The Best Late Night Chinese Food in Toronto
The best late night Chinese food in Toronto is all about heaping amounts of good food at reasonable prices - something that the restaurants on this list deliver in spades. For cravings of crispy chicken, spring rolls, ginger beef and even the odd dim sum, these popular places ensure you'll never be found wanting when it comes to late night gluttony in this humble city of ours.
Here is where to find the best late night Chinese food in Toronto.
Boasting more locations that I can keep track of, Congee Wong is the first name on almost any Asian suburbanite's list when it comes to late night dining. Delicious radish/turnip cake (lu bo gao) and satisfying Cantonese chow mein accompany a stunning array of congees on the menu. Open until 2am on weekends.
This Chinatown spot is consistently busy, a testament to both its quality and price point. Clubbers, students, and bar hoppers alike are fond of this Cantonese establishment, and many can be seen chomping down on their delicious fried rice varieties - all delicious, all massive. Open until 4am most days.
This no-frills joint packs lots of hungry patrons into its tight space. Fish balls? Fried rice? General Tao chicken? They've got it all. Excellent sweet and sour pork too, especially at around 2am, which is the time they generally close up shop. You may have to be a little aggressive with your hand-waving to get the waiter's attention, though.
Regulars know that King's serves up excellent fare that extends beyond noodles, including a great selection of rice dishes accompanied by barbequed meats. Order the barbequed duck and wonton noodle, a dish that many restaurants serve but very few master. Service is quick but often curt, and the restaurant opens until 1am daily.
This restaurant lives up to its name by providing a smorgasbord of spicy dishes guaranteed to jolt your tastebuds awake in the middle of the night (or rather, until 5am on weekends and 4am during weekdays). Many of its dishes are Indian-Chinese (Hakka) inspired, so make sure you sample some of their Manchurian chicken or chili fish when you drop by.
Variety is the name of the game here. This modest restaurant serves up literally dozens of varieties of congee, noodles, rice dishes, and fried rice, which should be music to anyone trying to carbo-load their way out of their late night doldrums. The black pepper pork chop on rice is always a favourite, and they also serve Canto-Western food if you come early in the morning. Open until 2am most days.
Great food with questionable service seems to be a rather frequent occurence here at New Sky. Make sure to order some of their excellent vegetable dishes (seriously, the snow peas and broccoli here are lovely) along with any of their claypot dishes. Open until 2am on weekdays and 5am on weekends.
Hong Shing is like a Transformers robot - bustling lunch place for office workers by day, busy hangout spot for students and clubbers by (late) night. The spicy deep fried shrimp here is a must try, as is the Cantonese chow mein. Throw in some fresh lobster in the mix, and you begin to understand why locals have streamed to this modest corner restaurant for years.
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