Are there any other equivalents to Maple Yip offering at least the same quality, in Markham, North York, or Richmond Hill? We emphasise cleanliness and food quality, so the restaurant atmosphere can be austere and informal. For Cantonese seafood, we oppose any fancier or restaurant because they charge more (eg Casa Victoria, which we do like, but for dim sum).
I've visited and relished Maple Yip for its delicious seafood, because other Cantonese restaurants fail to offer Maple Yip's variety such as fresh oyster and eel (but please correct me if I've erred), but we rarely travel to Scarborough so Maple Yip sadly proves inconvenient.
I've visited Sun Star (http://www.yelp.ca/biz/sun-star-chine...) and enjoyed one visit to Omei Restaurant for their four-way red lobster, but their seafood choices are restrictive.
I've visited Big Mouth Kee (http://www.yelp.ca/biz/big-mouth-kee-...) several times but left angry and indigantly dispirited every time. Its prices are expensive and unjustifiable, because not only do their vegetables (eg Gai Lan and Choy Sum) resemble hard raw tree branches, they to overcook/over-stir-fry them. Our lobster was cooked dryly and tolerably, but not spectacularly. We will never return here.
Here's my search attempt on Yelp (http://www.yelp.ca/search?find_desc=B...), in which I sorted by 'Highest Rated', and selected 'Markham' and 'Richmond Hill', but the search results are noncontextual. For example, 1st place goes to 'Congee Queen' (on Hwy 7) which doesn't focus on Cantonese seafood.