Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Canada
  3. Toronto / Ontario
  4. Toronto
  5. Downtown / Financial District

Lai Wah Heen Restaurant

4.7
4.7
952 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Chinese

At the internationally renowned Lai Wah Heen Restaurant, cuisine and culture come together to create an authentic Chinese dining experience that remains unrivaled amongst Toronto’s top-seated restaurants.

Lai Wah Heen, meaning “a luxurious meeting place,” has achieved the superb quality and true character of the best Hong Kong restaurants.

With accolades from; The New York Times - “the best dim sum in Toronto, maybe the best in North America”, Gourmet Magazine – “a sense of Hong Kong’s new culinary design” and enRoute Magazine – “edible masterpieces rarely savoured outside of Hong Kong”, Lai Wah Heen Restaurant continues to deliver the highest standards to Toronto diners.

The Lai Wah Heen team brings the latest trends in Chinese cuisine – exotic herbs and spices from the Pacific Rim, skillful use of tropical fruits and seafood dishes of exquisite refinement.

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Dim Sum

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 977-9899

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sam Tse

  • Private party facilities

    Our Chef’s Table is located at the south east corner of the dining room, a platform table can seat up to 14 guests, surrounded by glass wall with a breathtaking view.The VIP room provides private dining in maple-paneled seclusion, which accommodates maximum 20 guests.The minimum charge of the Chef’s Table and the VIP Room is $80.00 / person for dinner and $40.00 / person for lunch, minimum for 10 persons. Pre-arranged menu is required, please contact our manager for details

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (416) 977-9899

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Financial District

  • Cross street

    Dundas St. W, Doubletree Hilton 2/F

  • Parking details

    We offer a special rate of $ 5.00 per car for our patrons to park at the hotel underground parking, available on a first come first serve basic.

  • Public transit

    South West corner of Dundas Street and Chestnut street.<br />Two blocks west of Dundas subway station.<br />Two blocks east of St. Patrick subway station.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Specially Imported from Asia

  • Sake, Gekkeikan, Japan

    • 6ozCA$6.95
  • Sake, Gekkeikan, Japan

    • 10ozCA$10.95
  • Moutai, Kweichow, China

    • 375 ml BottleCA$500.00
  • Hong Xing Er Guo Tou Jiu, 10 years old, China

    • 1.25ozCA$7.95
    • 500 ml BottleCA$98.00

Last updated: February 2, 2022

What 952 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Business Meals

  • Toronto

    Great for Lunch

Sort by

Filters

  1. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant. Wheel chair accessible. Amazing staff. Excellent Peking Duck.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Excellent service with good food. Considered this is located inside a hotel, you are paying premium for the ambience and service. Food tastes in generally good, but the choices are not that many. It is understandable and it would be good to try once. The lobster dumpling was a disappointment, however.

  3. SS

    SamanthaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Dim sum was amazing and their chilli oil beats all other high end dining dim sum spots I have been too. Make sure you are not sitting near a party if your looking for a quite place with great service.

  4. JC

    JosephC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    One of the best (if not the best) chinese restaurant, Hong Kong style, in North America.

  5. H

    Hungryagain

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was excellent - service very attentive - Large room with little noise - try the scallops; they are excellent

  6. SF

    ScottF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Food was great. Order the Peking Duck!

  7. E

    Elle

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Service has been better in the past, food was excellent.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The waiter was excellent. Food was fantastic.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service is fantastic and food is refined and delicious!

  10. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    THIS RESTAURANT DOES NOT EXIST ANY MORE. IT IS GONE.

  11. BT

    BenoitfromTo

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    A great option if you want delicious Chinese food in a quiet room and you are willing to pay for it.

  12. KS

    KathyS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good consistently amazing ! Service and ambiance very good. Highly recommend

  13. c

    catherinep

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Average but very expensive, not sure why ?...everything on menu is 30% more expensive compared to comparable restaurants

  14. JZ

    JoeyZ

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    service has been great. Food is still good but price has gone up a bit. Very quiet now with less customers unlike the crowded environment before.

  15. SM

    SheikaM

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding. The best Dim Sum in Toronto. Creative, delicious and service is on point. A gem.

  16. SM

    SbMu

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Nice but not crazy quality dishes especially regarding the price.

  17. AT

    AliT

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been coming here for over twenty years and have enjoyed each and every visit. Our children were babies in strollers trying dim sum for the first time and are now in their twenties and have many fond memories. The two course duck dish is the best!!!

  18. RK

    RashmiK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Very disappointed in the food, we had heard great reviews on the restaurant. Found it very expensive for the quality and quantity of food that was served.

