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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 6,796 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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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Okay so we racked up a massive bill. We got every penny's worth (or Loony). Simply one of the greatest culinary experiences of our lives, and very possibly the single best. We ordered off of the VIP menu and words cannot describe the experience. Get there by hook or crook. Spend as much as you can. You will not be... More 

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Carrying Place
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

What a find! If you love dim sum, you do not want to miss this place. While it is a bit pricier than the average dim sum, it is well worth the extra cost, keeping in mind that dim sums are usually very reasonably priced. The restaurant clients were mostly Asian, which always suggests to me that I could be... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Came here for dim sum with another couple. Arrived before opening. Lots of folks on the street looking for the address. There's a large sign 40 feet above you but no street signage or address number. It's upstairs in a hotel with a different address, The decor is absolutely beautiful. Kind of minimalist Chinese with lots of natural light. The... More 

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London
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299 reviews 299 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I enjoyed the food in this restaurant. The atmosphere was a bit lacking, but the food was worth the trip. Mind you -- it took a while to find it - it is on the second floor of the Doubletree. Did not see that and spent far too long looking for it. But persevere - the food is very good.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Excellent dim sum is found here, probably, the best in Toronto. Service was very professional and timely, too. Wine list was nice enough, and their tea menu is stellar. This was a memorable lunch experience, and I do recommend it.

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Dined here this past week. Experienced their Dim Sum platter for an appetizer--out of this world. The menu is large with a lot of variety and, thankfully, the waitress was extremely helpful. There were 4 of us (my wife, my son and daughter-in-law) and, we each ordered something different so we could share. These included the jumbo prawns, a beef... More 

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Elora, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My husband and I visited here on a Sat night for dinner. Most of the tables were filled with groups of diners - not many tables for 2. Many were celebrating Chinese New Year. Service was excellent - helpful and friendly. Peking Duck is their specialty and it was exceptional. Can't wait to go back for more!

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Toronto, Canada
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301 reviews 301 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
346 helpful votes 346 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

I came here recently with a group of friends to celebrate Chinese New Year. We all shared a tasting menu that included classic delicacies such as shark fin soup, abalone, sea cucumbers, and the like. There was also duck, pork, fish, chicken, and lobster served on platters for our party. All told, it was 115$ per person out the door.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We heard very good reviews for this restaurant but even though the food was very good, we found that the prices were a bit too high. We ordered the chicken and the shrimps with wine sauce. The chicken was excellent but the shrimps were tough and smelled of seafood. The atmosphere was cold and we realized that the Dim Sun... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Lai Wah Heen used to be my family's favourite restaurant in Toronto (for both dim sim and dinner). We would go there almost every week for the dining ambience and top quality Chinese food in the city. The prices are much higher than other Chinese restaurants, but it was completely worth it. I'm sad to say that I will not... 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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