Mississauga has no shortage of halal options to explore. This is great news since it means you'll have more opportunities to enjoy a "meat-up" with friends and family.
If you're as passionate about juicy kebabs, fragrant biryanis, and succulent shawarmas as we are, you're in for a treat. Join us on a delectable journey through the best halal restaurants in Mississauga!
How We Chose the Best Halal Restaurants in Mississauga
How much does dining at a halal restaurant cost in Mississauga?
In Mississauga, a meal for two people in a mid-range halal restaurant would cost around $80. This may be higher or lower, depending on the type of restaurant and the size of their portions.
1. Watan Kabob
|ADDRESS||55 Matheson Blvd E, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(905) 712-2221|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Sun: 11 AM–11 PM|
Watan Kabob, the Land of Afghan Grill Restaurant, has been serving authentic Afghan cuisine in Mississauga since May 2012.
They boast of having no freezers on their premises to follow through with their pledge to prepare halal dishes from the freshest ingredients. Their BBQ kebabs, rice, and side dishes are thus prepared from scratch daily.
Dining patrons are served complimentary tea. Notably renowned for its tandoori waziri kebab –a smoky and juicy, char-grilled chicken and beef combo– this restaurant also offers generous portions that are served in as little as 15 minutes.
The venue, equipped with a television, is designed to welcome both families and corporate gatherings.
Speaking of gatherings, they offer event catering, from intimate dinner parties to grand celebrations. Just note that 48 hours’ notice is required for catering requests.
Amazing customer service and food
“As soon as we walked into this place we were happy. The seating is spaced out and we easily found a table. Our orders were taken quickly and made promptly. The food was hot and cooked well. At the end of the meal, we were offered complimentary green tea which really finished everything off nicely. The customer service and the food was amazing. Hope to go back soon!”
Nafisa, Google Review
Delicious food, generous portions, and calming ambiance
“The most delicious Naan that I had in Canada. Beef tikka is a must try. Lamb chop is delicious and go for it if you want to eat with hands as it has bones and you don’t want to miss any piece. The food comes with a very generous portion of salad. Garlic sauce is fantastic and they are very generous in giving many if you ask. It is very busy during 6-7 in a Friday evening so go ahead and order early of you are hungry. It might take time . Their take out is very very successful. Order 1 for 2 person if you like to have rice. Order 2 foods if you want to take with bread. The rice has a fantastic spice and aroma. Ambience and music is calming.”
Azadeh Ghadimi, Google Review
2. Nihari Inn
|ADDRESS||3900 Grand Park Dr Unit 1, Mississauga, ON L5B 4M6|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(905) 848-4141|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tue-Fri, Sun: 5–11 PM
Saturday: 5 PM–12 AM
Nihari Inn is a family-run establishment owned and operated by the duo, Arshi & Amir Mitha. The duo aims to highlight the rich and authentic flavours of Pakistan using premium ingredients, from 100% hand-slaughtered meat to locally sourced Ontario dairy.
They’re named Nihari Inn after their specialty, beef nihari – a traditional South Asian dish that’s rich in flavour. Slow-cooked for several hours, this savoury delicacy features tender beef in a thick, silky gravy with a hint of spice and a touch of sweetness.
As a small business, they understand the importance of local support – that’s why they source their ingredients only from small GTA businesses.
Nihari Inn is also a haven for sports enthusiasts looking to catch the big game. With multiple TV screens, guests can enjoy the game with like-minded people while digging into halal dishes.
They offer event catering and have provided halal food for weddings, anniversaries, and other important events. Their venue is also quite spacious; it can accommodate up to 200 guests.
The food touches your soul
“It is one of those places where the food touches your soul. It is our go to place for comfort food. It’s great for big groups and families. All it’s food is great we usually eat the nihari because that’s their speciality, the Bihari kebabs and a version of roti. Highly recommend the puri parantha and special mention to the Hakeem. The Dhaga kebab is a spicy version and it is spicy. The service is quick and efficient and extremely polite. A 15% gratuity is applied to all tables of 5 and above. Also they stay open late so if you are hungry or look king h for options, this place is great. Recommended dishes: Tikka, Maghaz Nihari”
Anushka Chandran, Google Review
Perfect nihari, spacious restaurant, and attentive staff
“Hands down, this is if not the best, one of the best Nihari spots in the GTA. Visited on a Thursday night. The restaurant is very spacious. There was a 140 person party going on at the front (for those interested in hosting a party, it was a great space and there was a great set up to have segregation as men were on one side of the restaurant and women were on the other). Even with the party happening, there was good space for regular patrons, and the service was not compromised at all. The Nihari was perfect. Customer service is A1. You are always attended to and even if an employee is just walking by, they’ll ask if everything is okay or if anything else is needed. Can’t wait to go back here and try their Karahi’s as I’ve heard that’s great too!”
Raza Dard, Google Review
3. Karahi Point
|ADDRESS||6905 Millcreek Dr Unit 7, Mississauga, ON L5N 6A3|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(905) 542-8778|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Sun: 12 PM–11 PM|
Karahi Point has been serving Pakistani and South Asian halal cuisine since 2014.
The man behind Karahi Point, Adil, strives to welcome each guest like a family member and serve them dishes with love – a trait his mom passed on to him. She believed in providing lovingly homemade, fresh meals to her family.
They claim to be the first South-Asian restaurant to introduce karahi cuisine in Canada. With 11 locations across the country, they offer halal-certified dishes.
Karahi Point excels in preparing dishes in the karahi pan, renowned for its wok-like shape. Typically cooked with meat, tomatoes, and green chilies, it’s deep, bold, and tangy, with a smokiness imparted by the pan’s shape.
Aside from table service, guests can enjoy free WiFi in their family-style eatery, allowing them to document their memories while enjoying the food.
