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  • Iron Chef Chinese Restaurant

  • 3.5 stars
    (41 reviews, average rating: 3.6/5)
  • Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
  • (905) 389-2288
  • 1116 Upper Sherman Avenue? Hamilton, ON L8W 3W1
  • Neighbourhoods: Lawfield
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ChefInTheKitchen
7 Reviews
2012/07/27
  • Overall a Good Restaurant
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • The food here is very good. They make the best wonton soup I have ever had.

    I have sampled many of there "Chef Suggested" dishes and have found each one to be very delicious. Even there chicken wings (which come free with take-out after you spend a certain amount) are very good.

    My only complain is that the atmosphere in the restaurant is not very welcoming. Often times you see people chatting away behind the counter or staring at you while you eat. It makes you uncomfortable.

    Take out is the way to go :)

  • Order: Wonton Soup, Lemon Chicken, Thai Vermachelli, Egg Rolls, Chicken Fried Rice, Seafood Lo Mein
 
Samantha
1 Review
2010/07/23
  • Consistently Good.
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I live only minutes from Iron Chef and thus frequent it for dinners very often. I've done take-out many times, but usually we go and sit down.
    I have made it a personal mission to try everything on the menu. So far my favorites are: Deep Fried Crab Claw (awesome!), Steamed Tilapia, Salt & Pepper Shrimp, and Iron Chef Fried Rice. Don't hesitate to try other things on the menu. The Shredded Jellyfish is served cold (like a salad) with wonderful flavours and texture. The cassaroles are a wonderful treat with steamed rice. The duck is consistantly good and the spring roles are to die for. I highly recommend the Oysters in Honey Sauce.
    The Iron Chef is a great place to try new dishes that you never thought of before. The menu is creative and HUGE so you can never grow bored with it.
    So far, this is my favorite restaurant in Hamilton!
    Try it out!
    (By the way, the house wine is awful.. beware when ordering)

  • Order: everything... see above
 
MrMotley
1 Review
2010/07/16
  • Once a month customer
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • Great food, hot and fresh upon pick-up... Never had a bad meal from the "Chef". Dim Sum lunch is fantastic. Portions are very sizely for the big eater, no complaints from this family !!!

  • Order: Dinner for four Special... Take out !!!
 
AlS
1 Review
2010/02/10
  • Service is lousy. We pay for our food and we give...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • Service is lousy. We pay for our food and we give reasonable good tip. After my husband went to the washroom, I think one of the owners came over to tell me my baby is eating too messy. Next time don’t bring her over.

    Just a few rice on the floor, what is such a big deal. It make me feel like they want your money but don’t want to do the work that match it.

  • Order: dinner for 3
 
CoreyInHamilton
3 Reviews
2009/07/03
  • Regular customer of the Iron Chef. Yet to have a...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Regular customer of the Iron Chef. Yet to have a bad experience, only ever done take out.

    Our favorites are General Tso's chicken and Chicken Balls both are excellent. Definitely the best Chicken Balls in Hamilton.

 
Steve and Elaine
2008/11/07
  • Fantastically Great!
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $61-$100
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • We are regular customers for dim sum, dinners and take out and we LOVE all the dishes. Great service everytime and most importantly, great food. Every dish is made with care and we always have some to take home. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for delicious authentic chinese cuisine.

  • Order: Ma Po Tofu, Stir fried baby bok choy, lo mein noodles with chicken, orange chicken, beef brisket pot
 
dim sum guy
2008/09/07
  • dim sum not cooked
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • Overall not the worst in Hamilton. We ordered dim sum and two of the orders came less than cooked. We complained and asked for a refund or another dish and were refused. Server said thats just how it is.
    Go to Jade Garden.

  • Order: dim sum
 
kmerc
6 Reviews 1 Helpful
2008/07/25
  • Best dim sum in Hamilton
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 5
  • Dim sum is one of my favourite meals, and I think I've tried all dim sum places in Hamilton.

    This is definitely the best I have had. Fresh, tasty, and good selection. Their illustrated menu is actually really helpful for us Westerners that may know things we like but not know what they are called.

    I recommend this place to any dim sum fan.

  • Order: Dim Sum
 
amandahh
2008/06/03
  • The best chicken balls I have ever had! Tonnes of...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • The best chicken balls I have ever had! Tonnes of white meat and the batter is just right. Overall everything was great!

  • Order: chicken balls, sweet and sour pork, chicken fried rice, chicken chow mein
 
Pro Diners
2008/05/15
  • This place is by far not all it's cracked up to...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • This place is by far not all it's cracked up to be.
    Very below average.The xo scallops are a waste of money.A few scallops with loads of peas thrown in.
    The beef was tender but not very well prepared and the rice was nothing to write home about.

  • Order: Black pepper beef,xo scallops, rice
 
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