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The Best Hakka Restaurants in Toronto

The best Hakka restaurants in Toronto serve up spicy food that's delicious and satisfying. The term Hakka refers to an ethnic group within China although it's often used in reference to a specific type of cuisine that blends Chinese cooking techniques with garam masala and other Indian spices. 

Here are the best Hakka restaurants in Toronto.


Federick Restaurant (Markham)
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Federick Restaurant (Markham)

This restaurant with two locations in Toronto has been around for over 20 years. It's the place purists go to get their Hakka fix. My personal favourite is the awesomely-named Federick's Delicious Garlic Shrimp but don't miss the vegetable pakoras.

Lin Garden
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Lin Garden

Shoehorned into a Scarborough strip mall, this long-standing Hakka favourite serves up delicious lunch specials and many signature dishes like the Crispy Beef Kam Bien and some excellent Manchurian fish.


Lotus Garden
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Lotus Garden

This Danforth East destination makes great pakoras and chili chicken but don't miss the Bombay Beef. While it may lack the traditional gravy-laden approach predominant in Hakka cuisine it more than makes up for it with its pronounced flavours.

Hakka Garden
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Hakka Garden

Come for legit Hakka cuisine in East York. Crowd favourites here include chili paneer and fried Hakka garlic shrimp.


Everest Hakka House
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Everest Hakka House

This Mimico favourite makes a great crispy ginger beef and a fish with honey ginger sauce that's unique and tough to beat. They also have a sweet little patio.


Spicy Dragon
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Spicy Dragon

With locations in Scarborough and Pickering, this restaurant offers one of the best value lunch specials around (at around $6) and the Spicy Dragon Fish is a crispy-spicy delight. Service can sometimes be hit-or-miss though.

Hakka Legend
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Hakka Legend

This mini chain has four locations in Toronto serving up a long list of spicy food for lunch and inner. Make sure to get the Steam Fish Fillet with Manchurian Sauce for something not too greasy but packing lots of flavour.


Hakka Wow
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Hakka Wow

There's lots to love at this Little India restaurant including the stunningly crunchy and delicious Crispy Beef, as well as the amply-sauced up hot garlic chicken pakoras.

Yueh Tung
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Yueh Tung

This old Chinatown favourite serves up all kinds of Hakka food including a thick gravy-laden child chicken. The delicious Keu Nguk (Hakka braised pork belly) is one of a very few authentic non-Indian Hakka dishes available in the city.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Federick

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