Chinese Food in Toronto

Craving Chinese food in Toronto? You’ve come to the right place, as this is where you will find the most complete information about the best Chinese restaurants in Toronto.
On this page, we’ll be reviewing restaurants of classic Chinese staples such as dim sums, Hakka Chinese, hot pot, and Chinese noodles. Here, you will also find helpful guides on where to find the best Chinese foods in your district and guides on other Chinese cuisines. The restaurants on this page are chosen based on the restaurant’s history, their Google/Yelp reviews, and the authenticity of their food.
For each restaurant, we’ll summarize how much you can expect to spend, what dishes are worth trying, and address any concerns you should look out for during your visit.
It comes as no surprise that Chinese food is one of the most popular cuisines in Toronto. Chinese cuisine has so much to offer in terms of variety and flavour. Across the GTA, you will find restaurants of all eight Chinese culinary cuisines including Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shangdong, Szechuan, and Zhejiang.
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Below is Toronto Blogs comprehensive outline with detailed reviews, pictures, and location information for all favourite Chinese Restaurants in Toronto.

Contents

Dim Sum

Dim Sum is a type of Chinese cuisine that is most commonly served as small bite-sized portions of food traditionally accompanied by tea. They are best enjoyed in large groups, where you can order many different dishes and share with your friends.
Yu Seafood

Yu Seafood

If you’re looking for a fine dining restaurant that serves dim sums, then you’ve come to the right place. Yu...

Very Fair Seafood Cuisine

Very Fair Seafood Cuisine

Very Fair Seafood Cuisines has been a staple spot for delicious dim sums in Scarborough for many years. This banquet...

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Juicy Dumpling

If you’re looking for quick, affordable, and delicious dim sums, Juicy Dumplings is the place to be. Juicy Dumpling is...

The One Fusion Cuisine

The One Fusion Cuisine

The One Fusion Cuisine has been highly raved by many as one of the best dim sum spots in the...

Hakka Chinese

Hakka cuisine is one of the eight great traditions of Chinese cuisine. It places emphasis on preserving the original flavour of ingredients, limiting seasonings considered to congest flavours, and using both aromatic herbs and spices liberally.
Hakka Ren

Hakka Ren

Hakka Ren is a casual restaurant found in the Mississauga area. They use fresh ingredients to bring out the flavour...

Yueh Tung Restaurant

Yueh Tung Restaurant

Yueh Tung Restaurant is a casual place to visit for some delicious Hakka cuisine. They have over 30 years of...

China Cottage

China Cottage

China Cottage is a casual Hakka restaurant in Scarborough. They try to put their own twist on Hakka cuisine by...

Super Hakka

Super Hakka

Super Hakka is a quiet restaurant found in the Scarborough area. Their chefs have decades of cooking experience.

Chinese Hot Pot

Hot pot refers to a Chinese-style broth that comes with a self-cooking element for diners to cook their food in the soup or broth. It consists of a simmering pot in the middle of the dining table filled with broth, and ingredients such as meats and vegetables – best enjoyed as a group.
Legend pot

Legend Pot

You can find Legend Pot inside T&T supermarket if you're looking for a classy hot pot restaurant in Markham. Exceptional...

Kim Tao Hot Pot 金稻

Kim Tao Hot Pot 金稻

If you’re tired of ridiculously expensive hotpot restaurants and want something that tastes homemade, try Kim Tao Hot Pot in...

Happy Lamb Hot pot

Happy Lamb Hot pot

Happy Lamb Hot Pot is a global hot pot chain with three locations in the GTA, including Chinatown, Scarborough, and...

Tasty Pot

Tasty Pot

Tasty Pot opened in 2014 and serves 12 different flavours of Taiwanese hot pots. This place isn’t just known for...

Chinese Noodles

Chinese noodles are a staple in Chinese cuisine as a type of wheat pasta made from rice flour. Chinese noodles can be consumed in various ingredients, broth, and seasonings depending on the region.
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Hey Noodles

Hey Noodles is well-known for its excellent bowls of noodles, particularly Xiăo Miàn, among other delicacies.

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Mei Nung Beef Noodle House

Mei Nung Beef Noodle House is a popular Taiwanese restaurant in the GTA renowned for its Beef Noodles. The restaurant...

Jim Chai Kee Noodles

Jim Chai Kee Noodles

If you are looking for the best wonton noodle soup in the GTA, look no further. Jim Chai Kee Noodles...

Dagu Rice Noodles

Dagu Rice Noodles

Dagu Rice Noodles is a popular noodle shop chain with several locations across Canada,

Chinese Restaurants by Toronto Districts

Chinese restaurants can be found throughout the GTA, often clustered within certain districts. This section will list all the different Chinese Restaurants in each district of Toronto including Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke, Downtown, and East York.
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Best Chinese Restaurants in East York

East York is one of Toronto's most culturally diversified neighbourhoods. There are several restaurants of different ethnicities, with Chinese eateries...

Chinese Restaurants Guides

This section will provide helpful information on other foods found in Chinese cuisine, and address any potential concerns you should consider before eating at a certain restaurant.

FAQ on Chinese Food

The most popular types of Chinese dishes are dim sum, hot pot, and noodles. Other common dishes include steamed buns (baozi), tofu/soy products, fried rice, fried noodles (often called chow mein in North America), soup (particularly egg drop soup or Hot and Sour Soup), beef & lamb, pork, chicken, seafood, BBQ meat (particularly pork), pickled vegetables, and various preserved/processed foods.

There are eight different types of Chinese cuisine, which include Anhui (徽菜 huīcài), Cantonese (粤菜 yuècài), Fujian (闽菜 mǐncài), Hunan (湘菜 xiāngcài), Jiangsu (苏菜 sūcài), Shandong (鲁菜 lǔcài), Szechuan (川菜 chuāncài), and Zhejiang (浙菜 zhèicài).

Chinese food tends to have stronger flavours, larger quantities of vegetables compared to Japanese cuisine, and is typically served in large groups. Japanese cuisine tends to be milder in flavour, with delicate flavours where everything is carefully prepared.  It is often more expensive, with smaller portions that are usually consumed in a more formal setting.

Typically, Cantonese food tends to have been seasoned with garlic, black pepper, rice vinegar, five-spice powder, star anise etc., while Mandarin dishes are typically saltier due to soy sauce. In addition, there are different ways of preparing and cooking, and different ingredients used in these dishes.  For instance, Cantonese cuisine has a sweeter sauce whereas Mandarin cuisine has a soy-based sauce.

Conclusion

Chinese cuisine is one of the major cuisines in the world. With so many different types of dishes out there, it can be hard to find a restaurant that serves exactly what you want. By understanding what different types of dishes are available, you can make better decisions to suit your palate. We hope that this guide helps you find the best Chinese restaurants in Toronto.
If you’re looking for more information about other cuisines, be sure to check out our restaurant listing pages where you can find restaurants of different foods.
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