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Wah Sing on Baldwin St- Any reviews?

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LovesToEat Nov 25, 2004 10:39 AM

We're going to Wah Sing for a friend's b-day tonight. Any reviews? What's the pricing like? Any details would be appreciated.

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    Goober Nov 25, 2004 11:28 AM

    They are known for their lobsters. "2 for 1" special. I think $20-$30 for the 2.

    I like them stir-fried with green onion.

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      DimSum Nov 25, 2004 02:14 PM

      Yes, they are known for their lobster special. The ginger and green onion one is the best. Right now until December 17 is a customer appreciation lobster special - $19.95 for 2 lobsters!!!

      You definitely can't go wrong! Enjoy! I was just there last week. Yummy!

      If you're driving, you can park in the back for free. Just step inside to the restaurant and ask for a little ticket.

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        Paolo Nov 25, 2004 04:26 PM

        How do you get to the back parking lot? I have never noticed it.

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          DimSum Nov 26, 2004 03:09 PM

          There's a school just off of Beverly as you turn onto Baldwin. Right behind this school is a laneway that you turn right onto. The parking is at the end of the laneway (in the open area). Don't park right behind the restaurant building as that is for staff.

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            shan Nov 26, 2004 05:10 PM

            You mean the Chinese Presbyterian church at Beverley and Baldwin?

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              DimSum Nov 29, 2004 02:53 PM

              Yes, that could be it. It's the site on the southeast corner of Beverly and Baldwin.

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          Megan Nov 29, 2004 11:55 AM

          I can't believe the positive reviews for Wah Sing. I went there 2 years ago (to the downstairs version), after a colleague raved and raved about the 2 for 1 lobster.

          It was awful. The lobster had very little flavour, and the rice was undercooked. In my book, if a place can't cook rice properly, they're not worth going back to.

          It may have been a bargain, but what good is a large portion of bad food?

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            DimSum Nov 29, 2004 02:57 PM

            Sorry to hear that you had a bad experience. You may have caught them on a bad day. I've been there several times and have had nothing but great food (for what you pay for).
            It's been kicking around for decades, so I'm pretty sure the reason why they're still around is because people keep on coming back.

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              Paolo Nov 29, 2004 05:50 PM

              I'm sure every restaurant has it's bad days. Give it another chance sometime.

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          Paolo Nov 25, 2004 04:24 PM

          Yes, do get the lobster in ginger and onion. It is their specialty. Also, the hot and sour soup is delicious, the best I have found in the city.

          Note, there are two restaurants beside each other. One is called Wah Sing and the other is Hua Sang (or Wah Sang and Hua Sing). One is down the stairs and the other is at street level. The street level restaurant is nicer. Both seem to have the same food and prices. (I heard that the owner of one sold it and started the second, but I don't know which was first). However, the downstairs one is consistently good. I've been upstairs a couple of times and was dissappointed, but never downstairs. The places are always packed, so you may have to wait. But they do take reservations. If you have a large enough group, you can have quite a few dishes and end up only paying $20-30 each (no booze).

          Enjoy.

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            Brendan Nov 30, 2004 10:51 PM

            I've been eating in Chinatown for 30 years. Hot & Sour Soup is a Szechuan/Mandarin food. Wah Sing is Cantonese.

            Try Asian Legend - 2 locations. There is one on Dundas west of Beverley on the North side. Their Hot & Sour Soup is much much better.

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