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Swatow Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017, 2019 Winner


Chinese, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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All reviews noodles soup beef general tso chicken spring rolls lobster chinese food spadina avenue fast service portions are large nice lunch wait for a table lunch time love this place worth the wait chinatown dishes
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had fried squid with chilli salt, Malaysian mixed rice noodles, chicken in spicy garlic sauce and char cheung lo mein. Once of the best Chinese I have had including London, San Francisco and Hong Kong

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank POBanerjee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hidden on Spadina St in Toronto’s Chinatown and located amongst the many colourful shop signs and eateries I found Swatow. Had a fantastic lunch here ordering the fried rice and spring rolls. It was amazing and delicious! I got food envy observing other patrons enjoying...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 552NathanG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Swatow on Spadina avenue is in the middle of Toronto’s China-town. It has a fairly basic layout, but that is only because all attention goes to the excellent and fresh chinese food. Service is quick, and prices are very modest. The many local guests proves...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank JC500
Reviewed June 4, 2019

This is a small Chinese restaurant located in China town. Very convenient to access. Cash only is the issue for travelers. However, they do accept US currencies.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank dcwang
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

This place has decent noodle soups and service is quick, so perfect for a quick lunch. It has stir fry dishes from the kitchen, which come in humongous sizes. It is a tight squeeze in there so you might be asked to share a table...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tracy H
Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

We had a group of 8. Reservations were a must on a Thursday. We ordered as a group to share and all the food was very good. The hot sour soup was unlike any other I’d ever had and in a good way. It had...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank KevenO_13
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

One of the best chinese food i have tasted, and the prices are very reasonable considering Toronto is expensive especially when it comes to food. Combo menu with spring rolls, soup and a huge plate of fried noodles with shrimps 18$. Tea is included at...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

We had to queue to eat here. My husband normally won't queue but after reading the reviews I persuaded him to wait & to be fair we didn't wait that long. Food was fabulous. Only downside was it's not the place to go for a...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank LorraineR624
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

Great tasting food, very quick service, very good prices and large portion sizes. We went on a Saturday evening and queued for 10 mins to get a table and then as soon as we finished left as the next waiting group sat. I would not...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Harker69
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Friendly service, fresh and delicious food. A very pleasant lunch. Thank you Swatow for an enjoyable visit.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the
largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas
Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a
wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs
and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun.
Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with
people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and
products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces
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I think they're open til 2 am every day
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