Kim Wah

Restaurant Information

Restaurant Name
Kim Wah
Restaurant Address
2925 W Britton Rd
Facility Type
Stand Alone Building
Parking
Large Parking Lot

Kim Wah Kim Wah

User rating
 
2.9 (1)

Kim Wah offers a Vietnamese and Chinese buffet

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Overall rating 
 
2.9
Disabled Parking and Signage 
 
4.0  (1)
Disabled Parking Level 
 
4.0  (1)
Disabled Parking Close 
 
4.0  (1)
Disabled Parking Condition 
 
3.0  (1)
Ramp Condition/Incline 
 
0.5  (1)
Curb Cut Out Condition 
 
3.0  (1)
Front Door Accessibility 
 
4.5  (1)
Inside Navigation 
 
5.0  (1)
Accessibility Seating 
 
5.0  (1)
Restroom Wheelchair Accessible 
 
0.5  (1)
 
Kim Wah 2012-05-12 19:09:25 Paul Cardin
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Disabled Parking and Signage 
 
4.0
Disabled Parking Level 
 
4.0
Disabled Parking Close 
 
4.0
Disabled Parking Condition 
 
3.0
Ramp Condition/Incline 
 
0.5
Curb Cut Out Condition 
 
3.0
Front Door Accessibility 
 
4.5
Inside Navigation 
 
5.0
Accessibility Seating 
 
5.0
Restroom Wheelchair Accessible 
 
0.5
Paul Cardin Reviewed by Paul Cardin    May 12, 2012

Kim Wah? Whooooa!

review

Good Points
Lots of tables available for the disabled and plenty of room to roll.
Bad Points
Dangerous ramps and a bad bathroom experience awaits.
Date Visited
May 12, 2012
Comments
Can you see the tears? Our family has enjoyed this restaurant for about a decade. But, believe it or not, this is my first visit with a review in mind.

The restaurant is in a stand alone building in the Britton Square shopping center. Although I think the parking across from the restaurant belongs to the shopping center as a whole, there is no other business directly adjacent to the parking. There are 2 disabled spots across from the restaurant. They are across from each other rather than side by side. So if you’re parking in the eastern most spot, you have to weave around other cars to get to the building.

There are two ramps into the restaurant. The one directly in front of the door was an afterthought. It is too steep to climb by yourself and almost too steep to be pushed up. Avoid it. The second ramp is at the end of a sidewalk running the length of the building. It’s an easy slope, but it empties into the alley that separates the restaurant from the mall. You cannot see if there is any traffic coming through the alley. And any car coming cannot see you and your wheelchair about to be dumped into the traffic flow. Kind of scary and very dangerous.

Inside the restaurant there is plenty of room to move around. No tables are inaccessible. You can order off of a menu or go through the buffet. I suppose it’s theoretically possible to push your own tray around, but practically speaking, you’ll need assistance.

And then there’s the bathroom. The bathroom door is heavy and it was hard to get inside. The door opens from the right. I prefer a left opening door. It’s easier to maneuver. The bathroom itself is clearly retrofitted. There is one stall to fit all. But it wouldn’t fit me. The stall door opens inward from the left. The stall itself is barely wider than the toilet. So to transfer, you’ll have to pivot. And then….. I was unable to close the stall door. It has grab bars, but you can’t close the stall. You can reach the TP, but you can’t close the stall. It’s enough to make you….well….scream.

If you want to eat at this restaurant, have a designated crossing guard to get in and out. And DO NOT have anything to drink. The bathroom is a crime scene.




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