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The Best Dim Sum in Toronto

The best dim sum in Toronto is being carted out in bamboo baskets at restaurants, keeping the tradition of Chinese tea houses alive. Tick off orders of har gow, cheung fun and char siu bao that come stacked and steaming.

Here's the best dim sum in Toronto. 


Rosewood Chinese Cuisine
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Rosewood Chinese Cuisine

It's high quality dim sum and a lot of it at this sunny two-storey AYCE spot in Chinatown. À la carte prices are steeper than average but the BBQ pork buns and taro dumplings are worth it.

Dim Sum King
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Dim Sum King

Climb two sets of stairs to reach this traditional Chinese banquet hall, complete with a classic dragon and phoenix decor. Head here on weekends for cart service. Dishes like massive fried shrimp dumplings with mayo come out piping hot.


Lai Wah Heen
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Lai Wah Heen

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel's in-house Chinese restaurant has been around for decades. The menu is limited and prices will make your grandma balk, but their playful handcrafted dishes like fried dumplings with Berkshire Pork fit the bill for fine dining dim sum.

Yu Seafood Yorkdale
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Yu Seafood Yorkdale

An assortment of fancy dim sum are on the menu at this popular Richmond Hill restaurant, now with a location at Yorkdale Mall. Think sea urchin siu mai and crispy taro dumplings with grilled eel inside.


Sky Dragon
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Sky Dragon

Every dim sum lover should visit this Chinatown institution at least once for the view alone. Head straight to the top of Dragon City Mall for an impressive vista view of downtown Toronto with a side of chicken feet.


Moon Palace
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Moon Palace

Taking over Spring Roll's old corner of Atrium on Bay is this elegant restaurant specializing in Cantonese dishes with a seafood bent. You might start off with black truffle siu mai and end up ordering a lobster combo for two.

Casa Imperial
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Casa Imperial

This iconic estate on Steeles was one of the first high-end options on the dim sum scene. It's outdated now, but pouring pu-erh out of Victorian-style tea pots and eating beneath luxurious chandeliers is a bucket list must.


Dine & Dim
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Dine & Dim

The staple Pearl Court closed in 2019 after decades in East Chinatown. This solid new option replaced it shortly after with baskets of steamed and fried eats. The place has been completely renovated with a refreshed, modern look.

Very Fair Seafood Cuisine
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Very Fair Seafood Cuisine

Rising up from a massive parking lot is this gargantuan Chinese banquet hall on Milliken Boulevard. Look for the giant neon signs and classic green roof and find this sprawling venue serving well-made favourites.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez of Rosewood. Additional photos by Joey Chan of Dim Sum King, Lai Wah Heen, Naryan Wong of Sky Dragon, Moon Palace, Chinatown BIA of Sky Dragon, Dine and Dim.


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