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Swatow Restaurant

309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E6, Canada
+1 416-977-0601
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“noodles” (28 reviews)
“soup” (19 reviews)
“beef” (14 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E6, Canada
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately I picked a dish that I have had many times and other restaurants and it did not meet their standards. Shrimp and lobster sauce on rice. I would order it again from here.

Thank PeterBruceG
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I don't know if there's a sign I didn't see stating "Cash Only" because if I did I wouldn't have entered. To my surprise I was told that when cashing out and was shown an ATM that charges $2.25. Food was ok seeing I only...More

Thank Gattigato
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Last time I made a trip here was 5 years ago and they had this wicked fried crab balls with the claw on it to hold. I was so disappointed it was not on the menu cause this was the only reason I came back!...More

Thank bradr879
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

This was our 3rd or 4th visit to Swatow and we always enjoy the food and atmosphere. It’s a cozy restaurant with a great menu and the food never disappoints. Just remember to bring cash as that’s all they take!

Thank Lizzy3kids
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Swatow. Named after the city in the Guangdong region from which the style emanates. Small place (the resto, not the region). Get there early. Be prepared for lineups (perhaps more so on Sundays). And a lot of noise. Not chic, but clean. Inexpensive. A small,...More

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for years, last visit exactly one year ago to the day. Today's meal was by far the absolute WORST I've ever had. After spending $117, my friends and I totally feel ripped off. We were suspect from the moment we walked...More

2  Thank MontrealGalTravels
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This small eatery is right on Spadina Av on the right hand side if you head north. Shrimp dumpling noodle soup and fish congee we ordered came within 5 minutes along with Kai Lan blanched and served with garlic oil. Perfection is the vegetable (A+)....More

Thank sunnyboy9
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Swatow enjoys a loyal following, though as a Toronto resident and Chinatown devotee, I really couldn't tell you why. There is equivalent or better food up and down the street, and I've always found the service at Swatow particularly flippant. When you order for takeout...More

Thank Magda W
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I've only been to the restaurant once and it was to pick up some birthday dinner. I spent $62 on 6 items. The service over the phone was difficult due to language barrier, however, once they got my order it was ready 15 minutes later...More

Thank tofisherman
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Came here with 2 couples for some dinner after a stroll downtown Toronto. Small place but amazing food. The General Tao chicken was the best out of any I have ever had, it was phenomenal. Won Tong soup is made with shrimp instead of pork...More

Thank Tom K
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
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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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