  19. TT

    TT88

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dim sum, great service, and definitely will be coming back again soon.

  20. MA

    MelissaAP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lai Wah Heen is one of my favorite places in TO. The pecking duck is devine! As is the rest of the food. Elegant dim sum and very much worth the price.

  21. SC

    SuzanneC

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again, an outstanding experience. We hope to return to Toronto and Lai Wah Heen soon.

  22. MZ

    MarleneZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience and most helpful in accommodating our vegetarian needs.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience for my Mom’s 65th. They gave us a private area and the Peking duck was amazing! Great service too.

  24. JV

    JohnnyV

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome everything

  25. SC

    SuzanneC

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We discovered Lei Wah Heen nearly 25 years ago.Having moved away, we hadn’t eaten there in a long time but we found it still held exacting standards for food, service and ambiance. We had the Imperial Prix Fixe dinner and will dream of it and hope to return.

  26. F

    Foodie

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Everything was excellent, food and service is amazing.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    It was my husband’s birthday and within the app I placed my meal order and the restaurant followed it perfectly

  28. SC

    SCHtoronto

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A top class restaurant serving quality and delicious Cantonese cuisine with amazing service. Peking duck was carved in front of you and placed in 16 light pancakes with sauce and condiments ready to be eaten. Second course of lettuce wrap also served individually. Delicious! Pork belly was tender with a slightly sweet tangy bean sauce is a must try. Beef stir-fry with Chinese broccoli was tender and tasty. Service was top class with change of plates, tea pot refilled, etc by attentive but not intrusive staff and manager. Lai Wah Heen is the perfect choice for special celebratory dinners if you’re looking for a Cantonese restaurant downtown.

  29. Z

    Zagloba

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Hostess not bright, could not find name on list of reservartions. Good, prompt attentive table service all the way until exit. But DIM SUM portions way to large with too much protein. Presentation is good but much food was for take out for our kids. Next time we would prefer lower class DIM SUM restaurant, such as Emerald Chinese Restaurant in MIssissauga. But if you want high class and high price Lai Wah Heen is your place for lunch.

  30. W

    Will

    Montreal

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Arrived early, no issue with seating right away. Staff very friendly and courteous

  31. YA

    YaseminA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve been coming here for the last 12 years. The quality is superb, the service is great! It’s the best!

  32. M

    Marilyn

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing dim sum even after all these years. Service still attentive and very good.

  33. M

    Marcos

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The servers were fabulous and the food was wonderful!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dishes and decent service!

  35. DL

    DennisL

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The dim sum quality and variety are SO GOOD!! You might not find some specialty dim sum at other restaurants. You can get what you pay for although the price is on the high side $$$$. This is a fine dining Chinese restaurant.

  36. V

    Vanna

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We always go for their Pekin duck when we are in town. Service and food are impeccable!

  37. PC

    PCheung

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Suitable for quiet lunches and dinners with family and friends and perfect for business lunches and dinners as well.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    A restaurant in DoubleTree by Hilton but not connected with Hilton, which doesn't allow me to use my Hilton Honors Membership. The food and drinks are fair, but are probably not the best in Toronto.

  39. TA

    ThomasA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is totally reliable to provide the best dim sum available in Canada, perhaps outside China. The staff are friendly and attentive without hovering over your table. We have friends from Chicago coming to visit us in July who have requested, after several years , to be taken to "that great dim sum restaurant".

  40. SR

    SandraR

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great destination for high quality dim sum and excellent service.

FAQs

Lai Wah Heen Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lai Wah Heen Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 977-9899.

Lai Wah Heen Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 952 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Lai Wah Heen Restaurant

108 Chestnut Street Toronto, ON M5G 1R3

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dundas St. W, Doubletree Hilton 2/F

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Financial District

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Dim Sum

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer a special rate of $ 5.00 per car for our patrons to park at the hotel underground parking, available on a first come first serve basic.

  • Public transit

    South West corner of Dundas Street and Chestnut street.Two blocks west of Dundas subway station.Two blocks east of St. Patrick subway station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sam Tse

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 977-9899

  • Private party facilities

    Our Chef’s Table is located at the south east corner of the dining room, a platform table can seat up to 14 guests, surrounded by glass wall with a breathtaking view.The VIP room provides private dining in maple-paneled seclusion, which accommodates maximum 20 guests.The minimum charge of the Chef’s Table and the VIP Room is $80.00 / person for dinner and $40.00 / person for lunch, minimum for 10 persons. Pre-arranged menu is required, please contact our manager for details

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (416) 977-9899

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo