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Lai Wah Heen

#374 of 6,627 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada (Dundas Street West)
416-977-9899
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
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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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Toronto, Canada
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548 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 527 helpful votes
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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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner, had the spicy chicken. Portion was quite large and tasty though mildly spicy. Steamed rice and tea were charged for separately. Overall ok but would expect to pay much less for such a meal.

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Thank Alice R
Dallas, Texas
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198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

A relatively average Chinese cuisine. Mother's Day lunch was busy but the service, when we got it, was good. Honestly there are many more restaurants which serve much better Chinese cuisine at much lower prices. Even a simple dish like chicken fried rice or high end crab claw turned out to be only average. Yes the envoirnment is nice but... More 

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London, Canada
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

One of the higher end dim sum places in downtown Toronto. The chefs creations are very cute and well thought out. Flavor was wonderful and server was very attentive. The restaurant has a very relaxed atmosphere

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Thank MysteryM2
Val d'Or, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

The decor, the service and the food was perfect. We were three who shared three different entrees, main plates and desert and all plates were sublime. The cooking a la perfection and spicing of each plates. From sea food, to fish to duck. Original presentation and choice.

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Thank Farmazone
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

I made reservations for dim sum the day before and our party of 4 was seated right away the next day. The cuisine is refined, tasty and of very high quality. The dumplings come in the shape of crab and lobster, everything is so cute. The service is impeccable. It's a bit on the pricey side, but it's so worth... More 

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Thank Guppy471
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

this is one of our favorite dim sum places in TO in addition to Casa Victoria ( York). The usual Har gau and Siu mai plus baby bak choi was good. The only complaint is for vegtarians there is not much to choose from. Service was prompt and friendly.

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Thank kolkatacool
Toronto, Canada
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159 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

4 of us shared the juicy and tender peking duck, sweet and sour pineapple chicken, scallops with pine nuts and snow peas, spicy string beans and pineapple fried rice with seafood. we were pleased with the food and attentive service. will recommend.

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Beijing, China
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Our group of 5 enjoyed an outstanding meal. We ordered the Chinese vegetable spring rolls, deep fried pork loin glazed with sweet and sauce; Kung Pao chicken that was stir-fried chicken diced with cucumbers and cashews; Chinese kale; seasonal vegetable sprout and egg tofu poached in concentrated pork sauce; Chinese fried rice with shrimp; dumplings and white fish. Food portions... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Located in the DoubleTree (formerly Metropolitan) Hotel, this restaurant is known for their fancy dim sum dishes. I found the menu to be quite limited compared to other dim sum places. The food is ordered new style (check boxes on a sheet) vs the old school carts being pushed around. A lot of the dishes were fancy re-interpretations of standard... 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, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
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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