Lai Wah Heen

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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8 expert recommendations


DK Eyewitness

With exceptional Cantonese cuisine, this elegant two-level restaurant in the Metropolitan Hotel redefines and updates classic Chinese fare.



The service is formal in Lai Wah Heen's elegant dining room topped with a sculpted ceiling and surrounded with etched-glass turntables and silver serving dishes. Full review →


Frommer's 34

This is one hotel dining room where you'll find more locals than visitors. The interior is vintage Art Deco; spare pictograms dominate the walls of the two-level space. Full review →


Gayot 14.0

In the mood for Shanghai, Hong Kong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu or Shandong dishes? No matter what you choose it will be authentic---and likely well-prepared. Full review →


Rough Guide

The name means "elegant meeting place" which this Chinese restaurant most certainly is.


Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

Dim-sum trolleys are wheeled out all over Chinatown at the weekend in Toronto, but none of the food is as fine as the fare at Lai Wah Heen (though you'll pay for the quality). Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Lai Wah Heen, which translates to “luxurious meeting place,” serves an upscale dim sum menu that's often lauded as the best in Toronto. Full review →


Zagat 4.4

"Deluxe", "carefully prepared" Chinese dishes, including "the best" dim sum "outside of Hong Kong". Full review →

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