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The Best Chinese Food Delivery in Toronto

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / January 21, 2013

Chinese Delivery TorontoThe best Chinese food delivery restaurants have one common noble purpose, which is to come to your rescue when you don't have the energy to slog through the winter snow to get that egg drop soup. Aside from solving critical first-world problems, it's always nice to know that, when you have an attack of the munchies, you can either call these places up or order online (a ridiculously convenient option in this era of the Interwebs).

Is there anything more sweet to the ears than that doorbell sound, and knowing that a hot package of Kung Pao Chicken is ready for your salivating mouths? I've still yet to see those small white cardboard boxes commonly seen in American shows whenever they order Chinese, mind you, but I guess you can't have them all.

Here are the best Chinese food delivery restaurants in Toronto.

See also:

The best Chinese restaurants in Toronto
The best late night Chinese food in Toronto
The best dumplings in Toronto
The best dim sum in Toronto
The best dim sum in downtown Toronto

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo. He hangs out on the twitter and his own mansion.

New Ho King

New Ho King

With a name ripe for comedic puns and delicious food that sizzles in your mouth, it's really hard not to recommend New Ho King. You could even satisfy your fried spicy calamari craving past midnight as they deliver into the wee hours of the morning, with a minimum $20 order and a very reasonable (though somewhat random) $1 delivery charge. The food is definitely on the greasy side, but let's be honest, that's kind of the point of the King...the NEW Ho King. More »

Taste of China

Taste of China

I've never understood what "China" tastes like. Does it taste like soy sauce? Five-spice powder? Fortunately, you won't have to worry about such silly questions as you down portions of delicious spicy crispy beef while proclaiming how great the country tastes. It's not haute cuisine, but for a minimum $30 order, you can get free delivery of its extensive menu selections right to your doorstep, even into the late hours (the restaurant itself is open until 5 am, so you're pretty well covered there). More »

Westwood Grill

Westwood Grill

Winner of the least obvious name for a Chinese restaurant award, this place serves up a large variety of unique dishes not commonly found in its mainstream counterparts. The tender and complex flavours of its Chin Jew Chicken (which, contrary to popular beliefs, does not contain either a chin or a Jewish chicken) is a personal favourite of mine. Keep in mind that delivery charges vary depending on destination, but at least there's no minimum order required. More »

Spadina Garden

Spadina Garden

A long-standing institution for the downtown lunch crowd, Spadina Garden also delivers its delicious offerings right to your home. So if you're simultaneously hit by a craving for their crispy chili chicken and by a sudden urge to not don a coat and brave the elements outside, don't despair! Best of all, delivery is free for orders $25 or greater, though their delivery hours end (relatively) early. More »

Garden Restaurant

Garden Restaurant

Another place that is packed fuller during lunchtimes than a PSY concert, Garden Restaurant also offers its tantalizing selections to be delivered to your doorstep. Their sizzling beef, along with spicy chili chicken, are two long-time favourites of just about everyone I know, and all you have to do is place a minimum order of $23 to qualify for their free delivery service, which is available extra late on weekends and until around 11pm on weekdays. More »

King Lobster

King Lobster

There's certainly something to be said to announce to your friends that you're having lobster delivered to your doorstep, and King Lobster doesn't disappoint in this department. For non-lobster fans, its crispy and tender Peking Duck is also nothing to scoff at. What's better is their free delivery service with orders of $25 or greater so that you can make a complete mess of the food and a complete fool of yourself (I'm looking at your lobster bib) in the privacy of your own home. More »

Taste of the Silk Road

Taste of the Silk Road

I could open up with another "so what does a silk road taste like?" joke, but I'll stay (reasonably) classy and won't. Instead I'll just point out that its spicy eggplant with shrimp and chicken is something that you should try, along with their crispy beef with lychee (a delightful salty and sweet combination that's quite unique in these parts). Their delivery times are a bit early (they end at 9pm on Tuesdays to Sundays), but at least the minimum order of $20 is on the lower side. More »

