King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington

4.7
140 reviews
$41 to $100
Chinese

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Good Vegetarian Options
Modern Chinese with a mix of Sichuan and other regional cuisines.

We use both classic and modern flavors and techniques with a strong emphasis on amazing vegan food and wines, as well as handmade dumplings.

Our food is made for sharing and we offer several banquet options for groups and an all you can eat yum cha on the weekends.

We’re open 7 days for dinner and lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Offers

  • $30pp Early Bird Banquet!

    Jan 12, 2021 - Jan 11, 2022

    Mon - Tue 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

    Every Monday & Tuesday evening from 5-6:30pm, you can feast on our banquet menu for just $30 per person - and kids eat half price! Whatever you don't eat, you can take home x Your choice of banquet: 🍖 Omnivore / 🥬 Vegan / 🍳 Vegetarian. Our banquets are only available for groups of four or more, so make sure to bring a few people along.
What 140 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
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Paddolocal
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Szechuan flavours and service. Absolutely love the addition of the Szechuan eggplant to the menu, haven't had eggplant like that since I was in Szechuan Province! I would have loved to have been able to have a glass of champagne with my meal, but it's only available by the bottle. Also, quite limited white wine choices by the glass which didn't suit my palette, so I stuck with mineral water.

King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the review, we're so glad you enjoyed the Szechuan flavours! We appreciate your feedback on the wine menu, we will take it into consideration for the future. Hope to see you again soon!

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Jules
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious vegetarian/vegan food. The eggplant was amazing

King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington
Responded on 11 January 2021

Thanks for the lovely review, Jules! The Douban Eggplant is one of our favourites too.

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AnneK
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the Tuesday 5pm Banquet special. The food was delicious and the value outstanding.

King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington
Responded on 4 January 2021

Thanks for the lovely review, Anne!

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LKC5
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Service was terrible, waiter was mumbling everything so we couldn’t even understand her. No water was provided. We had the banquet and didn’t even know what we were eating as they didn’t tell us. Food was very below average. I will not be recommending this to anyone, nor will I be returning.

King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington
Responded on 23 December 2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're terribly sorry you didn't enjoy your visit with us this Monday. We will review your feedback regarding the service with our team. If you have any specific feedback we can provide to our kitchen regarding the food please feel free to send it to feedback@king-tea.co Thank you again for taking the time to leave your feedback and we hope to improve on your experience if you decide to visit us again. Kind regards Weifeng

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Aleksandra
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

The environment is nice however, the food was flavourless and saturated in oil. We ordered 5 dishes and each dish kept getting worse. To add insult to injury there is a minimum $40 per person so you are not able to taste a dish or two first. Will not return or recommend.

King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington
Responded on 23 December 2020

Hello Aleksandra, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We apologise that you didn't enjoy your visit. We try to be transparent about our minimum spend at the time of booking but we understand if this is not satisfactory for all visitors. If you have any further feedback on the dishes you were served, please let us know at feedback@king-tea.co so we can use your input for ongoing improvements. Thank you again for your feedback Weifeng

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LisaJ
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

For the Saturday night before Christmas we had a relaxing time and a good meal. The staff were very friendly and professional. The banquet was yummy with our solo vegetarian diner catered for extremely considerately and well. A good time was had by all.

King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington
Responded on 4 January 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words, Lisa! We're glad to hear you all had a lovely time with us.

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LaynaS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was such a fun - no fuss - amazing food experience! We were a group of 12 with a Gluten Free guest. We were super pumped and surprised that almost every dish was gluten free.

So much food - fantasising about my next banquet already!

King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington
Responded on 21 December 2020

Wow, thanks so much for the kind words Layna! We hope to see you again soon.

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Phantom
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

The service was way too fast
We just sat and in no time had out food order taken and all course came within 7 minutes ( no joke )
Our 730 date night was finished by 8pm
I go to a restaurant for a night out not fast food and feeling like I am being pushed out the door
This was the first time I had experience this so I hope this is not the new normal for this restaurant as the food is too good. Please don’t become a fast food joint.

King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington
Responded on 21 December 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're so sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience! Would you mind sending us an email to feedback@king-tea.co so we can discuss things further? We'd love the chance to make things right.

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RussellJ
Brisbane
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great restaurant with a great menu. Dim sum were good and so were the mains.

