According to the latest census numbers, more than one in 10 people in Toronto are from China. This Asian explosion has led to two established Chinatowns in the city, a wealth of Chinese heritage to enjoy and (yes) plenty of Dim Sum. Here are some of the best Dim Sum Restaurants recommendations in Toronto.

  • For Susar Lee’s spectacular take on the traditional, get Luckee.
  • Mother’s Dumplings is wildly popular because it’s dependably good.
  • For upscale offerings in an upscale location, choose Yorkville’s Dynasty.
  • Mean Bao, a fusion enterprise serving bao along with a small selection of dim sum, is rapidly growing, with outposts sprouting up all over the city.
  • For dim sum accompanied by pretty views of the lake and the islands head to the Pearl at Queens Quay Terminal.
  • Kwan Dim Sum, near Yonge and St. Clair, has the cutest presentation with some menu items shaped like bunnies and chicks.
  • Serving dim sum into the wee hours, Rol San is a Toronto favourite, right in the heart of Chinatown.
  • Another Chinatown favourite, Dim Sum King has a vast menu of authentic classics.
  • Rosewood offers an all-you-can-eat option, a menu that changes seasonally and sushi for your friends with differing tastes.
  • With locations at King and University and Yonge and Bloor, Lee Chen aims to cater to dim-sum-loving foodies.

Now, if you’re serious about Dim Sum (like really serious), get in a cab or Uber and take yourself up to Highway 7 and Leslie. It’s a bit of a ride, but once you get there, you’ll see a Dim Sum place in just about every building. We’re partial to Yu Seafood, but you’ll be in good hands wherever you go. That area, while not one of Toronto’s official Chinatowns, is about as Chinese as it gets.

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