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About 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.

601 KING ST WEST
Toronto, ON M5V 1M5
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Southeast Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Thursday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:30

Cross Street:
KING & PORTLAND

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 504-7867

Website:
http://www.susur.com/lee

Parking Details:
There is street parking after 6 pm & numerous public pay lots in the area. For the best parking in the area, please visit: https://toronto.bestparking.com/?ParkingType=daily&VehicleType=Regular&ParkingMode=Lots&zoom=16&lat=43.644133&lng=-79.400392&address=601%20King%20St.%20W&location_area=address_map

Public Transit:
Street car stop: King & Bathurst or King & Portland

Executive Chef:
Susur Lee

Private Party Facilities:
With 3 separate private dining rooms, our venue can accommodate anywhere from 12 to 150 guests and was designed to host business meetings, birthdays, receptions or any special occasions. Sharing style or individual coursed menus available.

Private Party Contact:
Lee Restaurant: (416) 504-7867

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lee Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (51)
Special Occasion (48)
Good for a Date (42)
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Good for Birthdays (33)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Romantic (27)
Fun (26)
Business Meals (23)
Hot Spot (21)
Tasting Menu (21)
Good for Groups (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Authentic (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Tapas (11)
People Watching (10)
Casual (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Healthy (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Spicy (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The food is wonderful and the service is excellent. The only issue is their very annoying habit of calling you to ask for confirmation of Open Table reservations. At least respect that I have made my reservation electronically and ask for confirmation electronically. Their calls always seem to interrupt meetings and they ask you call them back. Total pain, disrespectful and a waste of my time!!!!!!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I wasn't impressed with the restaurant at all. The table service was ok, but the staff who answered the phone was unprofessional. I spoke to a manager to clarify and confirm our reservation, and even though he said that everything was confirmed and he would personally make sure that our experience was nice, the staff was rushing us through dinner service and they forgot to send out the birthday wishes for the birthday girl, which is why we were there in the first place. I was so turned off by this place simply because of the terrible service. I have been to a lot of wonderful restaurants around the world and this was one experience that I would never want anyone to deal with. $200 wasted in my opinion.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Was really looking forward to Lee for winterlicious. I was excited to try the food. To be completely honest, it was incredibly mediocre. For the 150 dollar tab for 2, it did not seem like good value. One dish was WAY too salty and the other one was kind of boring - nothing special and have had better in Chinatown for a fraction of the price.

The best thing we had was a molten chocolate cake, which was not on the winterlicious menu. I wonder if the quality of their food outside of winterlicious is better. Would not go back. The service was quite good though.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was very good, and the slaw did not disappoint. But everything else did.
This was for my wife's birthday, and we had a 6pm reservation. The tables are very close together. The server actually spit as he talked and showered my our table. And we were very rushed. You could tell that they wanted us out by 7pm. (one hour). The server had the credit card machine out before we finished our wine.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The Winterlicious timeframe does not always push restaurants to put out their best effort. Such was entirely NOT the case at Lee. Staff were extremely attentive and not rushed off their feet which looked like they had done a good job of staggering the booking times. Food was exceptional ... as always ... perfectly prepared and great quality ingredients. Lee demonstrates that you can participate in these seasonal events without making the guests feel like they are at a bad food court. Our experience was outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing experience as always!! And they even brought out a birthday treat for my friend!! Will always recommend Lee!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our server, Lee, was absolutely lovely. He walked us through his favourite items on the menu and offered his opinion on wines, but was never too pushy. We spent some time chatting with Mike, the General Manager, who was a delight. The food was incredible, as expected. We were definitely not let down by our experience and I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was a delicious New Year’s Eve dinner. 8 great courses. Definitely an unforgettable experience. The restaurants ambiance was nice but nothing that really blew me away. The service was a little slow. We were on pace with the table besides us and when receiving our final course, the table next to us received their dessert, finished it and paid while we still had not received our final course. Overall very pleased with the food and drink. Would absolutely come back again.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went on New Years Eve for their tasting menu, and it was delicious! Also did the wine pairing which was well chosen. My only feedback was the portions of wine were a bit small. I will definitely go back for other occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Fabulous experience! We were fortunate to be at Lee after Chef Lee's return from Japan, and were treated to a very creative 7-course tasting menu. Every morsel was exceptionally flavourful and beautifully presented. From foie gras to tuna tartare to a scallop/shrimp dumpling to duck confit to rare beef with truffle. And of course the always delicious Singapore Slaw. Will definitely return soon. Go for the food and vibrant atmosphere, but don't expect quiet romantic conversation. The place is bustling.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Each dish of the tasting menu is superb. Whether a first-timer or a regular customer, Chef Susur's Singaporean Slaw is a must-very tasty yet none of the 19 ingredients is overpowering, has great balance of texture, and very pleasing to the eye. Will definitely recommend this to friends and family, as a matter of fact, I will bring my husband's family and relatives in 2 months for their reunion.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Noisy. Tables too close together. I
Peking duck was not Peking duck

