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Lai Wah Heen

110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #326 of 6,459 restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $51 - $51
Cuisines: Chinese, Shanghai
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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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75% Recommend
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English first
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

This upscale Chinese restaurant is a jewel. Located in the Metropolitan hotel, it offers an elegant, tranquil atmosphere and the best Dim Sum you will find anywhere. Artfully designed, delicate flavors, a wide selection. Don't miss the wok fried turnip cake , siu Mai or the deep fired eggplant with shrimp paste and garlic. Fried "cocoon" of shredded Chinese radish... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Some really fun appetizer I had never seen in other Chinese restaurants. Entrees were just okay, but they did look good.

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Jacksonville FL
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We really enjoyed the dining experience at Lai Wah Heen. It was easy to make reservations, service was prompt and courteous, and the food was amazing! I was particularly impressed with the oyster (not pictured) very delicate and amazing flavor! The crab and lobster were also delightful. I would highly recommend.

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Burlington Ontario
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We have wanted to dine at Lai Wah Heen for some time. We have eaten Diim Sum at very good quality establishments for 25+ years so I was interested in trying this restaurant based on long standing positive reviews. I found the decor taste full and the service to be excellent. The price was reasonable based on the quality of... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Beautiful restaurant in the Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto. Upscale Chinese cuisine. Had a fixed price multiple course dinner. Appetizer sampler, Peking Duck, Lobster, excellent service thoughtful presentation. Great wine list.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

We decided to try LWH based on the reviews. My parents, who frequently dine at finer Chinese restaurants, were visiting from Vancouver. When I called to make a reservation, the gentleman was polite and pleasant. He took the time to explain the parking validation process in the hotel. I was very impressed! Upon arrival, we were greeted and was seated... More

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Glenview, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We have come back again and again each time we visit Toronto. Lai Wah Heen still tops others, e.g. Sea Harbor in Rosemead, CA, Yank Sing & Koi Palace in San Fran, CA in its presentation and quality. It is well worth the money. Go with a bigger group so each of you get to sample more dishes. I cannot... More

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Regina, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

My girlfriend and I wanted to try the Innovative Dim Sum at Lai Wa Heen while we were in the city. We were not disappointed. Delicate flavours, delicious morsels, and excellent aesthetics.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Met up with friends - they did not hurry us - even took pictures of our group. Food was wonderful and plentiful

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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Exquisite presentation-amazing selection-impeccable service- Quiet refined dining-in a league of its own-highly recommended Also one of Toronto's best-especially for authentic Chinese food. not cheap!

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