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258 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2Y9, Canada
(519) 885-4716
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Today
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
One of the best Authentic Chinese food restaurants in the region!

This place is truly the hidden gem of all Asian/Chinese food restaurants in the region. This is authentic Chinese food - not to be confused with the Amercian-style places. Must go place for Dim-Sum on Saturdays and Sundays. The Dim Sum is tasty (but watch yourself, it can be quite heavy and you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Brian H
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Waterloo, Canada
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Waterloo, Canada
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place is truly the hidden gem of all Asian/Chinese food restaurants in the region. This is authentic Chinese food - not to be confused with the Amercian-style places. Must go place for Dim-Sum on Saturdays and Sundays. The Dim Sum is tasty (but watch yourself, it can be quite heavy and you might end up taking a nap if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Has the best dim sum and great dishes off the menu. Have been here a few times and it's never a disappointment.

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Three of us ordered the dinner for four along with extra bowels of white rice. The hot and spicy soup was very delicious, dinner rolls tasted freshly made. The deep fried squid, beef and vegetables were very tasty. Little left over for take out and left the place absoulety stuffed. Tapioca pudding for desert.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

King Tin has become our family's regular haunt for dim sum. Parking can be a bit of chore (improved lately) but that's the only downside. I guess another is that it is always super busy on weekends but that's a sign that they are doing something right. Beside the regular dim sum from carts on weekends they also have a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As someone who has been to a lot of dim sum places, I can confidently say that this place is one of the worst. I shouldn't have expected much considering the location (KW has very few dim sum places compared to the the GTA) and clearly if I want good dim sum, I need to travel back to the GTA.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I use to be a big fan of King Tin but the lack of passion of authentic Chinese cuisine is declining and I think many people notice it too. I remember there use to be a line up outside to get in for dim sum. They use use to have the best lobster with garlic and ginger. Now many items... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My go-to place for take-out Chinese food - great value! Always fresh and they make it relatively quick. The spicy food is really spicy... you go there for the food!

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We've followed these owners all over K-W as they have expanded their restaurant through the years. The food is very consistent, yummy and fresh. The cart Dim Sum is busy busy and only on Saturday and Sunday, but they offer a buffet with some Dim Sum items through the week. Although they have some competition now in the twin cities,... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I like to go there when I can and I must say the food is wonderful. There are no sweet and sour chicken balls here so if you are into that sort of "Chinese" food then don't go. The atmosphere is the only reason I would not give it an excellent. Try the Singapore style noodles and their hot and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Terrible service and food! Servers were just chatting and didn't pay attention to customers. The quality of the food was terrible.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 258 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: (519) 885-4716

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm

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