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“Always happy with the classy food and great service!”

King Valley Tea House
Ranked #2 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Pinole
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

A very large restaurant for such a small town, housed in the prior Mechanics Bank building, and with nice white table clothes on every table. We have not eaten the dim sum the times we've been there, rather ordering items where there are multiple choices as the party eating gets larger... so its fun to order with friends. When my sister and brother come from out of town this is where we choose to eat! It's our favorite.

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Reviewed 31 December 2012

i really would prefer giving king valley 3.5 stars. one would not normally expect to find a dim sum restaurant in this particular locale despite the diversity of the people in the surrounding area. the building is bright and airy with plenty of windows and a central area with high ceilings. 2 large flat screen TVs are present and initially were showing chinese programming but at some point it was changed to a football game. we went as a party of 15 so we had to be split onto 2 tables. being a sunday afternoon it was busy plus parking was spread out since st. joseph's church is essentially next door. this was our first visit but some in our party had been here before. the wait-staff was typical chinese restaurant i.e. not customer friendly overall. being chinese myself i don't have a problem saying this. the food was better than i expected. we had quite a number of dim sum dishes as well as chow fun and pan-fried noodles. the serving sizes of the noodles were more than ample but the pan-fried noodles had too much sauce and not enough crunch. the ha gow (shrimp) to me had a pleasing smoky flavor, not a trait anyone should expect. as is true of most chinese restaurants the menu choices means you may need to return to check out the other fare and i will plan on returning.

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Reviewed 3 November 2012

I have been there many times to eat Dim Sum. The review ratings from other reviewers reflect the quality well, so there is no need for any repeat. I made a trip at night to check out their dinner menu. This is a winner and definitely worth my trip there.

Don't go for regular menu unless you have any specific item that you must have. The dinner special menu offers plenty of choices at $6.95 per dish. Don't assume a substandard quality or small portion. In fact, the food quality is great and the portion is more than enough for anyone.

The dinner there is relaxed and quiet, as opposed to the dim sum crowd and noise.

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Reviewed 18 October 2012

We long for local dim sum and tried this place since it is quick and local. But it was lackluster and expensive- what we might get in SF or Oakland was $25 for two of us for brunch and we do go for the healthier dishes. Wish I could recommend....

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Reviewed 7 October 2012

Get there early (we got there at 11:00 a.m.) and you will have no problem getting a table. We were ten ranging from experienced dim sum eaters to relative newbies and all enjoyed the choices. A wonderful dumpling with a ground pork base, topped by a scallop garnished with ground egg yolk was superb - a fresh and light version of an old favorite. They also served up a mean "hom yu gai ding chow fan" (fried rice with salted fish and chicken). This dish takes a lot of time to prepare so is rarely served at home. If you think fried rice is too pedestrian, think again. The fish is flaked into small bits which add a salty zing to every bite. Thank you King Valley!

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