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King's Noodle House

Posted by Tanja / Reviewed on July 25, 2007 / review policy

Kings Noodle TorontoBeyond the roast duck and squid hanging in window, King's Noodle House has been serving up fresh noodles (along with a full Chinese menu) to hungry patrons for decades.

Recently, the dining room underwent a modern revamp, so, curious to see what else had changed, I stopped in for dinner with friends. The place definitely looked swanky but, thankfully, food and prices hadn't changed much.

So then, first order of business: pouring the tea and dividing the ordering responsibilities. Everyone was given the task of choosing one entree and we'd all share the resulting spread. It's really the only way to go when faced with such a long and diverse menu.

Service here could not be faster. We ordered a pretty mixed bag of items but within minutes hot dishes began to arrive.

Kings Noodle HouseFirst up were steamed rice rolls with soy and an order of garlic Chinese greens.

Kings Noodle HouseRice rolls are usually served with some filling, but plain rice rolls (a.k.a. soft steamed doughy goodness) can be nice as well - so long as you don't over do it and fill up before the rest of the meal arrives. The healthy side of greens were crisp and garlicky... perfect.

Kings Noodle HouseCurried Chicken was thick and spicy, though a little skimpy on the chicken in favour of potatoes.

Kings Noodle HouseThe Chow Mein was pretty standard tasting though notably generous (ie. huge) in size.

Kings Noodle HouseChicken & Vegetables on steamed rice was a great light choice and one of the first to vanish, even though, again, portion size was plentiful.

Lastly, and by far the favourite, was Satay Beef Rice Noodles (pictured at the top). Soft, flat rice noodles buried under heaps of tender sliced beef, green peppers and chunky onions were fit for a King (because you knew a royal reference had to fit in here somewhere).

We'd planned to do dessert but didn't have room left for even the thought of it. When the bill arrived, it was a little over $10 a head... sweet enough.



MEATHOLE / July 25, 2007 at 03:41 pm
The only thing about king noodle is that they dont have double doors in the front of the house...So in the winter its FREEEEZING!
Paul / March 24, 2009 at 12:47 am
Went their with friends and had the duck w/ rice or something like that. Damn, did that suck. Barely any meat and I was pretty much forced to eat soya sauce rice...
JohnsonFu / December 24, 2009 at 07:03 pm
They have the best duck in chinatown
christopher Ritz / April 6, 2010 at 05:47 pm
I would drive hours for a meal in this place. Four things make it great. 1) Location 2)Fellow patrons at my table 3) food. 4)Price.

There have been trips where I have eaten there three times in one weekend. One of my favorite things is to order stuff that other people have. There is a large selection that I think is on a Chinese only menu that I can't read.

Go there hungry
tiff / October 3, 2010 at 03:08 pm
they have really good beef balls here :D
Manda / August 26, 2011 at 11:45 am
Best wonton soup! REALLY GOOD soup...number 47...bbq duck bbq pork wonton noodle soup...heaven!
Linda / March 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm
King's BBQ Duck in Congee, with red chili oil, is delicious and satisfying. After the meal I feel good and full of energy.
Coo1 / December 11, 2013 at 10:10 am
Been ordering from King Noodle for the last 30 years. It is a great restaurant. I enjoy ordering (by the pound) BBQ pork, BBQ Duck, or rice bowl dishes, noodle soups.

Hey I even saw Susur Lee chowing down their once with his friends.
Cheryl / March 5, 2015 at 08:37 pm
Excellent service. The noodle soups were hearty and delicious. The beef with bitter melon was also delicious and highly recommended for those who want to try a new flavor. The vegetables were crisp, tender but flavourful. Definitely worth another trip back.
Alan replying to a comment from Paul / April 10, 2015 at 02:14 pm
You don't even know what you ordered. Of course it'll be less satisfying.

Ate bbq meat here and by far it's the best in the city. Come here for take out all the time since I live nearby.
Elizabeth replying to a comment from Coo1 / June 9, 2015 at 02:45 pm
So did I!!!
Satans-lil-Helper replying to a comment from Paul / September 7, 2015 at 06:32 pm
Bullshit. No way did they serve you what you said you ate. Your friends served you what you ate, not the restaurant.
Satans-lil-Helper replying to a comment from Satans-lil-Helper / September 7, 2015 at 06:37 pm
This review did not do this classic amazing restaurant justice. The items ordered were the things I would not order because it's things I make at home on a whim. They could've done much better strictly ordering from the appetizers section.

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