If you’re a fan of Cantonese and Hong Kong style dim sum, then you need to check out The One Fusion Cuisine Restaurant in Richmond Hill, Ontario. We consider this restaurant as one of the best Richmond Hill dim sum restaurants.
From classic jumbo size Har Gow and Siu Mai dishes to more unique selections like ginger pudding and pineapple BBQ buns, this place offers delightful dim sum dishes that will satisfy your taste buds.
We also recommend checking out these other top and best dim sum places all over the GTA. It never hurts to try as many as possible and see which ones you like the most:
The One Fusion Cuisine Restaurant Dim Sum and Lunch Review
It’s Father’s Day and my dad can’t live without dim sum, so he suggested trying this place. I asked him to take reservations the week beforehand, but they said morning dim sum is always “walk-in” and there is no such thing as reservations.
Given how popular The One Fusion Cuisine is, we decided to pop by. We arrived at the place at 10:20 AM and it was extremely packed! We got a table of six people by 12:00 PM, so the wait was 1 and a half hours.
If you don’t want to wait for the lineup, we recommend coming to this place at 9:00 AM to grab your table first. It’s the perfect time for early morning dim sum!
There are a few dishes we thought were “meh” and a little bit over-rated on Yelp. However, it was an overall pleasant experience and we are going to review all the popular items we tried. Despite it being “over-rated” in my opinion, the food is still incredibly delicious.
We are going to show you their dim sum menu first, so you get an idea of what they serve here.
The One Fusion Cuisine at Richmond Hill is conveniently located at:
Address: 9019 Bayview Ave Unit 9, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1Y3
Telephone: (905) 882-9388
Frozen Dim Sum
By the way, we wanted to mention that this place also sells frozen dim sum, which is great. You can bring The One Fusion Cuisine home with you when you want to save a little bit of money from dining out! We also have a separate post on the best places to buy frozen dim sum in Toronto.
The One Fusion Cuisine Restaurant Dim Sum and Lunch Menu
Here is their dim sum menu.
Here is their lunch menu after 11:00 AM.
Now that you see the selection, here is what we ordered and tried at The One Fusion Cuisine Restaurant from their Dim Sum and Lunch menu.
The One Fusion Cuisine Dim Sum
I’m going to start off with the list of dim sum items we ordered.
1. Baked BBQ Pork Bun Pastry
The best combo you can ask for is heavenly sweetness and some savoury flavour packed into one delicious bun!
When it’s served fresh, the baked BBQ pork bun is at its best taste. You have to eat this while it’s fresh or it won’t taste the same.
The BBQ inside isn’t overly salty while the bun isn’t overly sweet. I admit it did have a heavy taste of butter, but it’s fine I guess. This bun is very similar to the Baked BBQ Pork Bun from Skyview Fusion (乙龍天) restaurant, which still remains on my list as the top pick.
I personally liked the Skyview Fusion steamed BBQ bun more because it reminds me of my favorite Chinese bun, the Pineapple bun! Plus, it wasn’t too heavy on the butter.
Would I still order this dish again from The One Fusion Cuisine? Yes, I would.
2. Steamed Soup Dumplings
The steamed soup dumpling is a great dim sum dish to order if you’re a fan of soup and dumplings. It is more of a personalized item so sharing would be a little difficult. This soup comes with a big piece of scallop and a massive-sized dumpling filled with shrimp.
My sister loved it and she said she would order it again at this place!
3. Steamed Shrimp Dumpings on Soup (Har Gow)
The name here is a little bit misleading because there was no soup in sight.
At first, I thought maybe this would be like a Xiao Long Bao (Shanghainese style dim sum with soup filling), but it wasn’t. This was your typical har gow. Don’t get me wrong, it was delish!
I loved the fact that it came with jumbo shrimps inside. The har gow is a pretty big piece, so that was a bonus for me since this is one of my favorite dim sum dishes to order.
