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“Always the willow” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Willow Chinese restaurant

The Willow Chinese restaurant
Coney Street, York, England
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Ranked #405 of 712 Restaurants in York
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
York, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Always the willow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

If you've down and out on a night out, have a student card or feeling lucky?
Head to willow for the best/worst night of your life. Its the place we know is awful but keep going back for cheap shots cheesy music and a bloody good time.
Dance your socks off and get lucky. Much too busy these days, with queues of upto an hour on some nights.
A must for the end of the night.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Heaven is a place on earth - and this is it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Prawn crackers, £1 shots, poor lighting, a dodgy foam machine, awful toilets and a questionable playlist - what more could you ask for?

York is as much about York Minster as it is about Willow - arguably the world's greatest Chinese restaurant-disco. Without a trip here, your visit to the 800-year-old city is incomplete. Go now!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Chinese with a bit on the side”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

A Chinese restaurant seems perhaps an unlikely place to meet the man or woman of your dreams. But at this Chinese, above a shop on Coney Street in the middle of York, it really can happen. Because the Willow possesses what few other Chinese restaurants have, a dj and a disco dancefloor. It's open from 1030 pm until very late. A York institution for over 30 years it's very popular with students and it could be the place to meet your dream date.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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