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South Sea Restaurant

282 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 3Z9, Canada
+1 905-545-0352
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“egg rolls” (4 reviews)
“wonton soup” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
282 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 3Z9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Browsing Ottawa Street and decided we were hungry for Chinese. Saw the South Sea Restaurant and gave it a try. Terrific choice. Chinese decor was attractive, and the location was very clean. The waitress was a gem. Very friendly and informative, but not intrusive while...More

Thank BuckBud
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Hate to let out this little secret but they have excellent wonton soup, and it's just $5. Highly recommended.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed March 27, 2018

I was very pleasantly surprised, also that they are relatively close to my neighbourhood. The food arrived fairly fast, piping hot and very generous portion size. I wouldn't say it was any cheaper than other restaurants, but they also didn't have the 6-10 pages of...More

Thank Li M
Reviewed March 3, 2018

I came to this restaurant specifically for vegetarian options and I was not disappointed. The server was very friendly but a bit shy as she was just learning. She was already off to a good start with me. I got the menu and I looked...More

Thank Derrin_Hamilton
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Came with a couple of friends for dinner on a Friday night after shopping on Ottawa St. Service was fast and friendly right upon entering the restaurant. We started with vegetable spring rolls for appetizers. They came out fresh and crispy. We ordered Shrimp ho...More

Thank Charlotte N
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

On Ottawa street for business and dropped into the South Sea .. very welcoming.. old style decor of the Chinese dynasties. One waitress, very friendly. Lunch specials very reasonable. Good choice on the menu also. Food came quickly and hot. Choice of beverages. Restaurant clean....More

Thank kaliki
Reviewed September 25, 2017

This is old school Chinese Food. Super fresh and like you had when you were a kid. Eating in is pretty awesome as well because the place is a time capsule.

Thank Chris L
Reviewed August 29, 2017

If you are single like me, cooking for one can be a pain. But if you are craving a little MSG and Chinese at the same time, look no further than South Sea Restaurant, at 282 N. Ottawa Street in downtown Hamilton. Parking right outside...More

Thank mrcfl99
Reviewed March 27, 2017

South Sea is the "go to" restaurant for Chinese food. It's always good whether you go for lunch or dinner. Staff is friendly and it feels like it's family-owned. Décor is a bit dark and old but clean and comfortable. Take out is great and...More

Thank charyn989
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Older restaurant, food was good and my spouse said it was really good compared to other Chinese restaurants we have eaten at in the last two years. Two entrees with over the top wonton soup. It is not fine dining but go for the food.

Thank wiky_6hills
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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: +1 905-545-0352
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