4452 Sheppard Avenue E
Toronto, ON M1S 2V7
Asian Legend is such a solid place but I always find that this location differs from the others.
This location in particular is located on Sheppard and Brimley, right by the Brimley Chinese center. The place here is very nice and clean. The interior is ideal for dates and such, with services being OK, but always busy. Their primary focus is supposed to be getting food out quickly and they do a good job at it. I almost view it like Congee Queen, but for more mainland Chinese style dishes.
We have come before for dishes like their Peking Duck, Xiao Long Bao dumplings, general tao chicken, and other dishes. They are pretty consistent across the several times that we have been. The Peking Duck here is good and usually a crowd favorite when we come. They have done it OK at times and incredible at others. Skin and duck always have good flavor.
The xiao long bao here is meh. I thought the skin was overly thick and the broth inside more greasy than flavorful. Big fan of the veggies here too and they do have some interesting dishes.
Now, the parking situation here can be a huge pain in the ass. If you are having trouble finding parking, there is a grocery store out back you can go to, or the underground parking lot next door at the Brimley Center. Either one should do the trick. The place can get pretty busy so be ready for a wait on some nights
Ambience: B+ | Service: C+ | Price: B | Food: B