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“Dumpling city” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oriental City

Oriental City
30-36 Cross Stamford Street, Leeds LS7 1BA, England
+44 113 244 9797
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Ranked #530 of 1,389 Restaurants in Leeds
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Halifax, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Dumpling city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Been looking for a good dim sum restaurant for a while and this is about as good as we have come across thus far. We visited during the 'business lunch' but got a bit carried with the tick box dim sum menu as well (a couple of typo's on the menu ie. the shalls are snails ha) good portions tho and the vegetables nice and fresh. Staff are nice and friendly too. Food coma ensue!

  • Visited November 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
Durham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
“Ok, nothing spectacular”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The quality of the food was fine but they like to serve cold or lukewarm food. Makes me feel it is not cooked properly. I also ordered this oven baked rice but it was not baked. Instead it was steamed and stir fried.

We have been twice and twice the service was very slow. We don't mean we want fast food type of thing but half an hour just for the bill is pushing it.

The deco is authentic but very dark.

Lastly the car parking outside is horrendous. Our car was blocked in by numerous other cars. You would be lucky if you could get out of your space.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Terrific dim sum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Thought i knew Leeds really well .......but what a joy eating here.
Drove on the spur of the moment and parked up outside. Do not be put off by the area or location. Once inside it s a lovely restaurant inside. My partner and i had 6 dim sum and a pint and a half of Sun Lik lager-all a first.
The host was really friendly and suggested 6 dim sum for two. The quality was really good tasty and i do stand to be corrected but i think the only Dim Sum in Leeds?It is a really good restaurant and not cafe style atomsphere at all.The owners also have the supermarket below so its an opportunity to fill your store cupboards up at home....
There is also a 3 course meal for just under £6 a head apparently and an all you can eat offer but that is cooked to order which has an appeal....
Thanks again to the host for phoning Hong Kong a great sense of humour. See you again in the not too distant future....

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Walmer, United Kingdom
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72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 83 cities Reviews in 83 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Great Dim Sum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Have been here before and was just as good. Decided we wanted Dim Sum, you order on a sheet so would need to know roughly what you like.

Visited September 2013
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“Amazing food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

The food was fast and was delicious and exquisite . I would suggest other people to come here. Wasn't a fan of Chinese food but now Am

  • 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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