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3.5 stars 31 reviews

Sam's Chinese Kitchen

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376 Victoria St N
Kitchener, ON  N2H 5E6

(519) 569-8388

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3.5 star rating
October 27, 2018

Visit Sams Kitchen ONLY IF you want to leave deaf and emotionally abused. ABSOLUTELY WORST RESTAURANT IN KW. AVOID at all costs! Service was unapologetically slow and rude. After putting down the order, we had to wait 40 minutes for the first dish to arrive. While we tried to politely ask the waitress to double check with our order, we only got back rude stares and dismissive responses. We were... more

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3.5 star rating
October 26, 2018

The server here is horrible. They just have no idea how rude they are towards customers. When my friend and I were there eating, they were so reluctant to move. We agreed to share table with strangers because we understood it was busy hour. But eventually our food never came. When we were paying, they just shouted at us "fxxk off". Never gonna be there again and definitely not recommending to... more

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3.5 star rating
July 14, 2018

The only thing about this place is too slow.
Recommend either pre-order for takeout, or go as early as you can. Otherwise, you will end up waiting for centuries. Do plan well for your time if deciding coming here.

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3.5 star rating
May 20, 2018

This Chinese restaurant will be my most favourite for Chinese food in KW and something new for me Dim Sum great . The waitress Sarah was
a very helpful and knew what I was look for advice was great everything out of the five items I had ordered where superb. I have never tasted dim sum and I must say it was delightful I would not hesitate in going back to this restaurant in the futureI would... more

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3.5 star rating
April 26, 2018

I literally just came back from eating at this place... The Dim Sum is sooo good here, my goodness!! Me and my friend ordered Almost everything on the menu and there wasnt One thing we did not like. I have lots of left overs but im stuffed! The spare ribs and Everything else stood out to us. You need to try this place, I highly recommend it. The customer service was good as well, we did have to... more

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3.5 star rating
February 03, 2018

I was in search for a dim sum place in the kw area that was less pricey than Cameron but maintaining a good taste level. I did a lot of googling and was slightly skeptical of Sam's kitchen because of the reviews however I decided to give it a try and was not disappointed.

When you first enter the establishment, it looks quaint and typical for a Chinese restaurant. There were maybe 12 tables... more

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3.5 star rating
December 27, 2017

Can't ask for more in kitchener-waterloo, not so good as cameron's.

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3.5 star rating
December 17, 2017

This place is awful the food is sub par and you wait hours for your order

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3.5 star rating
November 26, 2017

Delicious and authentic dimsum place in the KW Region. Food was served pretty quickly and tastes delicious as well! The space is pretty small so go early for a spot, or they may put you in one of their larger tables with another group, which was in our case but we didn't mind it! There's no prices on the menu sheet that they give you, but it is pretty pricy : it could be around ~$5 for one... more

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3.5 star rating
November 18, 2017

This has been the go to when dining with family in the KW region.

The dim sum and the regular dinner fare are all very good. The service is very good and your food is served hot and fast.

Atmosphere is pretty casual and the place does get busy, not wait outside busy but good enough that you don't feel like you should be eating there.

Always steady in terms good taste and reasonable prices.
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3.5 star rating
November 18, 2017

Probably one of the best in KW. For sure, if you want really good dim sum, go to Toronto. For this city, it's a reliable and solid choice.

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3.5 star rating
September 16, 2017

I think it is the best dim sum place in KW region, better than cameron house in terms of the price. Definitely go for the deep fried flour, it is sooooo good!

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3.5 star rating
March 17, 2017

In terms of value and quality the food is very good. Not the best dimsum but very acceptable. The majority of customers there were Chinese. I am also Chinese and I know the older generation only frequent places with authentic food at good prices.

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3.5 star rating
March 10, 2017

Went here for dim sum. Very flavourful and wide selection of dim sum items.

The restaraunt is on the small side, but it has a warm and intimate feel.

The food is excellent but once the place gets busy, the service becomes overwhelmed.

Overall, a good experience of you're patient and enjoy good food.

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3.5 star rating
November 05, 2016

Terrible seating customer service, lacklustre food. You can buy all of these choices in oceans at a much cheaper price

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3.5 star rating
October 22, 2016

well I went there... I have to say their food is fine. In comparison, the quality is over average but it is really pricey! I ordered just as many dishes in another chinese restaurant in London and it costed me half of what I paid at Sam's. If you have money to spend then go to Sam's. Otherwise, I dont think it is a casual dim sum place. Decor is very traditional chinese restaurant. Service is... more

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3.5 star rating
July 16, 2016

Best dim sum I have in the KW area !!!! Service was OK but the food made up for it ... It's small family run business with one cook and he is a great cook.. You must try the portion is big and the taste is authentic. Will definitely recommend it to everyone. I finally found my dim sum place.

