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Forbidden City

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
+1 905-528-5945
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank andrea h
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Elizabeth M
Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

If you are tired of eating worn-out Canadian Chinese food, Forbidden City is a PREMIUM Chinese food restaurant. All dishes are extra tasty. Best of all, you can ask that your dish be specially prepared. Add Ginger? NO problem. Spice it up? NO problem. Big portions with Veggie options.

Thank Derrin_Hamilton
Hamilton, Canada
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Doug K
Hamilton, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Food was yummy 😋😊 Restaurant staff very friendly and professional! Will be coming back we loved ❤ it.

Thank fatima a
Burlington, Canada
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Went to new location on king St, which is a huge change from previous location which I loved. There were issues with ceiling collapsing at previous location. Same very friendly staff. I would describe the food as being canadian Chinese, nothing overly exotic, as demonstrated by clientele. Love their soup on the lunch menu. You choose type of meat and... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

We have been ordering from this restaurant for over 15 years and has never been disappointed. The taste and presentation of the food is the best in the city.

Thank mason1514
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

The worst food I have ever had. Took two hours to come. My friends are vegetarin and ended up eating chicken, my chicken looked and tastes like rubber. It was the worst wonton soup I have ever had.

Thank kiersten1727
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Today my gf and I went for lunch it was a mediocre experience at best. I ordered the lemon chicken and rice with a spring roll my girlfriend ordered the orange chicken and fried rice with a spring roll. My lemon chicken had more batter then chicken which I am grateful for as the chicken had a fishy taste to... More 

Thank user_id_denied
Hamilton, Canada
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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

My girlfriends asked me to join them for lunch/dinner one Sunday afternoon for Chinese dinner. I had known it was downtown and had heard many good comments but never actually had chance to try. I was pleasantly surprised at how great & tasty the food was. We ordered dinner for three and was plenty all served piping hot, tasty and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-528-5945

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?