The Best Hakka Restaurants in Toronto
The best Hakka restaurants in Toronto serve up bold, fragrant dishes, steeped in tradition. Food informed by the delicious marriage of Indian spices with Chinese techniques and ingredients, Hakka cuisine pulls you in with its aroma, then satisfies with every striking mouthful.
Here are the best Hakka restaurants in Toronto.
With two locations of this family-owned restaurant — one in Scarborough, the other in Markham — you've got options when you head out for Hakka food. Join the crowd of in-the-know diners as you dig into crisp shrimp pakoras, fragrant chili chicken, fiery Manchurian eggplant, and other house specialties.
Serving a happy balance of classics and modern takes on tradition, this halal Hakka restaurant has two Toronto locations to discover. At each, dozens of dishes — from triple Szechuan chicken and Manchurian soup to chef special Bollywood paneer — make deciding what to order an exacting endeavour.
Toronto's oldest Hakka restaurant, this spot has been sating chili chicken cravings on Elizabeth Street (near University and Dundas) since 1986. My advice? Eat in the company of friends, so that you can sample more dishes from the extensive menu — from seafood fritters and dumplings, to Hakka chicken noodle soup, slow-braised Hakka pork belly, and spice and pepper chili tiger shrimp.
This simple Scarborough spot efficiently doles out Hakka dishes, alongside some Szechuan and Cantonese specialties. Affordable lunch specials mean that you can ditch the brown bag for decidedly more delicious options — including Manchurian vegetables, shrimp Hakka chow mein, onion beef, and more.
Located on Lakeshore Road, in Etobicoke, this small spot accommodates diners looking for dishes that pack an abundance of flavour. Reading the menu takes a while, but the reward is a parade of sprightly dishes, delivered in record time. Opt for paneer pakora, house special mixed noodles, crispy fish, Chinese veggie biryani, and carrot halwa for dessert, and nobody will leave hungry.
With a name that translates to "crazy," meant to symbolize chef Gunateet's wild passion for food, this spot delivers the type of bold flavours you'd expect. Housed in a cozy room on Bloor, the focus here is halal Indian cuisine with a curated menu of Hakka dishes available alongside. Crispy chili paneer, Bawara chicken wings, Hakka chow mein and more make it clear that fewer options doesn't mean less fun.
Fresh ingredients find their way into a bevy of Hakka-style dishes at this restaurant on Steeles Avenue, in Scarborough. Ideal for small or large groups, the sophisticated space lends any chili chicken feast an air of elegance. Add Hakka seafood soup, Mumbai beef, and ginger fish to your order for the complete experience.
Fareen Karim at Bawara
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