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Kent's Kitchen

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232 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X5, Canada
+1 604-669-2237
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10:30 - 19:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is good for quick fill of chinese comfort food. Don't expect too much in the way of friendliness or atmosphere, it's more or less a whole in the wall with a long steam table on one side where they serve up the food WYSIWYG style. The food's pretty good though if you're on a budget one meal is... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Very fast and huge menu able to feed an entire family for less than $35! Crazy cheap and tasty, really fast and fresh. Still had leftovers despite how cheap it was. Not much ambiance but you can't beat the price.

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Thank Cathy W
La Ronge, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

At the recommendation of my cousin, we came to this Chinese restaurant. A good variety of food and economical to feed five people. Very good food and people. We came from Nanaimo just to eat and head back.

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Healdsburg, CA
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358 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

LOTS...LOTS...LOTS of food at a very reasonable price. There's a huge selection, but the steam table trays are unlabeled, so you have to guess. You could ask for info, but the pace of service is so fast, you feel rushed to make a choice, so you choose a couple and get a takeout box that seems to weigh several pounds.... More 

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Regina, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

With Kent's what you see is definitely what you get. The interior is not sparkling clean, as a matter of a fact it looks like it could use a good painting/renovation. When busy, it is noisy and crowded. The food is massed produced and sold cafeteria style at a cheap price. The portion sizes are huge. Was it the best... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a what you see is what you get place. Reading the reviews I can see why some would be turned off. This place is not spick and spam. It is noisy. The food is not gourmet. But you get exactly what see. Reasonable quality authentic Chinese food, in high quantities, at cheap prices. But what you are... More 

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Sandakan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is not exactly a restaurant in the usual sense of the word, more like a (self service) fast food place. While the food isn't exactly "gourmet" it will be more than enough in terms of filling up one's stomach, at very cheap prices too (by Canadian standards). Takeaway is available, although they do charge 30 cents for a container.... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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125 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We were in Vancouver for Canada Day & decided to head to Chinatown and have lunch at Hon's. On the way we passed Kent's Kitchen. We were immediately drawn to the crowd and then to the cafeteria style hot table, where the selection of Chinese food items was large. Most of the items looked very attractive and inviting. You can... More 

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Taplow Buckinghamshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This is very busy Chinese quick lunch stop or take away. The portions are large, the cooking reasonable and pretty authentic (adjusted for western taste largely). Everything is displayed on a huge board behind the counter or you can simply pick from the trays of food on display, which is probably best if your Cantonese is not fluent. The busy... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Kent's focuses on only one thing - good food. There is a huge assortment of food (chicken, beef, fish, vegetable, and pork) to choose from. Since it's so hard to choose, one of the best options is to just get two toppings on rice. You end up with a huge mountain of good tasting food. It's really enough to share... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 19:00
Monday
10:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 19:00
Thursday
10:30 - 19:00
Friday
10:30 - 19:00
Saturday
10:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-669-2237

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Chinatown
With the recent exodus of massive new building projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas; is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before. Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking, Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes diners to the table. More that that, it has a hip experimental vibe to it, with trendy pop-ups and catchall market shops. The biggest of Canada's Chinatowns, it is also home to an expansive Chinese garden whose manicured grounds inspire and delight, its ponds and pagodas drawing walkers in for an stroll. Take in the red streetlights, the playful awnings, and the upbeat air that suffuse this area.
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