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13 Best Restaurants in Vaughan

13 Best Restaurants in Vaughan

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Vaughan is a great foodie city with so many diverse restaurants and food spots, whether you’re craving aburi oshi sushi or mouthwatering tacos.

Whether you’re looking for cheap eats or fancy meals, you’ll definitely find somewhere on this list that’ll satisfy your belly.

Here are some of the best restaurants and food spots to visit in Vaughan, Ontario!

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Ay Caramba, Eh

Hit up this authentic Mexican taqueria in Vaughan for all your taco cravings.

Go for their Chorizo or Fish Tacos, or try something more unique like their Potato Power Taco made with sautéed potatoes.

They’ve also got nachos, chilaquinachos, and quesadillas!

The inside of their restaurant is also super cute, with hanging industrial lightbulbs and wood pallets as decor.

It’s more of a takeout spot, but they do have minimal seating inside for you to feast on your tacos!

LOCATION: 3540 Rutherford Rd #65, Vaughan, ON

Unome Sushi in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Unome Sushi

Unome is a sit-down sushi restaurant serving up delicious sushi rolls and fresh sashimi in their bright and airy space.

I love that they serve up their sushi on wooden cheeseboards, which makes it v aesthetic.

I also love that they have the little booths that can be closed off with curtains if you’re looking to have a lil’ more privacy.

Unome is located at Bathurst and Rutherford, so it’s technically at the border of Vaughan and Richmond Hill!

LOCATION: 9301 Bathurst St Unit 7, Richmond Hill, ON

Toro Toro Sushi and Poke in Vaughan, Ontario

Toro Toro

Enjoy poke bowls, sushi burritos, and aburi oshi (torched pressed) sushi at this fast-casual spot in the same plaza as Yokai.

Go for their Tasting Box for Two, which comes with 40 pieces of sashimi, sushi rolls, and sushi tacos!

They’ve also got a 50-piece Signature Platter that feeds 3 to 4 people, as well as a 75-piece Toro Toro Platter that feeds 4-6, which are both awesome deals.

Poke bowls from Toro Toro Sushi and Poke in Vaughan, Ontario

Their poke bowls are good, but they’re not as filling as bowls from other poke spots, so I’d just go for their sushi!

The restaurant is takeout-style, but there is a good amount of seating if you’re looking to dine in!

You should definitely order ahead as it gets super busy, and you can order for pickup on their website.

LOCATION: 3175 Rutherford Rd Unit 40, Concord, ON

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Cafe Landwer

Cafe Landwer is actually an Israeli-based restaurant, and they’ve got all kinds of Mediterranean-inspired eats on the menu.

From their Sabbich Bowl to their Shawarma Sandwich, they’ve got plenty of delicious options.

They even have all-day breakfast, including a selection of different Shakshuka dishes!

They’ve got several locations across Toronto, including their Vaughan location at Bathurst & Rutherford.

LOCATION: 9340 Bathurst St #1, Maple, ON

Paramount Fine Foods, Toronto

Paramount Middle Eastern Kitchen

Craving some authentic Middle Eastern eats in Vaughan?

Paramount is a popular Toronto chain known for their amazing Lebanese and Middle Eastern dishes.

From shawarma to manakeesh, they have an endless menu of Middle Eastern faves.

Paramount Fine Foods, Toronto
You can’t go wrong with shawarma.

If you haven’t heard of manakeesh, it’s basically a Middle Eastern pizza, and it’s absolutely amaze.

Paramount Fine Foods, Toronto
Manakeesh is basically a Middle Eastern pizza.

Everything on Paramount’s menu is also halal-friendly!

You can find their Vaughan location at Highway 7 & Weston, and they’ve got tons of locations across the GTA.

LOCATION: 7777 Weston Rd #104, Vaughan, ON

Katsuya Restaurant


Katsuya serves up incredibly crispy Japanese tonkatsu in all kinds of different sauces, and it’s truly heaven on earth.

If you don’t know what katsu is, it’s basically breaded and deep fried meat, and tonkatsu is deep fried pork cutlet.

Katsuya has all the katsu you could ever need, and you can choose from their different signature sauces.

My fave is the Curry Katsu, but any of their katsu options will definitely satisfy your tastebuds.

I’d also recommend getting a katsu stuffed with cheese, and you can thank me later (even if you’re lactose intolerant like I am).

LOCATION: 3175 Rutherford Rd #30, Concord, ON

Creole Jamaican Kitchen + Bar

Enjoy authentic Jamaican cuisine at this family-owned restaurant in Woodbridge.

You’ll find popular Jamaican dishes like Jerk Chicken, Braised Oxtail, and Ackee & Saltfish!

They’ve also got a selection of sandwiches and roti, including stuffed Jamaican patties.

The interior of the restaurant is also super cute with all the tropical vibes!

LOCATION: 7887 Weston Rd, Woodbridge, ON

Anna Maria Trattoria

This warm and cozy Italian restaurant in Vaughan serves up a delicious menu made up of classic Southern Italian dishes.

