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500 Fairway Rd. S., Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
(519)742-3338
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food

Food is good and reasonably priced, service is some of the worst you will find but the food keeps me coming back for more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Mark S
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Kitchener, Canada
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kitchener, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have eaten there quite a few times over the years and always felt I got good service and great food. This evening was the complete opposite. Food was bland and tasteless and the service was slow. Shame to see this restaurant slip. I won't be returning for a long time.

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Toronto
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I got takeout from Ben Thanh. THey got my order wrong, which I didn't discover until I got home (giving my pescatarian self a chicken order. Thanks.) The pad thai was just noodle with 5 pieces of seafood--not even any bean sprouts. No peanuts. The curry was full of bamboo shoots with little of substance, and not much actual curry... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food is good and reasonably priced, service is some of the worst you will find but the food keeps me coming back for more

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Kitchener, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stopped in on a cold winter day and the spicy hot tom yum soup really hit the spot! My gf had the chicken chow mein and really enjoyed it. Portion sizes are on the higher end of the scale. Friendly servers and very clean inside. Will definitely be back.

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Kitchener, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food here is all amazing. Served fresh and hot! Wait staff are usually good. Many thins to choose from, and wait staff can help you decide. Husband likes mild - usually orders the beef chow mein and the vietnam spring rolls are to die for. I usually order something different each time. Cashew chicken, Black pepper shrimp, Seafood pad... More 

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Kitchener
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My wife ordered Spicy Thai Noodle and a Mango Salad. She was satisfied enough with it. But not enough to take the leftovers home. I ordered the Meat Lovers (as pictured here on Trip Advisor for Ben Thanh). Presentation was good. But there is a ton of lettuce that was yellow and the quality of cut for the beef, pork... More 

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Pad Thai,Spicy salt Calamari,cream cheese wontons and spring rolls......All delicious! Favourite take-out and left overs!

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My family and I are regulars of the restaurant. However, I have noticed a dramatic deterioration in the quality of the food lately. My rolls had definitely an after taste of bleach to conceal the questionable meat. I am not going to return to what was my preferred restaurant for many years.

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Kitchener
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had the cheese & vegie wontons as an appetizer and they were REALLY good. Hot and fresh and crispy. Should have stopped there because the rest of the meal was disappointing. I've had pad thai before, and is it really supposed to be an unnatural shade of orange? The colour of the noodles was unnatural and unappetizing. It was... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great for a lunch time meeting, or just a quick get together. A good choice of food on the menu, we go here a lot as my friend has allergies and has no problem finding something great on the menu. Going here again 17th October 2014

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Fairway Rd. S., Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: (519)742-3338

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?