We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

The Real China

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Leviathan Way | Unit 3 Dickens World, Chatham ME4 4LL, England
01634 893888
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

341 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 340: English reviews
Eastchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a quick lunch as the children had asked to go here. The whole place was absolutely filthy, from the high chairs, the floors, the air conditioning units in the ceiling and the toilets. The disabled toilet was the most disgusting toilet I have ever seen and even had the red emergency pull cord cut off at... More 

1 Thank hugglemonster2016
West Malling, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant this afternoon with family, the food has gone down hill since my last visit a couple of months ago. The pancakes for the crispy duck were cold as were the plates in the plate store which had a notice to beware of hot plates.the sweet & sour sauce was gloopy & conjealed. The food dishes were not... More 

1 Thank lynnette292
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed food was very poor,used to b lovely a couple of years ago,gone down hill badley,needs revamp badley,toilets was dirty,won't b going again

Thank Girlterri
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poor quality food, several dishes were not replenished, bad choice on our part so will not go again, simple.

1 Thank loubilou2958
Rochester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
123 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seeing a restaurant near empty on a Friday night should set alarm bells ringing – I am wishing now that I had listened to those bells, as this place is beyond awful. “Ultimate Oriental Eating Experience” and “Authentic Chinese Dishes” says their website. Now I have never been to Shanghai, but I am pretty sure I wouldn’t be dining on... More 

1 Thank Gary1974
Kent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit here. Upon arriving the place wasn't that busy for a Sunday evening. A lady showed us to our table and then left. Then another lady came over and asked what drinks we wanted. We were then left to our own devices. The place looked a little dirty and the floors were quite sticky. Not a... More 

Thank claire_readuk
A TripAdvisor Member
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little disappointed with the quality of food on offer. It seems this establishment prides itself more on quantity than taste. If you want to fill up on average Chinese food this is the place for you.I have had far better buffets and would not recommend .

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Family popped in for evening meal. Lots of choice although some of it to a poor standard of chineese food. We won't be going again.

Thank LucyLou1101
Level Contributor
60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

An overall disappointing experience, the restaurant was not that busy when my friend and I arrived, our drink order was taken quickly but after that the serviced seemed to stop! Dishes were empty and not filled up quickly enough, half of the labels were missing or poorly labelled, some dishes tasted tasteless, an overall disappointing experience, appearance needs updating and... More 

Thank jkbulldog
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

The food was nice, hot with lots of choice. Refills on drinks ok but reminded me of soda stream (fizzy when poured but flat seconds later) As for the toilets disgusting !!! Even from the entrance door, it was supposed to be white but covered in dirty hand prints and food. Once in toilet dirty and broken. Dirt and dust... More 

Thank Ema W

Travelers who viewed The Real China also viewed


Been to The Real China? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $29
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leviathan Way | Unit 3 Dickens World, Chatham ME4 4LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Chatham
  • Phone Number: 01634 893888

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Real China and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Real China staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?