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Xam Yu Seafood Restaurant

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339 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2G3, Canada
+1 416-340-8603
Today
11:30 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had the usual lobster with ginger and green onions, Clams in black bean sauce. we go regularly. Really friendly too!

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Ate here on a Monday evening, we were wandering around Toronto's Chinatown and were attracted by their specials list and combination menus. The greeting was super-friendly, with complementary green teas served while we decided what to eat. We ordered three dishes off the combination menu, a delicious sweet and sour pork, chicken with vegetables and Yeung Chow fried rice, including... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We had hears about this place on YouTube and we knew we had to try it out. And I'm so glad we did! We ordered a few appetizers and 3 main dishes. We had a seafood low mein, Hong Kong style soft shell crab (it was deep fried with some spices. Delicious and very crispy) and the star of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Food is quite good, but nothing outstanding. The soft shell crab is tasty. Average dining room and service. New Sky a few doors away is a better bet.

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Thank must_travel_soon_10
NYC
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Classic no nonsense Chinese restaurant ambience: disposable plastic bag tablecloth and dark rudimentary bathroom. Your money is in the food. Kids loved the HK style soft shell crab. They were not so crazy about the black bean sauced razor clams.

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Thank lcjmd
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I have been out of the city for awhile and really missed some good solid Chinese food. This is my go to place. The seafood especially the soft shell crab was awesome. Good service and reasonable prices.

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Thank James C
Sydney
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I had been to Xam Yu on a previous visit to Toronto and thought it was very good notwithstanding one dish that was average so I decided to give it another go. I decided to give the razor clams another go and then ordered the black snapper on the recommendation of the waiting staff. The black snapper turned out to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

I love Xam yu and it is my second favorite chinese restaurant. I would give it 4.5 stars if I could. I am not a seafood person however all the beef and chicken dishes on a sizzling hot plate are always excellent. Parking is sometimes a problem but check the side streets and maybe you will have to walk a... More 

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Thank Doug A
Burlington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Pleasant surprise, had lunch were husband and grandson. Lots of locals seem to eat here. Grandson said its the best Chinese food he has ever had. Recommend the won ton soup and the shrimp. Good was fresh and prepared well.

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Thank judyleighb
Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We have visited Xam yu many times but it is the sweet and sour beef loin on a sizzling cast iron hot plate that stands out. Located on the east side of Spadina in the north end of China town does make for difficult parking in the peak hours but we always find a spot on the side streets and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 339 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-340-8603

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
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 that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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