Nader’s Middle Eastern Grill and Bakery in Mississauga
If you’ve ever visited Sharky’s in Etobicoke you’ll know they were known for their fried chicken and other fried concoctions. About a year ago they decided to close their location and focus their time and energy on a family restaurant called Nader’s Middle Eastern Grill and Bakery in Mississauga.
The first thing that will strike you about this place is its size. The dining area is very large with a nice flow allowing both small intimate spaces as well as accommodation for large groups. As you enter, their shisha lounge is on the right hand side with a separate seating area which is also where you can browse their bakery and cafe menu.
Straight ahead where you need to order hot food. It’s cafeteria style where you go to the register, order and wait for your meal to be prepared. When they call you (usually by number), you take your tray(s) of food and head to your table.
But it’s not as straight forward as it sounds — their huge menu is thrown in to make things interesting. Options are as extensive as their dining space. With everything from Afghan and North American cuisine to a special Nutella Menu; you’ll literally find something for everyone in your party. The server broke it down to us very logically. He pointed to one sign for all the home-style and “healthy” food, then directed us to another sign with the not-so-healthy options which is where you’ll find the old Sharky’s menu of fried chicken and fish.
For you, our wonderful readers — we’ve tried a bit of it all 🙂
First up, their Chicken Tagine. This was recommended to us by the staff. Tagine is the vessel that the stew like meat is cooked in. It’s a Moroccan dish slow-cooked in earthy spices and served with your choice of couscous or their Afghan rice. I personally have never been too fond of tagine — but I can see how others would enjoy it: It’s comforting, warm and aromatic.
Next we went all American with a Big Nader Burger and Chicken Wings. Their Big Nader looked very impressive and the taste was great but perhaps this one’s best left for sharing! Chicken wings were battered, fried, then generously doused in a barbecue wing sauce. If you love wings, the ones at Nader’s Middle Eastern Grill and Bakery in Mississauga are a definite contender for best.
Perhaps the most surprising thing we found we loved the most were items off their Afghan menu. We ordered a Sultani Meal for our children to share since they love kebabs and rice. But to my surprise I found I was stealing pieces off their plates. The meat was tender and packed with flavour. I will definitely be ordering the Sultani meal for myself next time I visit. Sultani gives you the best of both worlds in the universe of beef — a skewer of minced beef and then a skewer of tender steak pieces.
To end off, we caved in and got a Nutella Pizza to share. We had a hard time choosing between this and the Nutella fries. I’m quite partial to Nutella Fries at the CNE so opted for pizza at Nader’s. What else can I say about this — it’s PIZZA made with NUTELLA — this cannot be bad.
Overall, we would be back for their Afghan and Nutella menu, wings were a treat and we would recommend Nader’s Middle Eastern Grill and Bakery in Mississauga for large gatherings.
Meat Source: Beef is from either Ryding or St. Helen’s Meat Packers, chicken is from Sargent Farms (hand slaughtered halal), and lamb is from JJ Meat. ** NOTE: meat was checked (verb assurance) at time of review and can change at anytime – please check meat sources before eating and let us know if there are any discrepancies **
Nader’s Middle Eastern Grill and Bakery
3900 Grand Park Dr, Mississauga