Restaurant: King's Noodle House
Address: 296 Spadina Ave
Price Range: $10-15
4: Very Good
*Center of Chinatown
*Specialize in BBQ meats
*Gets really busy during lunch time
If you are craving Chinese food, where better to go than Chinatown? King’s Noodle House is located in heart of Chinatown and they specialize in BBQ meats and noodles. It gets very busy during lunch hour so make sure to get there early to beat the lunch crowd. Even before walking in, you can see all the yummy looking BBQ meats in the display case.
Although I got there before 12:30, I still had to wait around 30 minutes to be seated. However, the table turnover is very quick so it's not so bad waiting around. There is no waiting area so you have to form a line between the BBQ station and Congee/Noodle/Donut station. They make all the noodles at the front so the waitress had to keep on walking through the line of people waiting to grab food- and this is never good when there are so many people standing around and the waitress is standing there with bowls of hot noodle soup.
Ordered: Yeung Chow Fried Rice, Fried rice is big in portion with lots of shrimp. This was good with hot sauce that is provided on the table.
Ordered: Beef brisket and Tendon with Noodle in Soup, This was a big disappointment. It looked good when it first came with lots of meat/tendon pieces as well as fresh vegetables. However, the soup was very watery and the noodles were too thin and hard to soak up the soup. Meat pieces were tender and tendons were very chewy, but the noodles just didn't do it for me. I would not get this again.
Ordered: BBQ duck on noodles, This was one of their popular dishes avail. Same type of noodles are used for every noodle dish they have but this was good with the BBQ duck. I just wish it came with more meat to balance out the dish though. Soup was good on the side.
Summary: I would come back to this place, maybe earlier during the weekday so I don't have to wait so long. I want to try BBQ pork next time!