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“Disappointing birthday night”

Chopsticks and Bowl
Ranked #6 of 12 Restaurants in Lenham
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the Chopstick and Bowl. The restaurant has been a popular eatery in Lenham for over 30 years and is now under new management. The takeaway and restaurant provides a selection of traditional Chinese cuisine from many regions of China from the delicate and flavoursome Cantonese style to the hot and spicy Sichuan selection, Singapore noodles, Chinese style Curries and everything in between. You’re sure to find something to suite you’re taste. Our recently redecorated upstairs licensed restaurant can accommodate up to 100 people and is a great place for your celebration meals or a romantic night out with great ambience and attentive staff. See our huge marine fish tank, the kids will love dory and the other fish darting in and out of the coral. All meals are freshly prepared and cooked to order, special requests will be accommodated where possible just ask you’re waiter when ordering.
Reviewed September 6, 2013

How can such a splendid restaurant deteriorate so quickly. We visited last week expecting the usual superb evening only to be let down so badly we will never go there again. Menu half what it was served in dribs and drabs with a couldn't care less attitude. This should have been a happy birthday night out but it took so long that we had to leave without coffee or pud. I also noticed the sad demise of the lovely living reef along with the dreadful state of the curtains hanging off their rails. All symptoms of the bad management of what was once the best Chinese in Kent. So sad.

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Thank Jean B
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Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

My family and I have been to this restaurant many times in the last few years and always enjoyed it. However it has been taken over in the last six months and has definately gone down hill. The first obvious change is that in the wonderful fish tank most of the sea anemone has died, as well as the fish.
The food is not of a good standard, we have tried it twice in the last six months and will not be returning. The chicken tasted awful , and the pork was really just fat.
Sorry but not worth the money

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Thank Highway12
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

This Chinese is reliable and convenient. The staff are friendly, the food is a bit bland on certain dishes, and the quality isn't great. However it's consistent and some of the dishes are very well made.

That being said I still go there quite a bit and I've never had bad food from there.

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1  Thank Colinfinch89
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

We live in Lenham and are lucky to have the Chopsticks & Bowl to use as a take away and the restaurant for meals. Have used it over the years and always found it to be of good quality and fair value.

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3  Thank Jones1556
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

I live in Lenham. I like Chinese food. Therefore I pretty much HAVE to use the Chopsticks and Bowl. Mores the pity, as this establishment has changed hands several times (in the fairly short time I have lived in Lenham) and every time to the detriment of both the product offering and the service.

Due to the severe lack of competition in the area surrounding this takeaway, it has been allowed to progressively go downhill, with no obvious decline in clientele. The food used to be very good, but now it seems they can get away with poor quality ingredients, dire presentation and even worse customer service. The premises is starting to look grubby, both internally and externally and the staff are no better.

Lack of competition had bred complacency and although this place is busy, it is surely only through a lack of choice of other Chinese restaurants, rather than anything to do with the food etc.

It certainly is the case with me!

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3  Thank pleasantKent
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