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“Food poisoning”
Review of Oriental Chinese

Oriental Chinese
Ranked #742 of 1,170 Restaurants in Leicester
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Food poisoning”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

After eating here spent until 4am throwing up. I know you don't expect the best service from small restaurants and you get what you pay for buy I certainly didn't pay for food poisoning.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Exerex66
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English first
Rothwell, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
369 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Cheap, cheerful and average buffet”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Have popped into this restaurant along the High Street on a few occasions, both during the day and in the evening when shopping in Leicester, and it is probably one of the cheapest Chinese buffets around, and certainly a lot cheaper than the others we have been to in Leicester. The tables are pretty big, but this does mean the seating can feel a bit cramped when busy. On this occasion we had lunch, which had a reasonable selection of dishes, most of which were freshly introduced to the hot plate while we were there. The quality of the food was ok, and for the price charged we really couldn't grumble. Would we go back again? Yes, although only if we really wanted a quick bite to eat, rather than for anything particularly special.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank TheDiscerningGourmet
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“in need of damp and mildew attension over buffet servery”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

went saturday evening was fairley full and sat down ordered drinks at not to bad a prices either food was pretty good but decor needs urgent attension overall food good even service was good price was excellant but do wish they would sort out the mildew and damp problems above the buffet servery its very off putting !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank carlh2
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Leicester
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“I cant understand the bad reviews?”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Not sure why this has so many bad reviews, it all depends what your expectations are to begin with - as pointed out in the review below this is a very low price buffet style get up off your chair (not service) Chinese buffet. The price is clearly indicated on the main window and judging by some of the reviews below alot of people ordering tap water that want a red carpet rolled out for them if you cant afford to pay for a drink you need to speak with your local job center.

All in all it has all the food you would expect at a Chinese buffet. Its not the best but when you consider for example the real china is just a few hundred yards away and very popular but it charges double the price.

In summary in proportion to what you pay this is a very good value buffet ideal for lunch time eating after shopping, ect.. but don't go here expecting 5 star service while drinking tap water and complaining when you have get up of your backside.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Paul G
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“I'm not sure. It's Chinese or Thai cuisine??”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

We visited this restaurant for lunch after shopping in Leicester.
I'm not sure whether this is really Chinese buffet, because they offer a lot of dishes from Thai cuisine. Unfortunately the food was of average quality, no big choice.
Some food was underdone (breaded chicken), which is dangerous! Carefully watch what you eat.
Staff is not very friendly.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank quiter
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