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Sep 29, 2010 10:04 AM

Early Bird Dim Sum

Does anyone know of any good early bird weekend dim sum specials?

I've been going to:

Paridise and Crown Prince ($2.75 before 11am)

Rich Land Chinese Cuisine ($2.50 before 11:30am)

This lower price option seems to be a new trend with even the higher end restaurants. Are there any other good ones to share?

Early Bird Restaurant
2 Merritt St, St Catharines, ON L2T1J3, CA

Crown Princess
1033 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3A5, CA

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  1. I suggest you call Casa Imperial 4125 Steeles Ave E - Scarborough - (416) 756-2788 -- Their dim sum is exceptional

    Casa Imperial
    4125 Steeles Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1W 3T4, CA

    4360 Boul Des Sources, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, QC H8Y3B7, CA

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    1. re: lamaranthe

      i don't think casa imperial has early bird.

      Crown Prince at Vic Park and McNicoll does.
      And same with Emperor.
      Both are uptown and very good.

      A cheaper option is Full House at Midland and Finch. It is $1.80 or $2 all day and belongs to same fanily as Casa.

      Crown Prince
      3600 Victoria Park Ave, North York, ON M2H 3B2, CA

      1. re: caitlink

        Caitlink - Is the Full House ur talking about the same one listed on the site located on Hwy 7 in Richmound Hill? I did a search on Google and I couldn't find the Full House on Midland and Finch. Do you have an exact address?

        Full House Restaurant
        328 7 Hwy E, Richmond Hill, ON L4B3P7, CA

        1. re: Asianfoodlover23

          Not on highway 7. It's at the corner of midland and finch. Right next to the Vietnamese pho place and dollar store. Same plaza where there is a Macs and Pizza hut.
          We were just there last weekend again. Very busy.

          1. re: caitlink

            Thanks Caitlink! One more ? regarding Full House. Is that price ($1.80 - $2.00) limited to certain hours or is it good all day? Is it good on weekends too? Will be in TO next month so please let me know. Thanks

            Full House Restaurant
            328 7 Hwy E, Richmond Hill, ON L4B3P7, CA

            1. re: Asianfoodlover23

              $2 all day weekend plus tea charge. I think it's $1.80 weekday but no sure.
              Har gow for $2 is great deal compared to Casa Victoria. That's why we alternate between economical and fancy dim sum.
              Steamed spare ribs with rice,shrimp rice roll and the fancy 'shark fin' soup dumpling are all $2 as well although keep your expectations low for the shark fin :-)
              Do not expect fine dining quality but good value and food for that price.
              We also like the stir fried sticky rice for $4. They have lunch menu for noodles and rice.
              My next try will be Golden Crown as per Charles' rec.
              Let me know what u think after your visit.

          2. re: Asianfoodlover23

            Full House in R.H. has closed, pretty sure about that.

            Dragon Boat in R.H. also has an early bird, before 11am, weekday only though I think.


            Full House Restaurant
            328 7 Hwy E, Richmond Hill, ON L4B3P7, CA

            1. re: aser

              Just visited Dragon Boat Fusion Cuisine this weekend for early bird - it's $2.80 before 11am for the small, medium and large sizes only (not XL!), and cash only.

              Kinda disappointed as I had wanted to have the rice roll with sweet crueller (牛脷酥腸粉) which foursquare said they had - but it wasn't on their ticking sheet anymore.

              1. re: jennjen18

                How's this place nowadays?! Stopped going there after finding the floor dirty and sticky as well as other cleanness issue!

                1. re: jennjen18

                  Well, it's a new ownership. The old group/chefs are over at Skyview Fusion at the plaza just south of Costco at Woodbine & 407.

                  1. re: Chester Eleganté

                    Hay!! CE!! Long time no hear!! How are things?
                    Thanks for the heads up! Skyview Fusion's dinner is so over-priced! Have you been?? They actually charge their giant lobster at $21.88 per pound!! And I though O Mei's $20 is expensive!!

                    1. re: Charles Yu

                      Hey Chuck, I went a couple of times and the quality is still pretty good like before. Didn't get the lobster, and the prices do sound excessive considering how much lobster costs have dropped. But, they've always had higher-end prices.

            2. re: caitlink

              Oh I did not enjoy Full House at all the food was subpar. I just feel like it has less choices than szechuan legend (which is less than a block away) and the things that are the same Full House does it blander.

              Full House Restaurant
              328 7 Hwy E, Richmond Hill, ON L4B3P7, CA

          3. Sam Woo Seafood - $2.30 for SML before 11:30 am M - F; before 11:00am week-ends & holidays.

            1. Might I suggest Chili Secret or Szechaun Legend? Both locations are ~$2 all day and serve very similar items in taste and variety. Chili Secret is a lot more comfortable though so I would choose that location. And great service either way.

              Szechuan Legend
              3280 Midland Ave, Toronto, ON M1V, CA

              Chili Secret
              9021 Leslie, Thornhill, ON L3T7N5, CA

              1. Why not 'Golden Crown Dynasty Cuisine' or 'Kar Lun Court' in Richmond Hill which I reviewed recently?! Good quality. Starts at 8.00am. All dim sum $2.30 across the board.

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                1. re: Charles Yu

                  out of golden crown and kar lun - which do u prefer? And is it $2.30 all day?

                  1. re: caitlink

                    Prefer Golden Crown more because of the diversify menu.

                    Kar Lun is all day but Golden crown only applies to 8.00 to 12.00 and 2.00 to 4.00.

                    Both places have dishes that were excuted well and dishes that flop!

                2. Spring Villa on Woodbine - early bird until 11am on weekends

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                  1. re: Ruth

                    I believe the threshold is 10:45am, not 11am.. all you have to do is get your order card in, and they'll stamp that you ordered everything before 10:45am, and that you'll be eligible for the discount.. which is a fixed price (I can't remember) for everything!