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Gene's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Chinese, Asian, Canadian
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81 Ontario St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H1, Canada
+1 519-271-9678
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Ontario, Canada
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87 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Average Food and Prices - a pretty typical place. Nothing especially notable either good or bad. Downtown location.

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Thank TravelNotTourism
Stratford, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing Chinese food best in stratford only thing if u do take out always call way ahead it is at least a hr wait on weekends

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Thank steinmafia
1 review
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

On Saturday, I took my family of seven out for dinner here because it had always been a long time favorite of the family. However, we won't be going back. The service was terrible, it took 15 minutes to order our drinks and another 15 for them to arrive. The coffee was cold and our waitress couldn't be bothered to... More 

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Thank Barbara H
London, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Staff very friendly and helpful, great food...at Gene's there is usually a 45 min to 1 hour wait to pickup your order, this tells you all the locals use this place to eat.

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Thank Kathleen W
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Good food, great flavour, and they will cook Vegan options. I have been going to this for many years and have never ever had a complaint. The owner and his wife are fantastic.

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Thank Lola M
Stratford
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I had always liked this restaurant but have had two bad experiences in a row and most likely won't go back for eating in the dining room. the take out is still very good.

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Thank John N
Stratford
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

They have the best plum sauce, for their egg rolls. I have not found it in any other restaurant, to date. Menu selections are helpful, with meal packages available for different sizes. Makes for easy ordering.

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Thank AvonPines
Huron County, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We have taken out from Gene's twice and never again. Simply awful food prepared without passion or taste. Heavy on the veggies and sauce, an embarrassment for Stratford's downtown. C'mon people you can do better! Posting here instead of asking for a refund. Check out the almond guy ding. Ouch!

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Gene's had very good Chinese food (there were other things on the menu) that was not salty (just the way I like it). They do use MSG in some of the their dishes.

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Thank demorasulu
Zeeland, MI
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497 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We stopped at Gene's for lunch before seeing a matinee performance. The restaurant and restrooms were clean. We were greeted immediately upon walking in the door. We were hungry after traveling.The food was good; however not the best Chinese we have eaten. The price was right and our stomachs were filled.

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Thank ZeelandScoutMom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Ontario St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-271-9678

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