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3.5 star rating
June 22, 2016

My friend suggested me to meet here for lunch ( convenient location for us ) I was surprised to observe all Chinese people sitting in & eating happily ! Their food was good but u can get more authentic Chinese food ( generous portions ! ready to pack your food home ) I guess that's why they are still in business !

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3.5 star rating
November 20, 2015

No longer managed by Cantonese people, a bit disappointed with the Dim Sum quality; limited sauce availability; slow service; Cameron is much better for dim sum in K-W

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3.5 star rating
July 26, 2015

I went there a few times. The quality of foods was quite volatile. Sometime is was okay, sometime very poor. The foods there tend to be overly salty. Service was poor. There are definitely better dim sum restaurants in town.

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3.5 star rating
June 10, 2015

Moving from Markham, ON where there is an abundant of good quality Chinese Cantonese food, we finally found a this place that serves food at the same calibre. Definitely going to be a regular!

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3.5 star rating
April 19, 2015

Go on a Sunday before noon and you'll get a window into what dim sum is all about - bustling staff with teapots and bamboo steamers, large multi-generational tables/brunchy friend groups, and a family atmosphere. We were a table of two; six dishes which included favourite staple like siu mai, har gow, chicken feet and rice noodles with shrimp was about thirty bucks. Nice servers, quick service,... more

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3.5 star rating
March 08, 2015

Went for some Dim Sum on a weekend morning. Felt sorry that I did not know about this place before. The dishes are amazing. Better than Cameron's and many other dim sum places in the GTA, in my opinion.
Special mentions go to the crystal shrimp dumplings and curry cuttlefish because they are the best I've had. Everything else was also made above-standard. One last thing -- save some space for... more

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3.5 star rating
March 05, 2015

To me it's absolutely the best dim sum restaurant in KW area.

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3.5 star rating
February 01, 2015

So I went here again and tried the dim sum this time. I got the siu mai (pork dumpling) and the vegetable bean curd. Not only was it mediocre, but I'm pretty sure I got food poisoning from this place and the food came out at room temperature. Very fishy. Will not recommend this place anymore.

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3.5 star rating
August 21, 2014

DO NOT EAT HERE! If you want to sit down and have 4 tables served before you then you should. They cater to the Asian crowd much more than any other. I sat at a table today and waited for 15 minutes without getting a menu, drink, or any attention whatsoever. There are so many places out there better than this.

Go to Cameron Seafood instead. They have attentive servers and the food is amazing.

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3.5 star rating
July 18, 2014

They have renamed themselves "Sam's Chinese Kitchen". So we went there today and had the Dim Sum. The regular menu items are pricey - more expensive than we are used to paying for the identical dishes at the Kingtin... which is why we settled for Dim Sum. Ditto on the Dim sum. They are all more expensive. $26.75 for 2 people including a single serving hot and sour soup and I left still hungry.... more

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3.5 star rating
September 10, 2013

Great Dim Sum & REAL Chinese Food in KW!

Traditional Cantonese - Hong Kong Style dim sum, reminiscences famous Dim Sum Restaurant group MAXIM in Hong Kong.

Dim Sum is cooked to order unlike most restaurants, so it's a little wait, but well worth the extra few minutes for freshly steamed/cooked dim sum.

Dishes to try are:
- Pork Siu Mai (Steamed Pork in Thin Dumpling Skin)
- Beef Ball w/ Bean... more

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3.5 star rating
May 14, 2013

I agree with shane k. This place is nothing special. And their dim sum is alright. My boyfriend ordered the lemon chicken lunch special and I ordered some dim sum. His order came out pretty quick, however, I had to wait about 15 minutes for some of my dim sum to arrive. He was practically done eating by that point.

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3.5 star rating
April 15, 2013

This place is along the lines of crystal palace before new owners too over. The dim sum is mediocre at best. It's far behind Cameron in terms of taste.

Everything was ok. Couldn't find actual problems with the food (like undercooking or wrong spices ). I don't see a reason to come here from Waterloo when Cameron is the same distance.

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3.5 star rating
April 07, 2013

Anyone who knows me knows I'm a big fan of new Dim Sum places in Waterloo Region. That's what got me so excited about Hot Wheels.

For the uninitiated: what is Dim Sum? Dim Sum is a traditional Chinese brunch that consists entirely of appetizer-like dishes. Portions tend to be bite-sized and made easy for eating with chopsticks.

Yes, it's a strange name, but Hot Wheels is a new Chinese... more

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