We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Moor End Road, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1BT, England
+44 1442 233338
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #76 of 115 Restaurants in Hemel Hempstead
Price range: $15 - $32
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Write a Review

148 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    17
    49
    24
    25
    33
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Over the last 5-10 years I have visited Aroma Hemel, Luton and Stevenage for various reasons. Years ago it was always fantastic however quality seemed to dip in recent years. It's clear the Hemel Hempstead Aroma has recently changed hands so thought we'd make a visit. Visit - My girlfriend and I went on a Wednesday, fairly quiet. Atmosphere isn't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harpenden
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We used to enjoy going here. It used to have a varied selection of Chinese food, well presented and tasty. It changed hands some months ago. None of the original staff remain. There are no visible Chinese chefs in the kitchen. The food is unauthentic, deep fried and of poor quality. The 'dessert' bar is minimally stocked with unappetising, unripe... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Its a shame the food and selection used to be lovely. We went in the day the food was cold and when we told the staff when we paid he just shrugged and said sorry about that. No discount was offered

Was this review helpful? Yes
Enfield, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I've been to a few buffets in my time and though the selection was less at least the trays were full or replaced often and the food tasted how it's supposed to. That's the total opposite of this place, having recently moved to the area I felt I should scope out what is good and was isn't. I was bitterly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

We went to aroma for my sons and friends birthday. It wasn't really busy being a Tuesday but I expected more from the food, most of the trays of food had barely anything in it and what was in it had started drying out from the length of time it had been there. Any thing that was worth eating (by... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aki4277, Owner at Aroma, responded to this review

Hi ShellC83, I'm sorry about your experience at Aroma. We have dropped our prices this year, since the 1st of January and the height allowance for children is a very reasonable 1m 40cm, just short of 5ft. If any customer is disappointed with any of the food, it is our policy to cook them fresh food. I wish you had... More 

Welwyn Garden City, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

On Tuesday evening it was fairly quiet. We occupied a table of 6 and close to the buffet. Luckily the was a large party of 12 plus so the food was ample and replaced regularly. £111 including a bottle of wine and soft drinks. There Was a fairly good choice but not scored as high if there had been shredded... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Visited the Aroma in Hemel Heamstead town centre , and was very happy with the set up. Very good service and loads of good mixed food for meat eaters and veggie eaters. Good value for money, would definitely go again. There is a great view also as the restaurant is situated at the top looking over the high street.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Just been to the aroma and had a lovely meal. manager is lovely and we couldn't. have had a warmer welcome.Food was good nice and hot. will definitely be going back...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I'm not kind of person that like to write a reviews . But I have to do about this place . Cold staff, Crap food. Don't waste your time and money , quality of food is awful .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aki4277, Owner at Aroma, responded to this review

Dear Sheila B, Thank you for your very helpful review. I will immediately discuss the contents with our managers and see how we can warm up the staff. Perhaps some wooly socks. If you have any more constructive criticism, I would be only too happy to listen. Many thanks Akbar Lakhani More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place has taken a dive in recent years. The restaurant was empty and cold, the food had been sitting a long time and was cold. When we complained the staff were argumentative and cold. Today will be my last visit here. I cant see them being around much longer with their poor standards.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aki4277, Owner at Aroma, responded to this review

Dear Oblivionisathand, I'm really sorry about your experience at Aroma Hemel Hempstead. We have turned the heating back on, given sensitivity training to all our staff and lit a candle under the food. Hopefully, if you decide to give us another try, you will receive a warm restaurant, hot food and temperate waiters. Many thanks, Akbar Lakhani More 

Travelers who viewed Aroma also viewed

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
 
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
 

Been to Aroma? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Aroma

Address: Moor End Road, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1BT, England
Phone Number: +44 1442 233338
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hemel Hempstead
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 32
Cuisine: Chinese

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Aroma staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?