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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classic Chinese Done Well

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Darryl H
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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.

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birmingham, UK
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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!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many time over the years had some take always too. The food is certainly of top quality but when crowded the service can be bit chaotic but the quality of food makes up for it. The owner and the staff are very welcoming.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Let's face it you don't go and eat a Chinese meal if you're looking for a healthy option so let's not kid ourselves! If it's a tasty meal you're looking for then Phonlik are pretty consistent. I've tried numerous Chinese restaurants around Solihull and they deliver consistently decent dishes. I've had one bad one from here that I did take... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Despite living in Knowle fur 18 years I have never been to the Phonlik and probably won't for a while again. It was pretty standard takewaway food fairly bland and reminded me of something I'd have eaten in the 80's. Also decor and service were like a blast from the past both really in need of lifting into the 21st... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Food was greasy and overpriced, considering there are two other Cantonese takeaways in Knowle the Phonlik is very poor, interior looks dated and isn't pleasant, takeaway is poor, other two takeaways are cheaper,better quality and have bigger portions on the whole, service slow here also

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Have been going to the Phonlik restaurant for some years, have always enjoyed the food and cannot fault the service. All the staff are very friendly and have never had any problems with food or service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Went tonight for a celebratory meal we all had different dishes starter's mains and desserts all cooked to perfection. Service was spot on as well we didn't have to wait to long but they didn't whip the plate away as soon as we had finished. Definatly will be going again

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I used to come to this restaurant regularly and returned for the first time after a few years absence. I was extremely disappointed by the service and the food quality. In particular I was horrified when after having had our starters bought to the table the waiter came back over to our table 5 minutes later holding a plate of... More 

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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

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  • Cuisine: Chinese, Vietnamese

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