Searching for the best restaurants in Richmond Hill to eat at?
Richmond Hill has plenty of awesome restaurants to eat at, especially if you’re a fan of Asian food.
Although I grew up in Richmond Hill, I was always trying to get out of it – I spent more time exploring Toronto and even Markham.
Pretty much the only places my friends and I went to growing up in Richmond Hill were the basic Canadian chains (All Star Wings, Kelsey’s, you know what I mean) and Destiny (a mediocre bubble tea spot all the ~kool kids~ used to hang out at).
While there have always been great food spots in Richmond Hill, a lot more spots have popped up over the years since I’ve moved to Toronto.
Since my parents still live in Richmond Hill, I actually do visit and eat there pretty often!
Whether you’re into fresh sashimi boats or savoury lobster dishes, there are so many incredible restaurants and places to eat at in Richmond Hill.
There are also plenty of amazing dessert places in Richmond Hill you can check out after your meal 😉
Here are some of the best Richmond Hill restaurants to check out!
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Best restaurants in Richmond Hill
1. Project Fish: Kitchen
Enjoy oshi sushi heaven at Project Fish: Kitchen.
This is probably one of my all-time favourite Richmond Hill restaurants, and it’s the first place I mention to my parents when they ask where I want to eat.
Pretty much anything I’ve ever tried on their menu has been delicious, especially the oshi sushi.
It is a bit pricy, so come for the lunch menu or visit for a special occasion!
Their original restaurant, Project:Fish, is based in North York.
LOCATION: 9580 Yonge St. Unit 101, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
2. Thai Basil
If you’re looking for the best Thai food in Richmond Hill, this is it.
Yellow curry, red curry, and pineapple fried rice are my family’s go-to dishes here at Thai Basil.
Their appetizers are v good as well, and the appetizer platter is worth getting if you’re looking to try a mix of different items on the menu.
Thai Basil’s main location is downtown at Bloor & Spadina, but I’ve only visited their Richmond Hill location.
I actually went to high school next door, so I came here all the time for their lunch specials back in the day!
LOCATION: 1070 Major Mackenzie Dr. East, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
3. Touhenboku Ramen
Got a craving for something warm, hearty, and spicy?
If you’re a ramen lover, definitely pay a visit to Touhenboku Ramen in Richmond Hill for your ramen fix.
The black garlic ramen is my fave, and the boku chicken wings are worth trying if you can handle the spiciness.
It’s actually located in the same plaza as Thai Basil, so you have another option if one of these restaurants is busy!
LOCATION: 1070 Major Mackenzie Dr. East, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
4. Sansotei Ramen
Looking for even more delicious ramen options to try in Richmond Hill?
Sansotei is another awesome ramen restaurant chain that you can find in Richmond Hill.
If you can handle spicy dishes, you should definitely grab the spicy tantan ramen noodles!
They’re located right at Yonge & Weldrick.
LOCATION: 9555 Yonge St. Unit 12, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
5. Congee Wong
If you’re craving home-style Cantonese food, Congee Wong is your spot to visit.
Since the food is great and fairly priced, it actually gets super busy inside the restaurant, so my family usually just grabs takeout!
The black bean clams, deep fried squid, and wonton lo mein are some of my favourites to order on the menu.
Since it’s cheap and delicious, this is probably my most-visited spot on this list.
LOCATION: 1 Spadina Rd, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
6. The Owl of Minerva
Got a craving for some authentic Korean food in Richmond Hill?
Owl is an amazing Korean restaurant chain based in Toronto, and they’ve been around for around two decades now.
They’ve got locations all across Ontario, with one right by Bayview & Major Mackenzie.
Their Kamjatang (pork bone soup) and Kalbi (BBQ short ribs) are my faves to order!
LOCATION: 815 Major Mackenzie Dr. East, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
7. Little Saigon
Little Saigon has probably the best pho you’ll find in Richmond Hill.
They get super busy around the dinner time rush, but luckily they now offer takeout.
Afterwards, you can walk next door to T&T to shop for Asian groceries!
If you’re on a Vietnamese food kick, be sure to grab banh mi sandwiches from Nguyen Huong at T&T (if they’re in stock)!
LOCATION: 9625 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON
There’s nothing like saucy deep-fried food, especially at Donburi.
Donburi is an amazing little Japanese restaurant at the Commerce Gate plaza in Richmond Hill.
