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AYCE Dim Sum opening in Chinatown Toronto

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  • Nov 17th, 2017 12:04 pm
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Adult(A)......Senior-65 yrs(S)......Child-2-12yrs(C)

Mon – Thurs 11:30 am – 3:30 pm………..$17.99(A)…….$16.99(S)…….$1.20 per age(C)
Fri – Sat – Sun 12:00 Pm – 3:30 Pm………..$19.99(A)…….$18.99(S)…….$1.20 per age(C)
Holiday 12:00 pm – 3:30 Pm………..$20.99(A)…….$19.99(S)…….$1.20 per age(C)





dinner
ADULT(A)......SENIOR-65 YRS(S)......CHILD-2-12YRS(C)

Mon – Thurs 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm………..$27.99(A)………..$25.99(S)………..$1.30 per age (C)
Fri – Sat 3:30 pm – 10:15 Pm………..$29.99(A)………..$27.99(S)………..$1.30 per age (C)
Sunday  3:30 pm – 9:30 pm………..$29.99………..$27.99(S)………..$1.30 per age (C)
Holiday  3:30 pm – 9:30 pm………..$30.99………..$28.99(S)………..$1.30 per age(C)


They're missing the spareribs for the ayce dim sum, but have the curry squid. This is more of a Japanese ayce (with way less variety) with some dim sum thrown in.
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Interesting. So they're taking over the old Lee Garden space. I knew it would become another restaurant.
Sadly, I have to agree that it's one less true Chinese restaurant in the area, but at least it's not an abandoned property, as some feared it would become.
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Given that most AYCE Japanese restaurants are run by Chinese anyway, this place fits in well in Chinatown.
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... not so sure about the price though (in that area ... it would cost like $40 at least per adult (dinner for example) with taxes and tips (no drinks))
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There isn't enough variety of dim sum to please the Chinese crowd, and most are used to the push cart system. This isn't remotely close to a replacement.
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there are still push carts in some Chinese restaurants. Like Perfect Chinese restaurant in Shepard / Brimley
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Hmmmm why Chinatown? Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes
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In my opinion AYCE dim sum is a misnomer. It's not a real dim some joint and doesn't have the variety and quality. It's an AYCE Asian restaurant place with sushi (the primary draw) and a sampling of other asian cuisines. Also, at 17.99 per adult for M-Th lunch (I'm ignoring dinner pricing because real Chinese restaurants don't generally serve dim sum for dinner - OK, Rol San does), the price point is way above real dim sum joints where a whole family of 4 could get full for $25.

This place would compete more with Mandarin or some of the more Japanese leaning buffets.
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DiceMan wrote: In my opinion AYCE dim sum is a misnomer. It's not a real dim some joint and doesn't have the variety and quality. It's an AYCE Asian restaurant place with sushi (the primary draw) and a sampling of other asian cuisines. Also, at 17.99 per adult for M-Th lunch (I'm ignoring dinner pricing because real Chinese restaurants don't generally serve dim sum for dinner - OK, Rol San does), the price point is way above real dim sum joints where a whole family of 4 could get full for $25.

This place would compete more with Mandarin or some of the more Japanese leaning buffets.
Care to share where these restaurants are?
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Bojangles416 wrote: Care to share where these restaurants are?
Prices and conditions tend to switch so you'll occasionally have to follow the in-crowd but one of my go-to cheapo places would be Landmark Seafood Cuisine at Victoria Park and McNicoll. Weekday pricing would be about $2.40 per dish (for large, medium, or small). That would be like 7 or 8 dim sum dishes, tea cost, and tax. This is by no means the cheapest or the best (in fact service is pretty crap) but just an example. Other places may have cheap dim sum off hours, for example.

Also, last time I went, the restaurant at Market Village next to the Japanese dollar store and supermarket had cheap pricing hours but it's been some time since I've gone.
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Lots of Chinese dim sum restaurants in Scarborough are priced in the $2.50 - $2.70 range in the weekends (again, we are not talking about high class fancy ultra mega pricey restaurants here in which their small dim sum would be starting at $3.50 or more ... ). Therefore, in theory, 8 dishes at $2.50 = $20 + teas (some restaurants will waive if asked) + tips and taxes ... probably under $30
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badOne wrote: There isn't enough variety of dim sum to please the Chinese crowd, and most are used to the push cart system. This isn't remotely close to a replacement.
Who cares? As long as the business is there to keep the restaurant going, that is all that matters. They clearly have faith in the investment or they wouldn't have bothered in the first place.
It's good to see it didn't take long to get the space rented out.
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S14_Raven wrote: Push carts? What year you living in
There are still places with it. I was just at one last week. More old school places, and usually in the burbs since there's more space.
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booblehead wrote: there are still push carts in some Chinese restaurants. Like Perfect Chinese restaurant in Shepard / Brimley
yes but you said most are used to push carts. Probably less than 5 using push carts in all of GTA. And none of them are very good.
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^ I said "some" ... where did you read "most" ?
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Century Palace (Steeles and Ferrier) in Markham comes to mind still using push carts. Yeah, they're no good and not particularly cheap.
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Most use a paper ordering system, then supplement that with a speciality items on carts that needs to be seen by eye to be sold.

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