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Lai Wah Heen

#435 of 6,824 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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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 - 22:00
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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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125 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Went for a dinner and this was a good choice. In the doubletree hotel. We ordered the lobster fried in vermicelli, roasted meat platter, steamed sea bass and had chicken soup, the soup of the day and a few vegetables. All the dishes were winners, the soup was a great surprise, piping hot and flavourful. Service was v good and... More 

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Thank Bwkuah
Rochester, Minnesota
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting Toronto, I'd make sure to have lunch in Lee Wah Heen at least once or twice. Superbly prepared chef Dim Sum selection. Tried their dinner once, I'd much prefer Dim Sum lunches.

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Thank Essam A
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The facility, staff and food were all incredible. The best Dim Sum I have had in Canada. The shrimp and lobster were fresh and tasty. Price is high but well worth it.

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Thank Bill F
Edmonton, Canada
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397 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me preface my review by saying that I am quite well versed in Chinese cuisine (being of Chinese origin & growing up in Hong Kong). Also, I dined last night with a group of 11, including my parents, who are from China - so, they know good, high end Chinese food when they taste it. They thought this was... More 

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Thank IzzyEdmonton
Waterloo, Canada
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116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to love this place. I have eaten lunches and dinners there that were always delicious. But this last time, it was just terrible. This may be a combination of the restaurant going downhill, our ordering badly, and being there late in the lunch period. We were two women and arrived at about 2:30 on a Saturday. After being... More 

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Thank r h
Ottawa, Canada
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85 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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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Thank Instantonium
Rothesay
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 15 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 51 - USD 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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