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Oversea Chinese Restaurant

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7 Gerrard Street, London W1D 5PH, England
+44 20 7434 1888
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for takeout food for dinner on 1/1/17. Restaurant was pretty busy and the man in front asked what I wanted. Told him I wanted takeout. Ordered half a roast duck, 1/2 lb of roast pork and 1/2 of char siu and some white rice. Was in and out in less than 10 minutes. Food was good.

Thank John L
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really difficult to pick a restaurant in Gerrard st - one is spoilt for choice. Having said that, i haven't really had a bad experience there either. The Oversea has much to recommend it. It is good value, the barbecued meat seen in the window is delicious, and the service was good enough for a midrange restaurant. We had a... More 

Thank miniman2804
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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439 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a pre theatre meal here, was seated quickly, service was fast and attentive, food was very good, I particularly enjoyed the Chinese BBQ selection, the sweet and sour chicken was also excellent

Thank Andrew R
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was there with my brother's family and good was very good.though a little cramped up, still the main purpose was achieved...FOOD and it was good......

Thank pat_india
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

London's Chinatown has long ago ceased to be the place to go if you want the best in Chinese cuisine. It is however London's epicentre of dismal, rude and incompetent service. If you want to sample mediocre food with the lowest levels of service head on towards Oversea Chinese restaurant in London's Chinatown. We were ushered to the upstairs portion... More 

Thank tumeric2016
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This resteraunt is normally a favourite, this time the service was lacklustre, food mostly warm and the toilets looked like they don't regularly get cleaned throughout the day

Thank Neil C
Melbourne, Australia
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152 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible customer service and horrible food! They destroyed the crispy duck by covering it with some sweet souce, it was a soggy mess at the end! Duck skin was chewy, soft and disgusting after that! Waiters don't have any manners, they don't know how to do customer service. Most of their main dishes don't come with rice or noodles, they... More 

Thank Ash H
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced, not really good and poor service, the best combo!! Just a trap for tourist, Please run away

Thank foodfestivalondon
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there on christmas eve, the food is ok, for that standard of restaurant but the waitress on the top floor was rude, she appeared to not want to be there. Because of her attitude when i wanted the bill, I just said "The Bill" when i gave her the cash it was placed in a bottle and lowered to... More 

Thank robert c
Guildford, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here by chance after being turned away by other restaurants in the area having not booked. But what serendipity- it was great. We were curtly directed up the narrow stairs and directed to an uninspiring table in a shabby room. Probably a good sign as posh Chinese restaurants can be disappointing. The prices in the menu were very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Gerrard Street, London W1D 5PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7434 1888
Oversea is a traditional Cantonese restaurant on Gerrard Street specialising in duck and dim sum. The window is always full of ducks roasted in the traditional Cantonese way - marinated and air dried to achieve that trademark crispy texture. During the day the restaurant serves a wide selection of dim sum.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Soho

Neighborhood Profile
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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