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Lai Wah Heen

#464 of 6,779 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 - 22:00
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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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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our last visit on February 5, the 5 of us were put in a corner with heat glasting down from the ceiling. The food was okay by all standards because it was pretty much like dim sum at other restaurants. However, the prices were astronomical compared to most other dim sum restaurants. Most notably was the dubious service that... More 

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1 Thank jesuis0709
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food, presentation and service is bond to delight and impress your guests. The restaurant remains well kept and its not so busy you cannot talk (like many other Dim Sum restaurants). The atmosphere is tranquil and modern without losing the touch of Asia. I love this place and have been back several times over the years.

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Thank Gerrygym
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 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 11 January 2017

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 6 January 2017 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 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 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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Toronto, Canada
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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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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, Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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