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Lai Wah Heen

110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #403 of 6,668 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $51
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
276 reviews 276 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
299 helpful votes 299 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Very tasty dim sum. Crab was done in the shape of a crab which was unique. Seafood noodles were great.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I love traditional dim sum in Toronto. The bustle of the steamer carts, the plastic table cloths and the variety of dishes all make for one of my favorite dining experiences. Lai Wah Heen takes amazing dim sum and kicks it up a notch. The ambiance and service is what I would expect from a French-fusion restaurant. The har gow,... More

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108 reviews 108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

A well known Chinese restaurant on the 2nd floor of the Metropole Hotel. The entrance is not up to the standard of the Restaurant.Wewere a table of eight ,ordered the famous Dim Sum, which were very good, Pekingese duck, was a disappointment, cold and dry! The rest of the food was rather good. The service was not that great, waitress... More

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Ulm, Germany
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I had visited Lai Waheen perhaps 10 years ago and had fond memories. At the time I was relatively new to the delights of Dim Sum and the experience was fantastic. I am not sure whether the level of performance has slipped a little or whether I am just more used to excellent Dim Sum, but while I enjoyed my... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 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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