Discover the Best Upper James Restaurants – Our Top Picks

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Are you looking for the best Upper James has to offer? Look no further! I have scoured the streets to bring you the top casual dining options in the area.

From mouth-watering Italian dishes to delectable Greek cuisine, Upper James has it all.

Join me on my culinary journey as I explore the hidden gems and well-known favorites of this thriving food scene.

Get ready to satisfy your taste buds and indulge in the delicious offerings of Upper James' restaurants. Let's dig in


Paninoteca, a cash-only authentic Italian restaurant that specializes in delicious, minimalist sandwiches.

The menu is simple, with a focus on veal sandwiches, which are the restaurant's specialty. The prices are reasonable, and the portions are generous.

I had the veal sandwich and it was one of the best I've ever had . The flavors were fantastic, and the sandwich was packed with tender, juicy veal. The restaurant is small, but it has a cozy and welcoming atmosphere.

Paninoteca is a local gem, and I hope it doesn't get too crowded as it becomes more popular. If you're looking for delicious, authentic Italian sandwiches, I highly recommend giving Paninoteca a try. The veal sandwich is a must-try!

IOS Estiatorio

IOS Estiatorio

I recently dined at ios Estiatorio & Wine Bar and was thoroughly impressed. The menu offers a mix of international and local dishes that are constantly changing and evolving to meet customer needs.

Their wine selection is impressive, featuring a variety of options from all around the world, as well as local producers.

The appetizers, soups, salads, and main dishes were all delicious and the wine pairings were spot on.

The service was top-notch and the modern setting with spacious interior and large patio area (available on weekends) added to the overall experience.

I am a big fan of Greek food and this place exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend ios Estiatorio for anyone looking for great Greek food, excellent service, and fair prices.

  • Address: 1400 Upper James St unit 26, Hamilton, ON L9B 1K3, Canada
  • Website:
  • Phone Number: +12896745800
  • Working Hours: 12–8 PM

La Spaghett Pasta House

La Spaghett Pasta House

La Spaghett is a must-visit for anyone looking for a special occasion or a romantic dinner. This little bistro has been serving up fresh pasta dishes with artisan sauces since 1999.

They use only the freshest ingredients prepared in house daily using old world recipes. The menu is extensive, with a variety of options to choose from.

I was impressed by the cozy ambiance, and the small size of the restaurant with only about 10-12 tables. The service was great, and reservations are highly recommended due to the popularity of the place.

The portions were generous and the balance of flavors in the dishes was spot on. I had the seafood angel hair pasta and it was delicious.

The garlic butter served with the bread was also a highlight. I would highly recommend La Spaghett for anyone looking for great Italian food

  • Address: 970 Upper James St, Hamilton, ON L9C 3A5, Canada
  • Website
  • Phone Number: +19053188211
  • Working Hours: 4:30–9 PM

The Keg Steakhouse - Upper James

The Keg Steakhouse

I recently had a fantastic experience at The Keg Upper James. From start to finish, the staff were friendly and attentive, making sure our every need was met. The atmosphere was great and perfect for a night out.

The food was delicious, with highlights being the rib steak and the 14oz prime rib. Both were cooked to perfection and incredibly tender.

The dessert bar was also a standout, offering a wide selection of sweet treats. Our server, Jennifer, was extremely nice and did an excellent job.

I highly recommend The Keg Upper James for anyone looking for a great night out with delicious food, great service, and a fun atmosphere. I will definitely be returning soon!

Pho Binh Minh

Pho Binh Minh

This modern Vietnamese cuisine offers a wide variety of dishes, including rice noodle soup, rice dishes, stir fry and much more.

The menu is extensive and the staff is happy to provide any information you need. The atmosphere is suitable for casual dining or a night out.

The food was absolutely delicious, bursting with flavor and very fresh. The portions were generous and provided great value for money.

I highly recommend the Pho Binh Minh for anyone looking for delicious, authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Don't miss out on this hidden gem!

  • Address: 740 Upper James St, Hamilton, ON L9C 3A2, Canada
  • Website
  • Phone Number: +19052968676
  • Working Hours: 11 AM–9 PM

Twisted Indian Wraps

Twisted Indian Wraps

I recently picked up takeout from Twisted Indian and was blown away by the quality of the food. This Indian restaurant offers a modern take on traditional dishes, and it truly shines.

The food was incredibly fresh and flavorful, with all of the ingredients coming together perfectly in each dish.

I especially enjoyed the Indian burger, the samosa chaat, and the butter chicken poutine. All were delicious and unique takes on traditional Indian cuisine. The service was also great, and the staff was friendly and helpful.

I highly recommend Twisted Indian for anyone looking for delicious Indian fusion meals. Keep up the amazing work, I'll definitely be ordering from them again!

  • Address: 1508 Upper James St Unit 245, Hamilton, ON L9B 1K3, Canada
  • Website
  • Phone Number: +19053819899
  • Working Hours: 10 AM–10 PM

Grill 2 Go

Grill 2 Go

I recently discovered Grill 2 Go and was impressed by the quality of the food and the authentic Karachi flavor.

This family-owned restaurant has a vast menu of culinary delights, all made with the freshest ingredients. The Biryani and wrap/rolls I ordered were incredibly delicious, packed with flavor and authentic spices.

The restaurant has a small seating section, but it's best for takeout as it's a hidden gem.

The staff is friendly and the service is great. If you're craving flavorful, clean Pakistani cuisine, I highly recommend giving Grill 2 Go a try. It's definitely worth it.

  • Address: 1242 Upper James St, Hamilton, ON L9C 3B1, Canada
  • Website:
  • Phone Number: +19055264858
  • Working Hours: 11 AM–11 PM

Explore the diverse food scene of Hamilton at these restaurants in different areas.

Whether you are in Wortley VillageDundasLocke Street, or Mountain, there's something for everyone.


  • Ashleigh Bandimere

    Ashleigh Bandimere is a Freelance Foodie & Travel Writer who loves all things travel! She takes advantage of every opportunity to get away, Ashleigh is always ready for her next adventure.