You can never go to dim sum without ordering one of these!
4. Steamed Sui Mai
Another win here! The One Fusion Cuisine’s sui mai did not disappoint.
One other item you can’t afford to not order at a dim sum restaurant is sui mai. Sui mai is a Cantonese style dim sum that is made with pork, shrimp, and mushrooms.
The pork and shrimp filling inside was very juicy and delish. I have to say it was one of the best-tasting sui mais I’ve had. Yes, other places do taste good too, but this one was big and juicy! Literally, it was the biggest sui mai I’ve seen in my life! It wouldn’t qualify to be in the Guinness Book of Record, but it was pretty gigantic compared to any other place we’ve been. You can say that one piece was equivalent to two smaller ones.
5. Steamed Vegetable Dumplings
This is the perfect dim sum dish for those of you who are vegetarians. I have to admit that dumplings are never the same without some sort of protein or meat filling (e.g. shrimp, pork, or chicken). Despite it being vegetarian, it was still a good side to order. It’s filled with vegetables and mushrooms, which you can’t go wrong with!
If you’re a meat lover, then I would recommend sticking to the meat options because you may not like this one as much. However, if you’re looking for something lighter and filled with veggies and fiber, then the steamed vegetable dumplings are for you!
6. The One Special Crispy Ginger Pudding
When it first gets served to you, any normal person would expect it to look like pudding. Instead, it resembles a traditional deep fried Chinese spring roll. You’d be a fool to think it tastes just like your typical spring roll from a Chinese restaurant, but it’s not.
The inside is stuffed with the type of pudding that Chinese people love to make and eat during Chinese New Year. This pudding is called “nian gao”, a type of rice cake that’s sticky. This sticky rice cake was very soft and easy to chew on. Not only that but it had a hint of ginger taste. Hence the name “Ginger Pudding”. Fortunately, the ginger wasn’t over the top so it made this dim sum dish very delightful to eat.
My family loved this item because it was different and new to them. They had never come across this type of dim sum dish before, so it was a bit unique to see them serve this at a dum sum restaurant.
The only part I didn’t like was the oily and crispy wrap but what do you expect, right? It’s a deep-fried item.
Overall, pretty amazing dish and we would order it again as a snack or dessert. Just because!
7. Vegetable and Shrimp Rice Rolls
The vegetable and shrimp rice rolls were just like any other. It comes with one piece of green vegetable which is good. I always recommend eating more veggies whenever you can! The shrimp inside was jumbo and pretty fresh, which I appreciated. The only downfall is the rice roll was a bit thicker than usual, so it probably contains a little bit more carbs.
It comes with soy sauce which you pour over yourself.
Overall, it’s a really good dish to include in your dim sum order, but nothing spectacular since all other dim sum places serve something that’s similar.
8. Steamed BBQ Pork Rice Rolls
This was similar to the Vegetable and Shrimp Rice Roll. The only difference is the meat. However, the BBQ Pork option wasn’t as good because the meat was bland. It wasn’t flavourful like the typical bbq pork you have in your BBQ buns. If you had to order only one of these, we would say to go for the shrimp!
We didn’t order the beef version but I’m sure the beef will taste just as good as the shrimp. If you love beef and need more iron, then go for it!
9. Puff Pastry Milk Tart
Oh, I’m a sucker for sweets. One of my biggest weaknesses that I can’t resist is milk tarts!
The milk tarts from The One Fusion Cuisine come in smaller sizes compared to other dim sum places. When they came out, I was a little disappointed because the presentation wasn’t like “WOW, I am going to devour this!”
What I didn’t like was the fact that the crust wasn’t flakey enough. I love milk tarts that come with very flakey crusts, like the ones from Aromaz Bakery (龍騰閣) or Les Chateaux Bakery. Oh, that bakery serves one of the best-tasting egg and milk tarts in Toronto!
