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4 Guildhall Street, Folkestone CT20 1DZ, England
+44 1303 256885
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 6
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  • 4
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  • 2
    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
Great Oriental cuisine

We visited there on Saturday night the restaurant wasn't very busy and we were seated very quickly and the food was very good

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian D
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Hooley
via mobile
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Hooley
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited there on Saturday night the restaurant wasn't very busy and we were seated very quickly and the food was very good

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Thank Brian D
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've come here a few times with friends because at our mid twenties we like somewhere friendly, relaxing and NOT fast food style. It's hard to find a good value Asian eatery which isn't in a buffet style, but this place seems to fit the bill. It's normally quite but that could be due to the other competitors and their... More 

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Thank VintageBecka
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Visited here on 4 Dec 15 just before an evening of vodka. We ordered salt n chilli prawns, duck rolls, chicken chow mein and satay chicken. Everything was ordered and within around 5-7 minutes everything was in front of us freshly cooked and piping hot. This was washed down with 2 larges glasses of chianti which was loverly. We can... More 

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1 Thank lodgey42
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I love this place. It's never full, so great if you like a quiet meal with a few friends or even alone! My personal favourite is Pad Thai which is usually enough by itself but I usually order a starter, too. There is good choice on the menu covering a variety of styles so whether you want comfort or something... More 

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Thank Mike P
Folkestone
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Have been here for relaxing meal for 2, a birthday party in the private karaoke room upstairs and numerous take aways and the food is always top notch. I've tried several things from their Japanese/Chinese/Thai fusion menu and everything is so fresh and tasty. I'd recommend the wasabi prawns and pad thai. Devine.

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Thank nickine
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

My husband and I came here with a friend, it was quite quiet and the service was very quick, I had the pad thai which was lovely and guys had a variety of dishes between them which they both seemed very happy with. Overall a very nice visit.

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Thank DebG91
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Had many menus posted through the door but always threw them away, then a friend recommended Zen Kafe, which I am very thankful for. Ordered a takeaway, had Phad Thai, Crispy Chilli Beef and Zen Laska Curry, all of these were delicious. It was delivered within about 30 minutes (quoted 30-45 minutes) and was piping hot when we got it,... More 

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Thank JordansKent
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Visited around midday, good value around this time of day. We enjoyed what we had, the menu varied enough.

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Thank Remarks4711
Folkestone, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

New menu was put through the door today, so we decided to give it a try for the first time. we ordered satay chicken, quick fried three( chicken, pork & prawns) and special fried rice. Was delivered in the time advised 35 mins and was delicious and hot !!. What impressed us was the quality of the ingredients, Chicken was... More 

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Thank Ron R
Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Lovely restaurant that we found whilst in Folkestone. Upon arrival the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The staff were all happy to help. The food arrived quickly, hot and fresh. We had a satay starter and I must say its the best satay I have ever tasted. For mains we had a sizzling steak on a cast iron dish, this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Guildhall Street, Folkestone CT20 1DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 256885

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Japanese, Thai, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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