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“Answer your phone!!! Another poorly managed Asian resturant! ”

Dragon Pearl Buffet
Ranked #433 of 8,440 Restaurants in Toronto
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: North York
Vaughan, Canada
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Answer your phone!!! Another poorly managed Asian resturant! ”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

I dont see this place lasting long!! Poorly managed! I wish i could show my phone logs on this place called 34 times to make a reservation no answer! Left 4 messages no call back! Send 2 emails no reply! So we decided to walk in and were told to wait 1 hour to 1:30 to be seated! Im done with this place! Another mismanaged Asian business!

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Grim”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

A dark restaurant with sticky floors. Food was very mediocre. Dim Sum was probably the best. It may appeal to those who want a bit of continental and anglicized chinese food.

  • Visited November 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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499 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“better than Mandarin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

I would rate this as the best Chinese buffet in Toronto. Food was very good, food was hot, excellent selection, clean restrooms. Service was good, plates removed, water filled promptly. You can't ask for any more in a buffet.

Lots of parking. two complaints ...the phony gratuitous welcome by all 5 "seaters" in unison, at the door, one would do . I almost slipped on the "syrup" OMG... I hate that! Secondly the plates all looked like greasy finger prints on them ...it's called rinse agent owner!

Give this place a try, no Chinese lanterns here, very modern décor, you WON'T be disappointed I assure you!

  • Visited November 2013
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Cavite
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Above average buffet restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

It is my first time to visit this buffet restaurant and I found this extra ordinary. I like the restaurant decors and furniture, the washroom was clean, there was a good selection of delicious food and the service crew was helpful. One thing I dislike was the long queue getting to the buffet table.

  • Visited October 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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“Lots of variety: chinese, continental, bbq, canadian chinese, japanese, large salad bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

I think the most remarkable thing about this buffet is their ability to offer so much variety with quality. There is a soup bar, salad bar, roast beef with mash and veggies, freshly barbequed / grilled foods, sushi bar (at dinner sashimi is also offered), fried food bar (chicken balls, nuggets, fries etc), dim sum, peking duck (dinner) a bar of canadian chinese stir fries, veggies, noodles and seafood (salmon is EXCELLENT), noodle soup bar and two dessert bars plus ice cream. The staff have microphones and are constantly communicating to kitchen staff to replenish the bars. There is something to suit everyone's appetites here.

I was pleasantly surprised that the food quality was decent. I tried a bit of literally everything and the only criticism I have is that the hand made soup noodles with pork bone broth was a bit bland (strike this comment if the soup was au natural as that is what that soup tastes like without additives like msg) and one of the sushi rolls did not taste fresh. The rest was pretty good. They were busy when I went at lunch time so there was high turnover of food.

The decor is impressive with high banquet style ceilings and dark red decor. Servers wear hideous hawaiian shirts which actually might be on purpose so they can be seen a mile away in the somewhat dark dining area. They can accommodate large groups and take reservations.

Service is prompt and eager.

I think the price is about $20 pp but call to confirm. Drinks are extra.

Recommend this restaurant for special events.

  • Visited September 2013
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