King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington

4.6
189 reviews
$41 to $100
Chinese
Modern Chinese with a mix of Sichuan and other regional cuisines in the heart of Paddington. We use both classic and modern flavours and techniques with a strong emphasis on amazing vegan food and wines, as well as handmade dumplings. We offer vegan, vegetarian and omnivore banquets for groups of four or more and an Early Bird Banquet special for $30pp on Monday & Tuesday evenings from 5-6:30 pm.

The name "King Tea" pays tribute to the history of the building, which started life as a tea-house for the "trammies" across the street at the tram depot (which is now Paddington Central) about 100 years ago.

Please note, for bookings on weekends we require a minimum spend on food & drinks of $40 per person ($20 for kids under 12). The minimum spend doesn't apply for weekday bookings. Bookings of 6 or more do require a banquet order due to the small size of our kitchen ($40pp vegetarian/vegan, $45pp omnivore).

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  • $30 Banquet (Vegan/Veg/Omnivore) Mon & Tues

    A$30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Eat like a king for just $30 per person, EVERY Monday & Tuesday, all night long!!* Choose your banquet menu: Vegan/Vegetarian or Mixed. The Vegan/Vegetarian banquet features crowd favourites like douban eggplant, sweet & sour tofu and spring onion pancakes. Omnivores can opt for the Mixed banquet, which includes spicy kung pao chicken, five spice calamari & pork xia long bao (soup dumplings). Whatever you don't eat, you can take home - perfect for an easy lunch the next day. Oh, and kids eat half price! NOTE: *You must be seated by 7:30pm* *Minimum 4 people required*
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Cate
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Pork belly was over cooked and the sweet n sour sauce was more of a Chinese five spice plum sauce but other dishes were good. Staff are very friendly but service is a bit lacking - often needing to get staff’s attention to order food

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Responded on 26 July 2021

Thank you so much for your honest feedback, Cate! We will pass it on to our team.

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Imogen
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely place to go with friends or family. The food was absolutely delicious! Highly recommend.

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Responded on 26 July 2021

Wow! Thank you so much for the amazing review, Imogen!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good service : great food : served quickly ideal for pre Suncorp games

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Responded on 26 July 2021

Thanks for the kind words!

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Daryl
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great value set price menu and outstanding asian food.

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Responded on 19 July 2021

Thank you so much, for the review, Daryl!

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Paulina
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

This was my second time dinning in this restaurant. I had the main dish of stir-fried beans and magic tofu mince this time but was satisfied with the quality of the food and the amount of food served. The beans tasted funny and the tofu mince was hard. Also, the dish was very greasy and the amount was small (considering the price charged).

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Responded on 12 July 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, Paulina. We're really sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your food this time around! We'll pass on your concerns to our kitchen team. Thanks again.

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SamV
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service. Will be going back for sure

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Responded on 12 July 2021

Thanks so much, Sam - we can't wait to have you back!

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idanielmaddox
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible as always. Service is amazing, food is delicious and the vibe is great. Their range of vegan options are MIND BLOWING!

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Responded on 6 July 2021

This review is mindblowing - thank you so much!

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DaneH
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing good - not like a typical Chinese restaurant, there is a mix of both really authentic flavours and more modern flavours blended perfectly.

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Responded on 28 June 2021

Aww thanks, Dane - that's exactly what we're aiming for! We're so glad you enjoy what we do.

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OliviaG
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere - would definitely recommend to a friend.

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Responded on 28 June 2021

Thank you so much, Olivia! We really appreciate the lovely review.

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family
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

good selection of food and grog served by very attentive wait staff in a timely manner

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Responded on 17 June 2021

Thank you so much for the review!

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StefaniA
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant. This was my second time eating here and the food is fresh and delicious, it super accomodating for dietary requirements and has lots of vegetarian and vegan options. The waiting staff are lovely, and they're so polite about arriving a little late. I cannot recommend King Tea enough. 10/10 in my books! Everything is so full of flavour, can't get over how good the food is!

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Responded on 17 June 2021

Aww thanks, Stefani - what a lovely review! We hope to see you again soon x

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DanC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seriously good food. Affordable. A good range of vegan offerings. Good service. There is nothing not to like about this place.

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Responded on 7 June 2021

What a lovely review! Thank you so much, Dan.

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AdeleK
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Will be back with more friends

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Responded on 7 June 2021

Amazing! Thanks so much, Adele - we can't wait to have you back.

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second time dining at King Tea pre-match. The staff are extremely friendly and competent, the food is fast, authentic and delicious! I really do rate this place highly! I look forward to my next visit!

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Responded on 25 May 2021

Thank you so much for the lovely review, Mike. We hope to see you again soon!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Food came out 1 plate at a time for 4 people. By the time the 4 of us ate the 1 main, the next main came out. Not an enjoyable way to eat. The food overall was good.

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Responded on 25 May 2021

Hi there, Sarah. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate the opportunity to learn and improve. We're sorry to hear about the timing of your meals, we'll pass your feedback on to our kitchen team. Thanks again!

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Escamama
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great energy, friendly and helpful staff, and delicious food! Perfect for sharing dishes

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Responded on 17 May 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review!!

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GeorgieS
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, service . Highly recommend

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Responded on 10 May 2021

Thank you so much, Georgie!!

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RubyR
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The garlic mushrooms are delicious! I highly recommend them.

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Responded on 4 May 2021

Thanks for the review, Ruby!! So happy you enjoy the mushrooms.

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Angie
5 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great lively spot for delicious chinese food, fast service

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Responded on 25 May 2021

Thanks so much for your feedback, Angie!

