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Shin Mai

6-14 High Street, Crawley RH10 1BH, England
+44 1293519876
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Ranked #94 of 160 restaurants in Crawley
Price range: $69 - $103
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Set in the bustling heart of Crawley town centre, Shin Mai serves a vibrant and innovative menu of Chinese cuisine in smart, modern surroundings. The minimal interior with its white walls and Oriental accents has a sleek and cosmopolitan vibe, while the assortment of more than 100 dishes blends all-time favourites with fresh seafood specialities such as wok-flashed salt and pepper whole prawns, braised abalone and pan-grilled pomfret with oyster sauce. There are set menus for lunch plus vegetarian options.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Set in the bustling heart of Crawley town centre, Shin Mai serves a vibrant and innovative menu of Chinese cuisine in smart, modern surroundings. The minimal interior with its white walls and Oriental accents has a sleek and cosmopolitan vibe, while the assortment of more than 100 dishes blends all-time favourites with fresh seafood specialities such as wok-flashed salt and pepper whole prawns, braised abalone and pan-grilled pomfret with oyster sauce. There are set menus for lunch plus vegetarian options.
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English first
Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Average restaurant, prices bit expensive than the food quality,the service is good staffs are very polite and welcoming. would go again.

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Crawley,West Sussex
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

25years stalwart of the Curry scene and survived when many pretenders have come and gone - freshly made food with many more unusual street food options Good service and pleasant atmosphere

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

I'm not one to complain but the waiters really irritated me at this place! They were very smirky and rude.. Kept pushing us to the side to lean into our table and when we asked if we could have water for the table the waiter actually said 'yeah..... In a minute!' While he was standing around at the till chatting.... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We visited Sin mai on a friends recommendation as a gruop of 6. We had the all you can eat option, overall I would say that this was very good value, the food was very tasty although nothing special which is what you would expect from a buffet option. The portion sizes were huge which for the starters was fine... More

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Charlwood, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This as gone from good to terrible. We have eaten here a number of times it was very good but the last two times were so terrible we refused to pay sat... We went for a family birthday before Christmas so there was about 20 of us thy took the booking knowing we were a big party my two small... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I ordered a take-away from the Shin Mai. Delivery took about 45 minutes and there was no issue with the service. Prices are a little on the high side but it is mainly a restaurant so I understand that. The quality of the food I thought was really excellent. I tried a few dishes and they were all delicious, especially... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Nearly fell asleep waiting for food. Buffet offer in the evening reasonable in terms of cost but food, service, atmosphere average at best. Pretty busy on Friday night admittedly but 45 mins between each course is unacceptable.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We waited for near 45 min for starters, the all restaurant was very smoky, finally after starters we wait another 20 min for our mains, we didn't had as much time any more so we just order something simple and small, my husbands duck was burn, my noodles also, tested horrible! We hardily ben tacked care for, they rarely check... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

Had a meal there with my partner and it was very nice. Reasonable amount paid although pudding is not included. Staff are lovely and food is delicious: Would recommend

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West Sussex, UK
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

You want chinese? You want all you can eat? You want it all freshly prepared compared to buffet help yourself? Then you NEED to go here. They have an extensive menu of items which are all you can eat, alternatively you can just opt for a la carte (I have never done that!). The service is great, the staff are... More

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