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1699 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2108
510-525-9890
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
King Tsin...great space but needs sprucing up staff

Slightly above average Chinese food can be eaten at the bar while watching a game on the tv's. Last night's Warrior game filled the small bar space. Drinks were average, and so is food. Staff does not behave like they have been adequately trained. Waitress had trouble with brand names of drinks... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

King Tsin introduced fine Chinese restaurant food to the East Bay in the 1960s. There was none before. Maybe not quite as good as Kirin, a much later arrival, but very good and less expensive.

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Slightly above average Chinese food can be eaten at the bar while watching a game on the tv's. Last night's Warrior game filled the small bar space. Drinks were average, and so is food. Staff does not behave like they have been adequately trained. Waitress had trouble with brand names of drinks requested. They try to please, but could use... More 

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Berkeley, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

September 19, 2014: We tried to call in a take-out order for items we've ordered from this restaurant for years. First we asked for Egg Custard Buns. The person on the phone got very confused and we were not able to order them. Then we asked for barbecued pork buns. The person on the phone said very slowly "Pork ...... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We recently had a scrumptious dinner at King Tsin. Luckily for us all, its brief (and unsuccessful) sojourn under new management is over. Albert is back and King Tsin's classic favorites are better than ever. Starters of traditional turnip cake, potstickers and Shiao Loong Bao (my favorite dumplings) were terrific. Pan Touched Chicken was as good as ever, Spicy Shrimp... More 

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Kensington, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

First time there for lunch today. Wanted to find a good chinese restaurant, we had been to another place on Solano recently and we disliked it, so let's try this place it's been there for years. Nice space inside. The staff is a little off, they don't say much and they don't really look at you, kinda weird. Anyway, we... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is the first time we have eaten here. I believe it is under new ownership but I could be wrong. The portions are HUGE, the prices are comparable and the taste is divine. We were surprised that more people were not in the restaurant but it seems like the city shuts down on Sundays because even the streets were... More 

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Rocklin, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I can remember when this place was considered the best place for Chinese Food. Well, How Things Change !!!! Unfortunately, the food is now Nothing Like it once was !! SAD ..... Please be Warned !!! Every dish we ordered was a Huge Disappointment and was, frankly, Horrible .... The restaurant is obviously under new ownership and the skilled chefs... More 

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Pt. Richmond, Ca
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I recently stopped for lunch and ordered Kung Paola chicken. I was brought Saechwan chicken. When I told the waitress of the error she actually told me there were two Kung Pao dishes on the menu! And I should have told her which one I wanted when I ordered. Absolute nonsense . She just walked away. The quality of the... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We eat at King Tsin at least once a week and have found it every time to be a friendly, welcoming, attractive place to have dim sum and very good, reasonably priced lunch specials. We recommend it for business lunches and families, especially.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

My in-laws treat my family for dinner and I recommend to dine at King Tsin. We live nearby and on occassion we usually dine here knowing the food was always excellent. My in-laws was so impressed and they really like the coconut prawn with walnut. Thumbs up to the Chef! We ordered chow mien and so good not too oily.... More 

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Additional Information about King Tsin Restaurant

Address: 1699 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2108
Phone Number: 510-525-9890
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Address: 1699 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-525-9890
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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