Where to feast for Lunar New Year in Toronto

Feb 1 2018, 6:46 pm

Celebrate the Year of the Dog surrounded by family and friends in Toronto this February! The Lunar New Year (AKA Chinese New Year) kicks off on February 16 and for the occasion, Asian restaurants across the city will celebrate with dumplings, noodles, and other traditional dishes with auspicious meanings.

While your family likely has a standing order at a local eatery, these Toronto restaurants, buffets, and bars are offering modern-takes on ancient New Years traditions.

High Tea at the Shangri-La

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Yum Cha meets High Tea, merging two tea-centric traditions into one spectacular feast for the Lunar New Year at this Toronto hotel.

When: February 16 to March 2, 2018

Where: Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, 188 University Avenue, Toronto


Chinese Take-Out Takeover

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Jackpot Chicken Rice

Jackpot celebrates the Chinese New Year with a menu inspired by classic, Chinese-Canadian take-out dishes including egg rolls stuffed with duck confit and foie gras, beef and broccoli reinterpreted as a steak tartare, black truffle lobster parmesan e-fu noodles, and more.

When: February 16 and 17, 2018

Where:318 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

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Chinese New Year Feast

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Get a head start on Lunar New Year celebrations at this feast presented by Chef Mandy Sou. On the menu, shrimp-lobster dumplings, chicken and egg soup, roast suckling pig, and more!

When: February 8, 2018, 7 pm

Where: Pray Tell, 838 College Street, Toronto

Price: $88

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Lucky Dishes at DailLo

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On feature for the Chinese New Year at this College Street restaurant, look forward to oysters and pearls, shrimp toast, foie gras torchon, and Lucky Crab with Singapore black pepper sauce on a nest of longevity noodles.

When: February 16 to 23, 2018

Where: DaiLo, 503 College Street, Toronto

Price: À la carte


Hong Shing Chinese New Year Dinner

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This Chinatown stalwart celebrates the new year during the entire month of February with an 11-course menu featuring dishes “to reflect authentic, traditional Chinese flavours.” The feast meant to feed parties of eight to 10 diners is priced at $288.

When: On now until February 27, 2018

Where: 195 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Price: $288



The Tawainese snack bar in Cabbagetown is serving up a menu featuring duck three ways for $88 a pair during CNY!

Address: 252 Carlton Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-968-6888

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Hotpot Week

Chongqing Liuyishou Hotpot

Hot Pot Week celebrates CNY with hands-on all-you-can-eat hotpot spreads for parties of two to four.

When: February 26 to March 2

Where: 4188 Finch Avenue East, Unit 14 and 15, Toronto

Price: $66.95 to $$125.95


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