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About Lee Chen Asian Bistro- King West

We are a cozy restaurant located at the heart of Toronto. Our goal is not only to provide the best food, but also warmth and welcoming for those who visits us. The interesting part of Asian cuisine is the art of sharing. Yes, just like tapas, but Asian food. At LeeChen, you have a variety of food from appetizers to desserts, and drinks from freshly blended honey lemonade to selected wine. We provide the best for those who come to dine not just for food, but also for the experience.

214 King St W
Toronto, ON M5H 3S6
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Chinese

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
University

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 519-8688

Website:
http://leechenbistro.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Delivery

Lee Chen Asian Bistro- King West Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Great for Lunch (10)
Comfort Food (8)
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Neighborhood Gem (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Authentic (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Cozy (1)
Romantic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

good service, super good food; no salty or greasy! I really enjoy it!

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was terrific and the service was great except I booked on open table - arrived on time - let the service person know I booked on open table and the following day I get an email that I did not show up and was further advised that 4 no shows and your account is suspended. I appreciate that some may not be courteous enough to let a restaurant know they changed their mind and not show up - but the reality here is that we did show up and on time. There had to be a better way to confirm guest arrive as noted in their reservation. But for this I would have rated the service higher.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual
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food4
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service2
value4

 
·Dined on November 20, 2017

Most dishes were very tasty and each dish was distinctively flavoured. The passion fruit custard dessert was exquisite and an excellent way to finish a large meal. The wait staff was responsive and the physical space, large and airy, was very comfortable. Background music was not distracting.

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food4
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service4
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was good, as always. Long green band with minced pork - very nice. Ribs - good! Eggplant - just fine. didn't like being seated in a corner.

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food4
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Very clean and nice interior and decoration with spacious and with delicious and not too oily Chinese foods. I recommend this restaurant to go with friends and families.

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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ambience5
service4
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Really enjoyed everything. Out in time for the 🎼

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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love Lee Chen Asian bistro mainly for the xiao long bao soup-filled pork dumplings (which are amazing), the chive/onion pancake and the honey beer! Everything we’ve tried has been great but those are the standouts for me. Perfect for a couple to try a few plates to share, or even better with a group. Attentive friendly service too...Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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food5
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service5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Enjoyable dinner and reasonable price. The salt and pepper chicken was delicious and the bao was exceptional.

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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on November 3, 2017

It's a good Chinese restaurant, the service is good, food is good as welll

Tags: Casual
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food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Made a reservation on open table, waited 20 minutes, never got seated.

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food1
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service1
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

This was our second time. It is very close to the theatre. Nice to have options in that area of Toronto. The food is excellent but the service is awful. Nothing we ordered came together. My husband was served his food. Mine came 20 minutes later. We asked for water and napkins at least 3 times. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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food4
ambience2
service1
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very good food- the soup dumplings are a favourite. A little pricier than some lesser known restaurants with the same quality of food, however the atmosphere and location make this place a great option.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food is great. We love that they serve cold beer in frosted mugs.

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food5
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value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good Chinese restaurant in downtown core. we are satisfy the location, food, nice place for lunch gathering. Around 12:00 is very busy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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food4
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Wide variety of asian dishes on their menu. Service was helpful and efficient. Great dishes for sharing - good for larger groups - everything was served hot and at a good pace

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food. The Bau with pork belly was great as was the Kung pao spaghetti with shrimp

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food5
ambience3
service3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Terrible slow service. We didn't get our second round of drinks prior to leaving to catch our show at the theatre despite ordering them with plenty of time to spare.
We had to work very hard to even get the attention of a server
They wouldn't let me use my Open Table voucher and were very rude about it.
I won't return.

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food3
ambience1
service1
value2

 
 (London)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was tasty and the service quick and friendly. Portions are rather big. The soup filled dumplings are awsome.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu
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food4
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service5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My fiance and I were craving dim sum this weekend. I did some research for top spots downtown and found this place. I have walked by many times but I didn't know what it was all about. When we walked in we were immediately greeted by the friendly staff. I loved the atmosphere in here, dimmed lighting and great decor. We ordered the spring rolls, green onion pancake, the veggie steamed dumplings, the soup filled dumplings, and the shanghai noodles. Everything was delicious and came out so hot! The price was affordable as well. We left very satisfied. We will be returning in the near future :)

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Groups
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food5
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service5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food and presentation was great, but I started to notice they forgot our order after waiting for 20 mins. One of the waitresses saw our empty table and started running around and checking the computer. I heard her asking in mandarin where our order sheet went, so that was when i asked why it took so long. They didnt admit they forgot about us, but ended up giving us some free spring rolls and said they were complimentary.

