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Mother's Dumplings

#149 of 6,779 Restaurants in Toronto
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421 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2A8, Canada
+1 416-217-2008
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Mississauga, Canada
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with two other couples on their recommendation and it's a popular spot so I was glad we had reservations. This restaurant serves food from Northern China so you'll find a lot more menu items with meat and wheat than usual. We ordered up a storm and it was all tasty - my favourites were probably the Beef Onion... More 

Thank TraveL0re
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were visiting from the US and our daughter took us to this place,not far from the U of Toronto. We would have never found it otherwise--but we are glad we did! We tried quite a few things (and probably ate too much!), but everything was very good. Highly recommended.

Thank LetsMotorize
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Wow, these were some dynamite dumplings. We were staying for a weekend just on the border of Chinatown, and with two dumpling fiends in the family we sought out a few different spots to compare styles and flavors. Mother's Dumplings were the uncontested favorite -- several different styles (boiled, steamed, fried), plus buns and other classic dim-sum-style bites, and some... More 

Thank Hollangard
Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

First time visit today and definitely not be the last one. We shared boiled pork dumplings, steamed juice pork dumplings, steamed lamb dumplings and noodles with shrimp garlic and sesame. Everything was really good but the table agreed that the juicy pork dumplings were the best. The staff was very attentive and friendly. We'll be back!

Thank SteffenDaab
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love this place! One of my favourite restaurants in the city. The food is incredible and the staff are friendly and helpful. Whether you are in the mood for an assortment of dumplings, or if you want a full entree, this restaurant does everything well. Great for lunch or dinner, though sometimes you may have to wait a... More 

Thank Deirdre G
London, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Lunched there January 4, 2017. From the start the service was terrible. We had ordered 2 medium soups - sweet and sour and wonton. Waitress brought large sweet and sour and said we could both eat that! Waited about 1/2 hour for wonton soup to arrive. Then served one of our other entrees. Waited another half hour - nothing arrived.... More 

Thank torontovisitor2017
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

I had a craving for dumplings and this place hit the spot perfectly! The dumplings are all hand made and delicious! The place itself is not fancy, not perfect, not extraordinary, but the food was. Simple and delicious.

Thank VictoriaWalls
Las PInas
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209 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We ordered their dumplings to sample it and it was just just ok. Service was great though because the waiters were very attentive. Overall, this was just ok for us.

Thank JrlnLP
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely place, remarkably friendly service, extremely efficient and awesome food. We thought the portion sizes were going to be small because of the inexpensive prices of the dishes and so ordered quite a lot, far too much it turned out! However thankfully they let you take away left overs. Great place for dumplings.

Thank DelightedKitty
Jülich, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I found this place absolutely no-frills-good service and authentic "dumpling" experience. The place is frequented by locals, university students and had a good business. Located in the buzz of many other chinese joints - but definitely stands out. All customers are served free "hot teapots" and can order food to share. The prices are very reasonable and the staff is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-217-2008
416 217-2008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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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