Archive for November, 2011

How To Find A New Restaurant In A New City

Monday, November 28th, 2011

If you’ve recently moved to a new city, it may be hard for you to find the right restaurant. Most major cities have a wide variety of great restaurants that offer a multitude of cuisines. You’ll find great Chinese restaurants in most cities China Towns or Italian restaurants in little Italy, but where do you go to find great Thai, Japanese, Korean, French or Middle Eastern restaurants? Luckily, there are lots of online tools to help you make the right choice. You can use google to search for some options but google isn’t great for finding restaurants. Some better options are urbanspoon, yelp, menupalace and restaurantica. These sites offer reviews of restaurants, pictures, and directions. A great option is Not only does it offer restaurant reviews, pictures and maps, it also has a very large selection of restaurant delivery and takeout menus. It currently has listings for Toronto, Vancouver, Richmond, Mississauga, Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary, Dartmouth, and New York City as well as some smaller Canadian cities.

Restaurants in Toronto
Restaurants in Vancouver
Restaurants in Mississauga
Restaurants in Ottawa
Restaurants in Halifax
Restaurants in Dartmouth
Restaurants in Richmond
Restaurants in New York City
Restaurants in Calgary

If you prefer to get your restaurant information another way then local news papers are always a great option. They usually have great top 10 burger restaurant lists or top 10 cheap Chinese food joints lists. The free weeklies tend to be the best for that as they’re more tuned into the city then the tradition papers. The best to find a great restaurant however, is still through word of mouth. Ask co-workers, neighbours or anyone you know in the city where they eat and it will work out the best for you.