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Eastern Cuisine Express

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49-53 Blackfriars Street, Carlisle CA3 8HB, England
01228-512100
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 34
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  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent takeaway SE Asia food

Ordered starters and mains for 5 people. All was excellent. In particular the sesame prawn toasts, bbq spare ribs, beef in black bean sauce, prawn balls, thai red duck curry, were really good. Definitely the best takeaway asian food we've had in the Carlisle area. One point to note is that this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
MikeClough
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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English first
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Ordered starters and mains for 5 people. All was excellent. In particular the sesame prawn toasts, bbq spare ribs, beef in black bean sauce, prawn balls, thai red duck curry, were really good. Definitely the best takeaway asian food we've had in the Carlisle area. One point to note is that this place is very very busy on a Saturday... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I've eaten from here twice now, the first time being a year or so ago - it was 'okay' then, but due to other places being closed we decided to try again recently. Instantly regretted it. The food was not nice... Chicken balls were almost burnt, noodles dry and bland. Staff didn't seem to care about customer service and were... More 

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Carlisle
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Hadn't been to eastern in a long time as I normally order from yummies, but as it was shut decided to give this one a go again! Very dissapointed with the food, chips taste like microwave chips and come in a sweaty plastic box, noodles are plain with no flavor and the chicken dish had no flavor either! Prawn crackers... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

So sorry that this place is to just do takeaways in future.(we don't live here so wont be able to take advantage of this either!) you will be missed greatly -all the family have loved coming to you over the years. Be sadly missed. Scott family Thanks again for great lunches!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Food arrived in broken plastic boxes,soggy chips,the tiniest chicken balls I've ever seen!! There was also wat looked like soggy lettuce in with chicken balls (photos taken) very expensive for what it was. Giving this place 0 stars, awfull!!!

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Orders a take away from there lastnight and it was horrible. Chicken chow mein had no flaver and was dry and crispy shredded chicken with chilli and garlic sause was average- had had better eles where, afraid to say will not be going back

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Brilliant food friendly staff, we go to this restaurant every chance we get the food is always of a very high standard at all times and the all the staff are so friendly, the service is quick and the prices are excellent and you can book a table can't fault it at all

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We eat in this Chinese every time we are in town, and without fail, food is always delicious and service is fantastic. The menu has a good variety on it and all at very reasonable prices. Always recommended to friends and family. Look forward to our next visit!

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This Chinese restaurant is the most switched on I have ever encountered. The menu is great, but for speed and variety, the 'Hot Box' is the best buffet style meal around. My husband and I always pop in when we are shopping in Carlisle. The staff are friendly and efficient and the buffet is well maintained. There is a different... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Carlisle does not seem to be well endowed with good quality Chinese takeaways. This is an exception - we had a houseful of guests and decided to try Eastern on the basis of Tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed - all the selections made were freshly prepared with good flavour and plenty of meat (not padded out with cheap vegetables).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49-53 Blackfriars Street, Carlisle CA3 8HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: 01228-512100

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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