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South Sea Restaurant

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282 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 3Z9, Canada
+1 905-545-0352
15:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 15:00 - 01:00
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Hamilton, Canada
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

If you want to enjoy and wonderful meal and great attention from the staff this is the place to go. I really have lost count how many years we have been going to South Seas. We have a standing reservation for the round table for New Years. Our family has been eating there for a very long time. We have... More 

Thank shirleymcmurray490
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered general tao chicken....all batter little sliver of dried out chicken inside that i could hardly chew. Also ordered the BARELY beef and broccoli dish....very disappointed. Only reason i gave it 2 stars was because it was hot!

Thank claytonboyce
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The food was not good the general chicken that is supposed to be lightly breaded was more dough than meat the Cantonese chow mien noodles were an overcooked blob the beef and broccoli had mixed veggies in with it you would think beef and broccoli would be self explanatory. Overall not impressed

Thank catanddogg
Ancaster, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is an old place, very small with little atmosphere. But every time I have been there the staff are especially kind and efficient. The food is always hot and delicious.

Thank 930LoriB
Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

South Sea.... By far the best Chinese food in East Hamilton. Such good food and great owners!! Love it!!

Thank Jack H
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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116 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

My first visit was just a quick pop-in to grab something for myself. I enjoyed the tofu ginger stir-fry so much that I suggested we go back for a family dinner. Big mistake. The atmosphere inside the restaurant was off-putting. The décor is dated and tacky, no music to temper the drabness or mix in with the voices of your... More 

1 Thank Scrappygumflapper
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The annual Mother's Day feast. We order from this restaurant about 3x a year and usually on special occasions when we need lots of food. Typical Chinese food but special mention to the dry garlic ribs which are always good from here. The chicken balls actually have chicken in them and its white meat! Price is normal. We do pick... More 

Thank jason j
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Tonight we had take out though we have dined in several times. The service is always fast and friendly. Our order included egg rolls, sweet and sour chicken balls, mushroom fried rice, Cantonese chow mein and general chicken. Everything was excellent, the food was piping hot and the ingredients were fresh and delicious. One of our favorite dishes is the... More 

Thank Kelly B
Hamilton, Canada
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287 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

My co-workers and I have been going here for years and it never disappointed. This time I visited with my wife. The lunch specials (fried rice, egg roll and your choice of main) are reasonably priced and come with a lot of food. We ordered the beef and mixed vegetables and the lemon chicken specials. The beef is tender can... More 

Thank Barheat
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

I was in Hamilton with my girlfriend who moved out of town and we ordered a really quick order two rice Lem chkn chkn balls and mix veg 50.00 total ( ridiculous ) but we were ready to pay it . we had to call to see if we could pick it up instead of delivery which seemed not to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
15:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 3Z9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-545-0352

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