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food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Naples)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food was mediocre at best. Chicken dishes were tasteless, beef dish unappetizing

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food1
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service3
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Not as great as the Yonge atreet location.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Delicious food, authentic Shanghainese flavors, and wonderful, courteous service! Went twice in 3 days!

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food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I was disappointed with the good but the service was fine.

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food3
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food is always fresh and satisfying.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The good was insanely good. The vibe was casual and friendly. I will return as frequently as possible and will dream about the house rice cakes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

A real gem.! Will definitely come back! We just love this place - food, ambiance, serenity, service.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Very reasonable and tasty Oriental cuisine ... Food quality and promptness was terrific. Our particular server was also very, very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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food4
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service4
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was mediocre, to say the least. Food was bland and not flavourful. Lots of other better and cheaper options downtown, especially since it is so close to Chinatown.

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food2
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service2
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Food was very good and ambience was excellent!!

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food5
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service4
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

good venue and location (located at Toronto's entertainment district).
great ambience and facility, very friendly and accommodating staff.
authentic Taiwanese cuisine, however the portion size is small - usually need to order 2 X to accommodate usual serving expectation

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Casual, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We arrived for our 8:45 pm reservation approximately 10 minutes late and initially were told we were not showing on their hand written list until I mentioned it was an Open Table reservation.

The host stated that the restaurant closed at 10:00 pm...'were we confident we could order and be done by them?' We stated we felt we could and were shown to a table. The table had a printed menu similar to what you would expect at a sushi restaurant as well as a laminated picture menu. We had to ask for water and waited 10-15 minutes before our printed menu we filled out was picked up and reviewed by a waitress.

I ordered shrimp green curry and my partner ordered sweet and sour chicken; rice was not included and needed to be ordered separately. My shrimp green curry was good but lacked flavor and tasted like they used some strange starch to thicken the sauce; my partner's sweet and sour was tasteless and a bizarre red color definitely not found in natural colorings.

They sat 6-7 parties after us and we heard them give the same speech about closing to each party. They also came around at 9:30 and said the kitchen was closing so if you wanted anything else you needed to order now.

Average at best and with the focus on closing a strange experience

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food2
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service2
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 21, 2017

This was the first visit to this location...I usually visit the Yorkville resto. This location is a huge space...very comfortable. Was a quiet night so difficult to tell what the noise level would be if it was busy. The food is tasty and well-prepared even though prices are a little steeper than Chinatown. The evening would have been nicer if our server wasn't asking every 5 minutes if we were ready to order. I understand if it's a busy night and they need to move tables however it wasn't even half full this evening and that just added some unnecessary pressure to a relaxing night. Also when booking the reservation I had requested a booth or banquette seating and that didn't happen even though those were available....I had to ask make another request.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Very good restaurant in downtown Toronto. I have been to Bloor location long time ago. I like the King West location better. Most of food we ordered taste good and authentic, couple dishes I believe can make it better.

We love Xiao Long Bao, Pork Belly Bao and spicy beef tendon.
Braised Bamboo shoots and braised pork belly over rice have room to improve the flavor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual
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food3
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service4
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

This was an office lunch and all of us were there for the first time (a total of 12). The food was fantastic and each and everyone person enjoyed their lunch. The only negative was that the service was a little slow and the some people had to wait much longer for the meals and they did not come out together rather in phases. There was a little confusion on this but overall great experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience3
service3
value4

 
·Dined on August 2, 2017

Good food, didn't have to wait long after ordering. Highly recommend this their speciality soup dumplings which are amazing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Looked for a quick place for dinner. Was good but a bit pricey for the level of service and food portions.

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food3
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Enjoyed a simple lunch with a vegan friend. She found good choices of dishes that are fresh n tasty. Nice n warm ambience, friendly service. My third visit @ this location.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Soup dumplings were good!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

I saw quite some reviews complaining about slow services, and was quite concerned. My experiences were just the opposite. The dishes came promptly, and the waitresses were polite and efficient. The dishes were not the "wow" kind, but were delicious and well presented. Would definitely go back again.

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