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Lee Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.susur.com
  • Phone: (416) 504-7867
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Thursday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 11:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Southeast Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Susur Lee
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: BATHURST
  • Public Transit: Street car stop: King & Bathurst or King & Portland
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking after 6 pm & numerous public pay lots in the area.
A word from Lee
LEE is an exciting, vibrant urban destination. Crafted by Chef Susur Lee and his dedicated kitchen staff, the menu at LEE is an exciting culinary experience where guests are invited to share and sample a wide variety of smaller dishes. Visitors can expect rapid and professional service with a wine list of approximately 50 eclectically sourced wines providing the versatility needed to compliment the diversity of the dishes. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGlobal, International
Diner Reviews
  • "Very attentive and helpful with ensuring nut free experience for my son."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "My bf and I were excited for our reserved dinner this past weekend. we already had an idea of what we wanted to order. But between the time we were seated and the time our waitress finally came over for our orders was about 15 minutes. not acceptable. I was about to get up and go up to the bar and call her. I got really annoyed. Anyways, we had ordered the signature singapore slaw, the scallops and the peking duck platter. for drinks we both ordered a $16 glass of their sangria. very delicious. our 3 dishes came out within the span of 1 1/2 hours. VERY SLOW for food to come out. very heavy factor of whether I would come back to Lee or not. I would recommend not to visit on a weekend."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I was looking forward to this meal for months, very special treat. And we sat there and watched others get served all around us, and waited over an hour for our first hot appetizer to arrive. Cold oysters arrived quickly, but then long wait. Seems to have been just our table, so would not generalize. For a restaurant that says when you reserve you have a two hour window for your meal to not serve our main course until we had been seated for an hour and a half, and last course arrived at hour and forty-five into the window. I don't like to write "bad" reviews, food was great, just very disappointed in our service. The highlight was when the waitress asked if we wanted anything else when out last entree had not been served yet. Food's great!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Went for dinner and was nothing short of impressed. The slaw is a must !"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Service was awful. Food was mediocre. Not worth what we paid and after all the hype, really disappointing."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was my second time at Lee's. Enjoyed it very much. The food is beautiful and tasty, will do again"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I love sursurr lee's restaurant but for summerlicious they are so rush and service is not as good as before hope can change next time"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Best summerlicious ever in 2014!!! I just love every course we ordered:) Will come back for sure! To be honest, best Asian fusion I had ever! (I am an Asian myself)"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great night with an amazing slaw to start things off. Every bite was an experience."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "service is a little rushed. food is very good but the noise level is so loud it is very hard to have a conversation with the person sitting across from you."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This is my second time at Lee and I have nothing but positive things to say. The service was fantastic and the food was phenomenal. My experience this time was significantly better than the last. That's not to say it was bad last time (it wasn't), but I just felt it was exceptional this time around. The only thing that disappointed me was that I didn't see the panna cotta on the menu! :)"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Dining at Lee was an amazing experience...the food is divine and the service is great!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food came out fast. They had to slow it down and we were not disappointed. Everything was so flavourful. Worth the money."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Went for summerlicious. The cod cake was absolutely delicious. Perfectly moist and fresh although there was too much sirracha mayo, and calamari was a bit tough. My friend got the "fried chicken" which wasn't fried anymore and was grilled, I had a bite and thought it was tough and not moist. We both thought my appetizer was better. For entrees I got the salmon, which was cooked to perfection however the ratatouille was overly sweet (even for me). The beef my friend got was amazingly moist but she only got 2 small pieces! Absurd proportions. Lastly the dessert trio was mediocre. The best of the 3 was the mouse. I feel like for the price we paid, we should've gotten better. But I'll be back to try their regular menu."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We (group of 4) went for the summlicious menu and came out pretty impressed. We all agreed that we shall be back for their regular menu (mission accomplished Lee! :P)! Their calamari and chicken app was simply amazing! Dessert was also really tasty as well. Their entrees are good but nothing that's out of the world good. Their service was good. A great improvement from the past. While doing my research, I came across several comments regarding their untrained staff. But we all thought that the service was excellent. Mind you, this is a not a high-class French restaurant but the servers were very attentive and tried really hard to impress without any hint of awkwardness. Good job!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the size of the servings were good. We shared their famous slaw salad. Amazing flavour and textures. The fried chicken appetizer was very good, maybe a bit too spicy for some. The beef main was very tasty, loved the indian jam. I was less impressed with the dessert trio. The lemon meringue (licorice) was good. The waitress was friendly. The fellow who brought out the food was rude and brought out the appetizer chicken while we were still eating the slaw. Then, he brought the main while we were still eating our appetizers. He said it was too bad because it was ready. The waitress intervened and took care of it. We sat outside which was nice, very noisy inside. I will return but will tell them not to rush."