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“A tight fisted take-away” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Charlie Chan

Charlie Chan
Ranked #184 of 677 Restaurants in Cambridge
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
docwalter
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A tight fisted take-away”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

The food is passable but grossly overpriced. Avoid the prawn toast and chicken satay sticks at all costs.....
(FYI - the takeaway menu is the same as the dine in restaurant)

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank spacehopper321
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
KL
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Slightly above average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

Food quality is acceptable. I find it much better than the one in Lake District. Not very expensive but it is not fine dining.
Roast pork is not bad.
Don't compare this with the good Chinese Dim Sum restaurant you have tried in China or HK

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Y2079
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Bland food, so-so service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

The restaurant was recommended to us so we thought we were in for a treat but we were disappointed. The staff were efficient but left their smiles at home and we felt as though we were imposing on them by making requests. The food was just OK. The chicken on the satay sticks looked reformed and the sauce very bland, though the fried dumplings were tasty and the lamb lettuce wrap was delicious. The Hot & Sour soup was strangely gloopy, very hot but not very sour. We ordered sweet & sour chicken, shredded pork with garlic and fried noodles and they tasted the same as any takeaway but the special fried rice was a let down because it was tasteless. Overall we were disappointed.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Margaret S
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Midlands
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“frozen dimsum”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

was so looking forward to a proper chinese restaurant in Cambridge but disappointed with the poor quality of dimsum which tasted almost like reheated from frozen- the dumpling pastry were tough, the fried foods were super greasy.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank droli
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Slough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“China Town comes to Cambridge ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Knew it would be good as full of Chinese, always a good sign.Good service and truly delicious food, fresh and pipping hot. Always judge the prowess of the chef by the Hot and Sour Soup and did not disappoint - Dim Sum as good as China Town ...... no need to go to the West End now ... highly recommend.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brian w
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