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KAO Restaurant

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8986 Commercial St, New Minas, Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 3E2, Canada
+1 902-681-6388
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went for the supper buffet last night with my wife and toddler and had the most terrible experience. If I ever set food in that place again it will be too soon. Our first complaint was a very foul odor around the back portion of the buffet near the salad bar and dessert bar. Foolishly we carried on and... More 

Thank SparkyLady2013
Aylesford, Nova Scotia
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This happens to be my husbands favorite place to eat , especially their chicken wings. The food is always great, service is excellent and the owners are terrific people. We must stop in and eat here once a month but try not to over due it, of course we always leave saying, "We ate too much".

Thank Lindalour
Yarmouth, Canada
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We frequent between this restraint and the other Chinese one close by. Kao has been the choice the last two visits..... The last time it was just about when buffet was over so the selection was limited and a lot of things were totally gone. Given that we went back this month, only to be disappointed by the food. No... More 

Thank beachlovers85
Kentville, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The food at the Kao Restaurant is wonderful and fresh. I have a weakness for their Singapore noodles I'm always topping my plate with noodles...lol. The service there is courteous and nice. My only complaint I would have is that at this Chinese food restaurant they have MSG which is a high salt content which unfortunately, of late I am... More 

Thank Stephanie L
Bridgewater, Canada
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I arrived about 20 minutes before buffets was closing I got in two plates . No waiting time since you served yourself, my Chinese tea was on the table by the time I helped myself at buffet spread. They have updated restraunt since I've been there about 3 years ago. They put in new tables and booth changed around their... More 

Thank Wallace C
Nova Scotia
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was my first visit, and the hostess encouraged me to look at the buffet to see if I liked it. They have about 30 different dishes and the food looked freshly prepared at noon hour. I decided to stay and served myself two plates of Chinese food. Many more customers came in. I liked that the dining room has... More 

Thank MoJo36
Berwick, Canada
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It's been awhile since I've been in, but from what I remember the food was delicious, the atmosphere was quiet and pleasant and the staff were attentive and friendly.

Thank Heather L
Port Williams, Canada
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Food is always fresh, hot and delicious.Buffet is a tad expensive for seniors.. Staff is efficient and friendly. We have introduced friends from all over NS and beyond.. They are now repeat customers. TVs were added near the ceiling but they are not intrusive.Restaurant is clean and bright.

Thank Marilyn M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We have passed this restaurant every time we got to New Minas and not gone in due to the bad reviews. This time we decided to go in. We are so glad that we did. We were half an hour too early for the buffet, the friendly waitress who greeted us told us to please sit down. She brought us... More 

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Wolfville, Canada
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I go here often and we really enjoy their buffet. There are several options available including a couple of noodle dishes which I like a lot. The staff are always welcoming and helpful. I highly recommend it.

Thank MP0721

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8986 Commercial St, New Minas, Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 3E2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Kentville  >  New Minas
  • Phone Number: +1 902-681-6388

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