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“My favourite GTA Hakka, hands down.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of China Cottage

China Cottage
Ranked #1,012 of 8,405 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Scarborough
Toronto, Canada
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120 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“My favourite GTA Hakka, hands down.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

I was brought here by a friend from very far away. He claimed that when looking for delicious Hakka cuisine, China Cottage was the place to go. My eyes were opened and I can't eat Chinese Food anymore. Hakka has the blend of Indian and Chinese I'd been waiting for all my life. Of all the different Hakka restaurants I've visited since, this is the one I continue to return to.

China Cottage is located in a non-descript little plaza in the Warden/Ellesmere area, and the plaza is busy. The restaurant is busy. It's always a small trial to find parking, but it's worth it.

The portions are huge and easily sharable. What we've done in the past is order everything Cantonese style, then Manchurian style, then Szechuan style. They have plenty of options, and more than enough to satisfy any adventurous vegetarians.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Brad C
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English first
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Hakka Fish!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Delicious halal food. Good service! The Hakka fish is so good, I wanted to weep with joy!

Great value! Generous portion sizes!

A favourite place to go back to again and again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Faizazarin
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“Great price, Great food, Great staff AND halal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

We found out about China Cottage a couple years ago and absolutely love it. For people who like to spice it up try their hot & sour soup. Also their lunch special is cheap and the food comes in large quantities.
Will definitely recommend to all, China Cottage is a definite try.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SuluKhan
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Toronto, Canada
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Best Halal Hakka restaurant in GTA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

There are quite a few other Hakka options in the area, but this one beats all of them hands down. The Thai menu gives this restaurant an edge with greater variety. The mango chicken is very tasty and crunchy. Food portions are decent size. Will certainly go back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CanadianWorldwide
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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Best Halal Chinease Hakka in toronto”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

been going here for 12 years and has to be the best chinease hakka food in toronto. peper chicken and hot and sour soup is a must, and all other items are really good to, have yet to try a dish here that i have not lliked... definately try fried bananas and ice cream for dessert - sounds weird - but is very tasty

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TheAfridian22
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