Congee Queen

Congee Queen

It's a little known fact that every Chinese family north of the 401 owns a takeout/delivery menu of Congee Queen. With must-trys such as their moist turnip cake and crispy fried squid, it's no wonder that the Queen is every-present at many house gatherings, especially those around the Markham/Scarborough area. Keep in mind that out of their many locations, only the Markham and Scarborough stores offer delivery service, with a $25 minimum order, and no additional charges. They are open until midnight most days, so their delivery service runs quite late too. More »

Dragon Pearl

Dragon Pearl

Tucked away in the back of a nondescript plaza on York Mills Road, Dragon Pearl is a lavishly decorated Chinese buffet, resplendent with menu items that range from your typical Canadianized dishes (sweet and sour chicken balls, I'm looking at you) to authentic Chinese (hand pulled noodles). While your selection for the home delivery service is notably less varied than your dine-in options, there are still delicious gems available to order such as the salty and spicy shrimps or the house special scallops and celery. By eating at home you may not be able to feast your eyes on the gorgeous boat-shaped tables, but at least you'll still get to sample much of the food that has made this establishment a local favourite. $22 minimum order for a free delivery service. More »

Discussion

66 Comments

j2kim / January 21, 2013 at 11:27 am
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The fact Spadina Garden is on this list... let alone #4, means I can't trust this at all.
Mike / January 21, 2013 at 11:27 am
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Oh new ho king, how you are such a wise choice at 4am, but the worst as that hangover shows up.
Phil / January 21, 2013 at 11:35 am
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CANTON CHILI
Paul / January 21, 2013 at 11:37 am
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New Ho King is the worst Chinese food I have ever had. And I was not expecting authentic at all. What I got was not authentic or tasty North Americanized Chinese food. And I got it as takeout! Everything was cold, overcooked, had a weird mouth feel...

Save your money. Go to Mandarin instead...
Mat / January 21, 2013 at 11:38 am
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C'est bon is by far the best chinese delivery. j2kim is right, hard to trust this list.
Kara / January 21, 2013 at 11:40 am
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Good View at Dundas St. East and Church is amazingly good! Beats most of these hands down. Never greasy. You never regret it.
Brian / January 21, 2013 at 11:44 am
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Singapore noodles or Shanghai noodle and some crispy chicken wings from Rice & Noodle fuck ya
geg replying to a comment from j2kim / January 21, 2013 at 11:48 am
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I was under the impression these aren't "ranked" they are numbered so you can tell them apart on the map
Sarah / January 21, 2013 at 11:50 am
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My go to Chinese delivery place is China Gourmet. Greasy, delicious Canadian Chinese food. Their delivery portions are huge and they always delivery the food way faster than they say they will.
TDawg / January 21, 2013 at 11:50 am
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New Ho King!??! Are you Fu**ing Kidding me?!!??!!? Disgusting food at this ass pit of a restaurant.
TDawg / January 21, 2013 at 11:51 am
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Eat New Ho King sober! I DARE you!
wallace / January 21, 2013 at 11:54 am
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kingston chinese restaurant/fuxing garden
Todd replying to a comment from TDawg / January 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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Exactly. I did and it's awful.
WOW / January 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm
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This list is embarrassing.

You can tell that the voters for this category are the ones that usually aggressively complain about how expensive any meal that is over $10 on BlogTo is.

Every restaurant listed is cheap, prefabricated garbage. Just because you ate this food at 4am after a busy weekend night, does not make it good.
AV / January 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm
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Can someone with personal experience tell me why Westwood Grill should be avoided?
clay / January 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm
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My personal favourite is Oriental Taste on Queen East @ Ontario street. Totally trashy Canadian take on Chinese food, but OH so tasty and super cheap!
matts / January 21, 2013 at 12:14 pm
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someone already said so, but this list is embarrasing...sheesh
Dan / January 21, 2013 at 12:33 pm
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Clearly the people that voted on this just rated the delivery of the food, and never actually ate any of the garbage from these restaurants.
Anon / January 21, 2013 at 12:34 pm
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Love, love, love Spadina Garden. Glad it made the list. My secret delivery spot, always WOWs everyone.
Simon / January 21, 2013 at 12:35 pm
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New Ho King being voted #1 can only mean that this website is primarily visited by fiends and drunkards who frequent the place at 3am due to its operating hours and cold tea. No self-respecting sober person would ever pay someone to bring such filth to their home.
Laura / January 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm
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No love for anywhere north of St Clair? I want delivery Chinese too!
Idiots / January 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm
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WHERE IS HO-LEE-CHOW????
RT / January 21, 2013 at 01:04 pm
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You can get those fancy take-out containers at Sweet Lulu. The food is awesome too!
TasteOfJ / January 21, 2013 at 03:52 pm
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Taste of China is not really for takeout. It's excellent there, but seriously, you can expect the Crispy Beef in XO sauce or the Steamed Cod in Black Beans to travel well.
Karen / January 21, 2013 at 04:43 pm
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Taste of China is awesome, and the stellar General Tao's Chicken travels marvelously because they cut holes in the styrofoam container like total pros.

