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Rol San Restaurant

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

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  • Food
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Best sesame balls and milk tarts

The har gow was quite decent, but the sesame balls and tarts were the best I've ever had. The sesame ball was perfectly deep fried in fresh oil and the balance of glutinous rice and poppyseed paste was exquisite. Usually the sesame seed ball has lotus seed paste, so the poppyseeds were a surprise... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
Shelbey K
Sudbury, Canada
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
Markham, Canada
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i went here the other night and decided to try the food and it was good i tried the chicken fried rice, the half chicken, the tiger shrimp dish and squid dim sum and another one but cant remember the name :( the rice was good the half chicken was excellent, the jumbo shrimp dish which was deshelled and battered... More 

Thank mobless
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to be a regular at Rol San for many years to have Dim Sum. Our last visit in August was really not very pleasant. The restaurant is a bit durty and looks very tired. They still have these plastic table clothes make it look very cheap, we always overlooked them, because their food was decent. But that has... More 

Thank Swisscan17
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch -- dim sum -- and being unfamiliar with the dishes -- we asked our waiter for suggestions and she was happy to order for us -- and WOW!!!... within minutes a TERRIFIC set of yummy dishes started to arrive!... The deep fried taro puffs with pork were melt in your mouth tasty... The deep fried shrimp with... More 

Thank escaped-BandB-owner
Sudbury, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The har gow was quite decent, but the sesame balls and tarts were the best I've ever had. The sesame ball was perfectly deep fried in fresh oil and the balance of glutinous rice and poppyseed paste was exquisite. Usually the sesame seed ball has lotus seed paste, so the poppyseeds were a surprise and a surprisingly delightful change. The... More 

Thank Shelbey K
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Rol San has awesome dim sum; it's always hot and always tasty. The ginger beef is my family's favourite family-style dish... YOU HAVE TO TRY IT! Lightly battered beef, fried 'till crunchy and drizzled with a spicy honey sauce - it is just ridiculous. If you go on the weekend, go before you're hungry, there will be a LONG WAIT.... More 

Thank funnyiwasjustthere
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The meal was simple and delicious. Nothing elaborate about this place, but the food is definitely good.

Thank CR F
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Waiting in line the guy waiter ushered others to the back of the restaurant where there was another quicker line. He was cherry picking people out of the line to go there. But unfair. Food is cheap and this is why we stayed in the line. Food not yet tasted so this is about the shoddy service

Thank Momo1975coco
Spring Valley, New York
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The chicken and mushroom pao was really good, but the waiter was really rude, treated us bad , limited english ....

Thank Fitzberg
Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is my favorite dim sum restaurants in Toronto. I live in the East End of written reviews of other dim sum restaurants in the East End which are all good, However, if I have the time I preferred to come to this place. All the dishes are very good and the price is fairly reasonable. You do have to... More 

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146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Found this place online and it was as good as the reviews. It looks like a dump but there was a line so we knew it must be good. Large selection of dumplings and fried dishes. All are fresh and tasty. Cheap so order all you want.

Thank HanoiIG

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children


Open Hours
9:30 am - 2:00 am
9:30 am - 2:00 am
9:30 am - 2:00 am
9:30 am - 2:00 am
9:30 am - 2:00 am
9:30 am - 2:00 am
9:30 am - 2:00 am

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
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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