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Kim Wah Restaurant

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5871 York Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 4Y2, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was a regular customer for years, until recently. The waitresses are good but the owners are rude and with a high turnover of staff I can only presume it's because they are not treated well. The food quality is on and off meaning sometimes it was very good and other times it was very greasy and not so good.... More 

Thank codyincanada
Vancouver Island, Canada
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

We had late lunch, which was pretty good, the server was very helpful, the only negative was the heating system that needs to be repaired, because when it came on it was very noisy.

Thank Brummie62
Duncan, Canada
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I find that this restaurant is sometimes good and sometimes , not so much . Last time we went to the buffet and it was greasy and tasteless . Other times it is good , never excellent , but good .

Thank EHott2
Chemainus, Canada
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We have looked for a good chinese place for 7 years in the cowichan valley area including Ladysmith,Chemainus, Duncan etc. We had not been to this place in years. So we decided why not try it...well we looked at the buffet and were not impressed. It looked dried out and had been there for awhile. We ordered off the menu... More 

Duncan, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

We were looking to try a new restaurant in Duncan for the family and I have driven past this place several times. The interior was run down with stains in the carpet and the tables were uneven. All the cups and utensils looked dirty. We had the buffet and the food was bland and over battered. The soy sauce was... More 

Thank BigC357
Chemainus, Canada
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great lunch and dinner buffets plus a full chinese menu. excellent quality with large servings and bottomless pop.

Thank creativecaveman
Vancover Island
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149 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Hadn't been here for a few years and was really in the mood for some chinese food. We tried the buffet and since it was just after 5:00 figured everything would be fresh. The rice was hard. The sesame chicken( ? ) was like chewing shoe leather. The squid was tender and the best thing there. The chicken wings were... More 

Thank harleydon13
Duncan, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great buffet every day. Affordable and tasty food. Good parking. Across the street from the Ambulance Station

Thank fredhavn
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Had it twice in a couple of years span.I know now why I waited so long and well , that will be the last. Sorry. Slow service and food greasy . I never dine on the property and won't. Never tried everything on the menu but not for me.

Thank Harry T
Duncan, Canada
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Usually dine in for their smorg. More often than not you have to wait for the items to be refilled before you can start. The dining area is very drafty (cold) and the owners seem to hover over the wait staff which I find really annoying.

Thank Roberta S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    1 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5871 York Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 4Y2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
  • Phone Number: 250.748.2914

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?