Try also: fried egg tofu, egg tofu with broccoli and mushrooms, Singapore noodles, sauteed snow pea leaves... and if you go in person, get a whole crab deep fried with pork and chilies.
jnyyz replying to a comment from AV / January 21, 2013 at 04:56 pm
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Westwood Grill is our favorite Chinese food in the west end. We generally eat at the restaurant if we can. Standard fare is OK, but there are some really good items on the menu. Our favorite is snow pea leaves with garlic. The salt and pepper tofu is also good, but best served fresh rather than takeout. Pan fried noodles survive as takeout. Quality of dim sum and soups are a mixed bag.
Sandman replying to a comment from jnyyz / January 21, 2013 at 05:17 pm
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I second Westwood
visualhornet / January 21, 2013 at 05:17 pm
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This is Blog TO, why are you listing places North of College
Craig replying to a comment from Sandman / January 21, 2013 at 05:35 pm
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I third the Westwood Grill.
mike in parkdale / January 21, 2013 at 08:17 pm
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Rice&Noodle in Parkdale is amazing. Great food, fair price, lots of variety.
kirsten / January 21, 2013 at 08:41 pm
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I am pretty certain that King Lobster is no longer in business.
Jack Wagon / January 21, 2013 at 09:51 pm
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Westwood grill definately deserves to be on this list. Their food is always piping hot, tasty and delivered promptly.
Jack Wagon / January 21, 2013 at 09:51 pm
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Westwood grill definately deserves to be on this list. Their food is always piping hot, tasty and delivered promptly.
m / January 22, 2013 at 12:28 am
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lotus inn at high park and dundas
Dick / January 22, 2013 at 04:20 am
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I nearly wrapped my pants after eating New Ho.
Cameron / January 22, 2013 at 06:59 am
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As stated in these comments already C'est Bon is by far the best Chinese delivery in Toronto. New Ho King is just terrible the only thing keeping it open is the late night drunk crowd
Kyle / January 22, 2013 at 07:01 am
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Worst list ever. If the author of this really thinks New Ho King is the best Chinese food delivery they must be autistic.
Ashley replying to a comment from m / January 22, 2013 at 10:43 am
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Lotus Inn!!!!!!

Seirously, this list the worst.

Lotus Inn forever. Puffy tofu is soooo delicious. The best Lo Mein. And it's so inexpensive and quick to deliver. And I don't live in the junction.

