Lai Wah Heen Restaurant
Lai Wah Heen, meaning “a luxurious meeting place,” has achieved the superb quality and true character of the best Hong Kong restaurants.
With accolades from; The New York Times - “the best dim sum in Toronto, maybe the best in North America”, Gourmet Magazine – “a sense of Hong Kong’s new culinary design” and enRoute Magazine – “edible masterpieces rarely savoured outside of Hong Kong”, Lai Wah Heen Restaurant continues to deliver the highest standards to Toronto diners.
The Lai Wah Heen team brings the latest trends in Chinese cuisine – exotic herbs and spices from the Pacific Rim, skillful use of tropical fruits and seafood dishes of exquisite refinement.
Used to be much better. Felt a bit sad, with the exception of the mushroom dish, the other dishes we had were not spectacular.
very nice place to eat, very quiet , unlike most Chinese restaurant. most of the waiters are good. also if you get there early you can park at the hotel garage for $5.
As always great service and great food!
This was without a doubt the worst Chinese food we have ever eaten. No flavor, we had to put sweet and sour sauce in the fried rice just to give it taste. We have eaten Chinese food all around the US and in Europe. Boring food, boring place, don’t waste your time or money...in addition this is in a Doubletree hotel which is not mentioned in any of their marketing.
A great place to eat. Some of the best Chinese food ever.
Excellent food. Quiet and perfect for business meeting. Linens and china etc. Highly recommend- have coming here for years.
Best Chinese food ever terrific thank you
9 days in Canada, this is the best food so far. Wonderful
I had better quality before
Food as well as service are top of the line.
Great food and great service!
This being a Cantonese restaurant, the Peking duck is really a Cantonese roast duck in disguise. Real Peking duck should have only duck skin with the crepe first. The sliced duck meat is then served after that. The diced duck meat served with lettuce wrap should have Hoisin sauce but none was served. The dong po pork belly is not cooked enough to be tender enough.
The food and the atmosphere were great. Although it looked like the restaurant was a bit under staffing, the service was good. The staff was working hard to meet the demand.
The food and atmosphere were both exceptional. Our server was very attentive. This was the highlight of our trip from a dining point of view. Sharon M
The food was outstanding; Peking duck was to their usual high standard, but other dishes were also great. The fried noodles with seafood, and the noodles with chicken and vegetables were especially notable. Service was solicitous. We all had a wonderful time
Excellent service with great recommendations from our server. Some of the best Chinese food we’ve ever tasted.
We loved the set menu and ordered Peking duck and lobster. The service reminded me of the fabulous restaurants in 1990s Hong Kong. We were never lacking for tea or anything. Definitely a must-do in Toronto!
This was our wedding anniversary which we celebrated with a trip to Toronto and dinner at this restaurant listed in Fodor’s guide. We weren’t sure what to order and waitress did not seem willing or able to offer suggestions. We ordered price fixe Surf and Turf and champagne. Champagne was not very cold but improved by second glass. Food was beautifully presented but monotonous, all very rich and one course out of order. All together a disappointing experience in a highly recommended restaurant. We are not unfamiliar with Chinese food, by the way. Perhaps we ordered wrong thing, but who knows.
spectacular meal with great service. located on second floor of hotel so just a bit harder to find.
Food was good as usual. Disappointed at the cocktail, but that was expected at a Chinese restaurant. The noice level was good, and that was after we asked to be seated at a different table. If not, we would be amidst other clients and that could be noisy.
The best dim sum anywhere in Ontario. Sad that there full dim sum menu is only available at lunch.
But always amazing quality and flavours.
Always great to see lots of Chinese people eating in a Chinese restaurant. The food is great and the service friendly and professional.
Strange to find it in a doubletree hotel, but it was so much better than we expected.
Very attentive staff, well worth the $$$. Will definitely be back.
Great spot, a little overpriced for Chinese food , but excellent service
Creative artwork that is also delicious!
Great atmosphere. Attentive staff.
Like it here for meetings. Staff knows you and is discreet and professional.
Great food and service
Excellent Peking Duck; service very attentive; personalized recommendations from owner; bring your appetite! Lots of wonderful choices!! Don’t miss this lovely gem.
We always enjoy this restaurant. They kept their standard and a great place to entertain guests. I never have to worry about their food or service when I invite guests to this restaurant for dinner.
Always good and consistent...best peking duck outside of Asia...
It was my first time having DimSum at this restaurant, which was recommended by a friend. The food was alright. I didn’t find it very special and different comparing to other DimSum restaurants. However, the service was excellent.
Nice setting on 2nd floor of the Doubletree Toronto on Chestnut. Lots of Chinese decor. Enjoyed the Peking duck appetizer. Served by the staff at table side. The rest of our entrees were good, but not great. The wait staff were very nice, but scarcely visited our table. That became more apparent as the room filled with diners. Might return for a special occasion, but priced above our regular dining venues.
I have eaten here regularly since the restaurant opened approximately 25 years ago and have had an outstanding experience every time.
In my opinion, the best Cantonese food in North America.
Food is good but very rushed from starter to main course..
The food was delicious but the bathroom was disgusting. Luckily I didn’t see it until I was leaving. There was human waste on the toilet seat and on the wall. It made me wish I had not eaten there.
Peking Duck is OUTSTANDING!
The food was good but the Peking duck portions was too few. Better do it like Hong Kong where duck meat were placed on a dish and the customer choose how many they want to eat.
Food was very mediocre. Not worth the price at all
The food was outstanding, especially the bbq pork pastries, egg tarts, shrimp dumplings, bbq steamed buns, and lobster dumpling. This place is more expensive than your usual cheap dim sum place, but the food is so much fresher and better that it is worth it. Great place for celebrating special occasions too.
We had a very good Dim Sum lunch. There were many choices and we were able to get a nice variety, all of which were very good. We asked that they not bring everything at once, which they did. This helped make the meal even more enjoyable.