Gold Diamond Chinese Restaurant

Gold Diamond Chinese Restaurant is located in the building that used to house the now-defunct Bright Pearl. The restaurant offers dim sum dishes and Chinese cuisine. 


Like a majority of other dim sum places, customers are given a sheet of paper and pencil to mark off the items that they want. However, I did see a few carts going around the restaurant, so I believe that my boyfriend were just a little late for the cart service.


The restaurant was fairly large, and the ambiance was nice and bright. Additionally, the Gold Diamond Chinese Restaurant has a reasonable selection of dim sum choices and their prices were pretty standard.

The prices are as followed:

small - $2.20
medium - $2.99
large - $3.50
extra-large - $4.50


The deep fried shrimp rolls (L) were really good as it was super crispy on the outside and the insides contained soft shrimp pieces.

Both the steamed shrimp rice roll (L) and steamed beef rice roll (M) were decently made, and has enough filling.


I was underwhelmed with the steamed shrimp & pork dumplings (M) as they were pretty small in size. The shrimp/pork filling was just seasoned okay.

The steamed shrimp dumplings (har gow) (L) were good as its skin was not too thick and the shrimp pieces were plump.


The freshness of the boiled Chinese greens (XL) was definitely notable.

The deep fried crab claw with shrimp paste ($3.50 each piece) was freshly made, but was a little too salty. 


The service itself was a little beyond average as the dishes did arrive quickly to the table, and they do refilled the tea pot. However, our server was unresponsive, and I don't recall him saying anything really (no hello or even you're welcome when being thanked by patrons).

Overall, nothing particularly stood out about the Gold Diamond Chinese Restaurant to me. However, it is a a decent place to get some quick dim sum on the weekend. 


RATINGS:

Quality of Food: 3.5/5
Service: 3.4/5
Overall Dining Experience: 3.5/5
Price: $$

Address: 346 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5T 1J5

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