Delicious food and excellent service
“Nice Pakistani place. Do try. The food was delicious. We had the beef seekh and lamb curry and both items were pretty flavourful. Even their kadak chai had plenty of spices and a good flavour. The ambiance is nice. Better than most Indian /Pakistani places. Service was also excellent and quick. Gurtej was our server and she was very helpful. They say they make fresh food and so it will take some time, but we didn’t feel that the time was that much. Overall, do recommend. Parking: Big parking space in front of this strip mall. Food: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5”
Mohit Sharma, Google Review
Personalized and empathetic service
“All star restaurant. Our server Amrita was super nice and attentive. Personalized and empathetic service. Food is exceptionally good. We ordered special chicken karahi, chicken and beef kabab, and daal makhni. Everything was great but karahi was a show stealer. And cherry on top, they have Lahori tandoori roti, not naan but tandoori pateri roti. What an awesome experience.”
Syeda Bukhari, Google Review
4. The Halal Guys
|ADDRESS||6045 Mavis Rd #6, Mississauga, ON L5R 4G6|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(905) 501-0150|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Thurs, Sun: 11 AM–11 PM
Fri-Sat: 11 AM–12 AM
The Halal Guys’ journey began in 1990, when Egyptians Mohamed Abouelenein, Ahmed Elsaka, and Abdelbaset Elsayed started a humble hot dog cart in New York City.
Recognising the need for authentic halal food among Muslim taxi drivers, they went from hotdogs to introducing platters of chicken and gyro over rice, falafel sandwiches, and sauces. Safe to say, it was then they found their secret sauce to success.
Don’t miss out on their beef and chicken gyro platters – succulent, thinly sliced meats served with rice, lettuce, and tomatoes along with their world-famous white sauce. For vegetarians, they offer several options, but the most popular one is their falafel.
Guests appreciate their kid and family-friendly vibe. The warm, welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff create a chill and relaxing dining experience. For those who prefer eating halal food at home, good news: they offer delivery services as well!
Best service and best quality
“I’ve received the best service and best quality and quantity of food this time around!! So happy with my visit. It was my second visit ever. Although, first wasn’t that great but this time around customer service and quantity drastically changed. I am so glad that I chose to come back and give it another shot. Sidharth made sure that my order was made perfectly. His positive attitude changed my opinion about this place. and there was another guy too. Good job! Vegetarian options: Falafel was delicious as well! Don’t take tahini because it’s bitter. I didn’t like it. Try hummus! Food: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5, Recommended dishes: Gyros Platter.”
Noora, Google Review
They make you feel really welcome
“Cant go wrong with this halal restaurant , 2nd time coming here to eat and service has always been super friendly and chill. The staff is cool and welcoming!Suggesting everyone to stop by here! Kid-friendliness: Guys, the folks inside the store are all awesome, they make you feel really welcome and it is just chill and relaxing whenever you come by to eat! I know them all by face but each of the staff is just really cool!A place not to miss in Mississauga if you want a positive +, chill place to eat! U guys rock! Food: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5, Recommended dishes: Half Chicken Beef Gyro Platter, Fries, Sauce.”
Abdou Diallo, Google Review
5. Hot & Sour
|ADDRESS||1010 Dream Crest Rd, Mississauga, ON L5V 3A4, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(905) 542-7900|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Thurs: 3 PM–11 PM
Fri-Sun: 3 PM–12 AM
For over a decade, Hot & Sour has been sharing its expertise in Hakka cuisine – a blend of Chinese, Indian, and Southeast Asian flavours.
The restaurant is the brainchild of Chinese immigrants from Pakistan and India, who now reside in Canada. Dishes feature techniques and spices from traditional Pakistani cuisine such as chili, cumin, and turmeric, all while sourcing local and global ingredients.
Crowd favourites include chow mein, fried rice, and succulent chili chicken with gravy. Additionally, they offer vegetarian options such as vegetable chop suey and the vegetarian version of chow mein.
They have an elegant, contemporary restaurant where families and large groups can be comfortably seated, long booth-style. They also offer wheelchair-accessible facilities and table service for added convenience and accessibility.
And, if you’re planning a special event, they offer customizable catering packages. They can take care of a simple get-together or a significant celebration.
Delicious food and courteous staff
“Pictures are for chicken pakora, chili chicken, Dragon chicken and green tea (taken after eating because it was delicious). Service was quick. During Ramadan, it’s tough to get prompt service but the staff found seating for two right away. Service was courteous. Water and menus provided right away. Provided detailed information on menu items. Food was brought quickly. About 15 mins for it to be brought after ordering. Food quality, taste and texture was perfect. Chicken pakoras were lightly battered but flavorful. Chili chicken was different. Typically made with a black bean sauce, the one from here almost simulated a hot and sour soup flavor with spice. Dragon chicken was the best dish. Lightly crisped and full of sweet and sour flavors. Green tea was flavorful. Typical taste. No complaints. Highly recommended to come again.”
Rental Property Services, Google Review
Amazing food and quality with huge portions
“Amazing food and quality! I’ve been coming here for years, and the only thing that changed is the price, which is reasonable considering the market today. The decoration is much better than before and improves everytime. I ordered Chicken Corn Soup, Manchurian Rice and Dragon Shrimp. The portions were huge! Loved the taste. Only thing I would improve is the service and the tables, as the ones near the cashier have just been jammed together which makes it hard to move things around because of the bump. The bathrooms could also be improved, as the smaller one is too cramped with no hooks to hang jackets, and the bidet is quite hard to use in the larger one. As for the service, when asked for extra napkins they gave just one when we had three people. I would also appreciate the check being brought to the tables instead of having to go to the cashier to pay each time. Other than that, I will definitely be coming here again!”
Aisha Shaikh, Google Review