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“Chinese meals for Chinese people” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lucky star Chinese restaurant

Lucky star Chinese restaurant
101 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, England
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Ranked #351 of 833 restaurants in Brighton
Cuisines: Chinese
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Chinese meals for Chinese people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Very down to earth place,frequented by the local Chinese population.
Not fancy, but the food is excellent.
There is a superb value set 2 course lunch, with about 5 choices per course.
A regular a-la-carte menu with many old Chinese restaurant favourites and the special Chinese menu for the more adventurous, and well worth the slightly higher prices
One of my Brighton favourites

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Soo good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Came for lunch and ordered from the express lunch menu. The food was great tasting and the place has a very rustic elegance and service to match.

This restaurant and two others are among my favourite Chinese in town.

Can't wait to dine there again.

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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
“AVOID - rude staff, awful dumplings”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I came to this restaurant for a quick meal with my partner. Extremely disappointed! Terrible service, the main older woman was patronising from the moment we made our order. We had dumplings which were expensive and tasted so bad we couldn't finish them. I paid the full bill, but complained that the dumplings tasted bad. It escalated to a terrible argument. The woman got very aggressive and defensive. Avoid. There is far nicer Chinese food to be had in Brighton. Head to Pompoko for cheap and delicious Asian food.

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“Great food in understated surroundings.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I have had two suppers solo here and each time have had the same. Starting with home made steamed dumplings, with pork, then beef with black bean sauce and chill special rice. Along with a bottle of wine this is just bout the perfect idea of heaven for me to catch up on my trade mags and do some reading. The owner loves it when you congratulate her on the food, good food, good portions and reasonable wine prices. Quite a lot of staff standing around, basic benches and tables but this adds to the charm. Minimum charge of £8 a head means it's not good for families who want to share and on one occasion a party of £8 came in and then they left I think they realise the bill would have been higher than they wanted to spend with small children.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

I am a regularly customer of lucky star restaurant. I order take away to pick up every week. I always order from the authentic Chinese menu ,such as Lamb with Cumin, Deep fried Tofu with Peanuts,Tingling spice Hot Pot and hand made Dumplings!
The food is always amazing, and service is good too.
What's more,I know the restaurant have never done deliveries and never use Just Eat! Also I know anther Chinese take away in Hove copied their name , the take away have Just Eat order system! I think Carminaa-Santos must have got the wrong place! !!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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