro | 4-480 Brant Street South, Burlington

Cuisine: Mexican
These guys do tacos right and if you’re familiar with The Mule in Hamilton, check out its sister restaurant – Burro. It is vibrant, laid back and fun. You can find their daily feature taco and new offerings on their Instagram. Perfect for a fresh margarita or two after work or friendly hangs over shared guac, nacho and tacos! View menu here.

Di Mario’s Trattoria | 1455 Lakeshore Rd (entrance off Locust)

Cuisine: Italian
Owner and head chef Nicky knows it is the simplicity and freshness of the ingredients that will bring a dish together harmoniously in front of your seat. With fun staff, great food and soft Italian music this rustic style ristorante is exactly what the loyal customers of Di Mario’s Trattoria loves and enjoys.Since 2005, they have been serving authentic Italian cuisine with carefully curated Italian-focused wine sections. View menu here.

Culaccino Bar + Kitchen | 527 Brant Street

Cuisine: Italian
This modern Italian restaurant is famous for their fried chicken, which pairs perfectly with delicious, cold beer. You are in luck – they have an incredible list of over 100 Ontario craft beers for you to enjoy with their handmade pastas and pizzas. View menu here.

Paradiso | 2041 Pine Street

Cuisine: Mediterranean
Its warm‚ intimate atmosphere, and friendly‚ efficient staff make Paradiso one of Burlington’s most popular restaurants. Starting from the eclectic menu‚ dinner is the show. The cuisine is inspired from the European Mediterranean‚ and your meal is prepared before your eyes in the open concept kitchen. We recommend their famous 12 Hour Braised Beef Gnocchi or the decadent Crab Ravioli smother in a spicy basil cream sauce. View menu here.

Pintoh Cuisine | 399 Elizabeth Street #1-3

Cuisine: Thai
Perfect balance of sweet, salty, spicy and sour. Pintoh is our go to when it comes down to authentic Thai food. They have classics like Pad Thai, Curries and Coconut sticky rice & Mango. Or be adventurous and try Chef Keng’s features & platters! Check out drool worthy specials on their social media. View menu here.

Mikado Japanese Restaurant | 415 Elizabeth Street

Cuisine: Japanese
This classy very-authentic Japanese Dining destination, on the west side of Village Square, features: sensational appetizers, Udon noodle dishes, Donburi rice bowls, a large selection of wonderful chicken, seafood, fish or beef dinners that include soup, salad and rice, Sushi and Sashimi dinners, Tempura, Teriyaki, Bento boxes to go, Maki rolls, spicy rolls, vegetable rolls, many 8-piece special Sushi roll choices, Sushi and sashimi a la carte. If you’re feeling up for trying a little bit of everything ask for their secret all-you-can-eat menu (available for dine-in only). View menu here.

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Pho Mi T&T | 583 Brant Street

Cuisine: Vietnamese
If you are craving hot, brothy, noodle soup, pho is the answer! Pho Mi T&T offers a great selection of classic Vietnamese dishes from fresh rolls to vermicelli or pho – all of which come with a ton of vegetarian options. View Uber Eats menu here (they are also offering dine-in service).

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Rayhoon Persian Eatery | 420 Pearl Street (interior of Village Square)

Cuisine: Persian
This Persian Eatery is well-known for their kabobs, house specialty stew, Ghalieh Mahi, and their belly dancing Fridays. The name, Rayhoon, comes from the Persian word for Basil, which is one of the key ingredients. P.S. All of their dishes are halal and offer many gluten-free and vegan options! View menu here.

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Shanks for the memories! Lamb Shank with Baghali Polo is a slow-braised lamb shank spiced with cinnamon and bay leaf, partnered with dill and broad bean infused basmati rice and a steaming spoonful of lamb broth. Unforgettably delicious. #funfact: Braising is a combination-cooking method that uses both wet and dry heats: sautéed or seared at a high temperature, then finished in a covered pot at a lower temperature. Order for pickup from rayhooneatery.com & gete 15% off with code SAVE15! Can’t leave the house? You can find us on #ubereats and #skipthedishes too! #persian #persianfood #persianrestaurant #familyrestaurant #burlington #burlon #villagesquare #dtburlington #eatlocal #shoplocal #supportlocal #eat #food #foodie #foody #meat #rice #picoftheday #burlingtonontario #yum #takeout #lunch #delivery #dinner #musttry #halal #celebratepf

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Saigon on Brant | 474 Brant Street

Cuisine: Vietnamese
Saigon on Brant, serving authentic Vietnamese fare (with a focus on noodle soups) is a comfortable, beautifully decorated restaurant that is popular with locals and visitors-to-Burlington alike. Weekdays are busy with the office-lunch crowd slurping away and chatting over their large steaming lunch bowls. This is a getwaway from the every day, to be sure, and the tantalizing menu is packed full of familiar entrees as well as many food-combination adventures sure to please the choosiest eater. This food is fresh, hot, low in fat, very nutritious, made to order. View menu here.

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A vegan feast from Burlington’s Saigon on Brant! Clockwise from the top left: Vietnamese crispy pancake, shredded ‘pork’ rolls, ‘chicken’ and spring roll on vermicelli, and tofu fried rice. This place has a sizeable vegetarian menu, just be sure to tell them non-dairy or egg – pretty much every dish on the veg menu can be veganized if not already vegan! Pro tip, they make their own hot sauce which is amazing and can be purchased in a take-home size for five bucks a jar. #Vegan #vegansofcanada #veg #vegansofinstagram #vegansofig #whatveganseat #veglife #plantbased #vegetarian #canadianvegetarians #plantlicious #gtavegans #meatfree #friendsnotfood #estherapproved #eatyourvegetables #veganvietnamese #vietnamese #vietnamesefood #bun #springrolls

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The Express Italian Eatery | 1477 Lakeshore Road

Cuisine: Italian
A classic Italian spot from Hamilton for over 25 years, opened a beautiful location in downtown Burlington right on Lakeshore Road. Their name and menu stems from a train that traveled across Italy. Explore the fusion of Northern, Central & Southern Italian cuisine and try their popular dishes like braised beef ravioli! View menu here.

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Written in partnership with local Hamilton food blogger @tastehamont!