Anyways, the milk tart here was okay and edible. Nothing special. The thing they could improve on is reducing the butter. It could be that I’m sensitive since I’m not, particularly a fan of butter. So the butter was a little strong in my opinion. Another thing is this milk tart was lacking some sweetness and milk tart flavour. I don’t know how to explain it but it was almost like a tasteless milk tart with more weight on the butter.
Would I order it again? Probably not.
10. Steamed Peach Bun with Lotus Paste
My dear auntie loves steamed peach buns with lotus paste. These are the types of buns that Chinese people eat when they celebrate Chinese New Year. It’s a tradition for us.
My aunt ordered this because she says it’s the perfect time to eat a smaller version since the ones that are served during Chinese New Year are massive.
If you like steamed peach buns with lotus paste, then go ahead and order this dish. It wasn’t mind-blowing but it was just as good as the typical ones you eat during New Year’s.
Yes, I like it too because of the small bite size. You are not forced to finish some humongous bun filled with carbs and sweet lotus paste in the centre. You would probably get sugar high from an excessive amount of intake – hah!
By the way, there’s no peach flavor in case you are fooled by the name. That’s just what they call it because it is shaped like a peach, which represents is considered a blessed fruit in China. A peach is a symbol of longevity and immortality.
But in all seriousness, it’s a good dish to order since they don’t really offer this on other dim sum menus.
11. Lily and Garlic Chicken Feet
Though this dish tastes heavenly, I don’t personally like to order chicken feet due to it being unhealthy and filled with fat.
However, my family loves this dish. It’s a must-order dim sum tradition that they can’t live without. According to them, it was two thumbs up. This dim sum dish was flavourful and saucy with a hint of spice. The spice was very subtle, so you won’t really notice it as much unless you are super sensitive to spicy foods. The best part about this dish was the deep black bean flavour, which pairs nicely with the chicken feet themselves.
If you love chicken feet as much as they do, then it’s a must-try!
12. Baked BBQ Pastry
Somewhat similar to their signature dim sum, the Baked BBQ Pork Bun Pastry, The One Fusion’s Baked BBQ Pastry is another yummy item to order. I have to say this was one of the better-tasting baked BBQ pastries compared to other dim sum restaurants.
It was a little unique because it contained some honey and ginger sauce on the surface. This was fresh, hot, and flakey, which tastes so heavenly while chewing it. Oh boy, that ginger and honey sauce just sweetened this delightful snack! We would definitely order this again!
The One Fusion Cuisine Lunch
Here are the few lunch items we ordered alongside our dim sum.
13. Special Fried Vermicelli
My entire family was trying to sell this dish to me. They kept telling me how delicious it is since they had it before. My hopes were really high at first.
When the dish came out, I was disappointed, but that is my personal opinion. It’s basically stir-fried vermicelli noodles with some highly-processed diced Chinese sausage (lap cheong, 腊肠), very little chopped vegetables, barely any shrimp, and tiny pieces of fried taro chips.
To me, the noodles were super dry and it just tastes like 95% carbs. All you’re eating are just fried white noodles, which is such a waste due to bad caloric intake. Yes, about 95% of this dish contained the bad type of carbs! But hey, my entire family loved it! It’s their favorite dish! They said this dish was filled with “Wok hay” and they were very happy about it.
Wok hay is a Cantonese term that describes the “wok energy” or “breath of a wok”. It basically means that the dish was cooked over high heat and it contains this “smoky” wok flavour. I guess I’m not a fan of this “wok hay” taste because it just makes the dish taste more greasy and unhealthy.
Hmm, maybe I’m just a hater? Haha…
But really, give this dish a try when you stop by for lunch. My opinion of this dish seems to mismatch the consensus.
14. Boiled Winter Melon with Dried Scallop and Shrimp
If you love winter melon as much as I do, then you will be a fan of this dish! It’s one of my favorite vegetables to eat.
