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Lai Wah Heen

#482 of 6,779 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada (Dundas Street West)
+1 416-977-9899
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

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 

Thank John G
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

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

Thank Paulina_LN
Orangeville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 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 

Thank Food_and_this_Girl
Coxsackie, New York
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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.

Thank BobPhibbs
Toronto, Canada
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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.

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.

Thank aaparaag
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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 

Thank Réva M
west palm beach
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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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Reston, Virginia
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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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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

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
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: +1 416-977-9899

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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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