Restaurant Review – Pearl King

pearl king BBQ PorkIf you are looking for a quick pre-theatre dinner or you simply want to indulge in Asian cuisine then the Pearl King on King Street is a great choice. Located at 291 King Street directly across the street from the TIFF Lightbox, the restaurant offers a clean, modern and refreshing change to the bustling Chinatown.


pearl king sui mui We both love dim sum and tapas and rarely venture from our favorite spots, so this restaurant was a great find. The service was great and the menu selection superb. We opted for some favorites such as Sui Mai which are steamed meat dumplings ($6 for 4), Sticky Rice wrapped in a Lotus Leaf stuffed with pork ($6.75) and BBQ Pork Tenderloin ($12) and we weren’t disappointed. I loved the carefully carved flower made out of carrots on the plate that decorated my plate. The presentation was colourful and the food was served hot and delicious.

Open daily 11:30 am to 10:30 pm for lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended but walk in traffic is also welcome.

Getting there: It’s a leisurely 15 minute walk from the Boatel the restaurant up Spadina Avenue and east (right) on King Street the restaurant is located on the south (right) side. Or you could take the 510 Streetcar up Spadina to King Street and then walk to 291 King Street West.

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About Diane Greene

Diane Greene stepped off the corporate treadmill in 2004 for pursue a life of traveling and adventure. 10 years later she is still operating Toronto's only Boat Bed and Breakfast and travelling with her husband on Boatel, their 65 foot trawler in the US and Bahamas during the winter. Diane has three wonderful children and 3 grandbabies. Diane loves photography, travel and scuba diving.

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