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115 High Street | Cosham, Portsmouth, England
2392382322
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Loads of Chinese customers eating there, so must be good

Service very prompt, the starter with ribs are excellent, could have had them as a main. Surprisingly large restaurant, yet looks small and unassuming as you go down the High Street, and very close to the train.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
David H
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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English first
Fareham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Service very prompt, the starter with ribs are excellent, could have had them as a main. Surprisingly large restaurant, yet looks small and unassuming as you go down the High Street, and very close to the train.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have been going this place for while, it's truly great food. Every time everything they cook is spot on. If you like Chinese food don't look more. I love their soft self crab, sea bass with Thai chilly and crispy duck, menu is pretty big but trust me it's good.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Good service, and a good standard of food although prices are a little high. Pleasant atmosphere, lean and comfortable.

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have visited this restaurant half a dozen times in last 3 years and it's always been superb. The food is delicious particularly the duck pancakes, everything freshly cooked and beautifully presented. The staff are polite and helpful. Occasionally a language breakdown but if they don't understand you they fetch another person whose English is more advanced. The only downside... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

I remember going to taste of china a few years back and it was really good however the food I had recently was awful. Food was served stone cold , duck was very very greasy , full of bones and fatty, food was microwaved , rice was poor too , the basics weren't even good !! Really disappointing

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I've visited Hong Kong six times, and China four times, and this is the most authentic Chinese food I've eaten outside of those places! The restaurant was full of Chinese diners, which speaks volumes. The staff are friendly and efficient, and for food this delicious, it is very reasonably priced. The red house wine (French) is very good, too. This... More 

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Havant, England, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We love to come here when we can. We think the good is well above average, and must recommend the chili sea bass! Excellent service each time, and suggest you try one of the two lunch menus. But don't forget to come back for dinner!! :)

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

We have used this Restaurant many many times over the past ten years and it has never let us down. We went there with another couple last night for our Christmas get together, as we do every year, and yet again had a lovely evening. Even though it was completely packed, the service was friendly, very un-rushed and the food... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I last reviewed the ToC in 2011 and have eaten there many times since. This year the place really has started to slip. The food is still good but its not as good as previous years and the service has become unwelcoming and slow . The decoration is also looking pretty tired and needs an overhaul. I still use the... More 

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Cosham, null, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

although the Taste of China is literally just around the corner from us we have not been there for years as we did not enjoy the first experience. We were invited to a meal there tonight and sadly our views on the place have not changed. The food is decidedly average in quality and quantity and cost far too much.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 High Street | Cosham, Portsmouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 2392382322

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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