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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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No frills dining worth a visit in chinatown

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

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 10 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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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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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
Calgary, Canada
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My Wife and I come here for Dim Sum every time that we visit Toronto. The food here is really good and very authentic. The prices are reasonable and it's as good as you will find dim sum. We have come here for the past 6 years or so and it's a place we go to as soon as we... More 

Thank jiffypop101
Lexington, Kentucky
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Pork dumplings were not great. The orange chicken was not typical and the service was slow. Sweet and and sour chicken above average. Overall maybe try and find a better place in Chinatown.

Thank MarcLexingtonKY
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

The house of 'all day, breakfast-lunch-dinner'dim sum. This is a vvvvverrry popular spot for both locals and visitors, chinese and Caucasians. The waiting is mercifully short with the added huge extension at the back. The dim sums are freshly steamed, pipingly hot, aromatically tempting and deliciously yummy. HO, HO, SIC AH!!!!! Geez, maybe I'll come back for another round at... More 

Thank connie l
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

One of Toronto's most famous Dim Sum restaurants. Do NOT let the small entrance way fool you... once inside, there are actually "two" seating areas... the front that you see from the road/main entrance and the back area, which is three times as large. Expect on weekends and at lunch to wait in line... 15 to 20 minutes is the... 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

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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