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2 Station Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 0HT, England
(01564) 775554
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Ranked #9 of 18 restaurants in Knowle
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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27 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Knowle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

fab food. Best service in Knowle. Personable and treated like family. Even if I've been away for years, I'm still addressed by name, asked how my business is and take great care over everything. When the family gets together, this is where we go

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Knowle, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

We were the only customers in the restaurant when we got there, we ordered our food and it came out within 5 minutes, food was nice but as soon as we'd put our knives and forks down it was whisked away followed by the table cloth, the waitress walked away only to return with our bill which she placed on... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Used to come here a lot and have recently moved back to the area. This place is not great- the restaurant itself is so tired and worn out I'm surprised they don't get shut down! The carpets are dirty and the decor is ancient. The service was fine but the food was just so cheap! No good quality produce used.... More

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Knowle, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The Phonlik House is the best Chinese restaurant in Knowle. Although we have not eaten in the restaurant for a while, we often have takeaways from there, which are very good. They consistently do the best barbecue ribs we have ever tasted and also my husband says their duck in plum sauce is also the best. We have tried many... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Disappointed with a capital "D" after being duped by the amount of reviews on this TripAdvisor site referring to this Chinese restaurant. I Travelled over 398 miles to to spend an overnight stay with family that we have not seen for over 30 years to end up in a very dated, very overrated Chinese restaurant, that took me back to... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Just been to the Phonlik, as we saw reviews on trip advisor. Cold plates and average food. The staff were all nice but the food left a lot to be desired. Taste less, just not up to take away standards at restaurant prices there are a lot better places than this for a Chinese in Knowle and Dorridge. Best description... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

First visit recently, friendly efficient service and the menu choices are excellent. Try the Yuk Sung starter it's fab. Good value. We will be back to try the Duck dishes I am told they are superb also. Thank you

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Norwich, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Service was great and swift. I was a little disappointed with the "scarcity" of the starter, although it was very nice, but, the main course more than made up for it - very, very nice meal and one of the best Asian meals that I have had! The "Chinese Tablecloth trick" was amusing! Highly recommended!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We had a takeaway from here last night so we didn't eat in the restaurant. We arrived to order and collect our meal and were greeted by a very friendly and helpful lady who invited us to sit down. In fact, we spoke to three different members of staff during our visit and they were all superfriendly and welcoming. We... More

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Went here with a group of ladies and had a fabulous time. We ordered a selection of dishes to share and weren't disappointed. Portion sizes are good so you don't need as many dishes as people if you are a crowd. The selection of dim sum starters were excellent and they thoughtfully brought a mix of spicy and plain. All... More

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