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“Complete disappointment” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Hong Kong Island Chinese Takeaway

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Hong Kong Island Chinese Takeaway
1a Market Place, Camelford PL32 9PB, England
+44 1840 213848
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Ranked #8 of 12 Restaurants in Camelford
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
Bodmin, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Complete disappointment”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Live locally and used to use this takeaway regularly but had a couple of mediocre meals so haven't used it for quite a while. But desperate for a Chinese takeaway we decided to give it another go.
NEVER again. The pancake roll was huge and incredibly greasy, although once we had used a kitchen roll to remove the grease it actually tasted OK. Followed this with Sweet and Sour chicken Hong kong style, the chicken in the batter was like eating string, it was so chewy and dry , have never had chicken like this anywhere ever. Then Chicken with Cashew nuts, this would have been ok if it were not for the chicken ,again tasteless ,dry and with a very strange texture, think it is probably bought in pre-cooked and then just thrown in and reheated, not nice at all. The shrimps with bean sprouts were Ok. The egg fried rice again is strange and is probably frozen judging by the consistency and taste. And the fried noodles were so greasy they were unpleasant.It is such a shame as there are very few Chinese takeaways in North Cornwall.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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70 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Fantastic Chinese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We live in Hampshire and always come to Hong Kong Island when we're in the Camelford area. The food's always fresh and hot and is reasonably priced. Their sweet and sour chicken is really tasty as are their Ku-po dishes.
They don't take credit or debit cards, so make sure that you have cash ready.
Closed on Tuesdays, so don't try to go then!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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