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Rol San Restaurant

China Town
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323 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-977-1128
Today
9:30 am - 2:00 am
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What they achieve in variety they make up for in blandness

The was a really mediocre experience. Shu Mai -- tasteless and gummy. Inlet steamed and hardened wrapper within first minute on table Har Gow ditto except wrapper was thick and gummy. Sort of a shrimp gummy bear Soup dumpling well these weren't Xiao Long Bao they were dumplings in soup... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
santjordi
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West Hollywood, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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West Hollywood, California
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The was a really mediocre experience. Shu Mai -- tasteless and gummy. Inlet steamed and hardened wrapper within first minute on table Har Gow ditto except wrapper was thick and gummy. Sort of a shrimp gummy bear Soup dumpling well these weren't Xiao Long Bao they were dumplings in soup. Surprisingly peppery for something so tasteless. Fried shrimp and chive... More 

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Oakville, ON, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Don't expect the service, ambiance, or courtesy you may be accustomed to in a good European or North American restaurant. I notice that some non-Asian reviewers have felt somewhat discriminated against. Being of Asian descent myself, I can attest that the abrupt service and disturbingly "barky" communication style is applied universally to all non-regular customers. It irritates me, but I'm... More 

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Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Pick your favorites on the pre printed menu sheet,and get custom made dim sum hot from the kitchen.No fancy decor here,just your classic plastic sheet topped table that is cleaned in an instant.To round out your visit be sure to visit Tap Phong across the street,a chefs mecca for serviceware and cooking utensils.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Such an awful service. I came here as tourists with my wife and daughter to try their dimsum. We happened to bring a peeled whole pineapple with us and asked the server if we were allowed to borrow a knife to cut it into bite size pieces. They didn't sell fresh fruit, so we thought it would be ok to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I have been a fairly regular customer at this restaurant for about six months, now and although there has been a long history of bad service, (very slow, and the wait staff ignores patrons for as long as they possibly can, even when they signal directly), it was never so terrible in the past as to lead me to believe... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Please don't go here. I went with some friends had an alright meal and upon leaving the manager would not let us leave until we paid more for a tip. Legally we don't have to pay more for a meal then the amount on the bill (including tax) but he tried to convince us that it was a Canadian law... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We love Dim Sum, and our local place in Mississauga went out of business. After much research we decided on Rol San. Good choice - we've now been twice. It's always been busy, but not to the point that we had to wait. One time we sat in the back room, no so much ambiance, and the second time, we... More 

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Brockport, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Plan to wait - unless you get there before 10:30 there will be a line. Pick from a menu, not from carts. Don't plan to use Master Card or Amex - they don't accept them. You will have to ask for a fork - just chopsticks. Very good food.

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London
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Went to have dim sum on a Friday but a semi-holiday day so there was a queue. We were queuing outside the restaurant then a man came and told us that there was also a back room we could wait in so a lot of us went there, we discovered that there was a separate queue and ticket system for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Dim Sum was good and hot but note that the selections are limited and there is no cart service. Also, the spout on the teapot was disgusting. I had to take a paper towel and wipe it. But, where this restaurant really failed for me was the service. Asked for water and never received it, ever (we were the first... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 323 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > China Town
  • Neighborhood: China Town
  • Phone Number: 416-977-1128

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
9:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
9:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?