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Lai Wah Heen

#448 of 6,804 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada (Dundas Street West)
+1 416-977-9899
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Today
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 10:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Wed - Fri 18:00 - 10:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Tue 18:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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85 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located on the second floor of the Double Tree Hotel in Toronto, this is an elegant restaurant serving high-end Chinese dishes. We were three for dinner on a Sunday evening, so a rather quiet time. The service was impeccable. We ordered a shared appetizer of moo shu pork (there were three per person and three mains – a sir-fried beef... More 

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Thank Cate B
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always love this spot. Would like to experience with a bigger party to try more items. I usually get some basic dishes which they do really well. Truffle noodles here are crazy good. Must try!

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Thank Carl S
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in a hotel on the second floor, Lai Wah Heen isn't exactly a restaurant locals would stroll into for a meal. I visited Lai Wah Heen a few days ago for their Spring Equinox event where they collaborated with Sake Kurabu & That's Life Toronto for a set menu with Sake Pairing. Since this is a review for Lai... More 

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Rothesay
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Loved the food! My son in law is Taiwanese & really enjoyed the dishes. Everything was wonderfully flavored. The lychee martini was lovely. My only complaint is the speed at which the food arrived. We were barely finished a course when the waitress came & whisked away our plates to present the next dish. There was no time to breath!... More 

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Thank Jeanne P
Timmins, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were looking for a place to eat that was not to far from our hotel (Double Tree by Hilton) because I had been working all day. We noticed that there was a Chinese restaurant on the second floor of our hotel and decided to try it. We arrived at 5:30 pm, a half hour before it opened, and waited... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017

On our last visit on February 5, the 5 of us were put in a corner with heat glasting down from the ceiling. The food was okay by all standards because it was pretty much like dim sum at other restaurants. However, the prices were astronomical compared to most other dim sum restaurants. Most notably was the dubious service that... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The food, presentation and service is bond to delight and impress your guests. The restaurant remains well kept and its not so busy you cannot talk (like many other Dim Sum restaurants). The atmosphere is tranquil and modern without losing the touch of Asia. I love this place and have been back several times over the years.

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Thank Gerrygym
Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Food is great. Still the best Dim Sum restaurant in Toronto, but quality is not the same as before. Service is still very good and the restaurant is still very clean and very pleasant.

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Princeton, NJ
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

It would probably take a good part of a day just to read the rich menu thoroughly, and probably a year to eat one's way through it. The dishes we chose for our one evening's meal—which included crispy foie gras & minced chicken wonton in clear truffle consommé, pan-seared cakes of scallop mousse, flavored with truffle & truffle sauce (yes,... More 

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Toronto
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131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the Peking duck I had this evening with my family. Yes the price is high but it is a special treat. I love how the waiters serve everything for you. We also enjoyed a beef tenderloin dish. The service was good. I was also recently here for dim sum in December. The food was terrific but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 51 - US$ 51
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 10:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 10:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 10:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada
    (Dundas Street West)
  • Public Transportation: South West corner of Dundas Street and Chestnut street. Two blocks west of Dundas subway station. Two blocks east of St. Patrick subway station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-9899

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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