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Two of us ordered different items from Summerlicious menu for sharing - a great way to eat. Crispy Calamari w/Cod Cake & Thai Fried Chicken w/Green Mango & Citrus Salad both absolutely delicious! The amazing sauce/glaze on chicken was so flavourful & very different - yum! Roasted Assam Marinated Salmon also absolutely delicious! Would never have thought to have ratatouille w/salmon, but was perfect in this dish. Black Pepper Marinated Filet of Beef good, but not as creative in flavour as other items chosen. All dishes very attractively plated. Servers okay, but a little stiff - could be friendlier. Made mistake of accepting a table outside at rush hour - traffic noise (loud motorcycles, sirens, etc.), dusty streets & wasps."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food and staff at Lee Restaurant were great. We took the waitress' recommendation to order the 19 ingredient signature slaw on top of our Summerlicious menu and were not disappointed. We don' t know how to describe it but everything in it made sense! Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Clearly the kitchen was overwhelmed - not much more the server could do than periodically apologize. Food was OK but lost in the wait"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The feta-watermelon appetizer was supremely delicious as was the quinoa pesto."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great service, great food, very busy so the noise level was high, but not annoying. And the air conditioning was working very well."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Went here for Summerlicious. Food and service were excellent. Ordered the slaw as well, very delicious!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I recently came here for summerlicious and it was amazing. The food was cooked just right nothing was dry and every dish had intense flavors. The servers were great everything was clean and organized."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "good for an enthusiastic foodie who loves a little flash and a lot of flavor."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Restaurant full which makes sense as every morsel of food was amazing not cheapened as summerlicious menus often are."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "As always, Susur Lee's food was incredible and the service amazing. The food is like nothing I could cook at home - exactly what dining out should be!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " Everything was good. The only downfall was our server. Was tempted to ask to move to a different station."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This was a very special first day dinner of the S2014. Having followed Susur Lee in Toronto right from the beginning I could not miss since I am going to Paris today. Food was top class service by Olivia was outstanding particularly her selection of the Sake and the Martini coffee. Hope to go again."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Another great food experience by Master Chef, Susur Lee. The signature slaw was just the beginning of this food adventure. A fabulous place for getting together and sharing the food and memories with friends."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We have dined here at Lee several times the food and service is always excellent. You pay a little more for your meal and the prices for the wines are a little crazy but the dining experience is worth it....and there is always a new flavour experience!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Second time here. Made sure to dine here for our Toronto holiday"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Even after all these years, the food is amazing! My favourite place while travelling to Toronto. Never tire of it!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This was my first time at Lee! Really Good. The salada with 19 ingredients was delicious. For 3 people choose 3 option plus a dessert and you will be fine. It's pricy but worth every bite! The service is good, however our server was not that good. I will be back next time to taste other courses."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Four guests shared a variety of dishes, all of which were truly excellent. The slaw (of course) to start followed by caramelized cod that was stunningly well prepared, an unusual but delicious poached lobster dish served in cocktail glasses (extra to menu) and simply amazing green curry. We followed with a couple of desserts (peanut chocolate and rhubarb tart). Susur visited the adjacent table and we were able to personally pass on our satisfaction. This was second visit and both were outstanding. Made our lifetime top 5. Our California guests were very impressed."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Waiter kept pouring water without or knowledge for a grand total of 5 bottles at 56.00!!! The waiter was robotic. Every line rehearsed. We felt rushed, we felt cheated."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The service was amazing at Lee, all servers helping at all tables. And eh food was to die for, as expected. Susur really knows how to build a restaurant and change with the times."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Don't miss the signature salad made with 19 ingredients or the lobster ravioli. My only issue with the restaurant was the noise level...we could barely hear each other, but mostly we were expressing delight with the wonderful food that was served with expert timing. Our table of 5 shared 8 or 9 dishes (and they brought out 5 portions when they would normally serve only 4) and they were served one at a time. We didn't have long waits between the dishes."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The Singapore Slaw keeps us going back there again and again!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "excellent restaurant- loved the ambience, food, and staff!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Excellent food. Service was very friendly and informative. A little strange having 4 or 5 different people serving you. Ambience is cool but room is quite loud. Only annoying thing was being being sat next to DJ booth. Although the music was great, it got quite busy with people constantly hanging around."
    Dined on 6/13/2014