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Lai Wah Heen

#394 of 6,703 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada (Dundas Street West)
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Closed 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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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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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Sergio R
Luray, United States
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Alan E
Toronto, Canada
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564 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 539 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank mbc421
Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Alice R
Toronto, Canada
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238 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank jittus2015
London, Canada
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank MysteryM2
Val d'Or, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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 bubbles 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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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, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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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