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8 Best Lunar New Year Dinners in Toronto

8 Best Lunar New Year Dinners in Toronto

Planning on ordering takeout or delivery for Lunar New Year dinner in Toronto?

While you might hear “Chinese New Year” mentioned a lot, this occasion is celebrated by a variety of different Asian cultures, so “Lunar New Year” is a more appropriate term!

Toronto is such an awesome and multicultural city, so we’ve got plenty of local restaurants you can order Lunar New Year dinners from.

Here are some of the best Lunar New Year dinner options in Toronto to ring in the 2022 year of the tiger, in order from the least to most expensive!

If you’re looking to pick up some special Lunar New Year treats as well, Wai Tack Kee is a local Scarborough-based company that makes traditional Chinese snacks in small batches.

Chinese New Year dragon beard candy
Dragon beard candy is often eaten during Lunar New Year. It’s kind of like Chinese cotton candy!

And if you’re looking for some outfit inspo, check out my post on Lunar New Year outfit ideas!

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Best Lunar New Year dinners in Toronto


Lunar New Year dinner from Hong Shing Restaurant in Toronto

Hong Shing Restaurant

Hong Shing is one of Toronto’s best Chinese restaurants, serving up everything from Americanized Chinese dishes to more traditional Chinese dishes.

Their special 6-course Lunar New Year menu is $128 and serves 3 to 4 people, and it’s made up of crab claws, cod, beef, mushrooms, lobster, and fried rice.

Plus, you can add on their special Red Pocket Cocktail for $20!

Lunar New Year dinner from Hong Shing Restaurant in Toronto

The LNY menu is available for pre-order with 24 hour notice required, and you can pick up at their restaurant by Dundas & University.

Price: $128, serves 3-4 people

How to order: Pre-order on Hong Shing’s website (24 hour notice required)

Order between: Saturday, January 29th to Sunday, February 6th

LOCATION: 195 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON


Lunar New Year takeout from House of Gourmet Chinese restaurant in Toronto

House of Gourmet

House of Gourmet is a long-standing casual BBQ and seafood restaurant, and if you’ve walked through Chinatown, you’ve probably seen their Peking ducks hanging by the window.

They have tons of different meal combos for anywhere from one to 8 people, including dishes like soups, appetizers, meat or seafood dishes, and fried rice – perfect for a Lunar New Year celebration.

You can also order a la carte if you’re looking for specific dishes instead!

They’ve got the House Special Combos, Peking Duck Combos, and Lobster or Crab Combos, all available for pickup via ordering directly from the restaurant or on Ritual.

You can also grab some of their Lunar New Year special combos on DoorDash or Uber Eats, and none of the combos are available on Skip the Dishes (but a la carte is available).

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We ended up ordering House of Gourmet for our Lunar New Year’s eve dinner this year, and it was delish.

Price: $16.99-$145.99 for 1-8 people

How to order:

Order between: Saturday, January 29th to Sunday, February 6th

LOCATION: 484 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON


August 8

If you’ve got a craving for both dim sum and sushi, you’ll find both at August 8.

For their Lunar New Year special, you can choose between the CNY Mystery Box A, B, or C.

They all show the exact same description, so it’s completely random and you won’t know what you get until you receive the order!

They all include an entree (chicken, beef, or salmon teriyaki), maki set, and 3 dim sum dishes for $33.88, and I’d guess it probably serves 2-3 people.

August 8 is actually originally from Hamilton and they have several locations in the western part of the GTA, but they have a Toronto location in Chinatown!

Price: $33.88

How to order: Order takeout on their website

Order between: Monday, January 24th to Saturday, February 5th

LOCATION: 331 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON


Kinka Izakaya, Toronto

Kinka Izakaya

Kinka is one of my all-time fave restaurants in Toronto, and they’ve got a set Lunar New Year menu for 4 people at just $88!

It includes 4 miso soups, 4 shareable appetizers, 4 mains of your choice (noodles, rice bowl, curry, bento, bibimbap, or torched sushi), and 4 pieces of matcha cheesecake.

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At $22 per person, it’s a fantastic deal for Lunar New Year!

If you haven’t been to Kinka before, they serve up Japanese izakaya food (AKA pub eats).

Price: $88 for 4 people

How to order: Dine-in or order takeout via walk-in, phone, or their website

Order between: Monday, January 31st to Thursday, February 10th

LOCATION: Various locations


JaBistro

JaBistro is another restaurant behind the Kinka family, and they’re doing a 3-Course Meal for Two for Lunar New Year.

It includes two miso soups, your choice of two bentos for the main course, and two genmaicha tiramisu cups for dessert.

For the bentos, you can choose between Chicken Nanban, Ebi Mayo, or Grilled Salmon, and all the bentos come with assorted sashimi, oshizushi, dashimaki egg, and Japanese taro.

Price: $55 for 2 people

How to order: Order takeout via walk-in, phone, or their website

Order between: Monday, January 31st to Saturday, February 12th

LOCATION: 222 Richmond St. West, Toronto, ON


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.

Their tasting menus are perfect for any smaller Lunar New Year celebrations you’re having at home!

There’s a Vegetarian Tasting Menu for 2 ($120) with 6 dishes, a Tasting Menu for 2 ($150) with 8 dishes, and a Tasting Menu for 4 ($300) with 10 dishes.

You can order the tasting menus on Ritual for pickup, or order on Uber Eats for delivery at slightly higher prices ($126-$315).

Prices: $120-$300 for 2-4 people

How to order:

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LOCATION: 601 King St. West, Toronto, ON


Mama Bombina

With barbershops closed for a large duration of the pandemic, Toronto barber Lina Khoun started making Cambodian-inspired weekly meals in her kitchen for delivery.

She’s currently offering a Chinese New Year menu made up of 5 courses, including dumplings, salad, noodle soup, steamed fish, and cookies.

Price: $60/person or $100/two people

How to order: Direct message @mamabombina on Instagram

Order by: Friday, January 28th

Delivery: Tuesday, February 1st


DaiLo Restaurant in Toronto

DaiLo

DaiLo is one of my absolute fave restaurants in Toronto, and they serve up incredible French-Chinese fusion cuisine in their stunning Little Italy restaurant (which is hella Instagrammable).

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 order their 7-course Lunar New Year Tasting Menu for $99 per person, which includes a Dim Sum Box (3 items), Tom Yum Custard, Red Braised Pork Belly, Lobster Longevity Noodles, Whole Steamed Branzino, Aloe Sorbet, and a Fortune Roll Cookie.

They only allow orders for their LNY tasting menu in even numbers, so you’ll have to order for at least two people.

They also have a regular At Home Tasting Menu that’s $88 per person, and they change up the offerings every week.

If you or one of your dinner guests eats plant-based, they also have a Vegan Tasting Menu for $82 per person!

You can order for pickup at their restaurant or for delivery via DoorDash, and all of it is done through the Tock platform.

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Prices: $82-$88/person

How to order: Order takeout or delivery on Tock from Tuesdays to Sundays

LOCATION: 503 College St, Toronto, ON


Best Lunar New Year dinners in Toronto:

  1. Hong Shing Restaurant
  2. House of Gourmet
  3. August 8
  4. Kinka Izakaya
  5. JaBistro
  6. Lee Restaurant
  7. Mama Bombina
  8. DaiLo

These were some of the best Lunar New Year dinners to order from restaurants in Toronto.

Happy Lunar New Year and gung hay fat choy, my friends! 💸

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Chinese New Year sticky rice
Some sticky rice my grandma picked up for Lunar New Year.
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