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Oct 1, 2009 06:13 PM

Pearl Harbour Front - DInner?

I'm thinking of going to dinner there on Sat with the family and can't really find a recent review on this place (also most reviews are for dim sum), help please!

Thanks a bunch!

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  1. AVOID Pearl Harbour(front). It is Overpriced. Westernized. And there is much much much better Chinese to be found elsewhere in Toronto such as: New Sky, Rol San, Lai Wah Heen, Szechuan Legend, Omei, the list goes on and on... so please skip Pearl Harbour(front).

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    1. re: JonasBrand

      I would be interested in more details of your first hand review of a dinner at the Pearl too (ie: was anything worthwhile...what did you order) as I've only been there for dim sum. And how long ago were you there? How is it "westernized" and is that a "bad" thing? Agree it's pricey, but can't beat the view.

      1. re: T Long

        Ordered an assortment of dishes at Pearl Harbour(front); all were unmemorable or worse. The hot and sour was neither hot nor sour, just an awful gummy pink glaze on the canned veg and frozen shrimp. The fried rice had no wok hay, instead was mushy and worse than flavorless, it was served in an obviously rotten pineapple half, atrocious. Peking duck, so underwhelming. Potato nest with stirfry, similarly off. Avoid.

        1. re: JonasBrand

          Too bad... My dim sum experience there this Spring was relatively good in contrast. We all have different perspectives, and they probably have different chefs on shift, but such a variance is unfortunate. Wonder if the OP went there afterall? Was your experience current?

    2. I have never been for dinner, but I like the weekend dim sum. I would put the food on par with Rol San and most other downtown joints. The green beans with black beans are particularly great. The room is nice,they have a great view over the lake, service is pleasant. And they take reservations (very big plus for big groups looking to avoid long waits during weekend dim sum rush hour).

      But it is on the expensive side for dim sum.

      1. Does anyone have any dishes they like and/or would recommend on the dinner menu?
        I'm ok with Westernized dishes like sweet and sour. I just want a quick bite at Queens Quay after the food court is closed, and it's either going to be at Pearl or the Watermark.