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Oriental Canteen


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#10,177 of 19,083 Restaurants in London


$10 - $20
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner

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All reviews roast duck fried noodles chinese food south kensington served on plastic plates daily specials the food is great great little place chinatown diners
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

In the South Kensington pedestrian area there are many choices for a quick lunch. We chose this place because it looked like an authentic Chinese canteen and dishes have a good price (6 pounds each). However, the experience turn out quite bad. Most of the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank gustavo g
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

Can not believe this restaurant does not have all 5 stars. Went here twice when staying in hotel around the corner. Had both takeaway and sit down. Amazing value for money and good portion size. Very tasty food and would come again for sure.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank anniel51
Reviewed April 21, 2019

They charged me different prices before order and after order. The boss got annoyed and shouted with me while I was calm and spoke politely all the times. In terms of the food, maybe one should look at the kitchen it might be super dirty.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Xiaolei Z
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

Food is amazing. Especially #1 (roast duck) and #12 (black pepper chicken). Very unique vibe and atmosphere. The OC staff is very caring and treats their guests like their own children. Especially the chief of staff (Key) is very friendly and always down for a...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank OCfan96
Reviewed February 26, 2019

This place is cheap, basic and value for money. Two mains and soft drinks for £13 sat in the sunshine of Kensington. Food was tasty, hot and served quickly, bendy cutlery and cheap glasses but what do you expect at these prices? Villeroy & Boch!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

When it’s good , it’s very, very good (and cheap) but when it’s bad it’s inedible. Pot luck, but at those prices it’s worth a punt.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank ElLeuname
Reviewed January 27, 2019

Great place, wide selection of food and dif specials menu most days. Very reasonably priced even for beer.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Stan S
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

Not sure what all the other reviews were expecting. When your plate of food is a £5 in South Kensington out of all places you can’t expect it to be spotlessly clean and the food to be freshly prepared from scratch. The place is tiny,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank dominikak222
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Very basic no frills Chinese cafe offering decent food at exceptional prices. At busy times there may be a wait for a table - and may have to share a table with other diners. We both had roast duck and crispy pork with rice -...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank BFB59
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

I used to eat here often until one of my friends told me that he saw one of the servers put back leftover rice from a customer’s plate back to the rice cooker. (Gags) Food was mediocre at best -I used to come here because...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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