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“Excellent, but pricey. Well worth it for special occasions.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lai Wah Heen

Lai Wah Heen
110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-977-9899
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Ranked #383 of 6,800 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $51 - $51
Cuisines: Chinese, Shanghai
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Cross street: Dundas Street West
Transit: South West corner of Dundas Street and Chestnut street. Two blocks west of Dundas subway station. Two blocks east of St. Patrick subway station.
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent, but pricey. Well worth it for special occasions.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We're always very pleased with Lai Wah Heen. The food is excellent and the service fantastic. Its a little pricey but well worth it for special occasions. The peking duck is the best in Toronto.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Horrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Just bad. No Atmosphere, impersonal, mediocre food. $250 for party of 2. I got back to my hotel and ordered a burger that was better and I don't even like finger food. I guess people who left a good review have never been to Ruth Chris, which is 10 x better and half the pric, the waiter will call you by your name, and look you in the eye. If you can't put it down, you shouldn't have to pay, but not here - they brought me the bill anyways. What part of the galaxy are you from, if you like this restaurant????

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Foshan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great dim-sums”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Finding authentic Chinese outside China coud be hard sometimes. Barbecue pork and most of the dim-sums are even better than some restaurants in Hong Kong.

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Shelburne, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Truly worthy of it's name "Beautiful Meeting Place"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

As a guest of the hotel, we enjoyed a 3-course Prix Fixe dinner ($35 ea/2 people) that was well-prepared and absolutely succulent. Service was excellent, and the surrounding serene and relaxing.

Visited November 2012
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“World Class Oriental”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Most experiences we have had involving hotel dining have been at best, average, but the the Lai Wah Heen located in the Metropolitan Hotel on Chestnut Street in downtown Toronto is absolutely the opposite!!!! Professional staff & a world class menu prepared & served expertly make this one place in Toronto a must to visit. Wonderful, elegant atmosphere and a menu that won't break the bank.

Visited November 2012
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