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“A hidden gem”
Review of Lan Hong House

Lan Hong House
Ranked #497 of 715 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Delivery
Reviewed January 9, 2013

This is my husband favourite Chinese stall in Cambridge. Very good and humble boss, flexible with their menu and food is really tasty. Most importantly, their menu are reasonably priced compared to many other Chinese take away. It is hard to find authentic nice Asian food in UK, we normally feel cheated but this is quite good. Its not the best (cos we're asian!) but it is consider one of the best in Cambridge!

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1  Thank NanaLer
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Most, no - virtually all Chinese takeaways in Cambridge offer some form of generic British Chinese food. You know the favourites, the stuff you'll never find any self-respecting Chinese person eating, let alone find in China - we're talking Pork Balls here etc.

Anyway, catch this place at the wrong time, ie lunch and it's teaming with hordes of Chinese students grabbing a taste of home, but lets face it - that is a good sign!!

Although you can buy British Chinese food (which I haven't actually tried) they also sell £5 dishes which are a bed of rice with a generous topping of your choice. Be adventurous!! Give it a try and it will only cost £5, so if you don't like it it won't break the bank!!

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2  Thank Layoo
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Reviewed December 20, 2010

Lan Hong House is a hidden gem. The outside is very unassuming, and the position next door to The Golden House (very inferior chinese takeaway) is not promising, but in fact the food is outstanding. They have a great selection of chinese, malaysian and thai dishes, all of which (as far as I have sampled) are excellent. Favourites include their lemon chicken, beef rendang and excellent singapore noodles.

Try it - you won't be disappointed.

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2  Thank ProfPatPending
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Reviewed November 1, 2010

How to have a great lunch:
Order in and sit in the window (avoid hours 1 to 2 - it's mobbed).

How to have an intimate dining experience (and save money):
Buy some candles, a bottle of wine, and your dinner from the small jewel that is Lan Hong House. The quality of food and service is excellent. Go there now while the chef or chefs is/are still there: That talent will be wooed away soon enough.

Forget the Cambridge restaurant scene unless you absolutely must get out and about. There may be some exceptions but just look at the terrible ratings for almost every "top" (and overpriced) restaurant.
Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with or financial interest Lan Hong House.
Note: It's at 10 Lensfield Road, not Norfolk Street.

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Reviewed May 10, 2010

Service is always excellent, polite and prompt.
Food is always fresh and delicious, careful if you order it with chilli, my chilli fried rice has blown my head off a couple of times
The atmosphere needs to be seen to be belived, I phone my order through at lunch time because you can’t get through the door. The place is packed with language students, elbow to elbow standing in the small room with a great variety of dishes.

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Thank Muppet74
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