This dish was really good because it had a lot of flavour without it being too salty. On top of that, I liked how it was not greasy.
My family agreed with me and said it was a good side dish to order for lunch.
15. Boiled Choy Sum with Oil and Salt
At first, my family thought I was crazy for ordering this dish because they asked me “why on earth are you ordering boiled Choy sum when we can cook this dish at home?”
I said to them, “Well because you guys don’t eat enough veggies. It’s good to include at least a plate or two of vegetables given there are ZERO in all the other dishes!”
For a second, I thought I was crazy too and regretted the order. I didn’t want to be the oddball trying to order “healthier” items. So, I was hoping I could tell the server to just cancel it, but it was too late.
When the dish came out, my family actually liked it and thought it was really good! This was better than expected. It wasn’t greasy or oily. It had just the right amount of flavour and I would say it tastes very authentic for a Chinese dish. The bonus is that it came with a soup base, which was a delight in taste too! The soup did not leave us feeling thirsty or dehydrated.
You may think ordering a dish of vegetables is absurd, but it’s actually good for you. This plate makes a great balance to your other orders!
Overall, the food was pretty good here. It’s very comparable to Skyview Fusion, which we have a separate review about here. I still like Skyview Fusion’s signature Baked BBQ Bun better!
The dim sum here is not greasy or oily like the traditional ones from over 20 years ago. You know, like the restaurants in Toronto that are similar to Rol San. But, of course, Rol San still remains one of the best dim sum places in Toronto, and many people love it because of its tradition. It really is a personal preference.
I just find that the quality here is better than a lot of other places. I would definitely come back and treat myself again whenever I am craving for some of my favorite dim sum dishes like har gow, sui mai, and baked goods.
This is a little bit mixed.
Apparently, my aunt is not impressed because the hostess at the front was extremely rude to her. When my aunt and family arrived, she asked politely how long will the wait be.
To her surprise, and my family’s too (as I wasn’t there yet), she snapped at her and gave my aunt some serious attitude. In a rude tone of voice, she told my aunt she doesn’t know and to not ask her any questions. She told her to ask the other hostess and to just not bother her. On top of that, my family saw that this hostess was rude to other customers as well. She was unhappy and looked like she did not want to serve anyone coming in. My aunt is going to file a complaint about the hostess’s attitude because it’s unacceptable.
However, one of our servers was quite nice. She wasn’t exceptionally friendly as you would expect from most Asian restaurants. This server chatted a bit with my family but she wasn’t bubbly or overly joyful. It was just a casual conversation and she did help out whenever she could. Mind you, it was Father’s Day, so the place was quite hectic with a long line of people.
It took a long time for our last order, the baked BBQ pork bun, to arrive. We waited over 15 minutes for just this order. But the server told us it’s a hot and popular item so everyone’s salivating over them – haha.
The One Fusion Cuisine restaurant is really big and spacious. The lights are super bright, which made the environment feel even grander!
The lights were beautiful and the overall decor was updated.
Dining here is very comfortable only if there are fewer people. Again, it was very packed on Father’s Day, so you may want to come during the non-busy hours to appreciate the beautiful decorations and dine-in experience.
The price is a little higher than average, but I always say that you get what you pay for. The price at The One Fusion Cuisine Restaurant is very comparable to Yu Seafood (漁膳房)at Richmond Hill and Skyview Fusion in Scarborough.
We ordered 12 dim sum dishes and 3 items from the lunch menu, a total of 15 plates. This came out to be $161 before tips ($190 after tips) for 6 people. That’s $31 per person, which is a reasonable price for lunch nowadays.
The price will depend on how many people are at the table and how much you eat. If you order a lot of items, you will easily rack up the bill.
The One Fusion Rating: 4.1/5
Overall, we give The One Fusion Restaurant a rating of 4.1 out of 5. The bad service did leave a bad taste in our mouths, but the food was pretty decent here. We would come here again on a non-busy day!