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Furama Chinese Restaurant

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109 Friar St, Reading RG1 1EP, England
01189 575533
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Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Chinese restaurant with a flair for seafood

This restaurant on Readings Friar street is not much to look at on the outside,but once seated inside you will enjoy unobtrusive service, and tasty food with very good seafood dishes.I enjoyed the salt and pepper prawns and sweet and sour fish, my favourite dish was the Singapore vermicelli... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
RuthHilbourne
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Reading, United Kingdom
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We have been to this restaurant a couple of times now and the food and service have been excellent myself and girlfriend can recommend it

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had a large 'leaving do' party. When I ordered my drink, lime and soda, I was charged £3.50! Absolutely disgusting and I asked for a little more lime because I couldn't taste it. My friend had a wine and soda and was charged 30p more. I will certainly never go back there.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This restaurant on Readings Friar street is not much to look at on the outside,but once seated inside you will enjoy unobtrusive service, and tasty food with very good seafood dishes.I enjoyed the salt and pepper prawns and sweet and sour fish, my favourite dish was the Singapore vermicelli noodles.My friend loved the Japanese prawns, but she found the dark... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

There was a large party of us for a "leaving do" & whether wires were crossed or not several of the party arrived a little later than the main group and the resteraunt tried to make us move up so we were literally sitting on top of each other to accommodate the extra. When it proved impossible they added another... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

food was hard and overcooked also did not taste of anything, probably cheap. I read on Trip Advisor that it was good and the reviews made me visit the place. Big mistake avoid!

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berkshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Been to furama many times and usually really good food and service, however the last few times service could have been better. Went last night and had a table for four booked for 7.30. Service was so poor we were still waiting to order our main course at 10pm, by which time we had given up and even thought about... More 

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Great Chinese food in a buffet style that all cooked to order! For an “all you can eat” menu, the choice is very varied with plenty of prawns! My favorite is the Number 14, Salt and Pepper Chilli King Prawns, they are fantastic. I have been going here for several years now and it never disappoints!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Staff here are brilliant and unlike in many Chinese restaurants they are friendly, smiling and keen to please. The food is reliably good - the chilli squid starter is mouth-watering and never over-cooked and chewy. Good wines at a great price. A lovely dining experience.

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166 reviews 166 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

What I like about Furama is the "all you can eat" menu - a huge choice of options, including starters, crispy duck and mains, all for one price. Everyone can choose the dishes they like, and you can have seconds if you want. The portions are not mean in size, and it's all freshly cooked. Service is quick and efficient... More 

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READING
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Went on a Wednesday night, early on as going to a show. Wasn't busy as mid week but the food was good as usual, service was fast and the staff were very friendly. If you want a satisfying feed with plenty of choice on the menu & freshly cooked to order then go here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 Friar St, Reading RG1 1EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: 01189 575533

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?