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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

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

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (69)
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Good for Birthdays (45)
Fit for Foodies (44)
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Romantic (34)
Fun (33)
Business Meals (30)
Hot Spot (30)
Tasting Menu (30)
Worth the Drive (28)
Good for Groups (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Authentic (24)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Tapas (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Cozy (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Casual (12)
Healthy (12)
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Spicy (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Vegan (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Organic (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Happy Hour (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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Live Music (1)
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·Dined on January 14, 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 January 1, 2018

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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·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 27, 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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·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 21, 2017

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

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Fantastic food as always. Sam was a great server.

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·Dined on December 20, 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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 (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 16, 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 15, 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 12, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 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

Dad’s birthday

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·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 9, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 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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·Dined on December 7, 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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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Birthday dinner with amazing food and great service

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·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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·Dined on December 6, 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 5, 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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·Dined on December 4, 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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·Dined on December 3, 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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 (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 2, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Outstanding food-always go to Lee when I am in Toronto-

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I had my hopes up as it looked like a great place and I have visited once before during winterlicious and it wasn’t bad. Our server had attitude, huge waits to get our food, bill and drinks. Worst of all our so called top chef Winning dish was not that great. A lack of mouth watering flavours. But hey maybe that’s bc all our meals arrived cold..... yuck!!!

Guess I’m not recommending this place ever

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 (London)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This place never fails to deliver!

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 (Saskatoon)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent service and one of the best meals I have ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was our second time at Lee and, just like the first time, we were not disappointed! The food is incredible! We had the Singapore Slaw (a dish they are famous for) again and this time tried the Luckee Shrimp and the Slow Braised beef. It was outstanding! Service is always great too. Very knowledgeable staff and they always make great recommendations. For a party of two, ordering three sharing plates is more then enough!!! We will be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Slaw was amazing as always. Service was surprisingly off. Had first two courses immediately and on top of each other - very rushed. Then waited 30 minutes for 3rd and after another 45 offered to pay (for all courses) so we could leave. Server insisted on sending to go even though we explained we were in a hotel. Check came with no acknowledgement of issues. Chalking it up to a rough night as usually Lee is one of my favorite Toronto restaurants.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I have been 5 times, lucky me
Never disappointed
My friends were there for the first time and loved the experience
Thanks

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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