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Chalau Dim Sum

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476 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1X5, Canada
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Sorry folks this restaurant is now closed But it did present high quality dim sum without the MSG ! I don't think people realized this & that they didn't cheat with flavours but gave you high quality ingredients & at good prices. We are all so used to that MSG rush in many Chinese restaurants that when a restaurant is... More 

Thank Réva M
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Came here to sample the menu. At first we were underwhelmed by the flavours compared with normal yum cha. It lacked that flavour "hit". However as more dishes came out, this was a similar case. They all looked like normal yum cha dishes, but did not taste like normal until I figured out that they do not use msg in... More 

Thank Christopher C
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

WARNING: DO NOT GO! SAVE YOUR MONEY! GO TO CHINATOWN! I went on a Sunday to have dim sum with my wife. This place looked very cozy and the menu looked like it had a lot of options. However, when we sat down and ordered. It took 20 minutes for the first dish to come and it was just the... More 

Thank Ezra M
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Are you a fan of the cheap, greasy, deep-fried Saturday morning dim sum you get in Chinatown? Then don't come here. Stick with the hung-over guys at Rol San. This is more refined dim sum - with prices to match. It's not quite the quality of (the greatly missed) "Lai Toh Heen", but it's close. Skip the usual dim sum... More 

Thank Sharon M
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

The food ranged from okay to quite good, but being served soup with someone else's lipstick clearly visible on the accompanying spoon put an end to any enjoyment of the meal. The service was very off-hand and the apology for the dirty spoon lacked any real sincerity. I definitely won't be returning.

1 Thank CanadaKate
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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172 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

If you're on Yonge Street and must have dim sum, I suppose it's an option. But I'd rather be in Chinatown and get really outstanding dim sum. The dumplings and shao mai were quite tasty. But the main courses were very bland and unimaginative. We did get served perfectly steamed, piping hot rice. That was the highlight of the main... More 

Thank Denise M
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Staff were very pleasant but food mostly bland & disappointing. Har Gow small & tasteless. The rice noodle shrimp rolls also disappointing. The steamed chicken & rice totally bland. Vegetable spring roll done differently but good. Sesame balls were nice.

Thank AntoniusF
Los Angeles
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385 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Cold windy night in Toronto. I crossed Yonge to try this place. Chinese tea $1.15, Tsingtoa $5.95 Cuttle/fish balls $4.95 Chicken and enoki mushroom dumplings $3.95 Jumbo Shrimp Garlic over grid Rice special $14.95. Fish balls and shrimp were good, but the Chicken and Mushroom dumplings were spectacular - excellent mix of the ingredients in an "El dente" dumpling. There... More 

1 Thank DoesNotGetOutMuch
Markham, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

My girlfriend and I go for Dim Sum often and loved finding this restaurant right on Yonge. This place is modern with great decor and dishes. The food is hot, fresh and flavourful. We go every time we stay down at the T.

Thank MissTurtleP
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 17 January 2015

I have never written a review before about any place, but after how I got treated at Cha Lau tonight, this is the first thing I did after getting home. I arrived at around 9:30pm on a Friday night. There was one other table occupied and 2 waitresses. I am not really good at reading Chinese and when I asked... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 476 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1X5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 647-344-6578

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighbourhood Profile
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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