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King Tin Restaurant

258 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2Y9, Canada
(519) 885-4716
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Ranked #185 of 297 restaurants in Waterloo
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

My mom and I have been going to King Tin for years and we always enjoy it. Our family does not drive so to find authentic Chinese food is a blessing. I recommend going on for the weekend lunch when the food is the food is the freshest and is served on cart, just try to get there at the... More

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