Best Chinese Restaurants in North York

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We’re all addicted to Chinese food. It has the right combination of savoury and salty with so many different dishes to love like dumplings, hand-pulled noodles, braised pork and more. But with so many restaurants it can be hard to find the hidden gems in the bunch. This is why we made a list of the best Chinese restaurants in North York based on taste, price and variety. 

11) Kwan

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This is a dim sum restaurant that focuses on creating food with a modern twist. The food really speaks for itself here. Many people visit this restaurant to celebrate their birthdays or for other special occasions. The ambience itself is beautiful; the darker-toned decor gives this place a more fancy feel. We recommend trying the Dim Sum at this place. A personal favourite is the deep-fried shrimp rolls.

Phone: +1 (647) 352-0108
Address: 808 York Mills Rd #8, North York, ON M3B 1X8

10) Mandarin Restaurant

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Mandarin Restaurant opened in 1979 to offer buffet, delivery and takeout options. This is a casual buffet place that serves things such as seafood, prime ribs and sushi. You don’t just visit for the food but the ambience as well. The staff goes above and beyond to get you in the mood for festivities whether that’s blowing up inflatable reindeer on Christmas or celebrating your birthday with you.

Phone: +1 (416) 736-6000
Address: 1027 Finch Ave W, North York, ON M3J 2C7

9) Asian Legend

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This place serves some delicious Northern Chinese dishes. This restaurant first opened in 1988 and now has expanded around Toronto. With over 33 years of experience, the menu has been perfected both in options and in flavour. We recommend trying the Peking Duck. You could choose to order as a whole or go with half the duck instead. Both are very filling and the duck itself has a strong fatty taste that we love.

Phone: +1 (416) 756-9388
Address: 125 Ravel Rd, North York, ON M2H 1T1

8) Chinese Halal Restaurant

Chinese Halal Restaurant
Chinese Halal Restaurant opened in 2010 and serves everything from handmade noodles to dumpling dishes. But what they’re known for is their mouthwatering lamb dishes. The chefs really know how to work with the meat to bring out its flavour profile. We recommend trying the lamb skewers. This meat is tender and falls right off the stick. The spices used on this dish really seep through the meat.

Phone: +1 (416) 498-9800
Address: 101 Ravel Rd, North York, ON M2H 1T1

7) Sun Star Chinese Cuisine

Sun Star Chinese Cuisine
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This is a great place to visit if you’re looking for authentic food with fresh seafood options. This restaurant is located in the Bayview Woods Plaza. We recommend trying the spicy salted shrimp. This is both spicy and savoury. The shrimp itself breaks apart easily and goes together with any rice or noodle dish.

Phone: +1 (416) 229-0866
Address: 636 Finch Ave E, North York, ON M2K 2E6

6) Dragon Pearl Buffet

Dragon Pearl Buffet
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This all-you-can-eat buffet is the perfect place to go if you’re in a mood to try lots of delicious food. They have over a hundred dishes to choose from. Their skilled chefs make sure each dish is unique and brings out its own flavours. A must-try here is the Pecking Duck and sushi options. Getting lunch from Tuesday to Friday is the cheapest option as adults only have to pay $20.99 for the meal.

Phone: +1 (647) 352-2288
Address: 865 York Mills Rd #2, North York, ON M3B 1Y6

5) Yan Yu Chinese Dining

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This is a great place to go for modern Szechuan Cuisine. Yan Yu Chinese dining opened in 2007 and continues to serve delicious sizzling food today. Their earth-toned dining room is the perfect place to visit with family and friends for a fine dining experience. The price ranges from $10 – $21 at this restaurant. The seafood options are usually on the pricier side. We recommend trying the free-range chicken with sesame seeds and peanuts when you visit here.

Phone: +1 (416) 753-8838
Address: 237 Consumers Rd, Toronto, ON M2J 0E9

4) J&Y Chinese Cuisine

J&Y Chinese Cuisine
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This place is great if you’d like a mix of comfort and new. Their food looks like it should be in a magazine with how well it’s presented. The casual restaurant has a price range of $12 – $22 and has a lot of great options to choose from. We recommend trying the Lobster E-Fu Noodles. The flavours are on point with this dish and the vegetables help give the meal a bit of a crunch. The tender noodles work well with the fresh lobster.

Phone: +1 (416) 223-5151
Address: 1108 Sheppard Ave E, North York, ON M2K 2V9

3) Szechuan Gourmet Restaurant

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This popular Chinese restaurant has some great lunch specials offered here. The price ranges from $7 – $17 at this restaurant. We recommend trying the Crispy Ginger Chicken during lunch as the meal will come with soup and steamed rice. If you pay extra you can substitute it with Lo Mein Noodles as well. Every bite gives you the taste of soy sauce and ginger.

Phone: +1 (416) 663-8888
Address: 1033 Steeles Ave W, North York, ON M2R 2S9

2) Congee Queen

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This place is known for its delicious food and its extensive wine list as well. Congee Queen serves Chinese and Thai food to choose from. A favourite is beef with mushrooms. This dish is served on a sizzling hot plate. The earthy mushrooms have a mildly sweet taste and it complements the tender beef. The prices range from $9 – $25 at this restaurant and is a great place to visit for casual dining.

Phone: +1 (416) 916-0338
Address: 895 Lawrence Ave E #8, North York, ON M3C 3L2

1) Old Time Chinese Cuisine

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This restaurant is a great place for Northern Chinese cuisine. Customers love both the food and atmosphere here. There are a variety of interesting artworks to be found here from the crowded sky painted on the ceiling to the landscape pictures on top of the bar. The price ranges from $10 – $28 at this restaurant. A favourite dish is the Hometown Steamed Noodles with Pork. It has a rich taste and the pork is very tender.

Phone: (416) 792-5365
Address: C, 10 Mallard Rd #115, North York, ON M3B 0A7

There are so many Chinese restaurants in North York but hopefully, this list helped you narrow down your options. You can’t go wrong with any of the places you choose here because the food is mouth-wateringly good. But if you’d rather try something else why not check out our other blogs.

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