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Accessible dimsum place with reservations?

Guzzling Mar 18, 2013 12:08 PM

My parents are old and disabled, but love dimsum. Does anyone know of a restaurant that is accessible and takes reservations where they won't be overwhelmed with jostling crowds in a small area? A bit of an oxymoron for a quiet dimsum place I know - thanks for any suggestions (even where to buy decent to take home would be appreciated). Prefer Markham or Scarborough.

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    ace123 Mar 23, 2013 07:10 PM

    While Spring Villa is good for dim sum, it's under renovation until April 5.

    1. Charles Yu Mar 23, 2013 06:43 AM

      Spring Villa is becoming my go-to Dim Sum place. Great food and good service.

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        baby_tran Mar 22, 2013 08:57 AM

        Fancy at 14th and Kennedy.

        There's a small place at Apple Creek and Woodbine but the name escapes me...

        1. aser Mar 21, 2013 07:24 PM

          Primetime on weekends and holidays will ALWAYS be busy with jostling for the attention of the hostess. My favs are Yang's, Casa Imperial/Victoria, and Spring Villa.

          Calling for a reservation doesn't equate to a table reserved for you. It just puts you ahead of the walk-in queue.

          My suggestion, go Monday to Fri. If you must go on a weekend, get there by 11.

          Lai Wah Heen is expensive but generally much quieter. I rarely see the place packed on a Sunday. Very easy to walk-in and get a table w/ no wait.

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            MissBingBing Mar 22, 2013 04:47 AM

            Is LWH still open?

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              aser Mar 22, 2013 04:21 PM

              their website says they've reopened since 3/1.


              Whether that is 100% accurate I can't confirm as I haven't been back.

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            jayzen25 Mar 21, 2013 02:43 PM

            I tried some Dumplings From T&T that you take home and steam, or pan fry.

            Pyung Hwa Brand Korean Dumplings. they are pre-cooked, so you just choose how to heat them. They were really good. Better than most of the frozen Dimsum, I have tried at Chinese Markets.


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              themiguel Mar 18, 2013 01:25 PM

              Crown Princess at Wellesley & Bay might fight the bill. Super luxurious in a hilarious over the top way, not very loud and very decent dim sum.

              1. T Long Mar 18, 2013 12:49 PM

                Elegance Chinese Cuisine & Banquet
                7130 Warden Avenue


                1. sweetie Mar 18, 2013 12:23 PM

                  Spring Villa. The service is particularly nice. I find this place to be busy yet I can still have a conversation.


                  1. TorontoJo Mar 18, 2013 12:12 PM

                    Yang's in Richmond Hill or Grand out by the airport are both upscale and quieter with good spacing between the tables.

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                      CocoaChanel Mar 21, 2013 04:34 PM

                      +1 for Yang;s and Grand

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