In the city and craving some really good dim sum? Don't sweat it! You're surrounded by an array of awesome spots to grab dim sum, each restaurant having a different take on the traditional Chinese dish.
So grab a pair of chopsticks and tuck your napkin around your neck. With these awesome dim sum spots in Toronto, you'll surely have a mouth watering taste experience trying out these cool restaurants.
1. Dim Sum King
Where: 421 Dundas St. W // Chinatown
Why you should go: Dim Sum King is a king when it comes to dim restaurants because of its huge variety. You can choose from over 40 dim sum related dishes, as well as options for BBQ, seafood, chicken and vegetarian entrees.
2. 7 Dim Sum
Where: 45 Baldwin St. // Baldwin Village
Why you should go: This dim sum joint is super affordable, and carries all the basic dim sum you need to satisfy your cravings. Great dim sum for authentic food while you're on a budget!
3. Rol San Restaurant
Where: 323 Spadina Ave. // Chinatown
Why you should go: This is a great spot to get tasty dim-sum until 2am! That's right, you satisfy your late night dim sum cravings at this spot.
4. Kwan Dim Sum
Where: 1496 Yonge St. // Deer Park
Why you should go: The food is amazing and so is the presentation! Expect cute little dim sum shaped as adorable bunnies, porcupines and pigs! They're so cute, it my be hard to eat them!
5. Lai Wah Heen
Where: 108 Chestnut St. // Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Downtown
Why you should go: If you're looking for a dim sum experience without the crowded hustle and bustle of a dim sum joint, then this is your spot. Enjoy authentic dim sum and other traditional Chinese dishes in an upscale restaurant environment. A little pricey but worth it!
6. Ha Gow Dim Sum House
Where: 988 Danforth Ave. // The Danforth
Why you should go: This spot for dim sum is located away from most other dim sum dishes (either in the Downtown Core or Chinatown), making it easier to reach for those in surrounding areas. A delicious spot for affordable dim sum!
7. Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Cuisine
Where: 207 Queens Quay W // Harbourfront
Why you should go: Dim sum with an amazing view! Chow down on some tasty dim sum while you look outside for a view of lake Ontario. Dim sum can be fancy sometimes!
8. Mean Bao
Where: 167 Bathurst St. // 511 (Queen and Bathurst)
Why you should go: This is dim sum with a twist! This street food joint brings dim sum and casual together as you can grab a serving of dumplings for on the go dining. Be sure to also pair your dim sum with a bao.
9. Pearl King
Where: 291 King St. W // Entertainment District
Why you should go: A convenient spot to go to for all day dim sum on the King West strip. It's especially great for grabbing dim sum before heading out in the entertainment district for a night of partying!
10. New Treasure Restaurant
Where: 150 Dundas St. W // Discovery District
Why you should go: It's delicious, easy on the wallet and a hidden treasure. Located in a basement space, this dim sum joint offers a full menu of dim sum dishes as well as traditional Chinese fare and Asian-fusion dishes.
11. Westwood Grill Pan-Asian Cuisine
Where: 519 Annette St. // Bloor-West Village
Why you should go: This spot is regarded by many as one of the best places for dim sum in the west end of Toronto. It is on the pricier side, so expect to shell out a bit more for your dim sum, but your stomach will know it's worth it.
12. Asian Legend
Where: 418 Dundas St. W // Downtown Core
Why you should go: Come for the dim sum, stay for the general taos chicken. A great spot to enjoy great dim sum and other Chinese dishes as you mix it up from your typical dim sum order of just dumplings.
13. Dynasty Chinese Cuisine
Where: 69 Yorkville Ave. // Yorkville
Why you should go: Feeling to go to Yorkville for dinner, but not feeling all of the European options around you? Then opt for this classy dim sum joint where you can enjoy the traditional taste of dumplings in the upscale area of Yorkville.
14. Crown Princess
Where: 1033 Bay St. // Bay-Cloverhill
Why you should go: A spot for fancy dim sum, it looks royal-like! When you walk in, you already know you're going to pay more than what you normally do for dim sum, but surprisingly it's not much more, and you get to dine in a classy environment. It's for dim sum date night!
Where: 328 Wellington St. W // Soho Metropolitan Hotel
Why you should go: This Chinese spot for dim sum and other dishes by chef Susur Lee (known for his collab restaurant with Drake, Fring's) serves up fine dim sum inside the Soho Metropolitan Hotel. But you won't be eating traditional dishes here, as lee likes to put a unique spin on each dish. Nonetheless, his twists make the dishes even more delicious.