You’ll find a variety of Italian comfort foods, including pizzas made with their own dough and flavourful pastas.

You can find this family-run restaurant on Langstaff between Jane and Creditstone!

LOCATION: 2900 Langstaff Rd, Woodbridge, ON

Yokai Izakaya

If you don’t know what an izakaya is, it’s basically a Japanese pub serving up drinks and tapas, and it’s absolutely amaze.

They’ve got some pretty unique Japanese fusion dishes like their Gyoza Chicken Wings (wings stuffed with gyoza filling), Ebi Nori Risotto, and Wagyu Sliders.

The restaurant itself is gorgeous, and the outdoor patio is also stunning.

If you’re an anime fan, they’ve got some cool anime posters in their bathrooms!

Yokai is a newer spot in Vaughan, and they’re located in a plaza next door to Vaughan Mills.

LOCATION: 3175 Rutherford Rd Unit 28, Woodbridge, ON

Ramen Isshin

Ramen Isshin serves up some of the best authentic Japanese ramen in Toronto, and you can now find them in Vaughan!

You’ll find an extensive list of different ramen options with a Red Miso, Shio, or Shoyu base.

They’ve even got a few vegetarian ramen bowls with egg-free noodle options!

Go for the spicy Red Dragon Ramen with red miso or try something more mild like their Kotteri Rich Shoyu Ramen with shoyu.

They’ve also got all the classic Japanese comfort food apps like Chicken Karaage and Deep Fried Pork Gyoza.

You can find their Vaughan location by Vaughan Mills, and they’ve also got locations downtown in Little Italy and on Queen West.

LOCATION: 3175 Rutherford Rd #47, Concord, ON

The Captain's Boil Restaurant, Toronto
Lobster sourced from Atlantic Canada.

The Captain’s Boil

I love me some seafood boil, and The Captain’s Boil is my fave spot to grab it in the GTA.

I think they might’ve even been the first ones to bring seafood boil to Toronto!

How it works is that you choose your catch, flavour, spiciness, and add-ons, then eat it straight out of the bag!

You can choose from all kinds of different seafood options, from lobster, to shrimp, to mussels.

The Captain's Boil Restaurant, Toronto
Dungeness Crab sourced from British Columbia.
The Captain's Boil Restaurant, Toronto
Our boil feast.

They infuse Cajun and Asian flavours for their sauces, and their Captain’s Boil sauce (a mix of all three of their sauces) is *chef’s kiss*.

Be sure to order fries and dip them in the Captain’s Boil sauce – you’ll thank me later.

An interesting thing about eating at The Captain’s Boil is that there are actually no plates or utensils – you eat using only your hands, and you eat right off of the table!

But don’t worry, you get disposable gloves and eat on top of brown paper for (sorta) minimal mess.

I personally find that the seafood tends to puncture the bag anyway, so I’d just eat with my hands and have lots of napkins on-hand for less plastic waste!

The Captain's Boil Restaurant, Toronto
Eating with your hands is part of the experience.

If you’re just visiting for lunch, you can order their Sizzling Plate, which comes with your choice of either fish or chicken teriyaki, an assortment of seafood (crawfish, shrimp, mussels, clams) with your choice of sauce, and rice!

Their OG location was in North York, and they’ve since expanded to 20 locations across Canada.

You can visit their Vaughan location by Jane & Rutherford!

LOCATION: 3255 Rutherford Rd, Concord, ON

Duff’s Famous Wings

Duff’s is *gasp* famous for their wings, and they’ve been serving Toronto their delicious wings since the 90’s.

They use fresh roaster-sized wings that are delivered daily to each location, and they’ve been using the same traditional buffalo sauce recipe since the beginning.

You can find their Vaughan location at Bathurst & Rutherford, and they’ve also got locations at Bayview & Eglinton and Bathurst & College.

Fun fact: Duff’s actually started out in 1969 in Buffalo, New York, and it was two Canadian brothers who brought it over to Canada in 1998!

LOCATION: 9360 Bathurst St, Maple, ON

Memphis BBQ

Get your fill of BBQ at this hole-in-the-wall Woodbridge spot.

From pulled pork to juicy ribs, they’ve got all kinds of delicious options for my fellow meat lovers.

If you’re in the mood for wings, they’ve got a variety of signature sauces to have them tossed in!

Take note that they only accept cash or debit.

LOCATION: 8074 Islington Ave, Woodbridge, ON

Best restaurants in Vaughan:

  1. Ay Caramba, Eh
  2. Unome Sushi
  3. Toro Toro
  4. Cafe Landwer
  5. Paramount Middle Eastern Kitchen
  6. Katsuya
  7. Creole Jamaican Kitchen + Bar
  8. Anna Maria Trattoria
  9. Yokai Izakaya
  10. Ramen Isshin
  11. The Captain’s Boil
  12. Duff’s Famous Wings
  13. Memphis BBQ

These were some of the best food spots and restaurants to visit in Vaughan!

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