Where to Eat in Oshawa: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 22, 2017 Augustus Redeker

Oshawa (2016 population 159,458; CMA 379,848) is a city in Ontario, Canada, on the Lake Ontario shoreline. It lies in Southern Ontario, approximately 60 kilometres east of Downtown Toronto. It is commonly viewed as the eastern anchor of the Greater Toronto Area and of the Golden Horseshoe. It is the largest municipality in the Regional Municipality of Durham. The name Oshawa originates from the Ojibwa term aazhaway, meaning "the crossing place" or just "(a)cross".
Things to do in Oshawa

1. Brothers Ristorante

110 Lupin Dr, Whitby, Ontario L1N 1X8, Canada Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$126 - HK$181 +1 905-668-3600
Excellent
57%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 240 reviews

Brothers Ristorante

We specialize in unique, high quality Mediterranean cuisine prepared with utmost care by our team of creative chefs.

Reviewed By John A - Whitby, Canada

My wife and I went with Friends for dinner in January and to our surprise the owner had renovated.
The restaurant has been transformed, fabulous, what a wonderful job.
The food quality remains superb and quite affordable thanks to Chris’s attention in the kitchen.
Wonderful atmosphere, great cuisine!!
Reservation are a must.
Enjoy.

2. Mandarin Restaurant

1319 Airport Blvd, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 8R6, Canada Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Asian, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$47 - HK$196 +1 905-432-3000
Excellent
31%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 299 reviews

Mandarin Restaurant

Award-winning buffet featuring delicious Chinese, Canadian, and International dishes - all prepared fresh daily. Serving over 100 all-you-can-eat items including soups, salads, sushi, grilled items, hot entrees, and desserts. Also offering a-la-carte, take-out and Delivery.

Reviewed By Chris D - London

The Mandarin is a great place, consistent ant any location I have visited, until now.
We visited on A Monday at 7:45 pm, the place was busy but not full, staff were ALL yelling "welcome" but we found not doing much else There were many dirty tables, the buffet was not full, many items were dried out, the buffet tables were very messy and dirty and even some of the food was not good. Lemon chicken was actually dried out and tough, there were tons of dumpling items, but many staple dishes were not available. $100 for 3 of us and then some of my favourite items are missing and he place is dirty. Won't go back to this one.

3. Greek Tycoon Restaurant

1101 Brock Street, Whitby, Ontario L1N 4M1, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 905-668-0778
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 397 reviews

Greek Tycoon Restaurant

Family owned. Family run. We provide a Mediterranean and Greek inspired cuisine, made fresh to order!

Reviewed By rilika87 - Ajax, Canada

This is a really busy restaurant -- but that's a sign of good things in the kitchen! We made a reservation for Saturday night and I would strongly recommend calling in advance coz the place was packed! The decor is very charming an reminded us of a recent cruise through the Greek isles. It's not too "kitchy", but you definitely feel like you are going to be having an authentic experience. Lovely archways and columns and the tables are set with fresh linens, fresh flowers and candles. The manager was extremely attentive (we loved the Ouzo) and our server was very friendly and fun!!

4. Teddy's Restaurant & Deli

245 King St W, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2J7, Canada Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Canadian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$31 - HK$71 +1 905-579-5529
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Teddy's Restaurant & Deli

Reviewed By Jo A - Oshawa, Canada

We went for brunch with my stepdaughter, her husband and baby. It wasn't busy at all at 1:30 p.m.. on Sunday and were quick to get a large booth.
We ordered the breakfast for 2 served with your choice of coffee or tea. Very hot efficient service but the waitresses seem to rush you each time we go there. Mind you they are very friendly some of them so of them not. Overall experience, it is always great with large portions. Good eats. Enjoy

5. Shrimp Cocktail

843 King St W, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2L4, Canada Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$149 - HK$612 +1 905-725-7500
Excellent
52%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 163 reviews

Shrimp Cocktail

Casual fine dining. Steakhouse, Seafood , pasta. Fresh ingrediants. House made stocks, dressings and sauces. Dietary restriction friendly.

Reviewed By yachti - Ontario Keep it Beautiful

Happy to have booked our Anniversary Dinner at this great restaurant once again. We love the Shrimp Cocktail. Amazing service (thanks Dean), lovely surroundings, clean and friendly spot with an absolutely dynamite menu. Great wine list and dessert options as well. This is just a totally sure-fire sure thing. Our favorite local eatery!

6. Bistro 238

1413 King street E, Courtice, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 905-576-4688
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 158 reviews

Bistro 238

Reviewed By Mary Ann G - Ontario

Great atmosphere, live music the last Friday of the month. The meals are high quality. You feel like your in a very posh restaurant but the prices are reasonable.. food is fantastic

7. Avanti Trattoria

17 King St E, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1A8, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$118 +1 905-404-8040
Excellent
42%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 338 reviews

Avanti Trattoria

Reviewed By aninasor - Toronto, Canada

I choose this restaurant based on the search i have done for best restaurant in the area. I was anticipating to be really good, cozy, quiet and romantic boy i was so dissapointed .
The restaurant seems having an identity crisis. It has a decorations of an Italian restaurant but mixed with a cheap regular diner athmosphere. Again first impressions is the most important and the details were lacking. Again my apologies been to many restaurant and cannot avoid to compare for an Italian restaurant with a nice location and good decorations i would be expecting a cloth napkins, not the cheap paper napkins, right to the container of the vinegar, and catsup that usually you see in diners.
The menus has some fancy names that again you will see on expensive high end restaurant but when it arrives on your table. You wonder what the heck was that. There were four of us ordered different dishes but it was okay were hungry so we forced ourselves to try and eat them but never finish and the waitress asked if we want to take them home and we told her no thank you.
Would we come back probably never.

8. Rainbow Restaurant

82 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4S2, Canada Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Diner, Canadian, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 905-728-6463
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Rainbow Restaurant

Reviewed By Megwiche - Uxbridge, Canada

Mass quantities of food at lunch, had the hot roast beef, which was delicious; waitresses are super friendly, but not intrusive, obviously a lotta regulars come here ... breakfast was equally filling, the sausages were fantastic, plump farmer style, not those little anemic ones you usually get ...

9. Los Cabos

1009 Dundas St E, Whitby, Ontario L1N 2K4, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$63 - HK$118 +1 905-668-6080
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 236 reviews

Los Cabos

Reviewed By Laurie3950 - London, ON

Went for lunch on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Food was excellent and the staff were friendly. The surfer girl vegetarian burrito was great. Filling but not overly so. My daughter loved her enchiladas and my husband enjoyed his beef burrito. The deep fried ice cream was excellent.

10. Cyrus

563 Ritson Rd S, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 5K6, Canada Takeout, Seating, Delivery Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$275 +1 905-448-0892
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Cyrus

Reviewed By Wallacia B - Ottawa, Canada

This restaurant is owned and operated by a lovely, hardworking couple. I’ve been here several times, and each time they were warm and friendly and welcoming.
Not a fancy restaurant, but great tasting and good quality Persian food - Koobideh Kabab, Chicken Kabab, Vaziri, combination plates consisting of lamb, chicken, barg, kabab, chicken. They also have wraps, Lamb shank, persian appetizers like eggplant, Mast-O-Khiar, Grape leaves.
Surprisingly they offer shawarma, falafel, hummus. Amazing shawarma, delicious tasting and a good portion too.
Great, little family owned and operated restaurant. Always look forward to next time!

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