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Jul 27, 2010 03:44 PM

Chinese restaurant for wedding banquet in downtown Toronto?

Does anyone know of any Chinese restaurants in downtown Toronto (or at least within walking distance of the subway) that would be suitable for a wedding banquet? I realize that most of the good ones are out in the suburbs, but we are planning to have our wedding downtown, and it would be too inconvenient to expect everyone to make their way out there.

There was a thread here from 2005 in which people were discussing whether Dynasty on Bloor would be good - but I have read in the news that someone has bought it and is planning to convert it to a French bistro, so that doesn't seem like a good bet...

Thank you very much in advance for any ideas!

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  1. Lai Wah Heen.

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

    1. Crown Princess (the sister restaurant to 'Crown Prince' on Victoria) is opening on Bay St in the old 5th Elementt space. I expect it to be fancy enough for a wedding banquet. I had the $1000 menu at Crown Prince before and the presentation was very impressive! The crispy-skinned suckling pig would make a great start to your wedding reception...

      5th Elementt
      1033 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3A5, CA

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      1. re: gijoeanne

        I would agree that the Crown Princess is worth checking out. The Crown Prince facility is quite nice and its new sister should be comparable. You could contact the Crown Prince to enquire about further details including scheduled opening. Crown Prince:

        1. re: T Long

          Now that they have been established for quite a while now - has anyone had a wedding banquet here? What is the pricing? I see set menus on their website but nothing specifically for weddings.


          1. re: panko

            The Crown Princess main room is a relatively small space so it may not work unless the wedding party guest list was also small....unlike the much larger space at the Crown Prince in N. York.

      2. Try Lai Wah Heen. I have been there for a wedding and it was good so long as you are willing to fork over the $$$. Otherwise, presentation, atmosphere and food was good. Portion sizes do not match up to what most Chinese restaurants would offer though...

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

        1. Depending on your budget you may want to ask around about catering. If I am not mistaken some Chinese restaurants will cater. Of course that means finding a venue that can be catered to.....which could be very expensive.

          1. I attended a wedding at the Dynasty's old Location on Bloor and the food was quite decent (not in the same league as Lai Wah Heen) but good. I am assuming the cook would have shifted to the new spot though the new space might not be big enough for you but it is worth checking out.