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“Disappointing visit” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fuchi

Fuchi
Ranked #161 of 840 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Eastleigh
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166 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Disappointing visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

We wanted to try this restaurant based on the reviews and were expecting to be amazed. However, the service was slow due to the staff being totally preoccupied with cleaning. One person disappeared outside to clean the windows and another in the back clanking pots or moving boxes. We decided to try the buffet and the starter was nice, though the smoked chicken was a little sweet. The crispy duck was OK, but lacking in many crispy bits and the hoisin was a little bland. The main was chicken with black bean and the flavour was good. The chicken was disappointing as it was chewy.

The wine was pricy at over £5 a glass.

Overall a disappointing visit, though may try again as the buffet may not be the best representation of their food.

I'm all for a clean restaurant, but not to the detriment of the service.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Even took my parents”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

As it was the week of my wife's Birthday, we started our celebrations early and enjoyed a quiet but enjoyable meal in another establishment, which you can find on Tripadviser for Monday.
This evening we decided to take my mar & par out to celebrate my wifes birthday and for a "bit of a change" we took them to Fuchi's in Totton for a touch of Chinese. It's not the best street to look for a fantastic restaurant, but believe me, when you enter the restaurant, it opens up like the "Doctors Tardis".
As we were with "geriatrics" we ate early. The only down side to this was that the restaurant was empty.
However, we plumped for a set course (B) as making a decision of individual courses was going to take all night. This was not a mistake, in fact all four of us were surprised as to the quality and volume of food served.
The service was first class, we were asked between courses if we wanted to continue straight away or, take time out and let them know when we wished to continue.
This is the third time we've eaten here, and it will not be our last.
FOOT NOTE:
My mother took a business card away with her, to let her hairdresser know about a modern restaurant that is a refreshing change to others around, as she was disappointed with what there is currently to offer.
Also I got my father eating fresh chopped chillies in Soy sauce.
So on just those two notes it must be impressive!

Visited May 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A great place for a birthday celebration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

After the success of our meal at Fuchi's on New Year's Eve, our friends decided to book again for one of theirs (not saying who's) 60th birthday celebration. To cater for 20 people it was decided to opt for a set menu, to save hours on the "older set" having to make a decision in under an hour.
We started with crispy seaweed, Chicken satay skewers, sesame prawns, spare ribs, spring rolls.
In betweenies came as the compulsory crispy aromatic duck (which everyone loves).
Then came the main course of chicken with macadamia nuts, beef in black bean sauce, Kung po prawns, stir fried mix veggy, and egg fried rice.
If we received half of all that was served, it would have been too much! The presentation of the food was excellent, the flavours were on the button.
The staff were very accommodating and patient for having to wait on a large table of very noisy wrinklies!
I think Saturday nights are the nights to celebrate birthdays at Fuchi's, as it seems every table in the restaurant was doing the same thing, with all the singing of "Happy Birthday" and cakes with candles appearing from around the corner.
All in all a very fun evening and a relaxing restaurant to enjoy good food, with friends and fellow foodies.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Outstanding Quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

Have eaten here tonight and feel I must write a review. The quality of the food is outstanding and also the selection cater for gluten free diets. The staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. I would recommend this restaurant wether it be a special occasion or a quiet night out then Fuchi is for you

  • Visited February 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank scottiedoggb
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Hessle, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Cater for gluten free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

First time visit and hopefully won't be our last. Very friendly staff, superb food all set in contemporary surroundings. Large gluten free selection available. Maybe slightly on the expensive side, but certainly acceptable for the quality of food.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ian H
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