There aren't many times in your life that you can say that your favourite restaurant in a town gets replaced by one that ends up becoming your new best favourite. That's what happened here though; 'Asia' made way for Seven Days well over two years ago now. What's different about this place compared to other Chinese restaurants is that they serve eastern-style Chinese food - read what Chinese people actually eat in China. Now at first glance the menu can look rather intimidating. Chicken livers, pork skin, tripe, frogs legs... but you don't have to be that adventurous if you want to. Crispy Pork in Sweet Vinegar, Aromatic Spicy Chicken, Sizzling Fillet Steak, Lamb with Cumin, Kung Pao Chicken are some of my absolute favourite Chinese dishes I have ever. Good value for money too - although £8-10 for one dish may seem steep but the portion sizes are generous. Service is quite quick, even when the place is busy.
So there are the positives, however,there are some improvements needed. Their customer service leaves a little to be desired. The restaurant has sadly got too popular for its own good and most evenings the place is jammed pack with Chinese people so trust me, book in advance, but make sure you turn up on time - I arrived 15 minutes late a few Saturdays ago and was told they had given my table up. The manageress did try to call me though. The turnover of staff seems rather high and there have been occasions when there has been a language barrier! Also the toilet facilities are rather lacking - I think there needs to be more provision.
A word on their lunchtime buffet - appalling, don't go there for that. Wok N Grill on Trumpington High Street is the best in Cambridge. Seven Days is all about the a la carte.
The good news is that Seven Days has opened a take-away down Cherry Hinton Road called 'Double Seven' and whilst they offer all the usual western-style dishes, they do have a small selection from the Seven Days menu.
Highly recommended - the outstanding food trumps the negatives to make this the best restaurant in Cambridge for me.
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