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“Was never open when we tried to go back” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kinniwabi Pines Restaurant

Kinniwabi Pines Restaurant
136 Hwy 17, Wawa, Ontario P0S 1K0, Canada
(705) 856-7226
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Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Wawa
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian, Canadian
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Ohio, USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Was never open when we tried to go back”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

We have enjoyed tho place in our previous visits and was looking forward to goin back this vacation. However it was never open even during std breakfast hours. When we checked with others, we leaned that they "open when they open."! They were never open when we passed by (and no hours posted).

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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146 reviews 146 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Great Little Dining Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Caribbean twist to the menu. The owners are originally from Trinidad Tobago and have a flare with blending dishes familiar to us with a slight Caribbean "adjustment". There is great variety on the menu and all patrons, while we were there, were boisterous about their ravings for their meals.

We even heard a patron discussing their sighting of a pair of moose at the bottom of the picturesque valley outside the restaurant window of terrific vistas.

Visited August 2013
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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
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“Not a Fast Food Joint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We went for dinner at this little restaurant after checking in to the White Fang Motel across the road.
Who would expect to find fine dining 5 km south of Wawa!
The service was certainly not fast but it was good and we found the food excellent.
This is not the place to stop if you are in a hurry but if you are looking for a good leisurely meal, I highly recommend it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Very Very Very Slow and Bad Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

On Sunday August 4 we went there to have a nice dinning experience and turned out to be a irritating place to visit. We walked in the door at 20 minutes after 5. The cook took our order around 5:30. At approx. 6pm we got a bowl of soup and this bowl of soup was only enough to cover the bottom of the bowl.......at least 4 large spoonful's. The soup tasted like warmed up no name vegetable soup (gross). So we waited and waited and waited for our meal to come. I was watching the cook and it look likes he could only prepare one dish at a time. When the waitress was serving the food, one dish would come out of the kitchen at a time. She would deliver the dish and one person at each table would have there meal alone, then another dish would come out. No-one at the tables ate together.

So........it is now 20 minutes to 7 and I said to my husband that this is ridiculous and let's go some where else. Now the urge to have a nice has now passed. We were waiting about a hour and half. We finally left..........because we were not getting anything there to eat that night. They actually charged us $7.91 for the gross soup they served.

We went back into Wawa and by the time we actually had something to eat was 7:20pm and it was only sandwiches.

Well..........I am sure we are not the only people who ever walked out of that restaurant. They need some chef training and server training and also how to multi task when preparing a meal.

Other people were also complaining the same time that we were in the restaurant. Well they are going to loose a lot of profits. Maybe they don't care. It doesn't take an hour and half to get a meal served.

We will never go back to this restaurant. They also need to learn how to make soup.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“great variety”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

daughter and wife enjoyed the large spicy shrimp stir fry. the two boys shared the large veg stir fry.i had the rouladen and the spatzl. i have been to kimberley,bc and they did not have this meal.with out a doubt the best rouladen from a resturant. if you want something fast go to tim hortons.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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