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Dim Sum - New Treasure on Dundas?

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So I am not a dim sum expert but have been taken to New Treasure on Dundas and quiet enjoy it. I was looking for a place to take friends this weekend and was surprised that there are no reviews or discussions of this place on chow hound. I found lots of positive reviews on the internet for New Treasure but would like to know how fellow chowhounders rate the place.
How does this place compare to other dim sum places in that area?

I know that during the week on the lunch hour the place is busy and can have a line up. Curious about on the weekend for lunch - should I expect a line up if we go around noon? Or will the place be busy so that the food is fresh?

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New Treasure Restaurant
150 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5G1C6, CA

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  1. I have only gone their during the weekday lunch crowd. The food is good. But the hostess is rude. So, I don't go there unless its with the work crowd. No need to endure rudeness.

    I go to Rol San on the weekends.

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    Rol San
    323 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2E9, CA

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    1. re: Chocaholic

      I believe I have encountered this hostess. She seems to be an owner. She yelled at a server while standing at another customer's table. I felt like it added to New Treasure's dystopic atmosphere. But the ha gao beats Rol San's hands down and does a good job of satisfying my craving. I usually get take out. The last time I had Rol San's it was doughy and tasted of soap.

    2. I haven't been to New Treasure for several years so things MAY have changed since I was last there (doubt it though). Based on what I remember, it would be near the bottom of a list of places to go for dim sum. The place was quite ghetto, but then that's not that unique in the area. It has the advantage of no competition (dim sum wise) in the immediate area and prices were rock bottom (only Lai Wah Heen is nearby, but they're in a different category...price and quality). I suspect their business is primarily during the work week, so the weekend lunch should be less busy. The only comparables nearby would be over on Spadina and Dundas....and over there I would choose a place like Rol San as one of the better options. Happy eating!

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      Lai Wah Heen
      108 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON M5G 1R3, CA

      Rol San
      323 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2E9, CA

      New Treasure Restaurant
      150 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5G1C6, CA

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      1. re: T Long

        I also have not been in a few years. The impression that I got when I last went was they were Northern Chinese run and trying to capitalize on the dim sum market while they are not good at doing Cantonese cuisine.

        1. re: Teep

          The workers may be Mandarin speakers but the people who own it are Cantonese. And they been in business there a long time since the 1980s. I have gone with family to eat dinners there a few times. It's decent for the area since that's considered to be old Chinatown.

          1. re: bk_worm

            I go to New Treasure frequently as it is not far from my office, and I have several friends nearby who love dim sum. It is fine, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there. It's fresh and decent, but nothing really memorable, except maybe the egg tarts. Egg tarts always make me happy : )

          2. re: Teep

            Teep, I just went with another dim sum lover and we had the exact same feeling. The dumplings were, at best, generic, and at worst, the various meats in said dumplings were of questionable source. In their defense this may be because of too much blending and overuse of cornstarch. The "Phoenix feet" were nicely seasoned but the feet themselves weren't very substantive. Best thing was the sticky rice. But I'd never recommend a dim sum joint based on an order or sticky rice alone.

            Bottom line, stick to spadina.

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            New Treasure Restaurant
            150 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5G1C6, CA