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51 Junction Road, Kirkwall KW15 1AR, Scotland
+44 (0)1856 872300
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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
Excellent

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Alister D
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Turriff, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I visited this restaurant on 6th July 2014 with my wife and our daughter aged 11 years and 11 months for the buffet meal. The price for under 12 year olds is just £2 less than for adults. After the meal, I asked for the bill and confirmed that it was for 2 adults and 1 child. The manager asked... More 

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Dunkeld, Scotland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This really is rock bottom Chinese 'cuisine'. But I was awfully tired and hungry and it appeared before me. At least the service was quick, the girl behind the counter was pleasant and it didn't cost much. It didn't even taste too bad, but it was best to close your eyes while eating . . .

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Boston, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had a meal here with 17 others very recently. This was the first time I'd used the restaurant and I will be back. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was plentiful and tasty - in fact we couldn't finish it all! Will be back for more!

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Restaurant Details

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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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