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House of Gourmet

#782 of 6,792 Restaurants in Toronto
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484 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G9, Canada
+1 416-217-0167
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San Diego, California
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640 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

House of Gourmet has been around in Chinatown Toronto for a very long time. They serve all the usuage noodles, congee, rice dishes. We had no problem getting a table for 10. Service was fast and the food is pretty good. We liked their daily soup and their roast duck. Great place for quick lunch

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Thank gzau
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Amid mixed reviews of this busy eatery, my family and I have found it a good eatery. It's as Cantonese as one can get: noise, traffic, gourmet dishes, small dishes, and even fusion food (such as sandwiches, salads, curries, and dumplings) like all my favorite comfort food in Macao when I was a child. Yes, the place is a beast... More 

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Thank jesuis0709
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This restaurant is an old stand by, centrally located in Chinatown, easy to find, lots of seating, reasonably priced. Noisy as heck when it is full, which is most of the time. The food depends on the chef of the day. Sometimes it is absolutely sublime, sometimes it tastes like someone threw a few ingredients into a pot and heated... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

First of all, when I entered the restaurant, I was gonna puke because of the smell of the restaurant. So I decided to take out but that was wrong. Both tray that I got stink af and I couldn't even stay in my room.

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Thank conscious1115
Spanish Town, Saint Catherine, Jamaica
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

After shopping all day with my Japanese cousin she decided to take us down town for a lunch to "really really cheap restaurant with really really good authentic Asian cuisine". The place was a buzz with people coming in and out... We didn't wait too long after walking in off the street, the staff was fast and efficient and after... More 

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2 Thank Norcott G
Hong Kong, China
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140 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The restaurant was located in the China town at Dundas street where there were a great number of Chinese/Asian restaurants on offer. Take the subway to St. Patrick station and walk 10 minutes, or ride the light rail tram 505 from St. Patrick for 3 stops instead of walking. We had two visits to this one for quick lunch. the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We eat here whenever in Chinatown. The place is always busy with locals and you will hear more Mandarin than English. Do not come here with lots of questions about the menu or wanting lots of attention for the servers. The menus are huge and they will give you time to look them over but never offer much in the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,968 reviews
696 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This establishment was super busy at 1930 on a Saturday night with 90 per cent of diners being Chinese. We waited for a table for 20 minutes. The food was good but the one downside was that the tasty duck was served cold. I like it to be hot upon its arrival at the table. Staff were pleasant with maybe... More 

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1 Thank Victorianlad
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We did a Peking Duck combo. Ordered the 4 dish which was enough food for 5 or 6. The three of us made a valiant effort! :-) The salted squid was tasty as was the duck with bean sprouts. Beef and broccoli was super tender and tasty. Price was good. We just ordered way too much food because we wanted... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Visited Toronto for three days, and ate here twice, once for dinner and the other time for brunch. Service: Hit or miss. The service at dinner time was attentive, and the waitresses made good recommendations. The service at brunch time was a different story. The waitresses were pretty nonchalant, and weren't willing to give recommendations or answer questions. Cleanliness: Very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 02:00
Monday
08:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 02:00
Thursday
08:00 - 02:00
Friday
08:00 - 04:00
Saturday
08:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 484 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-217-0167

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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 Chinatown

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Chinatown
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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