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Rol San Restaurant

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323 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-977-1128
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9:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Dim Sum (off the menu)!

Okay, so for years I've resisted this place (since they opened a few years back) because of their "All Day Dim Sum" sign in the window. Initially (okay, so maybe for the last 25 years) I've felt that real dim sum was only served when they roll around the little carts of food. Not so. I stand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Barbara D
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super delicious food after running around the Kensington Market - they do take the reservations and bookings so don't hesitate to do it - it gets crazily busy at this place! Definitely best Dim Sum in the area!

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Thank 251larsn
new york
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended by a few different sites/people so we went. Prices were great, service was amazing, food was fast, fresh and delicious! Next time we are in Toronto we will be back to try even more!

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Thank arcladybug
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried this restaurant because of so many good review about it. They serve dim sim foods not in food cart, but you need to order from menu that have only description but not in photos. All food taste is good with many variety dim sum food or a la carte. Short queue to enter restaurant. but I quite surprise, they... More 

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Thank triple040
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumble upon this restaurant after visiting the CN Tower. Fantastic restaurant, amazing Dim Sum. Our family loved it. We are used to eating Dim Sum but this was by far the best. Don't mind the locale as it is not very pretty.

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Thank Macasal
Toronto, Canada
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100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, so for years I've resisted this place (since they opened a few years back) because of their "All Day Dim Sum" sign in the window. Initially (okay, so maybe for the last 25 years) I've felt that real dim sum was only served when they roll around the little carts of food. Not so. I stand corrected. I've been... More 

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Thank Barbara D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my first time trying Dim Sum and I loved it! The staff were very friendly and super fast and efficient. It made my first Dim Sum a very pleasurable experience!

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Thank Kelly D
Canada
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174 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i love dim sum,and try it wherever i go.but this is the gold standard.fresh from the kitchen,and not off a cart,gets you what you want,and piping hot.the decor is basic,the service can be abrupt,but the food is well worth a visit.

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Thank 57chef
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place reminded me of NYC "cheap Chinese" places I used to visit with my Chinese friends in the 80s. The food is excellent and authentic. The service is a little nuts, unless you know what to expect. Definitely not "service with a smile". After you've survived the long wait to get in (that should tell you something!) you'll be... More 

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Thank AlexLine1
Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My children and I went for lunch at Rol San during December. It's a very, very busy place and the wait line is rather chaotic and not very well organized. However, once you do get seated the food comes rather quickly. And it's definitely worth the wait. We tried a lot of different dishes and they were all excellent to... More 

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Thank FromToronto123
Toronto
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Lee Gardens (an excellent Chinese restaurant down the street) was closed, so we took a chance on this place. Big mistake! The Rol San experience starts with a grunt greeting and a “hostess”-led run through a dirty restaurant to the big back room. On the way, you pass huge clear plastic bags of dirty dim sum steamers piled high outside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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