Where to celebrate Chinese New Year 2016 in Toronto

On Monday, February 8th, families and friends will gather to celebrate Chinese New Year. Certain foods are highlighted, such as abalone for good fortune, uncut noodles for a long life, and Chinese cabbage for prosperity and luck. Here are 10 fabulous Toronto Chinese restaurants and fun suggestions for celebrating Chinese New Year 2016 - Year of the Monkey!

Pearl Harbourfront Restaurant

1
207 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 1A7

Over a vast space, Pearl Harbourfront has a magnificent view of Toronto’s waterfront. That combined with their house specialties and dim sum, makes it a meal to remember.

Pearl Court Restaurant

2
633 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y2

Located in Chinatown East on Gerrard, Pearl Court’s authentic Cantonese dishes and traditional dim sum have been long-time favourites of Toronto diners. And there are two floors to handle the crowds.

New Ho King

3
410 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2G7

New Ho King has been bustling for over 30 years. This well-known Chinese restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes and is open very late - until 4 am during the week and until 5 am Fridays and Saturdays.

Magic Noodle

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93 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G4

Long, uncut noodles symbolize a long life, so dig into a dish of freshly made hand-pulled noodles at Magic Noodle's new location on Harbord. Select your width of noodle (from silk string, the thinnest variety, to the extreme broad noodle, curtain) and have them in soup, stir-fried or sauced.

Lai Wah Heen

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

If you’re looking for a higher-end experience, Lai Wah Heen at the Metropolitan Hotel server fine dim sum and other Chinese selections in a sophisticated setting.

Kwan Dimsum & Cuisine

6
1496 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1Z6

Your luck is about to change with dishes from Kwan! Spring rolls are said to resemble gold bars, thus bringing wealth. Here, Kwan fills them with mixed mushrooms and truffle. Pumpkin means so many good things including abundance and prosperity, so order the Seafood Pumpkin Soup.

King Noodle Restaurant

7
296 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2E7

King's Noodle House is favourite of Toronto chefs and food-lovers alike. It's no wonder. Whether you're digging into their famous roast pork, steamed dry noodles, fried noodles or shrimp with lobster sauce, you'll soon return for more.

Dynasty Chinese Cuisine

8
69 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B8

This light-filled, modern Chinese restaurant in Yorkville is well known for its dim sum and specialty dishes. Duck is symbolic of fertility, so tuck into their Peking Duck, served in two courses. First Course: Crispy skin of duck wrapped in steamed crepe with chef's sauce and chives. Second Course: Crystal rainbow fold with duck meat (lettuce wrap). Lettuce is also said to bring prosperity and if used in a wrap, to help bring forth a baby.

Asian Legend

9
418 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G7

Asian Legend specializes in traditional Northern dim sum and stir fries. They have eight locations, with one in downtown Toronto on Dundas West in Chinatown.

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