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Mother's Dumplings

#130 of 6,825 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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421 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2G6, Canada
+1 416-217-2008
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend the dumplings and wonton soup. The give out hot green tea which is a added bonus. Was not so fond of the shrimp fried rice or the curt waitstaff.

Thank katrinacl4
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard of this place for a while. Most of the reviews of Mother's dumplings are quite good. However, I was quite disappointed when I tried the food there tonight. First of all, the fried dumplings were just warm; the taste was okay. The dumpling place across the street does a better job on pan-fried than Mother's dumplings. I... More 

Thank Shrimpegg
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Fresh, unique and complex flavors accompany every dish at this amazing restaurant. It's not the sauce laden Chinese food of the States. You can even watch the employees make the dumplings while you eat. The staff is very sweet and attentive. I found the decor to be very charming!

Thank Pulchra23
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

If you decided to venture away from Dundas square - I would recommend walking down Spadina Street from College Street heading southbound towards King Street. Make sure to stop in and check out all of the cheap stores. Follow the locals to the good shops. Once you are done touring head back north to Mother Dumpling, sit where ever they... More 

Thank Adam G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This was our 3rd separate visit to Mothers Dumplings. It's a must visit every time we are in Toronto. I've never had better dumplings anywhere- they're made by hand and come to the table piping hot and fresh. Boiled, steamed, fried- all are awesome!

Thank Louis W
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180 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

On Spadina Ave, one of Toronto's Asian neighbourhoods, is a best-kept secret. Unassuming and lost amongst a sea of restaurants is Mother's Dumplings, sure to fill your belly and not bust your budget.

Thank bokalil
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

If you like Chinese dumplings then this is the place for you. Hand made in front of you, they are tasty and very reasonably priced. Beware you can't book a table unless you are a large group - so be prepared for a short wait at busy times - rest assured it'll be worth it.

Thank nwc50
Whitby, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Vegan hubby and I stopped here before an appointment in Toronto. It was quite busy despite the late hour (10pm) The decor is simple, and the tables are close together. The surrounding conversations were not intrusive but you should not go here if you are expecting quiet and solitude. We were seated quickly and offered Jasmine Green tea while we... More 

Thank Tara D
Mississauga, Canada
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We went with two other couples on their recommendation and it's a popular spot so I was glad we had reservations. This restaurant serves food from Northern China so you'll find a lot more menu items with meat and wheat than usual. We ordered up a storm and it was all tasty - my favourites were probably the Beef Onion... More 

Thank TraveL0re
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were visiting from the US and our daughter took us to this place,not far from the U of Toronto. We would have never found it otherwise--but we are glad we did! We tried quite a few things (and probably ate too much!), but everything was very good. Highly recommended.

Thank LetsMotorize

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2G6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-217-2008
416 217-2008

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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 that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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