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“Very good Chinese food, perhaps a little pricey”
Review of Charlie Chan

Charlie Chan
Ranked #188 of 705 Restaurants in Cambridge
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cambridge's oldest Chinese restaurant, family run since 1982. Classic home made Cantonese food, cooked by traditional methods. The restaurant of choice among the long established Chinese community in and around Cambridge.
Reviewed January 16, 2013

I went here for lunch, which is served in the functional downstairs; the upstairs is rather plusher. My crab & sweetcorn soup was thick, warming, with plenty of tasty crab. I followed it with crispy chilli beef and egg fried rice. This was good, not at all greasy, and tasty, though I'd have preferred it a bit spicier. My wife had Cha siu bao (a favourite of hers) and seafood fried rice (she was particularly impressed that this had scallops in).

Including the (optional, but they add it to the bill automatically) 10% service charge, this came to just the wrong side of 30 quid, which felt a bit steep.

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Thank MatthewVernon
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

I been there for dim-sum twice. Am shocked by how much they charge! It's been a long time since I was there last and the writing of this review, so I am not sure whether value has imrpoved. But anyway, as of spring 2012, they were charging about 5GBP for 4 dim-sum, the same dim-sums that you get 24 for 8GBP from Chinese supermarkets (at least to me, who by the way am Chinese, they taste and look the same).

Plus, the staff was quite rude.

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Thank TonyC1001
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Quite Pricey but, some of the best Chinese food I have ever tasted, good service, quick and right in the centre

Thank hormead598
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Very good food. We took 3 boys (age ranging 6-9) and they tried lots of dishes and i am pleased to say they enjoyed them all. Decor of restaurant was simple but welcoming, there were a number of tables for one dining which was a good indication of the informal style of the restaurant. Would definitely come back.

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Thank Kennedys-hitchin
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

This was the first worst experience of eating at a Chinese restaurant in Cambridge, only to be rivaled by one of its neighbors Seven Days which is just as bad. Being close to the tourist hotels and the centre of Cambridge and trapping those poor tourists is probably the only reason this place is still open!! IF YOU value your health avoid eating here! Food looks like leftovers from previous night, the service is non existent. When we visited someone in the kitchen had a nasty cough, sounded like as if he or she was dying! Almost walked out but thought I would give them a chance, but was deeply disappointed.

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Thank SG80London
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