Best dim sum in Toronto

Dim Sum service is a tradition among many in the Chinese community and a popular dining experience on the Toronto food scene. Usually a cart service, dim sum menus vary from dumplings to deep fried snacks. Restaurants across Toronto showcase their take on the traditional Chinese lunch and dinner service. Here are the best spots to grab dim sum in Toronto.[Photo of Luckee by Libby Roach]

Lai Wah Heen

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2-108 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON M5G 1R3

Luxury and gourmet dim sum are on that menu at Lai Wah Heen. The upscale eatery includes dumplings filled with ingredients like lobster, chicken and truffle, alongside dishes that feature black caviar and foie gras.

Kwan Dim Sum

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1496 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1Z6

Kwan Dim Sum has been a popular dim sum spot for nearly a decade. The restaurant now offers its dim sum service all day, and is always looking for fun and creative ways to showcase the delicious dumplings.

Pearl Harbourfront Restaurant

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207 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 1A7

Pearl Harbourfront is located inside the Queen’s Quay Terminal and offers up a great view with its dim sum service! The dim sum is so good that it has won awards. It offers a concise menu of dumplings, fried foods and rice noodles.

Luckee Restaurant

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328 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3T4

Celebrity Chef Susur Lee doesn’t shy away from elevating the classic Chinese delicacy. The care that goes into the dim sum service is apparent in the attention to detail, flavour profile and quality of ingredients in each dumpling. Luckee’s dim sum service is available all day!

Dim Sum King

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421 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 2W4

For classic dim sum, look no further then Dim Sum King. The old-school style service stays true tradition, offering cart service during peak times. There are also daily specials.

Crown Princess Fine Dining

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1033 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5S 3A5

Crown Princess, located in the downtown core, is taking the dim sum service to the fine dining crowd. The prices are a little higher than average, but then again, Crown Princess isn’t your average dim sum place. You can also get take-out!

Dynasty Chinese Cuisine

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69 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B8

For a lot of Torontonians, Dynasty is the go-to spot for people looking for the best dim sum in the city. The restaurant serves a massive selection during the dim sum service that includes steamed scallops dumplings, poached chicken with snow pea leaves dumplings and spicy shrimp sauce chow mein.

New Treasure Restaurant

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150 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1C6

New Treasure, located in Chinatown is home to a traditional dim sum service for the ages. The restaurant is casual and the servers are always happy to explain any dish to you! A popular pick among regulars is the steam pork and shrimp dumplings.

Asian Legend

9
900 Don Mills Rd, North York, ON M3C 1V6

Asian Legend has multiple locations across the GTA and all of them serve up a fantastic dim sum service. Select from more than 20 items including steam soup filled dumplings with ground pork, steamed chicken dumplings, rolled onion pancake with sliced beef, pan fried pork pot stickers and more.

Rosewood Chinese Cuisine

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463 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G8

All-day dim sum is the focus at Rosewood Chinese Cuisine. The restaurant has two floors, offers a late-night AYCE menu and there’s always a daily special!

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