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Swatow Restaurant

309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E6, Canada
+1 416-977-0601
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“noodles” (28 reviews)
“soup” (20 reviews)
“beef” (14 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E6, Canada
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Reviewed May 24, 2016

I have been going to this place for years when I used to live here and I decided to check it out for lunch. I had one of the noodle soups and it was great. The ambience of the place is very low key diner...More

Thank RayKawa
Reviewed May 19, 2016

Swatow was crowded when we arrived, but we managed to get a table after a few minutes of waiting. As I sat down, I overheard a diner tell his companion that he's being coming to Swatow since 1985 -- and after eating the food there,...More

Thank DerAlteBach
Reviewed May 18, 2016

We went searching for this restaurant last night after finding it on a handful of websites. We walked up one side of Spadina Avenue and couldn't spot it, walked back down the other and we were almost to the end when we found it! The...More

Thank lumutqueen
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Love the minced beef noodle, good size portion good prices and really fast service. Easy to find, the usual hole in the wall unless you sit and notice the regulars are of Asian descent. Which says something it's good honest food...

Thank Christiane W
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

When we got there, the room was almost packed with people, but you could still navigate around the room. The mirrors on the right side of the restaurant made the place look bigger. When we were seated, the server gave us menus and the order...More

Thank SqueeknTwitch
Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

The portion sizes are big and this is deal Chinese food. Service is prompt as well we were in and out with more than we could eat in 35 minutes.

Thank Edward W
Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Ordered hot and sour soup. I guess they just poured some water in some Ketchup and vinegar and then threw everything but the kitchen sink into it. Had one sip and left

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Hey guys If you are looking for a quick and decent Chinese food which is fairly priced be sure to check out this place! They are definitely one of the good ones! Be sure to try the shrimp with lobster sauce on chicken fried rice...More

Thank NumptyBoy5
Reviewed April 5, 2016

It's been a few decades since we last visited this establishment. Anyways we had a noodle with squid balls accompanied by the house special duck. Best thing ever and will definitely a lot more often. The is not from the normal Cantonese region and must...More

Thank DC972
Reviewed April 4, 2016

On the recommendation of a local shop keeper the family and I ate here for lunch. The menu was so extensive, the choice so varied and the sight of other people's food was enough for us to make an on the spot decision to make...More

Thank John M
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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Don B
August 2, 2017|
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Response from Beachsidegirl | Reviewed this property |
I think they're open til 2 am every day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-0601
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