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“Never disappoints”
Review of Asian Legend

Asian Legend
Ranked #1,680 of 8,996 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: North York
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Delicious food. I always get the beef brisket in noodle, siu long bao and beef in pancake sandwich. Great tasting and not expensive.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We went to the one close to the North York Subway (416-221-9797). Ordered crab meat & pork soup buns; chive & pork dumplings and others. The soup buns and dumplings are fantastic; really authentic. Not heavy at all. I think it is comparable to the best in Hong Kong. Service was good and efficient as well. It serves Northern Chinese cuisine. We had a lot for $25 per head including tips. One of my favourite restaurants in TRT.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is an excellent restaurant, with great food, no matter what you try. They do not use MSG to provide an artificial buzz, or bizarre bright red sweet sauces like many Cantonese restaurants. This is good Shanghai food. Recently my wife and I went there simply for a medium bowl of soup with crab meat and a plate of stir-fried asparagus. Very simple and delicious and a fair price.

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1  Thank Hunterboeuf
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

We go often. We live in Toronto and when we go for Chinese food (probably weekly), it is usually Asian Legend. Since there are so many Chinese restaurants in Toronto, we have tried dozens and the verdict is usually "not as good as Asian Legend".
The flavours are good, portions adequate, prices comparable. Staff is attentive and, not common in Toronto, understands English. Has an open kitchen, where you can watch them make the dim sum- also not common in Toronto.
There are several Asian Legend's scattered around the city. We have visited several. They vary a bit, but all are good.

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Although this restaurant has several locations/franchises, it is without a doubt my favorite Chinese restaurant in the city.

I come here about 2-3 times a month, either at this location, or the one in Scarborough. Both are exceptional, and offer a better decor than the other locations. The only difference, is that the Scarborough location serves a better chunky beef brisket noodle soup. The broth at the Scarborough location has slightly more depth, while the North York location is sometimes a bit watered down. Other than that, the food is consistent, very high quality, and fresh.

Their steamed dumplings are quite good, and recommended for anyone who enjoys soup-filled dumplings. Some of my personal favourites and the "usuals" on my order are:

- fried tofu appetizer (with soy and garlic)
- general tao chicken
- moo shu pork
- shanghai fried noodles
- chunky beef brisket noodle soup
- sauteed mixed vegetable
- sauteed snow pea shoots (plain)

Service is quite fast, and most of the wait staff speak English for those needing a bit of help with their order, and if they don't, they'll easily find someone else to assist. Food comes out very fast as well, fresh, and piping hot (especially the fried tofu, so be careful!).

If you're a visitor to Toronto, then this might not be the most memorable dining experience, unless you're simply here for the food, and would like a Chinese restaurant to eat with family. Locals on the other hand, really should check this place out, whether with friends or family.

Enjoy!

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