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China King Family Restaurant

Chinese, Asian, Canadian
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825 Reeves St, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia B9A 2S4, Canada
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Southfield, Michigan
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172 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten at Chinese buffets all across Canada and the US (see reviews). I would rank this as a "C-" -- that is, passing, but just barely. Selection is distinctly Canadian-Chinese: (a couple of spare rib dishes; deep-fried chicken balls, sweet and sour, very few stir-fried dishes; heavy on deep-fried fare). We went here for dinner. When we arrived,... More 

Nantucket, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 just ate supper here. We read some reviews ahead of time & felt confident enough to try it out - judging from the outside, this is a place I normally would not consider. It was, odd. The inside is strange & shabby (seats ripped, fake flowers, very cramped). We all ordered the buffet. It was very... More 

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Oberhausen, Germany
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We visited on a Sunday for the buffet. The buffet had a lot to choose from, and what I tried, I liked. The items were spicy and tasty, but the staff was not really friendly, although quite fast. The room looks a bit run down and is very small.

Thank benjamin234
Nova Scotia, Canada
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

My dad loves The china king restaurant. The service is prompt, but isn't overly warm. The Buffet was hot with a fair bit to choose from which was nice. You see the workers coming in and out replacing it frequently which is also nice to see. The restaurant is kind of a hole in the wall and though it hasn't... More 

Thank dkelliott01
Ottawa, Canada
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79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is an older small Chinese Resturant with a reasonable sized Buffett which is available for both eat in and take out service. The staff were very friendly and we were satisfied with the Buffett so can not comment on the service given for items chosen from the menu. All selections were reasonably priced and the place is Licensed. The... More 

Thank caperOttawa_Canada
Nova Scotia, Canada
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The buffet is my Dads favourite, it hs a lot to choose from and is nice and fresh. The best of Chinese food in the town

Thank dkelliott01
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

We had the buffet and everything was cold, chicken balls and rice were very hard. The decor hasnt been renovated for 30+ years. I do not recommend this place unless you have a very good stomach.

Thank Nicole L
Inverness, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

My previous review of China King was less than flattering. I am happy to report that things have improved considerably at this restaurant. My wife and I dined there the other day. The food was mostly fresh and excellent, the service was very friendly and the washrooms were absolutely spotless. Unfortunately the egg rolls are still terrible.

Thank FVance R
Lakeland, Florida
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Excellent food lots of free parking, very accessible to everybody. Very impressed with how they visited the buffet table keeping the food hot and replenished service very quick, place was clean and servings very good.

Thank Pauline. M
Cape North, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

I think the reviews have been unfair ! Not meant to be fine dining Food always fresh and hot More than fair price staff awesome We have been to many and this one we enjoy!

Thank Rockdale13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 825 Reeves St, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia B9A 2S4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Port Hawkesbury
  • Phone Number: 902-625-7000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?