King Tsin was the first “Northern Chinese” restaurant in Berkeley – I recall going there in 1968. About a year ago, the venerable restaurant changed ownership. The new owners were a chef and head waiter originally from China Village, who had moved to Ancient Szechwan in El Cerrito and were now back in Berkeley just up the street from CV.
But they (unwisely) kept the King Tsin name, annoying some folks who liked the previous (unimaginative) menu and confusing those of us who like the C Village style. In any case their menu is a clone of CV and we’ve had some very nice dinners there – the latest was last night. So the name has now been changed. I don’t know the significance of the “Style” part of the name; we also enjoy a restaurant named Chengdu Style, on Bancroft across from UC.
Sichuan Style Restaurant | (510) 525-9890
1699 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707