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The Bean Sprout

North York
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1448 Lawrence Ave E | Unit 7, Toronto, Ontario M4A 2S8, Canada
+1 416-755-8899
11:00 - 21:00
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I went here today for the first time after hearing about this place for many months. Oh my gosh...what took me so long!!! I have celiac disease and can't eat gluten. The food was amazing. I have been missing Chinese food like this for many years. The owners are so kind and patient. Very knowledgable about CC. I felt great... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

This review is in the context of me having lots of allergies (soy, gluten, peanuts, eggs, milk), which makes it hard to eat out, especially asian food. I went here by chance, and was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness and knowledge of the owner, who put great effort into finding allergy friendly foods I could eat, telling me about how... More 

Thank Anna E
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Tl;dr: Absurd random price hikes by the owner, several strict rules for a supposed "buffet", the owner constantly monitors at you during your entire stay (to make sure you don't steal??), no free tap water, and stale food. I had high hopes of finding an affordable buffet, but instead I found a super stingy owner running a militant restaurant. The... More 

Thank Emon S
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Tucked away in a large strip mall, Bean Sprout is a small place. It's fairly clean and staff are friendly. Take out small container $7 and large one $8 - go to the counter and fill up with whatever you want. $10 buffet lunch and $11 buffet dinner. If paying by credit card there is an extra charge (I think... More 

Thank wildkard
1 review
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for several years now and it is the best Chinese food in the area that's for sure. The staff is always very welcoming and friendly. The atmosphere is clean and decent. Definitely a great find and great price as well! Can't beat that. It's a great place for lunch and even dinner as... More 

Thank Van B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2014

They have really tasty Chinese food for less then 10 dollars! They also have a Buffet to go which is very affordable, 8 bucks! It won't hurt the bank for this yummy food!!!

1 Thank Michelle H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2013 via mobile

My favorite place for Chinese takeout. It has a buffet concept - you put what you want in your plate/container and then pay fixed price. Try their soup (was free - now 0.75$ extra)! The chef works hard; the place has people so the food is fresh!

1 Thank Cccp1975
Holland Landing, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

great food , small restaurant but fresh mini buffet, great price ,Dine-in is $8.99 for lunch or $9.99 for dinner and $6.99 for takeout , you can't beat it, been there 4 times a still good

Thank Gord M
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2013 via mobile

This little shop is hidden in the Victoria Terrace plaza. There are many "regulars" that come for the great deals. Take out is $6.99 and you can fill your container with anything from the buffet! Dine-in is $8.99 or $9.99 for lunch and dinner respectively. Although it is a "mini-buffet", there is a bit of selection considering the price. There... More 

1 Thank NIX-JAZ
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2012

I LOVE this little restaurant! The food is FANTASTIC and so are the people who run it! Super friendly. The food is really flavourful and well-spiced. Although you don't go to this restaurant for the ambiance, it is great to be able to watch your food being cooked. The Bean Sprout is all about the food, the people, and the... More 

1 Thank minivanride

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1448 Lawrence Ave E | Unit 7, Toronto, Ontario M4A 2S8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighbourhood: North York
  • Phone Number: +1 416-755-8899

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

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North York
North York is one of Toronto's most culturally diverse neighborhoods. Home to a number of cultural events throughout the year that celebrate the city's varied ethnic communities, it's always worthwhile to see what's going on in the area. Its cross-section of inhabitants include students and long-time residents, giving North York an eclectic feeling of being both local and international. Extremely family-friendly, its rivers, arboretums, and parks cater to outdoor activities, while its historical villages paint Toronto's history in exciting shades. Bumper cars, mini golf, and inexpensive shopping also help cater to the inclusive family feel.
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