Susur Lee is opening a new Chinese restaurant at the Soho Met

Susur Lee is opening a new Chinese restaurant at the Soho Met

Local food guru Lucy Waverman sent ripples through the Toronto food community yesterday when she reported on Twitter that celeb chef Susur Lee will soon expand his growing brand with a third Toronto restaurant—a rumour that has now been confirmed by Susur’s reps. Luckee, a new Chinese eatery specializing in dim sum and Cantonese plates, will launch this spring at the Soho Metropolitan Hotel, apparently in the space currently occupied by Senses. Susur’s reps aren’t providing any more details until the plan has been ironed out, but a spokesman from the Soho Met says that “exciting new changes will be happening in the [Senses] space” and that the news will be officially announced “at the appropriate time… soon.”

The Senses dining room hasn’t seen much food buzz since partnering with GwaiLo chef Nick Liu for a series of pop-up dinners in the fall of 2012. According to Waverman, Luckee will open in March 2014just in time to welcome new neighbour Mark Whalberg, whose burger chain Wahlburgers is also slated to open there this spring.