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Lai Wah Heen

#608 of 6,656 Restaurants in Toronto
#668 of 7,177 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Chinese, Shanghai
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110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada (Dundas Street West)
South West corner of Dundas Street and Chestnut street. Two blocks west of Dundas subway station. Two blocks east of St. Patrick subway station.
416-977-9899
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 66
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  • 65
    Very good
  • 33
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classy chinese restaurant with very good service.

Over the years the standard hasn't changed and it is a good place to take in-laws for a treat, or recommend to western friends who want chinese food but wouldn't do well with noise, crowds, plastic or absent tablecloths or if they need an english menu and service. Food has always been good; not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
lemonloaf
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Mississauga, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Really, really good Chinese food with awesome dinner service. Loved the shrimp and the food overall was really good. Worth a visit but expect it to be expensive :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Over the years the standard hasn't changed and it is a good place to take in-laws for a treat, or recommend to western friends who want chinese food but wouldn't do well with noise, crowds, plastic or absent tablecloths or if they need an english menu and service. Food has always been good; not outstanding. Of course eating here is... More 

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Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Excellent food and service. Best iced tea ever. Had dinner here on our honeymoon 15 years ago. Glad we came back.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you come to Hong Kong, meals at very cheap restaurants ($5-10 CAD) in Mei Foo, Sham Shui Po and Mong Kok probably taste the same as the food at Lai Wah Heen. Coming into a restaurant at hotel with reasonably high prices for Chinese food made me expect a lot of high quality fine food, however, we were disappointed.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Went here with my wife and two young kids to celebrate New Year's Day. Service was prompt and the course came just in time for us to enjoy each one without feeling stuffed. The flavours were complex yet the kids loved it, and we all enjoyed the surprising sensation of the duck's crispy skin melting in our mouths plus the... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had the peking duck which is wonderful. The other dishes were very good too. Great service with very attentive servers. All in great place to have quality fine Chinese dining.

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Durham, NC
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91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Ate here a gluttonous 5 times over a 9 day period in June 2015--each time with different groups of friends, all of whom admitted it was the best dim sum they'd ever tasted. Very fresh ingredients, perfectly cooked. The ambience is quiet and elegant, but the layout of the restaurant makes it difficult to maneuver a large stroller or a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I had a dinner at this restaurant located at double tree hotel down town Toronto. The food is the best Chinese dishes I ever had at Chinese restaurant. However the server doesn't know how to explain or simply doesn't care to explain the menu. Also service is amazing. I expected to have been served in nice set of dishes for... More 

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Calgary
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Had a business dinner there and I had to say the food is a bit blend. However, I think it's probably more HK style. Not extremely thrilled about this resaturant.

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El Cerrito, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were a party of six that went for dinner on a Thursday night. The food was very good and the service extremely attentive. We had two dishes with duck, both excellent. The eggplant was good, and chicken/ vegetable dish was good, too. That said, we almost walked out when we first opened the menus. We only came because we... More 

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Additional Information about Lai Wah Heen

Address: 110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada
Phone Number: 416-977-9899
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 51 - 51
Cuisine: Chinese, Shanghai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada
    (Dundas Street West)
  • Public Transportation: South West corner of Dundas Street and Chestnut street. Two blocks west of Dundas subway station. Two blocks east of St. Patrick subway station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 416-977-9899

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 51 - 51
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Shanghai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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