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“Excellent dim sum (but a little pricey)”
Review of Lai Wah Heen

Lai Wah Heen
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Ranked #289 of 8,656 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $51 - $51
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Dundas Street West
Transit: South West corner of Dundas Street and Chestnut street. Two blocks west of Dundas subway station. Two blocks east of St. Patrick subway station.
Sarasota, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent dim sum (but a little pricey)”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Very tasty dim sum. Crab was done in the shape of a crab which was unique. Seafood noodles were great.

Visited October 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Upscale Dim Sum”
Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

I love traditional dim sum in Toronto. The bustle of the steamer carts, the plastic table cloths and the variety of dishes all make for one of my favorite dining experiences.

Lai Wah Heen takes amazing dim sum and kicks it up a notch. The ambiance and service is what I would expect from a French-fusion restaurant. The har gow, sui mai, and shrimp cheong fun did not disappoint. Lai Wah Heen will be one of my regular stops for lunch when I'm in Toronto.

Thank Marc S
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Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good food.”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

A well known Chinese restaurant on the 2nd floor of the Metropole Hotel. The entrance is not up to the standard of the Restaurant.Wewere a table of eight ,ordered the famous Dim Sum, which were very good, Pekingese duck, was a disappointment, cold and dry! The rest of the food was rather good. The service was not that great, waitress rather rude , the atmosphere is cold .
We had been there 5 years years ago , it was much better.

  • Visited September 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Samia G
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Ulm, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
275 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Good Dim Sum”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

I had visited Lai Waheen perhaps 10 years ago and had fond memories. At the time I was relatively new to the delights of Dim Sum and the experience was fantastic. I am not sure whether the level of performance has slipped a little or whether I am just more used to excellent Dim Sum, but while I enjoyed my visit, I do not think that this ranks amongst the best Dim Sum west of Hongkong. Still well worth a visit if you want to have Dim Sum in a quiet and pleasant athmosphere.

Visited August 2013
Thank Astrito
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Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Dazzling Dim Sum”
Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

This upscale Chinese restaurant is a jewel. Located in the Metropolitan hotel, it offers an elegant, tranquil atmosphere and the best Dim Sum you will find anywhere. Artfully designed, delicate flavors, a wide selection. Don't miss the wok fried turnip cake , siu Mai or the deep fired eggplant with shrimp paste and garlic. Fried "cocoon" of shredded Chinese radish also delish!

Visited September 2013
Thank suzpru
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