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Forbidden City Chinese Restaurant

206 King St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B5, Canada
+1 905-528-5945
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible11%
Aug 7, 2017
“Poor replacement for hunan house”
Apr 10, 2017
“Birthday Lunch Take-out food”
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
206 King St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B5, Canada
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Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

For many years the hunan house was simply the best szhechuan and Cantonese in Hamilton. Tried a quick takeaway for the second time and it's ordinary, not bad but not worth the drive downtown. If anyone knows of a great Hamilton Chinese, please respond.

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Reviewed April 10, 2017

The 'take-out' service in this restaurant is excellent. The owner helped me select various dishes that would serve 8 people; adults and children. We listed everything two days before the event and set a time for food pick-up. There is a 10% discount on pick-up...More

Thank 21Resident
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

The wonton soup had lots of shrimp and was very tasty. We had the dinner for 3 which we gobbled up with leftovers to go. I will be back.

Thank Kwestty
Reviewed March 15, 2017

At one time forbidden city was amazing Chinese food but that was 30 years ago. They have moved to a smaller location which is never full . I don't understand restaurants that can not understand keeping your front door clean as well as your windows...More

Thank 331jack
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Had the dinner for four B takeout. Price $53.00 plus tax. Lots of good quality food and no chicken balls. The garlic shrimp were large. The spicy dish was spicy. 8 spring rolls instead of 4. Generous portions.

Thank Jamesfour
Reviewed January 4, 2017

have tried this place two times now for lunch, I didn't get too crazy with the menu so this might not be the best review. I have the consommé soup both times and both times it was great, I did add my own hot sauce...More

Thank anxiouswanderer
Reviewed November 1, 2016

The food was wonderful. I told the gentleman what I wanted and they prepared a plate for me. The outgoing friendliness of the gentleman was counterbalanced with the quiet efficiency of the waitress. The atmosphere was warm and inviting.

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed September 15, 2016

We go here as a work team on special occasions. The food is delicious and the newly renovated space is very pleasant. The staff are very accommodating and friendly. They have great lunch specials.

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is probably the worst chinese food I've ever had. I could barely get down my lunch. The fried rice is barely fried rice - I had to add soy sauce to everything. The only decent thing I enjoyed were chicken balls. Staff were super...More

Thank Beachy--Keen--Barb
Reviewed June 19, 2016

We had a large group (13 people) and pre ordered many of the dishes. We were not disappointed, we were the only people at the restaurant as it was a Sunday. The restaurant has moved location, it is a bit smaller but more intimate. The...More

Thank Doug K
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Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 King St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-528-5945
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