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South Sea Restaurant

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282 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 3Z9, Canada
(905) 5450352
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My first visit was just a quick pop-in to grab something for myself. I enjoyed the tofu ginger stir-fry so much that I suggested we go back for a family dinner. Big mistake. The atmosphere inside the restaurant was off-putting. The décor is dated and tacky, no music to temper the drabness or mix in with the voices of your... More 

1 Thank Scrappygumflapper
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The annual Mother's Day feast. We order from this restaurant about 3x a year and usually on special occasions when we need lots of food. Typical Chinese food but special mention to the dry garlic ribs which are always good from here. The chicken balls actually have chicken in them and its white meat! Price is normal. We do pick... More 

Thank jason j
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Tonight we had take out though we have dined in several times. The service is always fast and friendly. Our order included egg rolls, sweet and sour chicken balls, mushroom fried rice, Cantonese chow mein and general chicken. Everything was excellent, the food was piping hot and the ingredients were fresh and delicious. One of our favorite dishes is the... More 

Thank Kelly B
Hamilton, Canada
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234 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

My co-workers and I have been going here for years and it never disappointed. This time I visited with my wife. The lunch specials (fried rice, egg roll and your choice of main) are reasonably priced and come with a lot of food. We ordered the beef and mixed vegetables and the lemon chicken specials. The beef is tender can... More 

Thank Barheat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

I was in Hamilton with my girlfriend who moved out of town and we ordered a really quick order two rice Lem chkn chkn balls and mix veg 50.00 total ( ridiculous ) but we were ready to pay it . we had to call to see if we could pick it up instead of delivery which seemed not to... More 

1 Thank Michele S
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

my whole family HATED it, it tastes disgusting (probably it suits those lazy people in this run-down area that can't cook ) but it was the worst chow mein to us!!! it's a not a real chow mein!!! yuck, they gave beansprouts instead and a small crispy snack(that's what chow mein for them) the menu DOES NOT explain what you... More 

Thank boringshop
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We ordered delivery and it was quick, and pretty tasty as well. Customer service was great while ordering over the phone, as well as the service at the door. Cantonese chow mein was pretty delicious. Not the best egg rolls I've ever had. But other than that, pretty good food and great service.

2 Thank Jangless
Hamilton, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is my mother n laws favorite place to eat chinese. She specifically orders this ( i think its called su guy kew) side. Its Shrimp that are cleaned flattened and then rolled in ham..its about $10 for maybe 6 of them? But she loves them to pieces. That, and this crazy manderine orange ice cream! Ive had a combination... More 

1 Thank 788b
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

this is my go-to place for take-out. Fried rice, double delight noodles and chicken balls are my favorite. Really great value. You get alot of food for little money.

3 Thank TannersBananers
Dublin, Ireland
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

Ate here yesterday..(with our two little girls who were made very welcome)the takeaway is very busy and reasonable,dined in,simple decor,only complaint is the awful rest rooms...need attention.....overall lovely atmosphere and staff,one main would do two people...huge portions.... would recommend...

2 Thank kayla9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 3Z9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (905) 5450352

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