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89, Friars Vennel, Dumfries DG1 2RF, Scotland
01387 251177
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best chinese in Dumfries.

Can't understand the negative reviews. The chinese food is lovely and very authentic. The peking chicken is delightful and have it very often. I love this place and would never go anywhere else for a Chinese.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
PhysalisMad
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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Can't understand the negative reviews. The chinese food is lovely and very authentic. The peking chicken is delightful and have it very often. I love this place and would never go anywhere else for a Chinese.

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Billinge, Lancashire
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150 reviews 150 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

walking past and lunch menu caught my eye, so we called in, shown to a table, given menu's asked about drink so I said we would wait, Lokked through menu and at other diners, other diners did not look like they were enjoying their meals. So we left.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

I ate at Hong Kong Star while in dumfries and having read the reviews on here i had high hopes... The place looks terrible from outside, could do with a good wash & the decor inside was pretty dated also. As for the food, it was quite good, i opted for the setmenu, a starter of salt & pepper chicken... More 

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Largs, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Had a meal in this place on Wednesday night. It was very poor. It was cold, deserted and disinterested staff moped around looking for something to do. The food arrived promptly but both starters and mains were not up to standard. Chicken Peking style was served in a sickly and tasteless sauce with a few undercooked onions and rice which... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We were staying in nearby hilltop lodges and they kindly delivered. Very nice food and helpful staff.

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

So we were greeted very pleasantly and given our table. Our orders were taking, the restaurant was very quiet but we had to wait about 25 minutes for our meal. When we recieved our meal the small Caucasian woman with short hair was very short tempered with our table and was in fact very rude. We were also being watched... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

The food at this Chinese is by far the best in town. I wouldn't go anywhere else as I have done in the past and have been disappointed as nowhere else comes close (food wise) On another note the staff... The wee delivery lady is lovely, very chatty and always happy i think a few of the other staff should... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Been to 1000s Chinese Restaurents and my occupation is Executive Chef. Food was average and came here as believed reviews but I guess some people easily pleased. Yes everyone has their own expectations and opinions based on their experience and taste. I would not return. Not the place for romantic meal as lighting far to bright . The BBQ spare... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Stayed in a hotel just outside Dumfries last week-end, and asked one of the staff, which was the best Chinese restuarant in town. She recommended the Hong Kong Star. I was not disappointed. I think it was on of the best Chinese meals I have had. The service was good and I thought it very good value. If ever back... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

I have recently ate out here with my family. It was very cheap and lovely beautiful food only came to £48 for 5 of us the have us unlimited prawn crackers without charge too. I had a chilli beef and the meat was beautiful melted in the mouth unlike most Chinese it wasn't tough of chewy was simply lovely. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 89, Friars Vennel, Dumfries DG1 2RF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: 01387 251177

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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