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Lai Wah Heen

110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-977-9899
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Ranked #384 of 6,800 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $51
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
Cuisines: Chinese, Shanghai
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dundas Street West
Transit: South West corner of Dundas Street and Chestnut street. Two blocks west of Dundas subway station. Two blocks east of St. Patrick subway station.
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TORONTO
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135 reviews 135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

From entry to exit on a Thursday night we felt welcomed and appreciated as customers. While we were not able to try too many dishes because portions were more than generous, we found everything to be fresh and tasty. Our waiter guided us through our questions and we ended up with a less adventurous but very tasty dinner. The beef... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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133 reviews 133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was a true daylight robbery. Alarm bells starting ringing as soon we found out the restaurant was on the second floor of a hotel. Still thou, encouraged by the raving NYT review we went in and sat at our table. The lack of Asian customers rang the second alarm but encouraged by the all the great photos of the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent dim sum. each one a really different and interesting taste. Only complaint is that each dish was one was tiny piece, for $5-$7... adds up quickly. A bit too precious perhaps. Surprisingly, unless you ask them to do otherwise (they seemed taken aback that I asked), they bring all of them at once

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is a Chinese restaurant...nothing like the Americanized stuff that is usually served. Actually, didn't see any items of that sort on the menu. Thank you very much for that. Anyone who has had Dim Sum and has enjoyed it will enjoy this restaurant. If you haven't had Dim Sum, then please come and try it. There are many items... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Had dinner here with friends exactly one year ago and the atmosphere was perfect. One of the best designed Chinese restaurants I've dine at. The staff spoke good Chinese and were very polite. The food was amazingly authentic, though in the end we paid 50 CAD+ per person... quite expensive! Nevertheless, it was a memorable dining experience and I look... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This restaurant is located in the Hilton downtown and is open later than usual. The food was great but the menu was a little hard to decipher, I picked something I knew by heart. No complaints here.

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Moscow, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had dinner here, and it was excellent. We started with the dim sum platter and then had prawns with broccoli, duck foie gras fried rice, and tenderloin with sweet sauce. It was all fantastic. We travel to Hong Kong regularly, and this meal was as good as the ones we've eaten there.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Lai Wah Heen is rather unexpectedly located on the second floor of the Doubletree Hotel on the edge of Chinatown. It is spacious and elegantly decorated, an oasis of calm in the surrounding environment and very convenient if you are visiting the Ontario Gallery of Art (AGO) which is truly excellent. My wife and I had lunch there mid-week and... More 

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Washington, DC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you're fan of dim sum, you should check out this place. We go there on almost every visit to Toronto -- and it never disappoints. The setting is lovely -- close your eyes and you could be in Hong Kong -- and the food is even better. Added bonus: Even vegetarians will love it.

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Calgary
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146 reviews 146 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Dim sum here was good. Shrimp and scallion rice rolls were ok. Deep fried crab and tofu - salty, but tasty. Stick rice was nicely prepared but unexciting. Shu mai with scallops - good, maybe too subtle. Crystal purse with peking duck: dull and gelatinous. Gai lan with oyster sauce - ordinary. Professional and prompt service. An interesting tea selection.... 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 Toronto
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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