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Fantastic food as always. Sam was a great server.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Best Restaurant in Toronto, high priced but worth it. Had the tasting menu at $95.00...fantastic flavours, tapas sized, good presentation, attentive service. Only negative, like so many restaurants, no noise adsorbing materials to reduce the ambient noise levels.
Can't wait for the next occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Susur at his best. That said, Susur is always at his best. Wonderful experience, and food, every time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Went for dinner after a matinee theatre with my dad and sister. The shared style menu was great to be able to try a variety of foods and the cocktail list looked yummy. I am pregnant so had a virgin Green Dragon and it was delicious. Definitely recommend the slaw and scallops. My water glass never got less than half full. Great service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Tapas, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We’ve been going there for nearly 20-years - always special and the food and service outstanding!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Lee is my husbands favorite restaurant and so we came for his Birthday. As usual the food was excellent! We had our staples of Singapore Slaw and the Cheeseburger Spring Rolls but did try something new: the Tuna 2 ways. The Tuna Cevice is my new favorite menu item! The kitchen was also kind enough to send over a birthday treat to my husband for dessert - a nice touch! All in all, another wonderful meal at Lee’s. We will see you again soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food and service! Great atmosphere! Servers very attentive!

Tags: Vegan, Tasting Menu, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great as always! Love the slaw, can never get enough!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The food is absolutely delicious! Asian influences yet so much more. The portions were bigger than I expected. Lovely ambience, the place seems to glow. Very cozy on a winter evening. And the food!!
This would be a great place to go for a Special Occasion but why wait. Go everyday if you can. It’s worth it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The service was great. I really didn’t like the wine they brought me and the waiter went back and asked the chef what he would recommend based on the reason why I didn’t like the wine. The food with timely and delicious. We followed the waiter’s suggestion of the slaw + 2 dishes and I’m so glad we did because we were full by the end of 3 dishes. Every dish is very unique here. We got the slaw, poached lobster and shrimp ravioli, and cheeseburger spring rolls. I can’t wait to come here again and try their other dishes!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food is consistently prepared and delicious. More importantly, the service is always top-notch!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

GreaT chef Susur Lee has an obvious trait so his restaurants are quite similar but each one has its own specialty. Signature salad is the best, with 14 different ingredients provide an unforgettable experience. Duck breast is tender but the dressing and sides seem attract people more than the duck itself. Great service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Dad’s birthday

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Trendy place with a good decor. The food was very good and different which I liked. Glad we went to see what all the fuss is about. A bit overpriced in my opinion for what it is. The seating is way too close to one another. I was uncomfortable having a private conversation because we were SO close to the next table.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always love Lee

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food and great service. The team did a great job with our gluten and dairy allergies. The food was unique and exceptionally good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is my second time going here and Im really glad that I wasn't disappointed at all. Everything was wonderful.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was amazing! Great intimate setting, service, cocktails and food. Perfect for special occasions!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Always the best in Toronto. Always a pleasure to go back and have some high quality dishes. Chef Lee was there, and we had the pleasure to talk to him.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Lee is a perennial favourite and my go to for business dinners and special occasions. Delicious cocktails and food, attentive service, sinful desserts. Everything you could ask for in a good restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Birthday dinner with amazing food and great service

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 6, 2017

My partner and I are foodies and love Susur Lee so it was a treat to go to his restaurantto celebrate a birthday. We had the tasting menu for two, which is 8 delicious 'surprise' courses and a cart special drink. The service was perfect. Our waiter, Sam, was really professional and great. The food was really fancy and amazing. Lots of things I've never tried before and the plating was beautiful.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We got the chef’s sample and everything was excellent! The staff was very nice, knowledgeable and informative. Overall a great meal and a great dining experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

A bit too noisy due to holiday parties. Otherwise great consistency in food - delicious and memorable.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Pork ribs were dry. Chunks of dry un-chewable beef in beer taco. The slaw was amazing! Service was amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing food as always, went twice and the food was of high quality. The amalgamation of so many flavors is out of this world. Keep up the good work guys!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

You cant go wrong with anything on their menu. The cuisine and service are to die for!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was amazing as usual! Tried the shrimp dish and it was absolutely amazing!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Authentic
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