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Lunch at Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Restaurant, Toronto

As much as you want to tryout local cuisine whenever you are traveling, you will always crave for something familiar. During our recent Toronto Trip, we survived two days without eating rice that’s why when we learned that we will be having our lunch in a Chinese Restaurant, we became all excited.

Best Chinese Restaurant in Toronto
Best Chinese Restaurant in Toronto

After visiting Casa Loma, we headed to Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Restaurant for our lunch. Although Chinese food is hard to find out of the Chinatown, there are a few exceptions and Pearl Harbourfront is indeed one among them. The best thing about the Pearl Harbourfront Restaurant is the panoramic view of Lake Ontario.

Our food was pre-ordered so we just waited until the food was served one by one. While waiting for the food, I looked at their extensive list of items served and I noticed that the food is quite expensive. The restaurant is rated as one of the best Chinese Restaurants in Toronto and that alone justified the food pricing. Apart from its good food, the restaurant is also pretty big and it is located inside a quaint shopping complex providing a beautiful lake view.

Dim Sum Food at Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Restaurant
Dim Sum Food at Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Restaurant

The view at the Pearl Harbourfront restaurant is hard to match and beat. Overlooking the lake with a great view of islands, there is no better way to enjoy delicate, hand-made dim sum dishes. Nearby they have a garden plot of select Chinese tea. Tea options includes Chrysanthemum, jasmine and of course, oolong. Orders are taken by marking up an order form that that has both English and Chinese descriptions.

A long list of specialties makes the Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Restaurant distinct from other restaurants. The dim sums in the restaurant are a special attraction. It is definitely a great place for lunch since the restaurant is not that crowded and there’s enough people to assist the customers.

Dim Sum Restaurant in Toronto
Dim Sum Restaurant in Toronto

The shrimp dumplings are the bench mark dim sum for any restaurant. This dumpling is packed with sweet shrimp, then folded into a wrapper and steamed. They also served Crispy Shrimp Rolls, Siu Mai Pork Dumplings Crowned with Shrimp, Spinach & shrimp Dumplings, Stir-Fried Long Bean with Black Bean Sauce, two other dumplings and their special fried rice. The food was really excellent and the service is attentive. Again, its a bit costly but given the location and the quality of the food, you’ll be hard pressed to find something similar in Toronto.

For larger groups the Pearl Harbourfront provides food in a four package option of a lengthy ten course meal. The price in the restaurant may seem exorbitant but the quality food makes up for it. The payment can be done by master card or visa card. The restaurant works from 11 a.m.-11 p.m .on Monday- Friday and 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. on weekends. The Dim Sum hours are 11:00am to 3:30pm on weekdays and 10:30am to 3:30pm on weekends.

The Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Restaurant, Toronto also offers a great setting for your events to accommodate everything in a spacious field. It hosts weddings, special occasions etc. If you want to savor real Chinese flavor, you know where to go.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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