7 Best Dim Sum Restaurants in Toronto (2022)

Dim Sum is a popular Chinese meal that started to gain popularity in Toronto as more Chinese restaurants began opening up.

The challenge many new Torontonians have is the overwhelming amount of dim sum locations.

Today I have simplified this challenge by having tried out the majority of Asian restaurants that serve Dim Sum, and providing you with my honest rating.

With my personal review combined with honest customer reviews I have found I have been able to summarize all the top dim sum places down to 7 of the most popular.

These reviews are a combination of customer service, food quality, price as well as the atmosphere if you are looking to dine in.

These are all important elements I look for when choosing a restaurant, and so hopefully they will help steer you in the right direction.

Keep scrolling and see if any of these 7 dim sum restaurants in Toronto peak your interest.

1) Dim Sum King

Address: 421 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 2W4

Overall Review: 8.5/10

Dim Sum King is a very popular Dim Sum restaurant located in Chinatown, Toronto, 3 minutes away from the Art Gallery of Ontario. This makes it a great spot to visit after visiting the Art Gallery.

With many options to choose from, Dim Sum King specializes in many different types of Dim Sum meals such as Deep Fried, Steamed, Sweet, Vegetarian, Meat and Dessert Dim Sum.

Dim Sum Rating: 9.4/10

The price for these Dim Sum’s can be a bit expensive, however it is well worth it if you are looking for a place with quality food.

My personal favorites are the Steamed BBQ Pork Buns ($5.20), Steamed Short Rubs with Black Pepper Sauce ($7.20), Deep-Fried Meat and Shrimp Dumplings ($4.20) and the Deep-Fried Chicken Spring Roll ($4.20)

Price Rating: 9.6/10

Dim Sum King is definitely not cheap, but is well worth it. You will be expected to pay anywhere from $4.20 to $7.20 for a small batch of dim sum.

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Call Now: (416) 551-3366

2) Rol San Restaurant

Address: 323 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5T 2E9

Overall Review: 8.1/10

Rol San is located in the heart of Chinatown and a 8 min walk from the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Founded in the 1990’s, Rol San has remained true to their authenticity since the start, which makes this Dim Sum restaurant one of the top restaurants in Toronto. 

The fact that they’ve been in business for so long and still standing says a lot about how much they value their customers, food quality and business.

Definitely a restaurant I would try out but be careful, on Friday’s and Saturday’s you will often find a line of up of those looking to eat after a nights party.

 

Dim Sum Rating: 7.9/10

With so many options to choose from my personal favorites are the Kordog mozzarella cheese ($5.99), Kordog Takoyaki ($8.99), Kordog crazy (spicy) ($6.99).

Price Rating: 9.5/10

Prices range between $5.99 to $9.99 which is extremely fair for the quantity and taste you will get from 1 hotdog.

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Call Now: (416) 977-1128

3) Chi Dim Sum

Address: 2425 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2E7

Overall Review: 8.1/10

Chi Dim Sum is a unique Chinese restaurant focused on combining a traditional Asian style with a modern environment. With their Chefs having over 30 years of experience, Chi Dim is locally known as a truly authentic restaurant with an amazing dine-in experience.

Due to the restaurants popularity it has attracted a lot of millennials, where the modern look & environment suits what they quality as a modern restaurant.

Dim Sum Rating: 7.8/10

Chi Dim Sum focuses on Dim Sum and has created a wide variety of different options for you to try from including both vegetarian & meat options. 

They also serve many wines, cocktails and martinis which makes it a great place for an anniversary, date night, or a casual birthday celebration.

My personal favorites are the Chicken Siu Mai, BBQ Pork Bun, and Chicken Dumplings.

Price Rating: 9.1/10

Prices at Chi Dim Sum are quite fair for the portion sizes you receive. For a basic 4 to 6 piece dim sum tray can cost you anywhere from $8 – $10. 

Its definitely not a place you would be considered cheap, which is why it is recommended to visit this place on occasion, as it can take a lot of dim sum’s to feel full.

