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South Sea Restaurant

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282 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 3Z9, Canada
+1 905-545-0352
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 15:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 15:00 - 01:00
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Hamilton, Canada
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 there is nothing on the menu that I wouldn't try! Definitely a must try.

Thank charyn989
Northern Ontario
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 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
Burlington, Canada
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I drive from North Burlington to eat in and take out. I have never had an incorrect order! The food is delicious, fresh and great portions. Fresh items used and it is always good.

Thank jlpn66
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for authentic Chinese food look no further, read no further, just go here. Ok now that I have that out of the way, let's cover all the bases: My wife and I drive for 30 minutes to eat here, sure there are closer Chinese restaurants but they are all 'North Americanized', with fatty deep fried everything.... More 

Thank AlbertaTaster
Hamilton, Canada
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

If you want to enjoy and wonderful meal and great attention from the staff this is the place to go. I really have lost count how many years we have been going to South Seas. We have a standing reservation for the round table for New Years. Our family has been eating there for a very long time. We have... More 

Thank shirleymcmurray490
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered general tao chicken....all batter little sliver of dried out chicken inside that i could hardly chew. Also ordered the BARELY beef and broccoli dish....very disappointed. Only reason i gave it 2 stars was because it was hot!

Thank claytonboyce
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The food was not good the general chicken that is supposed to be lightly breaded was more dough than meat the Cantonese chow mien noodles were an overcooked blob the beef and broccoli had mixed veggies in with it you would think beef and broccoli would be self explanatory. Overall not impressed

Thank catanddogg
Ancaster, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is an old place, very small with little atmosphere. But every time I have been there the staff are especially kind and efficient. The food is always hot and delicious.

Thank 930LoriB
Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016

South Sea.... By far the best Chinese food in East Hamilton. Such good food and great owners!! Love it!!

Thank Jack H
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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118 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My first visit was just a quick pop-in to grab something for myself. I enjoyed the tofu ginger stir-fry so much that I suggested we go back for a family dinner. Big mistake. The atmosphere inside the restaurant was off-putting. The décor is dated and tacky, no music to temper the drabness or mix in with the voices of your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?