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Forbidden City Chinese Restaurant

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206 King St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B5, Canada
+1 905-528-5945
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Hamilton, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 'take-out' service in this restaurant is excellent. The owner helped me select various dishes that would serve 8 people; adults and children. We listed everything two days before the event and set a time for food pick-up. There is a 10% discount on pick-up orders. When I walked into the restaurant for the food, I was greeted by the... More 

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Thank 21Resident
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wonton soup had lots of shrimp and was very tasty. We had the dinner for 3 which we gobbled up with leftovers to go. I will be back.

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Thank Kwestty
Hamilton, Canada
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

At one time forbidden city was amazing Chinese food but that was 30 years ago. They have moved to a smaller location which is never full . I don't understand restaurants that can not understand keeping your front door clean as well as your windows and the inside bathrooms etc... is so important if the restaurant looks dirty can you... More 

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Thank 331jack
Niagara Falls, Canada
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Had the dinner for four B takeout. Price $53.00 plus tax. Lots of good quality food and no chicken balls. The garlic shrimp were large. The spicy dish was spicy. 8 spring rolls instead of 4. Generous portions.

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Thank Jamesfour
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

have tried this place two times now for lunch, I didn't get too crazy with the menu so this might not be the best review. I have the consommé soup both times and both times it was great, I did add my own hot sauce just to mix things up a bit. Also had some egg rolls, they are literally... More 

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Thank anxiouswanderer
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The food was wonderful. I told the gentleman what I wanted and they prepared a plate for me. The outgoing friendliness of the gentleman was counterbalanced with the quiet efficiency of the waitress. The atmosphere was warm and inviting.

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Thank Elizabeth M
Erin, Canada
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We go here as a work team on special occasions. The food is delicious and the newly renovated space is very pleasant. The staff are very accommodating and friendly. They have great lunch specials.

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Thank Lynda B
Hamilton, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is probably the worst chinese food I've ever had. I could barely get down my lunch. The fried rice is barely fried rice - I had to add soy sauce to everything. The only decent thing I enjoyed were chicken balls. Staff were super nice - it was a group of us eating - some meals were forgotten but... More 

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Thank Beachy--Keen--Barb
Hamilton, Canada
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We had a large group (13 people) and pre ordered many of the dishes. We were not disappointed, we were the only people at the restaurant as it was a Sunday. The restaurant has moved location, it is a bit smaller but more intimate. The lone server was excellent, taking drink orders and appetizers. She was quick and efficient. We... More 

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Thank Doug K
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Very happy that we tryed again. Services great the best wonton soup we have ever had! The special garlic srimp is out of the wold.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 King St E, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-528-5945

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