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Call Now: (416) 483-1812

4) Moon Palace

Address: Atrium on Bay, 40 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 2C2

Overall Review: 8.3/10

Moon Palace is a Cantonese Cuisine that focuses on creating an environment that allows family and friends to feel welcome. This place is on the higher end of restaurants, which means its a great spot for a celebration or casual dining.

Moon Palace specializes in seafood dishes like the lobster dim sum. If you love seafood and dim sum, this is the place to visit.

Dim Sum Rating: 8.9/10

Moon Palace is known to offer some unique Dim Sum meals such as lobster, scallops, and shrimp all the way to other popular dishes like ribs.

Price Rating: 9.5/10

As with other high end Chinese restaurants, Moon Palace is on the higher end and is recommended on special occasion. For 4-8 pieces you are looking to spend anywhere from $8 – $12 per plate. Which means in total your bill might come up to $40 per person.

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Call Now: (416) 537-9595

5) Asian Legend 

Address: 633 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y2

Overall Review: 9.0/10

With several locations across Ontario, Asian Legend has made a name for itself as a go to spot for Asian dishes. 

When its first location opened in 1988 on Dundas Street (Chinatown), it was one of the first restaurants to introduce authentic Chinese food to the Toronto crowd.

With now over 33 years of culinary and restaurant management experience, Asian Legend has nearly perfected their food and customer experience by taking feedback from customers over the years.

This makes it a great place to try out, where you won’t have to spend too much.

Dim Sum Rating: 9.6/10

What I really liked about Asian Legend was how transparent they were about reducing the amount of unhealthy ingredients.

As our generation starts to become more health cautious, Asian Legend has made it a priority to reduce harmful oils, salts and MSG when preparing food while still ensuring the food taste just as great.

This is especially importance for someone like myself who takes care of their health.

Price Rating: 9.7/10

The prices at Asian Legend are quite competitive compared to other spots. You can order Dim Sum or dumplings for around $4.95 to $7.25 which makes this one of the more affordable spots.

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Call Now: (905) 919-2282

6) Dine & Dim 

Address: 421 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 2W4

Overall Review: 8.5/10

Dine & Dim is a popular local Chinese restaurant with a very clean and modern look.

Their restaurant doesn’t have a strong social presence but what I was able to find out was that they focus on Cantonese foods and sea food dishes, and Karaoke nights!

This makes it a great place for large groups of friends to enjoy affordable and authentic Chinese dim sum.

Dim Sum Rating: 8.1/10

While Dine & Dim is specifically known for their dim sum meals, they also do offer a large variety of other dishes I highly recommend as well as their dim sum.

They have everything from pork, shrimp, chives, and beef. If you are looking for vegetarian dim sum, I did not see much options as they mainly specialize in meat dishes.

Price Rating: 7.7/10

Prices are fairly high, but when you taste their food and experience the restaurants customer service, you will understand why.

The price for dim sum all range around $8 for 4 – 5 pieces. You may need to order this as a side on top of their main meals.

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Call Now: (416) 463-8778

7) Pearl Harbourfront

Address: 207 Queens Quay W #200, Toronto, ON M5J 1A7

Overall Review: 9.4/10

Pearl Harbourfront was founded back in 1983 with over 30 years of restaurant experience. As an award-winning Chinese restaurant, Pearl Harbourfront is a top tier restaurant with an amazing dine-in experience and panoramic views of the Toronto waterfront.

Since Pearl Harbourfront is more upscale, you will generally see customers of a higher class such as businessman, and those looking to celebrate their anniversary, or wedding event.

This is a great place to visit if you are near the CN Tower, Scotiabank Arena, or Union Station as they are mere steps away from these spots.

Dim Sum Rating: 9.6/10

Pearl Harbourfront offers both lunch and dinner specials, and if you are looking to enjoy the restaurant but not looking to spend a lot, come visit during lunch time.

They have one of the most diverse dim sum options you can choose from such as the Steamed Beef Dumpling, Soup & Pork Filled Dumpling and much more.

Price Rating: 7.2/10

Prices are on the higher end, so save up some cash for a good night. Your bill may come up to $40 – $60 per person.

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Call Now: (416) 203-1233

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is dim sum made of?

Dim sum is often confused with dumplings. Although they may taste the same, dim sum is generally much smaller, steamed and is filled with different Chinese flavours.

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