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Wong Kei

#5,645 of 17,358 Restaurants in London
#6,048 of 18,282 Places to Eat in London
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41-43 Wardour St., London W1D 6PY, England
(020)-7437-8408
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Brisk, Cheap, and Good

Wong Kei has a mixed reputation, the decor is drab, but the food holds up well and the service is fine by any Chinatown standard. We went for lunch and were immediately seated without reservations on a Saturday. Hot tea is included in your meal, and the food choices will satisfy people used to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Jared T
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Sterling, Virginia
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  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Wong Kei has a mixed reputation, the decor is drab, but the food holds up well and the service is fine by any Chinatown standard. We went for lunch and were immediately seated without reservations on a Saturday. Hot tea is included in your meal, and the food choices will satisfy people used to more mundane take out fare as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Chinatown stalwart where the waiters are famously rude. That said, they have simmered down in recent years. Shame, I always enjoyed a side order of insolence. Food is rather hit or miss and, often, loaded up with head-exploding amounts of MSG. Strangely, the Singapore noodles seem escape this curse. But a plate of nosh and a pot of green tea... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The rudest staff I have ever encountered in my life. Rude to the point of threatening. I dont care how good the food is or its value for money. People should not be allowed to behave like this. Disgraceful. Would not return for all the tea in China !!!!!!!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

used to love this place , but past couple of visits the food has been of very poor quality and mostly seems to have just been dumped on a plate out of a deep fat fryer . Portions seem a lot smaller than they used to be as well Last visit my girlfriend asked for a dish with duck which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

EXTREMELY rude staff Quality of food was severely sub-par also Also doesn't take any card payments Wouldn't recommend to anybody

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Iturama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What an experience in London. It's an old chinese restaurant. According to a chinese friend, it's the closest you can get to real China in the UK. Do not expect great service. They are rude. But the food is just delicious and extremely cheap. You can have a full meal for less than 8 pounds. The tea is complimentary and... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great food, very cheap with good sizes. The looks of the place is very cheap, almost 1970s look to it. So don't expect anything impressive. The service is awful. They will hardly speak to you and its not in a pleasant way if they do. They will often not recommend certain dishes to you even though you want them. Bit... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Waiters are notoriously rude at this restaurant but if you know what you want and get straight to the point when ordering you won't be disappointed by the quality of the food. Try the spring rolls with sweet chili sauce followed by Chicken with chili and black bean sauce on rice. Delicious!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Have been going here for 20 years and it has changed a bit recently, but still just as good. The service always has been and always will be 'fling your food at you' style, but that is part of the charm. It's good, it's cheap, it's fast, just what I want from Chinatown food!

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Looks like a dodgey canteen but look past the décor and you find great, cheap food. It's about £5-7 a dish but they are huge portions. Probably not a location for a romantic first date but well worth it for a cheap lunch.

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Additional Information about Wong Kei

Address: 41-43 Wardour St., London W1D 6PY, England
Phone Number: (020)-7437-8408
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41-43 Wardour St., London W1D 6PY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: (020)-7437-8408

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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