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Canton

11 Newport Pl, London WC2H 7JR, England (Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue)
(020)-7437-6220
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Ranked #10,116 of 17,014 restaurants in London
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue
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English first
Gloucestershire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Hadn't been to Canton for a few years, decided to go in for old times sake. New ownership & decor, none of the friendly welcome I used to get. Folk was ok, but just not the same.....gutted !!

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wiltshire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My wife and I ate here, an a hurry, before seeing a show. We chose the standard menu for two because we liked all the listed dishes and it was easy. The food was better than we get in standard Chinese restaurants across the UK; not exceptional but better than average. The surroundings are utilitarian and the service efficient but... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

I saw the Half Peking Duck offer and tasty Duck hanging in the front window. I showed on the picture and wanted to have half peking duck, but instead I got peking duck skin and cooked tiny duck peaces. Serving personnell have no smile or friendly words left. Never ever again this place !!!

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The sweet and sour chicken was particularly bad in the place. There are far better restaurants to eat at in China. You also don't get free Jasmine tea here.

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Bs As
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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I`ve never had Pecking duck before so I decided to taste it at Canton and I wasn`t wrong, Good service, good price and excellent duck.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here. Hot & spicy soup was just right, crispy tofu and chilli chicken were all cooked to perfection. Busy, bustling atmosphere enticed us through the door. Will be back

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We visited last night around 11pm and we enjoyed our meal. Its a cheap place and the service wasnt the best but the food was good. We shared the duck with pancakes (£8) to start which was amazing and we both had a dish over rice for main, I had chicken sweet and sour and my partner beef with black... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Dropped in by chance before a theatre show. The food was generally good-to-very-good . The prawns were very good but I would say not outstanding; I've twice had better in HK and these in London were about Penang standard in my view. The fragrant duck with pancakes was good with a very slightly different spice to it. The truly great... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have just left this restaurant without eating our main courses because of the disgusting slop that we were presented with. Technically there was nothing 'wrong' with the food but it smelt like dog food and all dishes were covered in a substance I can only refer to as slime! When we asked for the bill (£40)... More

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Vancouver BC
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

It is not often that we choose a restaurant that doesn't work out. This time we decided to go against our regular Chinatown restaurant (Mr Kong's) and try our somewhere else. Mistake. The service was non existent , the food (Beef Ho Fun, Lettuce Wraps and the Rice (omelette) had, sadly no depth of flavour. The price was good (cheap)... More

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