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The Real China

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The Loom Retail Park, Leigh WN7 4PE, England
01942 672857
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating

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  • 22
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  • 16
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  • 23
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  • 85
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
"The Golden Cockroach"

Known locally as "The Golden Cockroach" not a lot more needs be said. Awful place. Thank God it's closed down.

1 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
John L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Known locally as "The Golden Cockroach" not a lot more needs be said. Awful place. Thank God it's closed down.

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1 Thank John L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

It's now called Kung Fu. This place is so horrible. The food is bland and tasteless. Tastes heated up and not fresh at all. Tables, plates, cutlery, floor etc are all dirty. Halogen lights were on the walls low down at table level which were hot so children could burn themselves. Staff just seem to bumble about not really knowing... More 

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1 Thank Sarju G
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

This place has changed names form the real China to Kung Fu . The owners have changed and I actually thought the place was cold and the food not much better. More importantly, my company did the signage for this place. Still owed over £5000 . Bastards ... Of anyone can share any details to where "Rish" or anyone else... More 

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5 Thank Carl B
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

They had run out of the drinks we wanted. There was one solatary waiter. The floor was so sticky everyone's shoes squelched as they walked across it. Cold watery soup. Tiny choice of starters - like cut up hash browns and some red dyed potatoe thing. (How are they chinese?), no seaweed, or dim sum - no anything really. No... More 

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4 Thank lin g
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

The food was just awful. Cold, dry, confusing identity is it Indian is it Chinese is it American ? Hash browns, salty curry, packet Chinese, this is meant to be an all you can eat buffet , you can't find anything you want to eat! Easily the worst meal I've ever spent money on not that I paid the full... More 

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7 Thank zoewills
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Me and my husband went at dinner time today and should of realised when there was only 1 other family eating there. We asked for 2 Pepsi which came with ice and was as flat as a pancake so we complained and asked for a lime and soda and after being told they had lemonade ordered that as well. He... More 

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4 Thank lorrainelee73
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We used to eat here but had not been since the rebranding/new management. It is absolutely disgusting. Food cold and minimal. The labelling of the food was non existent, everything was a guess. Apart from speaking to someone to get seated, nobody came back to the table at all. Our daughters jumper got ruined as it was burnt on some... More 

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3 Thank Sven H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This place should be shut down! Food is cold! We witnessed the chef leaving the kitchen to go for a cigarette in the canal side about 3 times & we were only there an hour. The food is cold! Witnessed people scooping up food & sticking their fingers in to taste it, this should be "policed" by the staff. Not... More 

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2 Thank friendsofthealikies
Westhoughton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Feel odd doing this as I am all for small businesses but this place is bad and I would go as far as saying dangerous. The food was terrible , cold, limp & tastless and by all accounts from other reviews over £10.00 per adult. The floor and everything you touch is sticky (the floor really sticks to your shoes)... More 

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5 Thank Robert E
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Oh no! Chinese buffet on a real budget and doesn't it show? When this first opened it was very good but my second visit was totally different. The food is awful, virtually inedible and the service non-existent once they've taken your money. No wonder there were so few customers. Better off in Tesco's cafe opposite.

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Loom Retail Park, Leigh WN7 4PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Leigh
  • Phone Number: 01942 672857

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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