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Swatow Restaurant

309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E6, Canada
+1 416-977-0601
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“noodles” (24 reviews)
“soup” (18 reviews)
“fish balls” (5 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We used to go here years ago when it had a good reputation. Not sure what the good reputation was about even back then but upon return, found the food very average but speedy service as I recalled. The price is fair, so maybe an...More

Thank CubanWaters
Reviewed 5 days ago

Swatow is a great option for down-to-Earth, simple Chinese food in the downtown core. Lots of classic dishes that are delicious

Thank broy7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We returned it to Swatow late on a Sunday night. It was packed. We took the last available table after 11:30 pm! We just drove in from Montreal and we're looking for a late night snack. And all I can say is that it hit...More

Thank Crctrip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not best decor but not many of the ones in china town seemed to be. Went based on trip advisor reviews and was happy with food. Portions were big Fast service and limited menu but they did make me a veg option that wasn't on...More

Thank Rupal K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good local Chinese food, large portions very shareable. Great soup and noodle dishes. Very small place, busy with local clientele.

Thank Twizzler55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Leaving the AGO I asked for recommendations for a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown at the coat check desk. One of the girls was Chinese heritage and promptly told me there were 2 that she liked. One was good and expensive. The 2nd was good but...More

Thank Beachsidegirl
Reviewed 4 July 2017

anytime i have the hungries (often) and it's after "normal" restaurant hours (usually) I always head to Swatow! If i'm by myself it's #10 - shrimp dumpling soup! Last night i had company so Hot plate with eggplant, tofu and peppers (sounds dull- tastes GRREAT!)...More

1  Thank byehammertown2
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Not as good as I was expecting and was so busy was like conveyor belt. Mains were served before we'd finished our starters. Everything piled up on small table. Hot and sour soup was sweet rest of courses nothing out of the ordinary. Wouldn't recommend.

Thank catherinerose65
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Was good value large portions but was offered take our for leftovers. Food was good but nothing outstanding

Thank Crystalmaze65
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Went to go to Lee Garden but it has now shut down. So we went to an old Standby Swatow. Sadly the food was not very good. The hot and sour soup was sweet. Nothing hot or sour about it. Ordered shrimp and lobster sauce....More

1  Thank Terry R
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the
largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas
Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a
wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs
and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun.
Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with
people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and
products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces
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Don B
2 August 2017|
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Response from Beachsidegirl | Reviewed this property |
I think they're open til 2 am every day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-0601
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