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33 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BW, England
01702 344600
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Seating

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good, quick

I do love a good chinese buffet and I have yet to find a bad one. I have been to East on a few occasions. They seat you quickly and ask for drinks, which often then come straight away. And of course it's a buffet so you don't have to wait for your food. The food is well made, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Maddi Z
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, good prise, clean, friendly staff.all is smiley, good location. All my family loved! We visited every week, different choice of food Thanks

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Thank Vania K
southend
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buffet meal for 3 adults & 3 medium cokes £28.50, a good price for what we ate. Pleasant helpful happy staff. Visited today, food was fresh, hot & well cooked. A large variety of Chinese food, a few curries. A large selection of deserts. Arrived at 12.20 seated straight away, will visit again.

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Thank kittyscave
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I do love a good chinese buffet and I have yet to find a bad one. I have been to East on a few occasions. They seat you quickly and ask for drinks, which often then come straight away. And of course it's a buffet so you don't have to wait for your food. The food is well made, and... More 

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Thank Maddi Z
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to East many times with family and have now introduced my boyfriend to it as well. I've never had a bad experience at east - it's clean, tidy, organised and there is always an excellent choice of dishes (please bring back crab claws!) Had a great meal and it was nice and empty as we went just... More 

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Thank c0lm4ns
Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to East. Thank you for your continuing support and introducing new people to East (I hope your boyfriend enjoyed dining with us as much as you do). We have moved the crab claws to lunchtime to accommodate other dishes in the evening. We will keep open as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lady showed us to our table, we sat down didn't even have a chance to take our jackets off, as she was stood at our table waiting for our drinks order, it made us feel very rushed. As I work as a supervisor in a national Trust place I would take in to consideration that maybe seat the customers... More 

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Thank Charly F
Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Thank you for you feedback following your visit to East. I'm sorry you felt rushed on arriving, a more senior staff would have noticed it and suggested coming back for your drinks order. However most of our customers do prefer to be served quickly and toorder their drinks before they go off to get their food. Other customers have asked... More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good alternative at high cost restaurants arround southend very good food freshly made, nice and original restaurant very clean rapid service ill be back soon

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Thank MarkCristina
Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback following your visit to East. We are pleased that you have enjoyed dining with us. We look forward to look after well again soon More 

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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Arrived and was greeted by the friendly staff. We were shown to the table and they took our drinks order. We then went to the buffet where they had a decent selection of food and of a decent quality. The staff were helpful whenever we had a problem and were efficient and understanding of our needs. Highly recommend this restaurant

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Thank Frank_dutch
Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to East. We are very pleased that you have enjoyed dining with us. More 

Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Food is tasty, teppanyaki is the best part! You choose the raw ingredients and they cook them up just for you.

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Thank Josh R
Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment following your visit to East. Yes the Tepanyaki is a very popular option and gives customers the opportunity to put together whatever they fancy. We are pleased that you have enjoyed dining with us. More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

I announced I was Gluten Free as soon as we arrived and received blank stares. A more senior person was found and I was able to establish what I could safely eat. Many things were labelled but even more were not clear in the ingredients. I settled on a prawn stir fry and was surprised to be able to enjoy... More 

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Thank Christina M
Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback following your visit to East. I'm sorry that not all staff are up to date with Gluten Free. It's mainly a language issue. However ALL our dishes are labelled as per legal requirement. With regards to certain dishes being offered at evenings and weekends this is because we want to make eating with us an... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Little expensive but food nice plus you can eat as much as you like, as a family we love it and will be going back very soon :)

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Thank Martin C
Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment following your visit to East. Your support is much appreciated. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: 01702 344600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Thai, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?