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11 Newport Pl, London WC2H 7JR, England (Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue)
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Ranked #11,082 of 18,163 Restaurants in London
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Bangkok, Thailand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was the most awful experience in Chinatown I've ever had - I was told it was a cheaper and better alternative to Wong Kei's rude but reliable restaurant - how wrong that was. This place is also such a rip-off - plain boiled rice for 2 people - £5!!! A plate of Chinese greens - £9!! Just blatantly ripping... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Very simply, only go for the Chef hand made house noodle dishes, these are the really only authentic dishes and noodles are all -well- made by hand. So,soft and chewy in texture. There are only few of these dishes, last page of menu when they should be front page headlines because everything else is just quite bland and nothing special.... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

if you go make sure you order the lobster noodles with ginger and spring onion - with one portion of noodles it's £14 - with two portions of noodles it's £19. Delish. Canton is an old Chinatown faithful - it used to be open 24/7 and my parents remember treating themselves to chinese food here after a late night showing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Ok, lets be fair its not gourmet dining but the food is fresh, hot, tasty and relatively authentic. When the fresh duck or pork come up from downstairs grab some, get the lean one its delicious especially the belly pork. The steamed fish is also good. Take away what you can't manage. The service is tolerable try ordering in stages... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A very warm welcome when we arrived. Basic establishment but clean. Speedy service with a smile. Food was of a good standard. I particularly enjoyed the lemon chicken. This dish can be sweet and cloying but here it was sharp and tart as it should be.This quality is reflected in each dish that they serve. I've been to China a... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just round the corner from the main Chinatown street it's an unassuming place. We went earlyish on a Wednesday evening. Fairly busy we got a table at the back. Service was efficient and friendly. Tea was 50p per person, hardly breaking the bank. The menu was varied. We had duck in black bean sauce, beef soup with pulled noodles and... More 

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Renton, Washington
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152 reviews 152 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Cantonese food here is as authentic as fortune cookies are to Chinese food. We came here for a quick lunch. We ordered the stir fried beef noodles (this is usually the trademark dish of any Cantonese restaurant that you can use to easily gauge if this restaurant is worthy) and a duck/cabbage rice noodle soup. Both dishes were horrible.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We walked around the bustling on a Sat night in China town for something to eat. Then we stumbled upon the Canton which did not have a long queues like the other places. But was busy all the same, we decide to go in and try it. It seemed like a lot of happy customers eating away so we ordered... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

I went there today for a simple beef noodles. The beef was tough and noodles were a bit salty. As another reviewer said, jasmine tea was not free. I am very familiar with Asian food so I found its food standard was disappointing, esp there are so many good Chinese restaurants nearby. If it was not because the staff were... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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462 reviews 462 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Authentic Chinese food from functional staff. I love it and I think it is open 24 hours. Go and enjoy!

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Additional Information about Canton

Address: 11 Newport Pl, London WC2H 7JR, England
Phone Number: (020)-7437-6220
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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