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Gene's Restaurant

81 Ontario St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H1, Canada
+1 519-271-9678
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
81 Ontario St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H1, Canada
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11 - 20 of 48 reviews

Reviewed February 27, 2017

Staff very friendly and helpful, great food...at Gene's there is usually a 45 min to 1 hour wait to pickup your order, this tells you all the locals use this place to eat.

Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Good food, great flavour, and they will cook Vegan options. I have been going to this for many years and have never ever had a complaint. The owner and his wife are fantastic.

Thank Muma M
Reviewed November 23, 2016

I had always liked this restaurant but have had two bad experiences in a row and most likely won't go back for eating in the dining room. the take out is still very good.

Thank John N
Reviewed November 17, 2016

They have the best plum sauce, for their egg rolls. I have not found it in any other restaurant, to date. Menu selections are helpful, with meal packages available for different sizes. Makes for easy ordering.

Thank MissusSippy
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We have taken out from Gene's twice and never again. Simply awful food prepared without passion or taste. Heavy on the veggies and sauce, an embarrassment for Stratford's downtown. C'mon people you can do better! Posting here instead of asking for a refund. Check out...More

1  Thank Canadian416
Reviewed September 17, 2016

Gene's had very good Chinese food (there were other things on the menu) that was not salty (just the way I like it). They do use MSG in some of the their dishes.

Thank demorasulu
Reviewed September 14, 2016

We stopped at Gene's for lunch before seeing a matinee performance. The restaurant and restrooms were clean. We were greeted immediately upon walking in the door. We were hungry after traveling.The food was good; however not the best Chinese we have eaten. The price was...More

Thank ZeelandScoutMom
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Every so often, I get a craving for Chinese food, and Gene's is the only game in town unfortunately. After an exhausting day, I called for a take out order to pick up at 6, and was told to collect it at 7:30! I arrived...More

Thank LadyCalverley
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Above problem makes for poor review. Little menu choice. No vegetarian offerings. It would be advantageous for Stratford's Ontario Street to have a first class Chinese restaurant that meets the 21st century standards for service and food choice. The kitchen seems divorced from the restaurant...More

1  Thank evaack2016
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Gene's is not fancy but has good Chinese food at affordable prices. It has been a part of Stratford for many decades. It is very family friendly! Has American cuisine as well.

Thank Sandra L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Ontario St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-271-9678
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