King’s Café

Chinese, Vegetarian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
June 28
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  • Food
  • Ambience
  • Service

Overall

192 Augusta Ave
Toronto, Ontario

I was really looking forward to trying King’s Café. Chinese food used to be my favorite before I went vegan, so I was really excited to have an entire menu of items to choose from, rather than the typical garlic broccoli with rice that I’ve gotten used to ordering at Chinese restaurants. Not that there’s anything wrong with broccoli and rice – it’s delicious! Just gets boring, fast. 

Between my friend and I, we ordered the hot and sour soup, crystal roll, lo han chai chow mien and regular noodles. The crystal rolls were great, although King’s used a lot of rice noodles as a filler inside, instead of more vegetables. Still tasted good though and had a really nice crunch. 

Next came my hot and sour soup. Hands down the best hot and sour soup I’ve had in my vegan life. Granted, I don’t think I’ve had too many, as they frequently contain meat ingredients. I’d go back to this restaurant in a heart beat, just for a large bowl of this soup. 

After the appetizers, we feasted on our noodles. Mine were ok, but lacking a little taste. I enjoyed the rice noodles and Chinese vegetables, but I think next time I will try something else. My friend, on the other hand, LOVED her noodles. They were crunchy and full of flavor. The vegetables were cooked perfectly. A definite recommendation. (Pictured above)

The service at King’s Café was great. The waiters were all gathered together in a corner patiently waiting to see if somebody needed something and rushing over if we did. Water was refilled so frequently, that dehydration was not fathomable. wpid-2015-06-25-11.47.13-1.jpg.jpeg
My overall experience at this restaurant was good – I will absolutely return soon to taste test a new dish and devour large portions of hot and sour soup. 
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Positives
Large restaurant, street parking, attentive staff.
Negatives
Only a handful of gluten free items and most are friend rice varieties. 

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