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51 Junction Road, Kirkwall KW15 1AR, Scotland
+44 (0)1856 872300
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Good food and service

Went with a group of work colleagues and was looking forward to it as had only had take-aways and not eaten in the restaurant in years. A very wet miserable evening but as soon as we walked in we were greeted by smiling, happy, staff which really makes a difference. We had a selection of starters... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went with a group of work colleagues and was looking forward to it as had only had take-aways and not eaten in the restaurant in years. A very wet miserable evening but as soon as we walked in we were greeted by smiling, happy, staff which really makes a difference. We had a selection of starters and mains which were... More 

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went here on a Monday night as everywhere else shut. Service friendly enough, food delivered too quickly..suspicions raised. I had sizzling King Prawn undercooked., fried rice and noodles to share. Rice obviously microwaved. Girlfriend had duck dish...really fatty and in a 'sauce' which was basically a red watery oil ..horrible and nauseous. Avoid.

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Pleasant friendly welcome. Pleasant background music. Beer in bottles so glasses asked for. Starter exquisite (butterfly king prawns). Main bland (king prawn chow mien dry).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food is really good - coming from a guy who lived in Taiwan for 2 years. I usually order the set menu for one and that just does it for me. They are also pretty quick with cooking the food and the delivery is extremely quick!

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Turriff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Was here last weekend very friendly staff good service & value for money would recommend the scallops very nice will be back

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Wonderful menu - the spicy stuffed mushrooms are excellent. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good for take away or eat in. Recommended

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Aberdeen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

I ordered food and a soft drink. The food came very quick, to quick to be cooked fresh in my opinion. Did not like it and won't be back.

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Inveraray, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Service was good and pleasant. Did not have to wait at all for our food in fact i would say it came too quick to be cooked fresh which it clearly was not. We were starving so scoffed it down but not a restaurant to relax and enjoy. I would prefer to try other restaurants than go back to this... More 

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Basic lunch menu. Limited range of soft drinks. Some items on the menu were not available at the time of the visit. Situated on busy Junction Road opposite the British Legion club.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

cold chicken in a hot source - these people do not know to cook! When we complained the staff said we were to fussy!

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Address: 51 Junction Road, Kirkwall KW15 1AR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)1856 872300
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
Cuisine: Chinese

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  • Address: 51 Junction Road, Kirkwall KW15 1AR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1856 872300

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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