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Rol San Restaurant

323 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (China Town)
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Ranked #739 of 6,589 restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: China Town
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121 reviews from our community

67% Recommend
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We ate here once for a dim sum lunch and once for a dinner. The dim sum was really good. Very authentic. The xiu mai was not as flavorful as I would have liked, but the changfun was really good (especially the one with youtiao inside - very plump and delicious). Dinner, where we ordered a few of the other... More

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Ames, Iowa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had a variety of dim sum and an order of shrimp in lobster sauce. Most of the dim sum was very good and the shrimp in lobster sauce was among the best versions of this dish we have tasted. The service was a little unpolished and like many Chinese restaurants, there's a lot of clatter involved in clearing tables.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place is in the heart of Toronto's Chinatown and is a must place to stop for Dim Sum for a real authentic Chinatown experience. Sometimes there is a 15 to 20 minute wait but I assure you that the food is well worth the wait. Every item they serve is fresh, fast and very good. This place takes the... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Portions were good size and they advertise they offer dim-sum all day long. Instead of the carts being pushed around, you order what you want which they later deliver to your table.

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Flint, mi
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503 restaurant reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is the REAL Toronto Chinatown experience. The good and the bad. The good: The food The bad: The wait, and the cost of the parking during the wait. If you see any line at the door, be assured, you will be waiting a long time. If the line goes outside the door and onto the sidewalk be prepared to... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I had a solo late lunch at Rol San on a rainy Saturday. This is a very good, filling dim sum experience. My choices were beef congee (from the a la carte menu, not the dim sum list), shrimp dumplings, pork shu mai, and a minced pork/shrimp/scallion dumpling. All items were sizable, fresh and well made. The minced pork/shrimp/scallion dumpling... More

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New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Nothing special to write home about and a very typical run of the mill Chinese restaurant with plastic disposable table spreads. It does offer dim sum at any time. Quality of food is generally acceptable.

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This place has average dim sum. It's nothing to write home about. The thing that gets me is the terrible service. My friends and I went to the restaurant to enjoy some Saturday dim sum. We were directed to our tables like cattle, at which point we were served whatever we ordered. At the end of the meal, the guy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Visiting from the UK, we (my partner & I) always try to find somewhere to have dim sum. Where we live, we can't get it - simples (think kind of rural Englsnd). The only time we enjoy dim sum is when we head to London, or another big city, where it's expensive. So today we decided to explore Chinatown. The... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Great place which is clean and you don't smell like a restaurant when you go home. The service was quick and the food fresh. Based on the variety of people in the place it's clearly very popular. I would not hesitate to go back if you want good Chinese food at a reasonable price. Dim sum was $30.00 for the... More

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