King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington
Responded on 21 December 2020

Thanks for the great review, Russell!

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Paddolocal
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the spicy bar food here and the sechuan dishes - would love to see more spicy sechuan snack food on the menu!

King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington
Responded on 21 December 2020

Thanks so much for the feedback! We'll take that on board for the future.

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patrickc
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply the best. Great food and terrific service all round. Hard to beat anywhere in Brisbane.

King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington
Responded on 21 December 2020

Thanks Patrick, we appreciate the kind words!

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rebeccac
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place with very nice food and lovely staff. Kung Pao Chicken and prawn spring roles were delicious!

King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington
Responded on 21 December 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback, Rebecca. We're so glad you enjoyed everything! The Kung Pao Chicken is a crowd favourite.

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KatherineK
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Menu caters to many different dietary requirements, food was delicious, service was attentive and friendly.

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MichaelaS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food, great vibe. Staff were pretty busy but did their level best to keep up with the crowd and never ending takeaway orders. If you're grown up, maybe come later in the evening. Try the dumplings. Even if you don't like dumplings - try the dumplings.

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SamanthaM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is amazing and great atmosphere! Good for sharing a banquet with a group.

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Grace
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, staff super friendly and great location.

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JackB
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and accomodating for a large group of people. Food was fantastic. Highly recommend. Will be back.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff helped us work our way through dietary issues, and there many options on the menu that appealed to us regardless of our diet restrictions. Food was fantastic with just the right balance of flavours. Best Chinese we’ve ever had. 👌

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KimberleyT
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service. We had a nice white wine, which is my new favourite now.

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Lulu
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff, food, overall AMAZING!

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IreneP
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the banquet. Was an outstanding meal! Will be back!

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JayR
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely the best Asian banquet ever. So much beautiful food amazing flavour and great friendly service

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Kiss
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely fresh food at reasonable prices. Great to find a place with many GFOs so friends with gluten intolerance or Celiac's disease can have a rewarding dinner experience with you.

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RachelP
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing every time! Amazing service, amazing food

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AhliaK
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As we were a group of 6 we got the $40 vegetarian banquet and it was delicious. We got so much food that we were all full and we each took home a container. Food was delicious and there was a nice range of dishes. Service was friendly and efficient.

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Fejinald
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Chinese food I have had in Brisbane. Great variety and equisite cuisine.

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MarkB
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the banquet for 7 people. Loads of delicious food, great service. Will be back for sure.

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SharonM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, packed with beautifully balanced flavours. We sat in the little side alley as we find dinning inside at most places to be too noisy. I recommend the side alley as you can have a conversation without having to shout over loud music. The staff were friendly and happy.

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CarolR
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fabulous and while the service was great our food arrived before I had even finished my first glass of wine so I felt like we were being rushed so they could turnover as many tables as possible

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was all delicious and the service was friendly and efficient

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HelenE
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food is great, when having banquet a liitle more time between courses would be good.

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Caity
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Service and food was great - fried rice was a little bland but when mixed in with some chilli sauce it was really good. Bill was a little confusing as they charged tax on top and $34 for the ribs is maybe a tad on the expensive side but overall a great experience.

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Leah
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great find! Great food, service and ambiance. Worth a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I come here every month at least, it’s such a good place to dine with friends, I love the ambience! I would describe this place as “adult chinese” food, forget things like honey chicken and sweet sour pork. This is a little more upmarket but packed full of flavour and more authenticity!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it , amazing flavours

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LukeC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down one of the best Chinese restaurants in Brisbane. The food is always delicious, the staff are friendly and the service is great. Can't recommend highly enough

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SharynM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fab night! Great food and super service.
Amellia & Lucy our waitresses -- friendly well informed, who made our experience very special. Well done girls.
Highly recommend!

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Gully
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice atmosphere with great food, fast and friendly service.

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MelanieG
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous dining experience! I heard about King Tea and wanted to go for around 6-12 months. It did not disappoint! Lives up to every 5 star review. Wonderful food, great ambience and setting

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NadiaS
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is superb! Kung Pao chicken and the crispy pork belly are our favourites. Highly recommended, especially if you like spicy food.

FAQs

King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 3368 2889.

King Tea Chinese Kitchen & Bar - Paddington is rated 4.7 stars by 140 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.