The best dim sum in Toronto is being carted out in bamboo baskets at restaurants, keeping the tradition of Chinese tea houses alive. Tick off orders of har gow, cheung fun and char siu bao that come stacked and steaming.Less
It's high quality dim sum and a lot of it at this sunny two-storey AYCE spot in Chinatown. À la carte prices are steeper than average but the BBQ pork buns and taro dumplings are worth it.
Climb two sets of stairs to reach this traditional Chinese banquet hall, complete with a classic dragon and phoenix decor. Head here on weekends for cart service. Dishes like massive fried shrimp dumplings with mayo come out piping hot.
An assortment of fancy dim sum are on the menu at this popular Richmond Hill restaurant, now with a location at Yorkdale Mall. Think sea urchin siu mai and crispy taro dumplings with grilled eel inside.
Every dim sum lover should visit this Chinatown institution at least once for the view alone. Head straight to the top of Dragon City Mall for an impressive vista view of downtown Toronto with a side of chicken feet.
Taking over Spring Roll's old corner of Atrium on Bay is this elegant restaurant specializing in Cantonese dishes with a seafood bent. You might start off with black truffle siu mai and end up ordering a lobster combo for two.
This iconic estate on Steeles was one of the first high-end options on the dim sum scene. It's outdated now, but pouring pu-erh out of Victorian-style tea pots and eating beneath luxurious chandeliers is a bucket list must.
The staple Pearl Court closed in 2019 after decades in East Chinatown. This solid new option replaced it shortly after with baskets of steamed and fried eats. The place has been completely renovated with a refreshed, modern look.
Rising up from a massive parking lot is this gargantuan Chinese banquet hall on Milliken Boulevard. Look for the giant neon signs and classic green roof and find this sprawling venue serving well-made favourites.