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Station Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 0HT, England
(01564) 775554
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Friday night meal

Good quality and wide variety of Chinese food, generous portions, friendly staff. Parking can be an issue.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Ghent, Belgium
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a birthday meal and to our horror we found a dead insect in our meal, when I told the staff they said it was a bean sprout but on inspecting it was a dragonfly !!!!

Thank Lee H
Solihull, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We held a joint birthday party on Saturday with 36 guests including 12 children. The attention to detail in organising it for us was excellent and the service, food and atmosphere on the night was superb, nothing was too much trouble. I use the restaurant for takeaways as well on a regular basis and have done so for years. I... More 

Thank martin s
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474 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

My wife and I visited the Phonlik with friends again as we had not been for about 18 months and found it nothing special as it was the usual English Cantonese Menu (variation of black bean sauce/ Cantonese sauce).There is a lack of dim sum choice and it would be nice if there was also Sichuan cuisine to give it... More 

Thank busterSolihull
Poole, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A colleague and myself were actually looking for a completely different Chinese restaurant but our directions were faulty and we ended up at Phonlik House. It is very ordinary, dare I say drab, from the outside and the interior is pretty basic too. However, we couldn't be bothered to look elsewhere and when we entered we were greeted extremely well... More 

Thank Vivaldi44
Solihull, UK
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611 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 490 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

First time visitors we went with friends for a Friday Night dinner. They arrived before us and got a table so we walked in and joined them without any greetings from the staff. However drinks orders were taken quickly. We choose a set meal for 3 (though there was 4 of us). Service was attentive and pleasant throughout. We had... More 

Thank Topkoppite
Ghent, Belgium
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Good quality and wide variety of Chinese food, generous portions, friendly staff. Parking can be an issue.

Thank gedlingboy
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The external image of this venue does not in any way reflect the quality of the food they serve inside - it is excellent - definitely worth a visit We will be back!!

Thank Tim B
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

This Chinese is ok for basic Chinese but it's nothing special. Not certain how fresh everything is- lemon chicken was a bit dry. After eating in other Chinese restaurants this isn't great. Wouldn't necessarily go back unless desperate.

Thank Hailsj
birmingham, UK
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

In the restaurant the food is great. All staff are perfect. It's not 'posh' but a really good meal out. Take away is hot and fresh. So happy with it we tried a 'lunch box'. Highly recommended!

1 Thank vikkik1
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Very pleasant evening for my Mum's birthday. It is, what I'd call, classic Chinese food, but it was all done well and was very tasty. Delicious salt and chilli ribs with a good kick and wafer wrapped prawns were highlights from our starters. Crispy shredded beef and char sui pork from the mains were also good. Service was fine, with... More 

1 Thank Darryl H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Station Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 0HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Solihull  >  Knowle
  • Phone Number: (01564) 775554

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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