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“Fresh, Fun, Funky Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wok N Grill

Wok N Grill
| Trumpington, Cambridge CB, England
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Ranked #219 of 503 restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Cambridge
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fresh, Fun, Funky Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

A really good buffet style Chinese restaurant, with freshly cooked food available also, a large range of well cooked food, from starters to deserts the mini toffee bananas are delicious!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“A way to introduce yourself to a range of Asian foods”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The most remarkable point about the Wok n Grill is how you can sample Chinese; Japanese and related cuisines all in the one place, and if you wish, all on your one plate. While I've lived in the far east and the idea felt really odd, it's not a bad thing in itself.
I'd agree with other reviewers comments on the best time to arrive, as the buffet was in a bit of a mess when I got there. The chefs will cook you food freshly but you may not know how the place works. Service, and some welcoming helpfulness was seriously missing. The food was good enough. My conclusion is that just as this place is unsure whether it's Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian or whatever, it is also unsure whether it's a restaurent, cafe or hawker-style eatery.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Chinese Buffet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The food was excellent and good value in my opinion. It is way better than the local Chinese buffet in our town. It was only £2 more expensive but so much nicer. Loads of choices and good ice-cream. I was visiting Cambridge and made a right choice not to eat in the town. I think I won't visit our local Chinese buffet for a long time. The only downside is, like lots of people commented, it is very busy, crowded and noisy. I visited on Friday evening and the place was packed. But it wouldn't be that busy if the food was not good. The service was OK for me. The chef at the grill was nice and patient.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“It's ok but not great”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Buffet style Chinese as much as you can eat plus get your choice of ingredients stir fryed to your own spec. It's usually noisy, crowded and not very conducive to a relaxing meal out. The quality of the meat is ok but it is so heavily disguised its hard to tell. If you are particular about knowing the source of your meat don't eat here. Quantity rather than quality in my opinion , drinks quite expensive and staff poorly trained and surly.

Good for large party of big eaters who are not too fussy otherwise the salt, sugar, fat and artificial flavours content may put you off. . . . .. It certainly has me!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“good value at lunchtime”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

A 3 course meal for £8.50 at lunchtime. Go to their website and add your name to the mailing list and get a free glass of wine (2 people, other offers for more).
There is a routine.
You get seated.
You order wine etc
You go to the buffet and fill your plate.
You return to your table and eat the food. Go for more if you wish.
You go to the wok (or grill) and select food to be cooked rather theatrically.
You return to your table and eat the food.
You go to the buffet for sweet course inc self serve ice cream.
You eat it at your table, Get more if you want.
You pay and go.

Atmosphere not great and a little crowded. Best to go at or just after opening time for best choice as some food runs low and takes a little time to be replenished. I enjoy the "starter" more than the main, lots of meaty bits some in batter, veg, fish, noodles etc but no prawns when i went.
I forgot that the main course shrinks when cooked so only had a little but after a slight surfeit of starters this left room for the sweet course.
I agree with others that staff appear to think that you know the routine so it can be a bit off putting. Also prices vary so check website. Before my visit there was a different price on the menu, cheaper, than the one on the main site but when I queried this they said the menu price need updating so i had to pay the £8.50. Response was polite and within 24 hrs.
Overall good value and will go again. Compares well with other local fooderies.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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