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258 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2Y9, Canada
(519) 885-4716
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: Reservations

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  • 3
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 3
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  • 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
Most recent review
Real Chinese food!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
Steve K
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Kitchener, Canada
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Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Kitchener, Canada
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109 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I had heard of King Tin, but had never gone. I found myself hungry and across the street from the restaurant one night in June and decided I needed to test their Cantonese Chow Mein. I love Cantonese Chow Mein and always try it at any new S.E. Asian restaurant I go to, so that I can compare to other... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We've been loyal customers here for a good 30 years. Dim Sum on the weekends, Friday night dinners, and the lunch buffet whenever we are in town weekdays. It's always been hit or miss. Sometimes excellent, sometimes terrible, as with half raw spicy squid which they charged for even though it was inedible. The hot and sour soup is the... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

been here plenty of times for years and the quality of the food is always consistent. reasonable prices and friendly service. the decorating could use an update but its not that big of a deal. love this place. dimsum is great.

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Chesley, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I have been frequenting this restaurant for over 20 years. The food is very, very good, and to the best of my knowledge, is as authentic as you will likely find in the KW area (attested to by the fact that our table is usually one of the only tables in the place not occupied by Asian patrons whenever we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I'm very baffled by the rave reviews of this restaurant and especially in the dimsum area. I went this past weekend with my parents, all of us are familiar with what DimSum is suppose to taste like. Dish after dish, it just got worse and worse. Started off with the staple siu mai - the wrap stuck to the basket... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Frequented about 5 times and love the casserole dishes that are served in clay pots that finish cooking at your table. Decor is on the tired side but an overall good experience. (Ethnicity of clientele matches cuisine which is always a telling sign)

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Kitchener, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Great dimsum on weekends and a reasonably priced buffet during the weekdays. Staff are very quick and nice. Been coming here for years and will continue come regularly.

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Waterloo, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The lunch buffet is really good lots of variety, fresh food and friendly service. Love the spring rolls, sweet and sour pork and curry beef brisket on rice. Also very affordable. I come here at least a few times a month with friends or family.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?