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Lai Wah Heen

#428 of 6,753 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
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110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada (Dundas Street West)
+1 416-977-9899
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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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Zurich, Switzerland
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place specializes in dim sum and accessory dishes. Its Hong Kong style. The food is good but not extraordinary.

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Thank victoria c
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife's nephew dined here last night. He told us that the service was so bad that he refused to leave a tip. Good show. No one should reward bad service.

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Thank kb33HongKong
Scarborough
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away on the second floor of the Hilton Doubletree Hotel, this restaurant is a hidden gem. While the décor is modern, uninspiring hotel style, the food is Hong Kong style French cooking with Chinese flavours, a fusion that works to perfection here. This place will confuse traditionalists, annoy the cost conscious, and thoroughly gratify those looking for a gastronomic... More 

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Thank John G
Mexico City, Mexico
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend recommended this restaurant as the "best Chinese restaurant in town", it was good but not outstanding at all. Prices are really high for what you get, but it is still good

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Orangeville, Canada
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible two back to back lunches with friends and business associates this week. We thoroughly enjoyed our experiences at Lai Wah Heen on Monday and Tuesday of this current week. I knew that we would as I have enjoyed the dim sum there for over a decade now. My friends had never been and are now ruined for any other... More 

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Thank Food_and_this_Girl
Coxsackie, New York
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132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Service was minimal at best. Food was very good. Sesame chicken had enough for 2 or 3. No view and furnishings standard.

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Thank BobPhibbs
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice environment. Nice service. Food is good. Sitting in the Double Tree hotel in downtown Toronto. A bit expensive. Can bring your own wine. Can park in underground. The parking door is opened, nobody charged me.

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Thank Jim&Iris
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.

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Thank aaparaag
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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Thank Réva M
west palm beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$51 - $51
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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: +1 416-977-9899

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