Sorry for the many posts, but family just returned to Toronto after having been in HK for 3 years. While they lived here last, they lunched at the following restaurants and ranked them as such. Are there coequals, or slightly inferior counterparts, to Casas Imperial and Victoria for their high-quality dim sum, in midtown Toronto, North York, Markham, or Richmond Hill?
1st Tier - Exceptional quality; we patronised at least bi-weekly:
Lai Wah Heen (LWH) - CAVEAT: I know that this is downtown and thus trangresses this question's scope, but I mention this just to contextualise our taste. We realise that LWH's steeply upscale and expensive, so we visited only quarterly; we're only interested in other restaurants with LWH's quality, and NOT prices!
2nd Tier - Satisfactory; we visited maybe monthly:
Yang’s Fine Chinese Cuisine
3rd Tier - Unworthy; we'll probably never revisit:
Golden Court Abalone Restaurant
Legend Chinese Restaurant
I tried http://www.yelp.ca/list/places-where-... which displayed quite a number of such names new to us, as: ● Elegance Chinese Cuisine & Banquet (http://www.yelp.ca/biz/elegance-chine...), ● Elegant Chinese Cuisine (http://www.yelp.ca/biz/elegant-chines...), ● Emperor (http://www.yelp.ca/biz/emperor-fine-c...), ● Yang’s Chinese Cuisine (http://www.yelp.ca/biz/yangs-chinese-...) <Am I right that this differs from Yang’s Fine Chinese Cuisine above? Any relationship?>
I also tried http://www.yelp.ca/list/dim-sum-in-th... but the previous list covered them.