Toa Toa Chinese Restaurant (Sunrise)

Posted on January 16th, 2015 · Chinese Sunrise


***** Toa Toa Chinese Restaurant.

Here’s a terrific “out of sight, out of mind” Chinese joint for you…Toa Toa Chinese Restaurant.

The truth be told, Jeff Eats hadn’t been back to Toa Toa since I “reviewed” the joint on 11/13/2008- that is until last night…

Had dinner with Mrs. Jeff Eats and two other couples and Toa Toa blew all 6-of us-away. The beautiful thing about this joint is that it “does” delicious dim sum, delicious Authentic Chinese Food and delicious American Chinese Food. Ordered stuff included- baked bbq pork buns, deep fried shrimp dumplings, steam chicken buns, wonton soup, Peking pork chops, kung pao chicken, beef congee, General Tso’s chicken, beef chow fun, roast pork fried rice…like I said 1.4 seconds ago, the food was delicious.

Toa Toa is a huge winner- really kicking myself for not getting back-there sooner!

You can check menu/prices at

Printed below is Jeff Eats’ 11/13/2008-review.
Toa Toa Chinese Restaurant (Sunrise)
Posted on November 13th, 2008 · Chinese Sunrise

***** Toa Toa Chinese Restaurant, 4145 NW 88th Avenue, Sunrise, Florida 33351 (954) 746-8833.

If dim sum is your game, I got a real good joint for you…Toa Toa located in Sunrise, Florida. This is a real “hole-in-the-wall” but the food is outrageously good and cheap. For sure, Toa Toa has tons of the old Brooklyn “standards” but most folks who eat here are into dim sum…loads of dumplings and pot stickers to choose from and the bbq pork stuffed buns are worth the trip alone.

Nothing fancy here…but all of the Chinese folks eating there should be telling you something.

This joint is open every day 11am-10pm, except Wednesday when it is closed. This one, is worth a special trip.

2 Comments to “Toa Toa Chinese Restaurant (Sunrise)”

  1. gary says...

    They list your pick.

    Last updated by Dim Sum Central on May 1st, 2015 | 0
    Welcome intrepid dim sum lover to Miami, a city without a formal Chinatown in a county where Chinese Americans make up less than 2% of the population. In an area with more Asian fusion than authentic Asian food, dim sum restaurants are outposts of pork buns and egg tarts baking under the hot Florida sun.

    I remember driving for hours up and down I-95 searching for good Chinese food in South Florida. The meals were generally unmemorable, serving a local audience without a large Chinese community to demand culinary excellence.

    The lack of Chinese clientele affects everything, from ingredient availability to the dining room turnover that keeps dim sum dishes fresh. Indeed, Tropical Chinese, the Miami dim sum restaurant that most regularly collects annual “Best of…” superlatives is lauded for its staying power, as much as for its quality.

    Scattered around the region, Kon Chau, Toa Toa and China Pavilion reliably, if unremarkably, turn out dim sum staples. However, the best hope for authentic Cantonese cuisine may be a hole in the wall called Hong Kong City BBQ, which serves lacquered roasted ducks and warming noodles soups, in addition to dim sum fare.

    Read on! Here are the five best dim sum restaurants to try in Miami, listed in alphabetical order.

    Restaurant Key: Classic — big and boisterous, the full dim sum hall experience. Elevated — exceptional views or ambiance create a more refined dining experience. Modern — fusion or innovative takes on dim sum classics. Hole in the Wall — the food’s the only reason to go, and that’s a good thing.

    A. China Pavilion — Hole in the Wall
    10041 Pines Blvd
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

    “Exotic specialties include congee with preserved egg or frog legs, steamed chicken feet and mini octopus with curry sauce. The restaurant also offers a standard menu, a more authentic Chinese menu (with English subtitles) and a Peruvian-style Chinese menu available upon request.” –
    B. Hong Kong City BBQ — Hole in the Wall
    5301 N State Rd 7
    Tamarac, FL 33319

    “The authentic flavors of Chinatown emanate from Hong Kong City’s dishes, and whole ducks, pork, and chicken, served barbecued, still hang on view near the front door, the only decoration apart from a couple of fish tanks housing a few sleepy lobsters.” – Broward Palm Beach New Times
    C. Kon Chau — Hole in the Wall
    8376 SW 40th St
    Miami, FL 33155

    “Kon Chau is a quick fix. It’s a fast lunch with a friend. It’s a bowl of duck noodle soup with a teaspoonful of chili oil and a pair of char siu bao to rid the ills of a late night. It’s a quiet three item, hour-long lunch with a good magazine you read back to front to forget about the week behind or the one ahead.” – Miami New Times
    D. Toa Toa — Classic
    4145 NW 88th Ave
    Sunrise, FL 33351

    “The beautiful thing about this joint is that it “does” delicious dim sum, delicious authentic Chinese food and delicious American Chinese Food.” – Jeff Eats
    E. Tropical Chinese — Classic
    7991 SW 40th St
    Miami, FL 33155

    “…in the main dining room, a small battalion of cooks still sweat out peak hours behind the floor-to-ceiling glass of an open kitchen. And they crank out basket after basket of bites that remain addictive — so much so, in fact, supplies of more popular items don’t always last.” – Ocean Drive
    Let us know what you think! Do you have a better restaurant to recommend? Comment below!


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