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vipRusselS
12 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service (Thanks Ollie), wondrously atmospheric restaurant with a buzzing vibe full of people enjoying the food packed with flavour.

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Responded on 27 April 2021

Aww thanks for the lovely review, Russel - glad you enjoyed everything! We'll pass your thanks on to Ollie.

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SARAHM
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and fantastic service! We will be back for sure!

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Responded on 28 April 2021

Thank you so much, Sarah - we cant wait to have you back!!

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Kiaha
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fast, delicious and great service. Looking forward to going back.

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Responded on 27 April 2021

Thanks Kiaha, we look forward to having you back!

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IreneP
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always has amazing food. The banquet menu is fabulous and very well priced!

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Responded on 27 April 2021

Thank you for the lovely review, Irene!!

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Brian
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food. Great flavours. The dishes are well priced and this means you can try several dishes. The staff are friendly and attentive.

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Responded on 19 April 2021

Thanks so much for your kind words, Brian!

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NicW
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Vegan banquet was great. However the food was a little too oily for me.

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Responded on 12 April 2021

Thanks for your feedback, Nic! We'll pass it on to our kitchen team.

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IainG
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Took my visitor and partner to King Tea in Paddo high street. We had been contemplating going for yum cha , ended up doing dinner there. good service , great ambience, food however a bit stodgy and overpriced compared to Chinatown. Overall a good experience, but a bit of a “take “ on Sichuan cuisine, not so authentic.

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Responded on 12 April 2021

Thanks for your feedback, Ian! Our food is influenced by Sichuan & other regional Chinese cuisines, but we also use some modern techniques & flavours to create something a little different from what you'll find in Chinatown.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food , service and ambiance! We had the omnivore banquet, so much food and every dish was delicious, I would totally recommend this restaurant 😊

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Responded on 12 April 2021

What an amazing review, Karen! Thanks for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable experience...... the menu choices were more than adequate and very innovative....can't wait to return and try more dishes.

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Responded on 22 March 2021

Aw, thanks, Paul! We can't wait to have you back.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Initially sat at the bar. Pregnant wife reported feeling uncomfortable with the high chair. Asked wherher we can sit at normal table but was told there wasn’t any seat. There were two tables still available the whole time we were there.

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Responded on 29 March 2021

Thanks for your feedback, David. Unfortunately, those tables were already reserved. Next time let us know when you book that you'd prefer a regular table and we will happily do our best to accommodate!

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LivW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food as always - service was polite if a little clunky. Good atmosphere for smaller groups/couples.

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Responded on 22 March 2021

Thanks Liv! We really appreciate your feedback.

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Localdiner
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

I made a booking for 8 two weeks ago & confirmed the booking twice when requested to do so. When we arrived & were ready to order we were informed that because our group was more than 5 we would be forced to have the banquet & could not order from the menu. As some of our group had dietary requirements & had checked the menu online to ensure they had options we explained that the banquet would not work for our group. The manager was unwilling to be flexible and was so rude that one of our group left the restaurant. The attitude of the manager was so offensive that we all left & were welcomed at a nearby restaurant. My issue is that this banquet requirement was never communicated at the time of booking nor in the two weeks after the booking was made. We are all locals & will never return even though the food is good & we were regulars.

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Responded on 15 March 2021

Hello Kerry Cooper Thank you for your feedback, we're very sorry you had a disappointing experience. At the time of your booking online, there is a message detailing the requirements for bookings of that size to order as a banquet. This message is also included in the email confirmation sent to you personally. Finally, a text message with the same message is sent to the guest who made the booking on the day of their booking, which you confirmed; leaving us somewhat confused.

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ConnorB
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unreal amounts of food for what we paid for. Loved the experience

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Responded on 15 March 2021

Thanks so much, Connor!

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AlanC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food, very tasty, enjoyed the casual busy atmosphere

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Responded on 15 March 2021

Thanks, Alan! We're happy to hear you had a great time.

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LeeH
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Some items are pretty spicy so ask your waiter.
Banquet King was delicious.
My only disappointment was the sauce for the duck pancakes, it was quite salty and that sauce is traditionally a bit sweeter. Pancakes themselves were otherwise really really good.

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Responded on 15 March 2021

Hi, Lee. Thanks so much for your honest feedback, we'll pass it on to the kitchen!

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the banquet for 6 for my wife’s birthday. Great food and service. Fun atmosphere.

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Responded on 15 March 2021

Thanks, Chris! We hope your wife had a lovely birthday.

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Lenzeplin
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have come to King Tea quite a few times now and it never disappoints. The food and service is always amazing!

I love that there is a large amount of vegan options as well as this means I can bring all of my friends here regardless of their diet preferences.

I cannot recommend this place enough!

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Responded on 15 March 2021

Wow, thank you so much!! Hope to see you again soon.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Generally speaking, it was a nice experience, the food was good, but it would have been nicer if the menu was longer with more choices of dishes. The place was a little noisy that I couldn't really hear my friend talking even though the table was small.

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Responded on 15 March 2021

Hi, Claire. Thanks so much for your feedback! We try to offer a wide range of dishes catering for many different dietary requirements. If there was anything in particular you feel was missing from the menu, feel free to let us know at info@king-tea.co

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JoeG
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were amazing & food divine.

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Responded on 8 March 2021

Thank you, Joe! Glad you enjoyed everything.

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visit. It won't be the last. Our meal was excellent and the staff were great!

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Responded on 8 March 2021

Thanks so much, Mark! Hope we see you again soon.

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vipMarkS
9 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The flavours are so good! The best Chinese in Brisbane

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Responded on 1 March 2021

Wow, thank you Mark!!

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King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington is rated 4.6 stars by 189 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.