bobo / January 22, 2013 at 02:58 pm
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this is a truly bizarre list. was the original title best chinese food delivery for those contemplating rehab?
Todd / January 22, 2013 at 03:37 pm
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C'est Bon is awesome if you're unadventurous and order honey garlic wings and are used to paying 20% more for Chinese takeout. Their product is definitely numbed down for the area's pasty white palettes. And priced to match.
j3n replying to a comment from bobo / January 22, 2013 at 03:51 pm
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100% AGREED. I am thoroughly offended by this list. Completely discredits BLOGTO. Surely they meant to name this list the WORST CHINESE DELIVERY IN TORONTO.
j2kim replying to a comment from j3n / January 22, 2013 at 04:05 pm
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Calm down j3n. BlogTO worked hard to make this list...
Raj Vaidyaraj / January 22, 2013 at 05:14 pm
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Loved new Ho king when I went last week. Hope to try a few places on this list for sure.
Juli / January 23, 2013 at 12:20 am
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Glad to see Spadina Garden on the list! Longtime favorite.
Jesse Ship replying to a comment from kirsten / January 23, 2013 at 07:03 pm
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King Lobster IS most certainly in business. You must be thinking of the former establishment's name, Happy Seven, which I was ironically responsible for shutting down after snapping shots of a rat in the window, rogue agent that I am, heh. I wasn't happy to see them go, but something was definitely amiss if it was quarter to 12 pm and you still weren't open.....
Jesse Ship replying to a comment from kirsten / January 23, 2013 at 07:05 pm
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I don't understand why people love New Ho King.... maybe you're all just masochists... there are plenty of way better and equally priced restos in the area.
kirsten replying to a comment from Jesse Ship / January 23, 2013 at 09:42 pm
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I never commented on New Ho King. I have never eaten there and I am also not a " masochist". In response to your other comment, Thank you for confirming that King Lobster is open for business. I am glad that you were able that information. Cheers!
kirsten replying to a comment from Jesse Ship / January 23, 2013 at 09:43 pm
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Should read " Glad you were able to provide that information." Sorry for the omission.
Gabe / January 23, 2013 at 10:30 pm
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SPADINA GARDEN is great!! Tasty Menu, Classic Style. One of the best hot and sour soups in the city. All their food is tasty. Great classic spot
Amanda / January 25, 2013 at 11:55 am
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Really? Spadina Garden? I got food poisoning there about 3 years ago and haven't been back since. Yuck.
Unkempt hipster / February 24, 2013 at 10:32 am
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King lobster is great! But I don't order from them anymore because of their minimum $30 for delivery.
Chang / February 24, 2013 at 10:38 am
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King lobster is $25 for minimum delivery now. $30 rule was under previous management.
Mike / March 2, 2013 at 08:17 pm
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I just ordered, and then promptly threw out, about $60 worth of inedible delivery from Spadina Garden. The "house specialty" crispy wonton soup literally tasted like nothing - just an unpleasantly textured sludge that leaves a greasy lining in the mouth. Chinese broccoli sloshed around in a watery oyster sauce was the poorest rendition of this dish I've ever had. "Sweet and sour", "crispy" spare ribs were neither of these things - they also had virtually no flavour and an unidentifiable texture. The moo shoo chicken was the lone standout in that it did have flavour when the sauce was applied, however this flavour was unfortunately what I imagine it to taste like when one has one's mouth farted into. A colossal waste of money. Avoid.

On the positive side, delivery was prompt.
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I HATE NEW HO KING / November 16, 2013 at 11:16 pm
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NEW HO KING was the most disgusting Chinese food I ever had in my life. I wouldn't even feed it to rats.
Golden Wok / December 31, 2013 at 05:25 pm
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If you're into western chinese food, check us out. Located by Victoria park and Dawes Road in East York.

416-751-2288
Mark / February 5, 2014 at 07:37 pm
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I know that these lists tend to be old Toronto focused, but it is a shame that they left out some good Scarborough joints.

To me, the best Chinese food on the east end is from House of Wong located at Kingston Road and Manse. It's so good that they got yellow carded fairly recently and I STILL go there!
Midtown / February 5, 2014 at 07:48 pm
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We love Duckee on Eglinton. Great flavours, fresh food and really nice people.
Lala / February 5, 2014 at 08:19 pm
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I think taste of Silk Road has closed down. Time to update your list, blogto. It's over a year old!
justanasshole / February 5, 2014 at 09:04 pm
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Su-Good at Main & Danforth is great too, and cheap! https://plus.google.com/111062640515268179113/about?gl=ca&;hl=en
Torontorocks / February 5, 2014 at 09:13 pm
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ROL SAN!!!!!
LechanceF / February 5, 2014 at 09:55 pm
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As a UofT student, I appreciate New Ho but only when ABSOLUTELY PISSED! I wouldn't say its the best Chinese anything in the city,not at all. Not even close. But great when drunk!
justin / February 6, 2014 at 01:16 am
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Great Eastern by VP/401.

THE BEST Chinese/Hakka
New Ho Yuck / August 12, 2014 at 06:50 pm
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New Ho King literally served me raw chicken. I bit into the chicken balls that I ordered and the meat was cold pink and 100% uncooked.

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