Chinese food is an art. It can be just as intricate as French cuisine and yet it is prepared in just a few short minutes. With chinese food, you get an amazing meal for a great deal.
Toronto is blessed with such a wide variety of chinese restaurants. And since there are so many to choose from, we've narrowed it down to the best of the best for you. If you're craving the taste of the Orient, you definitely should check out these places:
Cynthia's Chinese Restaurant // Multiple locations
This charming place has gotten great reviews by people who have eaten authentic food in China itself! The quality of the ingredients exceeds other Chinese chains and restaurants.
Dynasty // 69 Yorkville Avenue
This place is known for the quality of its service and food. There are no prices on the menu; instead, the sizes of the meal (which range from S, M, L, XXL) indicate the price range.
Mother’s Dumplings // 421 Spadina Avenue
Mother's Dumplings is one of Chinatown’s gems indeed. Their food definitely has a home-cooked feel, and their menu is extensive. A pro-tip is to get anything with chives, because it adds flavour that will rock your world.
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Mean Bao // 275 Dundas Street West
Hip and tasty is the best way to describe this place. They started as a popular food truck and now sell their 21st-century-inspired Chinese food in a cool little resto on Dundas.
Garden Gate // 2379 Queen St East
The Goof is a staple on Queen St East. It's gone through a variety of upgrades, particularly their interior, which is now super modern and clean. Luckily, their delectable chicken balls and sweet and sour sauce still tastes the same.
Asian Legend // 4452 Sheppard Avenue E
Whenever I go to Asian Legend I always have a good ol’ time. They just get everything perfect, down to a T. The food comes quickly. The staff are so nice. The décor is cute and warm. And the food itself is mind-blowing. Their famous green onion and beef pancakes definitely live up to the hype, as well as their Peking Duck.
Lee Garden // 331 Spadina Avenue
There is a reason why this Chinatown restaurant have been around for so long (40 years). No matter how busy they get, their service doesn't get discounted! The food is tasty, and neither greasy nor too salty.
King's Noodle // 296 Spadina Ave
This very popular restaurant is the go-to place for comfort Chinese food. It feels like it has been here forever.
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Buddha's // 666 Dundas St W
Buddha's has been satisfying vegetarians who love Chinese food for years. Their inventive alternatives to meat-based dishes will never leaving you wanting.
Rosewood Chinese Cuisine // 463 Dundas Street W
This relatively new place is offering a unique taste of Fuzhou style cuisine and a huge selection of Dim Sum. Their servers are attentive and the food comes out quick, warm and delicious.
Ha Gow Dim Sum House // 988 Danforth Ave
Easily the best Chinese food you'll find in the Danforth. This place is definitely the gold standard for Dim Sum!
Kwan // 1496 Yonge Street
This place offers a nice contemporary Chinese cuisine experience. Kwan is probably THE nicest Dim Sum location in the midtown area.
Here are 5 amazing spots to eat delicious Chinese food outside Toronto:
- Federick // 920 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough
- Phoenix Restaurant // 1 Raymerville Dr, Markham
- John’s Chinese BBQ Restaurant // 328 Highway 7 E, Chalmers Gate 11 (Unit 10), Richmond Hill
- Northern Dumpling Kitchen // 550 Highway 7 E (Unit 52A), Richmond Hill
- Sun’s Kitchen // 4300 Steeles Ave E, Markham