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21-25 George Hudson Street, York, England
01904 733668
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 50
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  • 30
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  • 32
    Terrible
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
Authentic Chinese restaurant

This restaurant has such a large variety of menu that it is sometimes difficult to choose! We managed to choose some dishes based on the descriptions (and pictures) and we were not disappointed! REALLY tasty food. The food varies from not-so-spicy to really hot so you can choose. Very generous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Bipasa D
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York, United Kingdom
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Gateshead
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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Authentic Chinese food, not the typical menu of a list of chow meins and currys, more eels and frogs' legs. We had crispy duck and pancakes to start and 3 different mains to share, which were both plentiful and nicely cooked. Good selection of wines. We chose a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc which was excellent, a little expensive at £22... More 

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Thank Dillybop
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the worst Chinese restaurant I've ever been to. The service was poor and the meal was the worst Chinese I've ever tasted. The crispy chicken in Cantonese sauce was decidedly un-crispy. I asked twice if I had the correct meal. People of York, you're being conned if you think this place is any good.

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1 Thank Jeff C
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great authentic Sichuan and other food..varied specials..great atmosphere and great friendly staff!! Open all day and full of Chinese customers which tells its own story! I love it here!

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Thank ftgrant
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This was recommended to me by a Chinese colleague and she said best Chinese ever...we've eaten at many different Chinese restaurants and she has never said this before. She was so right. Everything was authentic fresh and very tasty. The service was second to none, not the cheapest, however worth every penny and they even do fab cocktails :-) If... More 

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Thank susie s
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Came here NYE with friends. The restaurant was busy but not packed to the point of the staff being run off their feet, yet the service was terrible. Everyone's starter came apart from my wife's. It took 4 requests and with some very lame excuses when 20 minutes later it finally arrived. The main course was exactly the same (another... More 

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1 Thank Jonathon S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

So so good. The guy who greeted us was excellent, helpful and charming. Food superb and we were quickly seated with an excellent table even whilst they were understandably busy. Made my birthday. The soft shell crab was delicious!!!

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Thank Matt S
York, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This restaurant has such a large variety of menu that it is sometimes difficult to choose! We managed to choose some dishes based on the descriptions (and pictures) and we were not disappointed! REALLY tasty food. The food varies from not-so-spicy to really hot so you can choose. Very generous portions. Quite quick in serving. If you want to taste... More 

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Thank Bipasa D
Ulverston
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286 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The. Red Chilli offers a wide range of dishes, some of which (like pig's intestines) have a ring of authenticity about them. We stuck to more conventional choices (chilli chicken and crispy beef) and the food was good, without quite being outstanding. My chicken dish, served with Chinese red chillis, was as spicy as anyone could want it to be.... More 

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Thank John S
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Very interesting menu choices - I needed help choosing and in the end went with the chilli beef and rice. The beef came with really crunchy stir-fried greens which made the dish even better. The portion sizes are large and I almost couldn't finish it.

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Thank Mark L
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95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

4 of us, not drunk, ordered a banquet called 'True Love.' The service was excellent and the staff genuinely gratuitous and friendly. Humble would also be a good word for their demeanour. The atmosphere was good and the decor typically Chinese. The food had highs and lows. First, the quantity far exceeded our ability to eat and you'll not walk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21-25 George Hudson Street, York, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: 01904 733668

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?