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“Eat hardy - bring a bunch home...”

Crystal Dynasty Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #706 of 1,221 Restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Downtown Hamilton
Stoney Creek
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Eat hardy - bring a bunch home...”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Staff prepares genuine Chinese dishes - on a comprehensive menu - and I get confused! So you must ask for help, and they will definitively tell you what is great, and not so much. Servings are very generous, dishes mostly contain solid blends of vegetables and meats, excellently seasoned, great variety. This is not pretentious, nor bright red and plastic - it's real!!

  • Visited June 2012
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing dim sum”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Being cantonese we have eaten a lot of dim sum and wanted to find a new place in Hamilton. Sadly this certainly was not the place.
Although they have authentic dim sum dishes, they did not appear to be very fresh. Even the simplest dim sum dishes, such as turnip cake and cheung fan were dry and the latter being served cold and without the soy sauce.
Furthermore the place seemed very slow and understaffed. Interior needs to be updated quite a lot.
Hope this is not a reflection of what the dinner dishes are like, we looked at the menu and they have a lot of authentic dishes on offer, but just pass on the dim sum.

  • Visited February 2012
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Hamilton, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Quite disappointing”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

We are accustomed to enjoying authentic Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine at restaurants frequented by natives of these regions. Our first hint was probably that the guests were all non-orientals. The food was quite Canadian tasting albeit, served fresh, and hot. The waitress had to be asked three times for the bill, and we ended up taking the teapot up to the kitchen to be refilled four times.
We will say, "we've been there twice, the first and the last being one and the same".We had the feeling that the staff just didn't care. Will return to Harvest Moon, and Ben Thankh where the staff appears to care.

  • Visited January 2012
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“Some damn good dim sum.”
Reviewed August 16, 2008

Some damn good dim sum.

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“Lobster is the best (but...”
Reviewed December 18, 2007

Lobster is the best (but sometimes don't taste as good), others are only average!

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