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Mother's Dumplings

#136 of 6,796 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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421 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2G6, Canada
+1 416-217-2008
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 3rd separate visit to Mothers Dumplings. It's a must visit every time we are in Toronto. I've never had better dumplings anywhere- they're made by hand and come to the table piping hot and fresh. Boiled, steamed, fried- all are awesome!

Thank Louis W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On Spadina Ave, one of Toronto's Asian neighbourhoods, is a best-kept secret. Unassuming and lost amongst a sea of restaurants is Mother's Dumplings, sure to fill your belly and not bust your budget.

Thank bokalil
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like Chinese dumplings then this is the place for you. Hand made in front of you, they are tasty and very reasonably priced. Beware you can't book a table unless you are a large group - so be prepared for a short wait at busy times - rest assured it'll be worth it.

Thank nwc50
Whitby, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vegan hubby and I stopped here before an appointment in Toronto. It was quite busy despite the late hour (10pm) The decor is simple, and the tables are close together. The surrounding conversations were not intrusive but you should not go here if you are expecting quiet and solitude. We were seated quickly and offered Jasmine Green tea while we... More 

Thank Tara D
Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We went with two other couples on their recommendation and it's a popular spot so I was glad we had reservations. This restaurant serves food from Northern China so you'll find a lot more menu items with meat and wheat than usual. We ordered up a storm and it was all tasty - my favourites were probably the Beef Onion... More 

Thank TraveL0re
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were visiting from the US and our daughter took us to this place,not far from the U of Toronto. We would have never found it otherwise--but we are glad we did! We tried quite a few things (and probably ate too much!), but everything was very good. Highly recommended.

Thank LetsMotorize
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Wow, these were some dynamite dumplings. We were staying for a weekend just on the border of Chinatown, and with two dumpling fiends in the family we sought out a few different spots to compare styles and flavors. Mother's Dumplings were the uncontested favorite -- several different styles (boiled, steamed, fried), plus buns and other classic dim-sum-style bites, and some... More 

Thank Hollangard
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

First time visit today and definitely not be the last one. We shared boiled pork dumplings, steamed juice pork dumplings, steamed lamb dumplings and noodles with shrimp garlic and sesame. Everything was really good but the table agreed that the juicy pork dumplings were the best. The staff was very attentive and friendly. We'll be back!

Thank SteffenDaab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love this place! One of my favourite restaurants in the city. The food is incredible and the staff are friendly and helpful. Whether you are in the mood for an assortment of dumplings, or if you want a full entree, this restaurant does everything well. Great for lunch or dinner, though sometimes you may have to wait a... More 

Thank Deirdre G
London, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Lunched there January 4, 2017. From the start the service was terrible. We had ordered 2 medium soups - sweet and sour and wonton. Waitress brought large sweet and sour and said we could both eat that! Waited about 1/2 hour for wonton soup to arrive. Then served one of our other entrees. Waited another half hour - nothing arrived.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2G6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-217-2008
416 217-2008

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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

Neighbourhood Profile
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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