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8 Best Chinese Restaurants in Toronto

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8 Best Chinese Restaurants in Toronto

With several Chinatowns across the city, you’ll find plenty of the best Chinese restaurants in Toronto.

From juicy baos to savoury noodles, there are all kinds of delicious Chinese dishes to try across the city!

Chinese food is more than just dumplings and sweet and sour pork, y’all.

Here are some of the best Chinese restaurants to try in Toronto, starting from the more budget-friendly spots to the more upscale places.

If you love Chinese food, you might also like this post on the best Chinese takeout spots in Toronto.

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Best Chinese restaurants in Toronto


Mean Bao in Toronto

Mean Bao

Mean Bao is a great casual spot for lunch or just a snack.

You can get different baos, dumplings, and bowls, and their Pork Belly Bao and Jerk Chicken Baos are my absolute faves.

Two baos is enough for a meal if you don’t eat a lot (like me), but three baos will be sufficient if you eat more (like Adam!)

They used to have locations all over Toronto, but they’re slowly opening locations in the downtown core (nice for me because I live in the core!)

Their Queen & Bathurst location is the most popular one, and that’s the one I usually frequent.

LOCATION: Various locations


Rol San Dim Sum Restaurant in Toronto

Rol San Restaurant

I’ve been going to Rol San since I was a baby, and it’s my favourite dim sum restaurant in all of Toronto.

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Maybe it’s just the memories associated with coming here, but I think the food is v amazing.

Their chicken feet and squid tentacles are so freaking delicious.

Come with some friends or family so you can order a bunch of different dishes to share!

LOCATION: 323 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON


PanPan Noodle Bar restaurant in Toronto

PanPan Noodle Bar

Authentic spicy Wuhan noodles are what you’ll find here at PanPan Noodle Bar, located near the AGO.

The Hot Dry Crab is my favourite, but it’s not for the faint of heart – it’s spicy as heck!

They also have a bunch of delicious side dishes, including their Sticky Rice Crepe.

I have a blog post all about my PanPan Noodle Bar restaurant review if you want to see more of the menu!

LOCATION: 2nd floor, 23 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON


Niuda Hand-Pulled Noodles serves up Chinese noodles in ramen-inspired broth in Toronto

Niuda Hand-Pulled Noodles

Niuda Noodles is hands down one of my absolute favourite noodle spots in Toronto.

They hand-pull their noodles fresh everyday, and if you dine in, you can see them in action!

Try their Dan Dan Noodles and Beef Dumplings – they’re absolutely amazing.

I also have a blog post all about my Niuda Noodles restaurant review if you’re curious to see more of the menu!

LOCATION: 204 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON


Hong Shing

Hong Shing has menu items to satisfy anyone looking for Americanized Chinese dishes or more authentic Chinese dishes.

From Chicken Balls to Black Bean Clams, they’e got something to satisfy everyone in your party.

They also make some craft cocktails and have some of their own craft beer collaborations, which is really cool!

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You’ll find them just off of Dundas & University in a lineup of other Asian restaurants.

LOCATION: 195 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON


Lee Chen Asian Bistro

Lee Chen Asian Bistro is a bit more of an upscale Chinese restaurant, but they serve up amazing Chinese comfort food dishes.

From Hot & Sour Soup, to Ma Po Tofu, to Crystal Pork Belly, they’ve got a lot of classic Chinese dishes that’ll warm your belly up.

They also have Americanized Chinese dishes like Kung Pao Chicken and Sweet and Sour Pork.

They have 2 downtown locations at King & University and Yonge & Bloor, as well as one location in Aurora.

LOCATION: Various locations


Lee Restaurant

Lee Restaurant is Chef Susur Lee’s flagship restaurant on King West, and you’ll find Asian and French-influenced small plates meant for sharing.

From Cheeseburger Spring Rolls to Top Chef Curry Roasted Chicken, you’ll find all kinds of unique and delicious fusion dishes.

Try their Singapore Style Slaw – it features 20 ingredients, and it’s also vegan and gluten-free!

LOCATION: 601 King St. West, Toronto, ON


DaiLo

DaiLo is your spot for upscale Chinese food in Toronto.

They serve up amazing French-Chinese fusion cuisine in a gorgeous Instagram-worthy restaurant in Little Italy.

They switch up their menu every so often, but their Sweet & Sour Pork Hock and Truffle Fried Rice are both classic staples on the menu.

You can also visit the smaller version of their restaurant, Little DaiLo, inside Assembly Chef’s Hall downtown, a food hall filled with upscale restaurants serving up a few of their best dishes!

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LOCATION: 503 College St, Toronto, ON


Best Chinese restaurants in Toronto:

  1. Mean Bao
  2. Rol San Noodles
  3. PanPan Noodle Bar
  4. Niuda Noodles
  5. Hong Shing
  6. Lee Chen Asian Bistro
  7. Lee Restaurant
  8. DaiLo

These are just some of my favourite Chinese restaurants in Toronto.

What are some of the best Toronto Chinese restaurants in your opinion? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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