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6 Best Restaurants in Toronto’s Chinatown

6 Best Restaurants in Toronto’s Chinatown

I always love visiting Chinatown in Toronto for amazing and authentic restaurants.

Kensington Market was the first place I called home, and growing up my family visited Chinatown for dim sum and exploring Chinatown Centre and Dragon City.

Although most people think of the Dundas & Spadina neighbourhood when they hear “Chinatown”, there are actually 6 different Chinatowns across the Greater Toronto Area!

There’s more than just Chinese food in Chinatown – you’ll find other types of Asian restaurants such as Korean and fusion cuisines.

Remember to carry cash on-hand, because a lot of restaurants in Chinatown are cash or debit card-only.

Here are some of the best restaurants in Chinatown, Toronto!

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Best restaurants in Toronto’s Chinatown


Banh Mi Nguyen Huong in Toronto

Banh Mi Nguyen Huong

Nguyen Huong is your spot to get authentic banh mi in Toronto.

If you don’t already know what banh mi is, it’s basically a Vietnamese sub sandwich.

It’s typically filled with meat, pickled veggies, pâté, and a butter/mayo spread, and it’s served on a French baguette.

Nguyen Huong Banh Mi Shop, Toronto

I’ve been coming to Nguyen Huong for as long as I can remember, and my grandma even used to make rice cakes for their store!

Be sure to also grab a cup of che ba mau (a Vietnamese dessert) if you’ve got a sweet tooth.

If you’ve heard of the other popular Toronto chain, Banh Mi Boys, you’ll be excited to hear that it’s owned by the sons of Nguyen Huong’s owners.

LOCATION: 322 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON


R&D

If you’re a MasterChef Canada fan (watch it on Crave Canada), you’ll definitely want to pay a visit to R&D.

It’s co-owned by Eric Chong, the season one winner, and Alvin Leung, one of the judges and one of the few self-trained Michelin star chefs in the world!

They serve up Chinese food with a Canadian flare, with fun dishes like their french onion spring roll, macau curry falafel, and kimbap tostadas.

LOCATION: 241 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON


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.

Their chicken feet and squid tentacles are so freaking delicious, and so is everything else on their menu.

Come with some friends so you can order a bunch of different dishes to try!

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LOCATION: 323 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON


Pho Hung in Chinatown, Toronto

Pho Hung

Although I’m part Vietnamese, I never actually had authentic pho until I was in high school.

When I first discovered pho, I had an obsession with it, and I tried a lot of different pho restaurants in and around Toronto.

Pho Hung is by far my all-time favourite pho restaurant in Toronto.

I always order a rare beef and beef ball pho with an avocado shake!

Other pho restaurants I love in the GTA are Little Saigon in Richmond Hill and The Pho Restaurant in Markham.

LOCATION: 350 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON


Korean food from Owl of Minerva Restaurant in Toronto

The Owl of Minerva

Owl is probably the best restaurant in Toronto for authentic and home-style Korean food.

They’re a local chain with restaurants across the GTA, and they even have frozen foods available at Asian grocery stores!

I love their kamjatang (pork bone soup) and kalbi.

LOCATION: 280 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON


Four Four South Village Restaurant in Toronto

Four Four South Village

Enjoy authentic Taiwanese eats at this cozy spot on Dundas, including everything from Taipei beef noodles to braised meat dishes.

Their bento boxes are a great deal, and they have plenty of different options!

They’ve also got some slushies and other drinks for you to enjoy with your meal.

They also have two other locations at Yonge & Wellesley and in Scarborough.

LOCATION: 405 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON


Best restaurants in Chinatown, Toronto:

  1. Banh Mi Nguyen Huong
  2. R&D
  3. Rol San Restaurant
  4. Pho Hung
  5. The Famous Owl of Minerva
  6. Four Four South Village

Of course there are plenty more great restaurants in Toronto’s Chinatown neighbourhood, but these are just some of my favourites.

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