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Lai Wah Heen

#469 of 6,761 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada (Dundas Street West)
+1 416-977-9899
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Today
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 10:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Wed - Fri 18:00 - 10:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Tue 18:00 - 22:00
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is great. Still the best Dim Sum restaurant in Toronto, but quality is not the same as before. Service is still very good and the restaurant is still very clean and very pleasant.

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Thank B T
Princeton, NJ
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It would probably take a good part of a day just to read the rich menu thoroughly, and probably a year to eat one's way through it. The dishes we chose for our one evening's meal—which included crispy foie gras & minced chicken wonton in clear truffle consommé, pan-seared cakes of scallop mousse, flavored with truffle & truffle sauce (yes,... More 

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Thank Timaeus
Toronto
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131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the Peking duck I had this evening with my family. Yes the price is high but it is a special treat. I love how the waiters serve everything for you. We also enjoyed a beef tenderloin dish. The service was good. I was also recently here for dim sum in December. The food was terrific but the... More 

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Thank JLCToronto
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was the worst I had visited in Toronto; I saw the ratings and was excited to visit this place. While I was seated at my table I got this negative vibe from the waitress, Sabrina, she's possibly the worst waitress one can ever encounter. She literally never smiled and before we even finished asking questions about the menu... More 

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Thank Sarmini A
Toronto, Canada
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lai Wah Heen supposedly made it onto the list of Canada's Top 100 restuarants in 2016. I'm not sure why. We went for dim sum on New Year's Day, and I cannot account for this honour based on my experience. Don't get me wrong - none of the food was bad, by any means. But it certainly wasn't spectacular enough... More 

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Thank revolushun
Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is an up scale Chinese restaurant, it is the only Chinese restaurant made top 100 in Canada. Great food, service, good for entertaining client, etc.

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Thank mei2000ca
Zurich, Switzerland
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139 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The place specializes in dim sum and accessory dishes. Its Hong Kong style. The food is good but not extraordinary.

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Thank victoria c
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My wife's nephew dined here last night. He told us that the service was so bad that he refused to leave a tip. Good show. No one should reward bad service.

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Thank kb33HongKong
Scarborough
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Tucked away on the second floor of the Hilton Doubletree Hotel, this restaurant is a hidden gem. While the décor is modern, uninspiring hotel style, the food is Hong Kong style French cooking with Chinese flavours, a fusion that works to perfection here. This place will confuse traditionalists, annoy the cost conscious, and thoroughly gratify those looking for a gastronomic... More 

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Thank John G
Mexico City, Mexico
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

A friend recommended this restaurant as the "best Chinese restaurant in town", it was good but not outstanding at all. Prices are really high for what you get, but it is still good

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$51 - US$51
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 10:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 10:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 10:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada
    (Dundas Street West)
  • Public Transportation: South West corner of Dundas Street and Chestnut street. Two blocks west of Dundas subway station. Two blocks east of St. Patrick subway station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-9899

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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