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Wai Wai Fish and Chips

Fish & Chips, Seafood, British
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Rances Lane | Wokingham, Wokingham RG40 2LQ , England
0118 977 4484
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good fish and chips but the service is glacially slow

I like to food from this place but they really, really need to do something about the speed of their service. I have never known anywhere serve 'fast food' so slowly. I have stopped coming here altogether and go to either Barratt Crescent or its even quicker to drive to the chippy on Crowthorne... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Sean S
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
Wokingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I love this chip shop. Slow service is because they cook the fish fresh. Just tell geni what fish you want when your in the queue and they won't let you down. Great chippy, great couple, great food!

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It was a Friday and the place was very busy. The fish and chips here is great. When you arrive, there are usually people waiting for their orders already placed but the owner asks you what you want to order. So he can make a head start on the cooking. He then cooks the order freshly,. We ordered haddock and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I like to food from this place but they really, really need to do something about the speed of their service. I have never known anywhere serve 'fast food' so slowly. I have stopped coming here altogether and go to either Barratt Crescent or its even quicker to drive to the chippy on Crowthorne high street than queue here. I... More 

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Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

I visit regularly with my boyfriend and his family. I don't know what these reviews are on about- I've never had anything but friendly service and good quality food. Amazing.

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Bracknell
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We moved to Wokingham a while back & were very pleased to discover we had a chippy within spitting distance of our house. The euphoria didn't last that long! I have never encountered such slow service in my entire life. They need a rocket up their backsides and the owners have no sense of urgency whatsoever. Food is made to... More 

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Berkshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Wai Wai is such a weird place! It seems to have a really devoted fan club (kids bring pictures in for the wall!) who absolutely rave about it - but it is possibly the slowest service I have ever encountered in a chip shop, with average food and portions! I have to assume that the fans don't mind waiting 30... More 

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Wokingham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

I was so pleased to come south and find such a lovely fish and chip shop with beautifully battered fish and lovely crispy chips. Been here many times and I'm never ever disappointed. Lovely couple that run it to boot. I have seen a lot of northern comments on here regarding Wai wai and after 35 years of living in... More 

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Cullercoats, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Battered sausage full sized was tiny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And with no batter AND no gravy- call themselves a chip shop? Need to get up the proper North to find out how provide a decent meal

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Reading the last review on TA about dinosaur service at this place made me laugh but it's unfortunately so accurate. Fish and Chips are supposed to be a type of fast food and it took me 45 minutes to get served yesterday despite the fact that there were only 8 people in the queue in front of me. I think... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

In the time you wait in the slow moving queue for the ponderous owners to serve you, you could drive to the coast and catch a fish, fillet it, eat it and drive home. If you have a week to spare then worth a try but otherwise best avoided.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rances Lane | Wokingham, Wokingham RG40 2LQ , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Wokingham
  • Phone Number: 0118 977 4484

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, British

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