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The Good Fortune

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21 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2LP, England
+44 23 9286 3293
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Sunningdale, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prices very reasonable and food much more authentic than most (if not all) in this area. The schezuan cuisine that this place offers uses actual schezuan spices. Nowhere near a close enough replication of those actually found in China during my travels, but the surprise of finding this attempt in this little restaurant in Old Portsmouth makes it worth it.... More 

Thank Rich K
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

lovely Chinese food. Excellent salt and pepper squid. Good range of interesting dishes. Not much clue about customer service. or décor. it does look very sad in here so we don't eat in. All formica and plastic. Always itching to get the staff trained up to make that eating in difference so Diners will WANT to be here. "GUYS.... Its... More 

Thank Memz99
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

One of the rare cases of Asian food, that tastes well cooked and not ready-made. The sauces we tried where excellent, the rice well cooked and the squid amazing. A pleasant surprise for me since I kept on passing by without trying it. Even Sweet and Sour that most restaurants offer in a typified pre-cooked sauce, had a spicy twist... More 

Thank Phevos K
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Good Points Staff was friendly Portion sizes are reasonable Price for 2 adults eating a starter and main each and two kids sharing a main with 3 soft drinks and 2 glasses of wine was £55 Poor points I had crispy chilli beef and they was nice just not sure there was any meat in them Decor needed attention. One... More 

Thank Gary Stephen J
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

Came here for a late night meal, food quality poor had the shared appetizer and some dumplings that was all prices expensive for what you get, would not recommend it.

Thank scudder44
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

We frequent this restaurant, and they now have only one waiter who serves all the tables these days. This chap works his butt off every single time we see him, and I have never seen him without a smile on his face. The food has been great most of the time, and sometimes you could tell it's cooked by a... More 

Thank Vsiron
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

We used to get takeaways from here when we first moved to the area, but now it's our absolute last choice. I've has Singapore noodles from here that were greasy & bland, & squid that was really overcooked & I don't think I even finished eating it. Unmemorable.

Thank LozokinIsaac
Bideford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

Taken aback but the menu choice, there is loads on there from the traditional dishes you expect to see on a Chinese menu plus loads more including a few Thai and Malaysian dishes. I know it's not normally a good sign to have such an extensive menu but everything i have ordered here i've never had an issue with. Been... More 

1 Thank Maulnwedge
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2015

Having used this restaurant in the past i had no reservations of goinh with the family party of 14 for a birthday night out! There were only 2 staff in the restaurant doing everything except cook! They were doing the take aways ,seating drinks orders, not to labour the point we gave up had starters and drinks paid £200 and... More 

Thank travellers1948
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

This used to be a great restaurant but has now gone down hill two hours for a drink and starters? Saturday night and only two members of staff on, real shame but they really didn't seem to care the staff were in old painting clothes the place was tatty hope they get back to the way we were

1 Thank Simon M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9286 3293

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?