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Swatow Restaurant

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309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E6, Canada
+1 416-977-0601
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“noodles” (27 reviews)
“soup” (19 reviews)
“wonton” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've been coming here for years, last visit exactly one year ago to the day. Today's meal was by far the absolute WORST I've ever had. After spending $117, my friends and I totally feel ripped off. We were suspect from the moment we walked...More

Thank MontrealGalTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small eatery is right on Spadina Av on the right hand side if you head north. Shrimp dumpling noodle soup and fish congee we ordered came within 5 minutes along with Kai Lan blanched and served with garlic oil. Perfection is the vegetable (A+)....More

Thank sunnyboy9
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Swatow enjoys a loyal following, though as a Toronto resident and Chinatown devotee, I really couldn't tell you why. There is equivalent or better food up and down the street, and I've always found the service at Swatow particularly flippant. When you order for takeout...More

Thank Magda W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've only been to the restaurant once and it was to pick up some birthday dinner. I spent $62 on 6 items. The service over the phone was difficult due to language barrier, however, once they got my order it was ready 15 minutes later...More

Thank tofisherman
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Came here with 2 couples for some dinner after a stroll downtown Toronto. Small place but amazing food. The General Tao chicken was the best out of any I have ever had, it was phenomenal. Won Tong soup is made with shrimp instead of pork...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We stopped in for lunch and were seated immediately. The restaurant was crowded so we knew it was a popular spot. We ordered a noodle dish, chicken dish and sweet n sour chicken. The noodle dish had an odd fish taste to it even though...More

Thank libbygab
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Everything is good here. The noodles are freshly made, and I could go on eating the pan fried dumplings until I burst. Some commenters complain that the food is not the way they expect it to be - "It's not spicy enough" or "it's too...More

1  Thank LH M
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We used to go here years ago when it had a good reputation. Not sure what the good reputation was about even back then but upon return, found the food very average but speedy service as I recalled. The price is fair, so maybe an...More

1  Thank CubanWaters
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Swatow is a great option for down-to-Earth, simple Chinese food in the downtown core. Lots of classic dishes that are delicious

1  Thank broy7
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We returned it to Swatow late on a Sunday night. It was packed. We took the last available table after 11:30 pm! We just drove in from Montreal and we're looking for a late night snack. And all I can say is that it hit...More

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Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the
largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas
Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a
wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs
and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun.
Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with
people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and
products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces
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Response from Beachsidegirl | Reviewed this property |
I think they're open til 2 am every day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-0601
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