Best Hakka cuisine in Toronto

Hakka cuisine can find its origins in the small Chinese community that has lived in Kolkata for over a century. With elements of Indian and Chinese cuisine, Hakka also has roots in the Chinese communities of Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Toronto is home to many people from these communities, opening Hakka restaurants throughout the city! Here are the best Hakka eateries in Toronto.[Photo courtesy of Hakka Legend]

Danforth Dragon Restaurant

861 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1L8

Danforth Dragon serves up its version of Hakka to hungry East End diners. The menu is a balanced offering of Chinese and Indian-influenced dishes, including chicken pakora, fried shrimp balls, and Szechuan chow mein.

Lin Garden Restaurant

1806 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough, ON M1T 1H6

Since 2000, Lin Garden has been offering its version of Hakka cuisine in Scarborough. Its claim to fame is introducing Manchurian-style noodles to the Greater Toronto Area, which can still be found on the menu, 17 years later. Open seven days a week, pick-up orders receive $10 off!

Hakka Legend Asian Cuisine

789 Warden Ave, Scarborough, ON M1L 4C2

Hakka Legend has spread its love of Indo-Chinese cuisine across the GTA. After founder and chef Edwin Chang immigrated from Mumbai to Toronto, he noticed a lack of traditional Hakka food available to Torontonians. Chang’s specialties include Sizzling Bollywood Paneer, Legendary Spicy Chicken and Sizzling Phoenix Beef.

Hakka Garden Chinese Restaurant

25 Overlea Blvd, Toronto, ON M4H 1P9

Hakka Garden combines Indian, Pakistani and Chinese cuisine all in one, which results in complex and delicious dishes! Try the lollipop chicken and various pakoras alongside the massive list of noodles. This spot is 100 per cent halal.

Lotus Garden Restaurant

3460 Danforth Ave, Scarborough, ON M1L 1E1

Located on Danforth, Lotus Garden is perfect for any family craving Hakka! Fan favourites include beef with mix vegetables, satay chicken, chilli beef and fish with Szechuan sauce. The menu is served family style and there’s also daily specials.

Everest Hakka House

2356 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON M8V 1B6

For some of the top Indo-Chinese food in Toronto, head over to Everest Hakka House. Located in Etobicoke, the menu includes dishes like chop suey, Szechuan noodles, Chinese biriyani and more. There are delivery options through foodora.

Hakka Wow

1433 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Z7

Located in Little India, Hakka Wow offers an authentic take on Hakka cuisine. The flavour-packed lollipop chicken, served with spicy green chutney is a fan favourite, as well as their garlic chicken pakora. Hakka Wow also delivers.

Yueh Tung Restaurant

126 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON M5G 1P5

A hidden gem at Dundas and Elizabeth, Yueh Tung is the love child of a husband and wife team. Yueh Tung is a representation of the authentic Hakka experience, with co-owner Michael creating dishes that he grew up with. Try the Hakka chow mein, or Hakka garlic and egg sauce noodles.

Kim Kim Hakka Chinese Restaurant

1188 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 2L1

Kim Kim is located in an unassuming strip mall in the heart of Scarborough. The Hakka cuisine leans more towards the Indian flavours, but still keeps in mind the Chinese roots of Hakka. Kim Kim’s most popular dishes include Mirchi corn, Masala fried rice, chicken pakora, Calcutta chicken and more.

Spicy Dragon Restaurant

1060 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 2K7

Spicy Dragon, located in Scarborough, serves up authentic Hakka cuisine to the masses! A popular spot, the menu is massive, offering a spicy take on Chinese classics. It’s open for lunch and dinner and offers take-out, delivery and catering.

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