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King Tsin Restaurant

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1699 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2108
+1 510-525-9890
Wed - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
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Berkeley, California
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The ownership and kitchen staff changed about a year ago and the cooking took a major step up. The new owner was previously at China Village. Portions (in the plus/minus $15 range) are large and usually very tasty. Liberal use of chili peppers on the Szechuan dishes. Fish dishes are very good.

1 Thank mrosen456
Berkeley, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I wrote a bad review for this place in 2014. They have new management and don't have the problems I complained about, but the dim sum takeout menu is smaller than it used to be. Too bad, that was our favorite.

1 Thank Bruce P
San Francisco, CA
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180 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

This restaurant is undergoing a renaissance with much better food than it had a year ago, and the fact that it is attracting more customers shows that the word is getting around. The menu is extensive, and for those familiar with Chinese food, the choices are unlimited. We especially like the rock cod served with tofu in a black bean... More 

Thank Calif0rniadreamers
Berkeley, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We have eaten many lunches here. They have a special lunch menu that is very reasonable and filling. My wife usually has enough left for the next day's lunch. Good Chinese food.

Thank rogerhS7971MX
Berkeley, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

King Tsin introduced fine Chinese restaurant food to the East Bay in the 1960s. There was none before. Maybe not quite as good as Kirin, a much later arrival, but very good and less expensive.

Thank rmabrams
Berkeley, California
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Slightly above average Chinese food can be eaten at the bar while watching a game on the tv's. Last night's Warrior game filled the small bar space. Drinks were average, and so is food. Staff does not behave like they have been adequately trained. Waitress had trouble with brand names of drinks requested. They try to please, but could use... More 

Thank 784michael
Berkeley, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

September 19, 2014: We tried to call in a take-out order for items we've ordered from this restaurant for years. First we asked for Egg Custard Buns. The person on the phone got very confused and we were not able to order them. Then we asked for barbecued pork buns. The person on the phone said very slowly "Pork ...... More 

Thank Bruce P
Berkeley, California
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

We recently had a scrumptious dinner at King Tsin. Luckily for us all, its brief (and unsuccessful) sojourn under new management is over. Albert is back and King Tsin's classic favorites are better than ever. Starters of traditional turnip cake, potstickers and Shiao Loong Bao (my favorite dumplings) were terrific. Pan Touched Chicken was as good as ever, Spicy Shrimp... More 

1 Thank plscottie
Kensington, California
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

First time there for lunch today. Wanted to find a good chinese restaurant, we had been to another place on Solano recently and we disliked it, so let's try this place it's been there for years. Nice space inside. The staff is a little off, they don't say much and they don't really look at you, kinda weird. Anyway, we... More 

Thank matts2869
Winter Garden, Florida
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142 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

This is the first time we have eaten here. I believe it is under new ownership but I could be wrong. The portions are HUGE, the prices are comparable and the taste is divine. We were surprised that more people were not in the restaurant but it seems like the city shuts down on Sundays because even the streets were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1699 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-525-9890

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?