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The top 20 restaurants open Christmas Day in Markham and Scarborough

There are plenty of restaurants open on Christmas Day in Markham and Scarborough. These areas of the city do brisk business on December 25, bustling with patrons eager to eat dim sum, butter chicken and much more.

Here are my picks for the top restaurants open Christmas Day in Markham and Scarborough.

Markham
 
Ding Tai Fung Shanghai Dim Sum

This Markham spot boasts some of the best dumplings in Toronto thanks in large part to their soup-filled dumplings, which you'll be able to dig into starting at 10:30 a.m. 

Gasa Restaurant

This popular cheap eats spot serves up Sri Lankan eats in a strip mall until midnight.

QJD Peking Duck Restaurant

This is the place to go for peking duck in Toronto and the GTA. They'll be open for regular hours come Christmas Day.

Yin Ji Chang Fen

This tiny unassuming restaurant is actually part of a large Chinese chain from Guangzhou. They'll be open for business serving up their specialty rice rolls from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mabu Generation

If you're over eating leftovers from your festive Christmas Eve dinner, opt to visit this Taiwanese joint for hot pot, cheese pork ribs, and epic raindrop cakes. They'll be open until 1:30 a.m.

Donburi

If you're looking for freshly made Japanese rice bowls this is the spot. Lucky enough, they'll be open from 11 a.m. to midnight on the holiday Tuesday.

Green Tea Restaurant

From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. you'll be able to stuff your face with classic Zhejiang-style dishes at this restaurant located at First Markham Place.

Dagu Rice Noodle

Not only does this popular Chinese chain restaurant have a location near Bay and Dundas, but they've also set up shop in Markham. Slurp hot bowls of broth with copious amounts of rice noodles on December 25.

XiangZi Hot Pot

Warm up on Christmas Day with some hot pot. The restaurant located in a sprawling plaza in Markham will be open for regular hours.

Wutai Vegetarian Restaurant

Vegetarians rejoice! You can get your fill of Chinese food on December 25 courtesy of this bustling restaurant on Woodbine Ave.

Scarborough
 
Gourmet Malaysia

This Scarborough restaurant is considered by many purists to be the epicentre of Malaysian food in the GTA. They'll be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day so you'll be able indulge in appetizer platters, Mee Goreng, Singapore Laksa and much more.

Kairali

Asian eats aren't the only thing to chow down on December 25. Toronto's destination for a taste of Kerala will be open to serve from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Canbe Foods

The popular takeout spot for South Asian and Sri Lankan eats is open 365 days a year. On December 25 they'll be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Coconut Seasons

The hot pot restaurant that's soup base uses a combination of coconut and chicken will be open for regular hours 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Chawk Bazar

If you're looking for a brunch spot on Christmas Day look no further. Starting at 10 a.m. the you'll be able to get a fill of their desi brunch.

La Sani Grill

You'll find this spot tucked away in a strip mall, quietly serving some of the city's best butter chicken along with other Indian and Pakistani favourites. They are open 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Fishman Lobster Clubhouse

If you're looking for jaw dropping platters of king crab and lobster, look no further than this Scarborough institution. They'll put your mother's massive turkey dinner to shame.

Bawarchi Biryanis

The popular Indian chain restaurant known for their rice dishes will be keeping it's doors open from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Perfect Chinese Restaurant

You can satisfying cravings for Chinese food 24-hours a day at this Scarborough spot. December 25 will be no exception.

Babu

The  strip mall takeout spot serving up some of the city’s best Sri Lankan and Indian food for cheap will be open for regular hours.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at XiangZi


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