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Lai Wah Heen

#409 of 6,696 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada (Dundas Street West)
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
All 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Unfortunately, not many other chinese restaurants within a couple of blocks, but one may want to try King Street instead.

Thank aaparaag
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

High quality ingredients, attention to detail in all aspects of cooking, beautiful plating & presentation, silver service in a refined dining atmosphere , this restaurant never fails to impress . It shows us that Toronto serves up the best Chinese cuisine on a international level that rates with any of the best Chinese restaurants in the world. From Dimsum to... More 

Thank Réva M
west palm beach
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Being from Hong Kong I have been eating dim sum since I was a baby and I have tried dim sum in many cities. This place takes it to the next level. All of the aspects that makes a dining experience special happened here. Food, service, atmosphere all top notch. It is quite clear the kitchen takes great pride in... More 

1 Thank piper1WestPalmBeach
Reston, Virginia
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 

Thank Bob S
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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.

Thank Linda P
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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 

2 Thank Keith D
san antonio
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

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 

Thank kdsa
St. John's, NL, Canada
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Peter-sjn
Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Lynette O
Vilas, North Carolina
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

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

Thank DonPevsner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$51 - $51
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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