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Rol San Restaurant

323 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (China Town)
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Ranked #701 of 6,671 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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English first
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Saw this place from the street and it looked busy with lots of locals going in so we decided to eat lunch here while in Chinatown. With so many choices in the area I am glad we lucked out and decided to come here. We were promptly seated in the back dining room area and given a dim sum check... More

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Charlotte, NC
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143 reviews 143 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We have been fortunate to eat dim sum in Atlanta, San Francisco, New York City, and Now Toronto. We used to live in an area where there was a sizeable Asian community and one of my co-workers, a Cantonese gentleman, introduced us to this type of food. Our favorites are sticky rice, chicken feet, duck feet, sui mai, har gow.... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Had wanted to give Toronto dim sum scene a try but was a bit of a let down at Rol San even thou we have read good reviews on TripAdvisor.

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Washington D.C.
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I researched on Trip Advisor for good places to eat in China Town and based on reviews, this was one of my shortlisted places and the restaurant that I went to. After dining at this place, I am in agreement with the positive ratings by reviewers. This is a really good place and the food was really good. For a... More

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London, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was so hopeful when I saw the reviews of this restaurant. All past Dim Sum experiences I had were great experiences, which was about five times at different places. This place does not come by with carts to show you the options. OK... Their menu was in Chinese and English... I thought I can do this. It was my... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very small place but it was pretty busy when we walked by so we thought that was a good sign! We didn't partake in the dim sum but the main dishes we ordered were amazing. It's a shame their place isn't bigger. The service wasn't that great but the food made up for it. We were really pleased when 2... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

In a nutshell would never have thought to enter this restaurant when walking by in the street...but we were recommended by a local to try this restaurant. Went one lunchtime and although it's the usual non descript decor and impersonal service you often get in Chinese restaurants, I have to say this was some of the best dim sun we've... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Can't believe this place only had 3.5 stars. First time ever that after eating dimsum I feel so good like its literally feel good food. Recommend the sesame balls, milk tart, mango pudding!

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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I was introduced to this restaurant by your friend many years ago and have been going ever since and have brought many people here. The food and service is fast and very delicious! I find the quality to be just fine and very consistent. Is not fancy and there is a rushed atmosphere but no problem! If you want some... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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