Best all-you-can-eat Chinese food in Toronto

There is no shortage of all-you-can-eat restaurants in Toronto, and when it comes to Chinese cuisines the options are endless! From buffet spreads, to AYCE hot pots and “mini” buffets, Toronto has it all! Here are the best bets for all-you-can-eat Chinese food in the city.[Photo credit: iStock]

Dragon Pearl Buffet

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2-865 York Mills Rd, North York, ON M3B 1Y6

Dragon Pearl offers an all-you-can-eat menu seven days a week – even on holidays! The pièce de résistance can be found on the dessert menu. The exclusive dragon pearl is made in front of the guests, a massive sesame ball garnished with various fruit and vegetables.

Celebrity Hot Pot

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254 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2C2

Celebrity Hot Pot first opened its doors in 2013 and has become a staple when going out for AYCE Chinese. Cooked right at your table, guests choose from a long list of items that are combined in a tableside hot pot. If you’re adventurous you can even create your own sauces. Its open late on weekends.

Shanghai Restaurant

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106 Humber College Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9V 4E4

A popular hangout for Humber students, Shanghai Restaurant’s Chinese buffet has been a staple in the area for more than 30 years. The casual eatery serves everyone’s favourites, as well as specialty dishes from the Caribbean. There is a lunch buffet Tuesday through Friday, and the dinner buffet is offered Friday through Sunday, as well as holidays.

Rosewood Chinese Cuisine

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463 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G8

A popular dim sum spot, Rosewood Chinese Cuisine offers an AYCE option on the dumpling menu. Feast on black pepper beef short ribs, tangerine beef dumplings, custard buns, congee and hot pot rice. You can book reservations on the website.

Imperial Buffet

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24 Lebovic Ave, Toronto, ON M1L 4V9

Located in the heart of Scarborough, Imperial Buffet has been a go-to spot for AYCE Chinese food for years. The buffet spread include oysters, scallops, shrimp, roast beef and more! It’s open all year-round and offers a birthday special, where those celebrating their birthday can eat for free!

Asian Buffet

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161 Rexdale Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1P7

This Etobicoke eatery offers a lunch and dinner buffet seven days a week! With more than 100 items to choose from, including chicken with broccoli, curry chicken wings, spring rolls and more. Asian Buffet also offers a Meal for 5 special with five egg rolls or spring rolls, chicken balls, chicken wings, chicken lo mein, mixed vegetables and chicken fried rice.

The Bean Sprout

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1448 Lawrence Av E, North York, ON M4A 2V6

The Bean Sprout’s buffet is self-described as “mini.” But, just because it’s small doesn’t mean you don’t get your bang for your buck. It offers two buffets: a 14-item spread available during the week and a gluten-free buffet on the second Sunday of every month. The Bean Sprout also offers the buffet to-go!

Chine Legendary Hot Pot & Noodles

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327 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2E9

Chine Hot Pot, located in the heart of Chinatown, is home to some of the best hot pot meals in the city. The all-you-can-eat menu is massive and allows you to choose from six different broths, which you can add your ingredients, like quail eggs, crab meat and sweet potato vermicelli. Note that there is a $2 surcharge on the weekends.

Scarborough Buffet

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1221 Markham Rd, Scarborough, ON M1H 3E2

Recently renamed Scarborough Buffet, this restaurant lives up to its name. The massive space, it seats about 400 guests, and the prime location makes this place a huge draw for Chinese food lovers across the GTA. The buffet includes classic Chinese dishes as well as some Western favourites. There is a special price on the buffet every Tuesday!

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