The grilled skewer selection is pretty darn great, and of course their donburi (rice bowls).
LOCATION: 505 Highway 7 Unit #93-95, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
9. Asian Garden
I literally dream about Asian Garden’s Hakka-style dishes.
Their Machurian shrimp, fish, and chicken are all fantastic, but the shrimp is definitely my favourite out of them all.
The service is definitely not friendly, so feel free to grab takeout instead of dining in.
The dishes are hella spicy anyway, so you might prefer to eat in the comfort of your home (with plenty of water and tissues).
LOCATION: 883 16th Ave, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
10. Sushi Aoi
Most sushi places around Richmond Hill and the GTA are just meh, but Sushi Aoi is actually pretty good.
They serve all the typical sushi rolls we know and love, plus some great special rolls.
My family usually gets the sushi boats to share, with an extra roll or two on the side.
The quality of their fish is great, and they’re not stingy at all!
Plus, the service here is very friendly!
LOCATION: 10620 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
11. Aji Sai Japanese Restaurant
Especially considering that Aji Sai is all-you-can-eat, the food here is pretty darn good.
Everything usually comes out super fast, and everything is always delicious!
Technically it’s on the border of Richmond Hill and Thornhill, but we’ll include it in here anyways.
Save room for dessert – the cakes are delicious (chocolate is my fave)!
LOCATION: 8206 Bayview Ave, Thornhill, ON
12. Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar
Scaddabush is one of my fave Italian restaurant chains in Toronto.
I remember randomly deciding to stumble into their first Yonge & Gerrard location for dinner after class at Ryerson one day, and how happy my friends and I were to discover such a great spot.
Their charity bread and straight up meatball are amazing!
Scaddabush now has locations all across the GTA, with one in Richmond Hill along the East Beaver Creek stretch of restaurants.
LOCATION: 155 York Blvd, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
13. Ten Ren’s Tea
Ten Ren’s is more known for their bubble tea drinks, but they’ve actually got some pretty great food on their menu.
Almost everything on the menu has tea infused into the dish, which I think is really unique.
I always love ordering their Taiwanese popcorn chicken – it’s incredible!
They’ve got two locations in Richmond Hill, with one at Bayview & Major Mackenzie and one at Highway 7 & Leslie.
LOCATION: Various locations | Website
14. Yang’s Fine Chinese Cuisine
Want some dim sum?
You should definitely pay a visit to Yang’s at Bayview & Weldrick.
As most dim sum places do, it gets really busy really quick, so come as early as possible if you want a table.
LOCATION: 9665 Bayview Ave. Unit 30, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
15. Saigon Star
Curry crab is as dreamy as it sounds, and I’ve been craving it ever since I had it literally once years ago.
If you’re a fan of seafood, you’ll definitely want to visit this Vietnamese/Thai fusion restaurant for their huge selection of seafood dishes.
They do the typical pho and vermicelli dishes as well, but the fancy seafood dishes are what you’ll want to come for!
LOCATION: 330 Highway 7, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
16. Lobster Port No. 1
If you’re looking for a fancier restaurant to eat at in Richmond Hill with your family (or a large group of friends), Lobster Port No. 1 is your spot.
The set menus are what you’ll want to order, and you can choose between crab, lobster, or both.
One thing I have to note is how great the service was when I visited – the manager and server were both very nice!
LOCATION: 9021 Leslie St. #9, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
17. Omei Restaurant
Omei is another one of those fancy Chinese seafood restaurants people visit for special occasions, and it is hella expensive.
They also try to pack as many tables as possible in the room which is pretty uncomfortable, but it’s still worth visiting.
The lobster 4 ways is amazing if you and your group love lobster.
LOCATION: 420 Highway 7, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
Best restaurants in Richmond Hill:
- Project Fish: Kitchen
- Thai Basil
- Touhenboku Ramen
- Sansotei Ramen
- Congee Wong
- The Owl of Minerva
- Little Saigon
- Asian Garden
- Sushi Aoi
- Aji Sai Japanese Restaurant
- Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar
- Ten Ren’s Tea
- Yang’s Fine Chinese Cuisine
- Saigon Star
- Lobster Port No. 1
- Omei Restaurant
Sadly there are quite a few great restaurants I grew up visiting that have shut down since, but at least there are always new places popping up!
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