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Tai Kar Restaurant

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18 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4EA, England
01444 458029
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Haywards Heath
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Like so many cheap and cheerful Chinese restaurants, the Tai Kar has a set price menu where you can choose up to five starters and five main courses, plus rice and/or noodles. The quantities are filling, but the quality leaves a lot to be desired. Frankly it tastes like it is exactly the same food you had in every other... More 

1 Thank JohnMilson
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Not good food at all. Rushed to eat, poor décor. Food was very poor across the board. You are better using the takeaway on park parade.

Thank Pele999
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

have used this restaurant on a number of occasions food is very tasty, service efficciant,atmosphere very busy,did feel rushed sometimes

Thank caveman2016
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

We decided to try the buffet here after previously going to the China brasserie and finding it average. It was fairly busy in the restaurant and everyone around us seemed to be enjoying themselves. The service was reasonable - no real complaints. Food was good and seemed fresh - I note previous comments about possible second hand or two day... More 

Thank Alistair L
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Been a couple of years ago since last visited the restaurant, never had any problems until now. Staff were very rude and abrupt, food has definitley gone down hill and prices are extortionate. Nearly £40 later just for two people. No wonder it was so quiet, it being on a Saturday evening too. Very dissapointing as this used to be... More 

Thank Naomi J
Haywards Heath, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Saturday night treat for the 2 hungry boys. Polite, knowledgable and really friendly staff.!! The food was good and fairly priced. Wine costs very reasonable.! The only slight down side was the decor. The decorating seems to have been rushed and not done very well, (I'm sure the 8yr old I was with would have cut in better). The mouldy... More 

Thank Ian T
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

You get to choose 5 starters and mains for your meal. The food is tasty and served to you at your table on hot plates. A decent Chinese restaurant, worth a visit

Thank GluxUk
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Fairly new to the area so gave this place a go. Went in to order a takeaway, which was ready suspiciously quick by the way - implying that it was all just reheated. My first impressions were that the man serving was a pleasant chap but I wouldn't eat in there as the restaurant itself looked very tatty - almost... More 

Thank Josh S
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Tai Kar is a no-thrills all you can eat Chinese restaurant (although a conventional menu if you wish). The decor is basic and it's obvious that they're not splashing the cash to enhance the customer experience although you get what you pay for. For us, Saturday night, £12.50pp all you can eat was a good deal although I can't say... More 

Thank Ray S
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

This was unfortunately one of the worst meals we've had. Although the food was of average quality the whole dining experience was poor. If you have kids would not recommend this place they offer no high chairs and you can tell they really do not want them there. The guy who served us couldn't have been any less happier if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $41
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Haywards Heath
  • Phone Number: 01444 458029

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