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Lai Wah Heen

#393 of 6,618 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
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110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada (Dundas Street West)
416-977-9899
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Reston, Virginia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous restaurant, attentive service and -- hands down -- some of the best Chinese cuisine I've had, anywhere. We started with a 4-piece dim sum sampler, and our entries -- boneless, wok-fried chicken dusted with a sweet coating and sesame seeds plus wok-fried zucchini with garlic -- was truly out-of-this-world...the perfect blend of sweet and savory. We finished with a... More 

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely place to eat with exceptional service and food. Out of the ordinary dishes and some more common favourites. Good prices and generous portions.

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overpriced and ordinary; best avoided. We had previously eaten at the upscale Lai Wah Heen some years ago when they were part of the Metropolitan hotel and were pleased with our meal then, so decided to return. This time around however, we were very disappointed. We ordered the Innovative Dinner price fixed meal for 2 @ $88 per person, which... More 

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san antonio
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48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like Peking Duck you must visit Lai Wah Heen. There are so many interations of Peking Duck -- their specialty. We were a party of three and one order of Peking Duck was much more than plenty; we did add an order of long beans -- spicy and delicious-- but that was too much food. The pancakes with... More 

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St. John's, NL, Canada
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The start was rockey. A young family with noisy children and the acoustics amplified each and every scream. The service was so fast that we got caught up in the ordering and the screams faded. We asked the waiter for advice and he made excellent suggestions from duck dishes to noodles, each was perfect. We decided to share dishes and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

This placed prides itself on long-standing history and being the best in Toronto if not Canada. The dim sum isn't bad, but I am not sure it's really worth the hype.

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Vilas, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Terrific dim sum at lunch plus excellent main dishes at dinner. Better than anything in Montreal, too.

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Thank DonPevsner
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64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We started out with Dim Sum which was excellent. Not as much variety as other Chinese restaurants in the city but higher quality. The we shared a Peking Duck. As customary it is cut at your table into thin pieces and then the waiter prepares the crepes with the plum based sauce as a base layer. They take away the... More 

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Luray, United States
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Had the seafood platter, my wife had the same without oysters. The seafood (oysters, shrimp, clams, scallops, & mussels) were some of the finest I've seen in a long time. Too bad the spices were so hot you could identify what you were eating only by sight. We both experienced peeling lips for several days after the meal. The waitress... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Lai Wah Heen is one of the best options for Dim Sum in downtown Toronto. Located on the second floor of the DoubleTree hotel, it offers a rather elegant setting for dim sum. Expect a better-than-average meal with decent service. The dumplings, pork buns, and soups are tasty and yet familiar. If you need a dressier dim sum experience, or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$51 - $51
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada
    (Dundas Street West)
  • Public Transportation: South West corner of Dundas Street and Chestnut street. Two blocks west of Dundas subway station. Two blocks east of St. Patrick subway station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 416-977-9899

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