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Hong Kong Star

89, Friars Vennel, Dumfries DG1 2RF, Scotland
01387 251177
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Ranked #63 of 105 restaurants in Dumfries
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Apr 16, 2014
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 via mobile

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

The foods good, but the staff are very ignorant and cheeky, need to estimate their delivery times correctly! Waited 3 hours!

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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Easily the best Chinese resteraunt and take away in Dumfries. Food is always excellent and staff are very helpful

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