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“Reasonable value”
Review of Chinatown Express

Chinatown Express
Ranked #270 of 1,326 Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed December 11, 2013

I had the lunch time special at £5.30. I went with a friend. Our starters turned up at different times and my main course turned up almost straight after the started. The vegetarian rolls were OK, the king prawn and cashew nut with fried rice was better, but the portion was small. We had Chinese tea, which was quite weak. The restaurant itself is quite basic, yet it was clearly popular, particular amongst Chinese customers.

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1  Thank Quissicks
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

I last visited this restaurant back in 2012 and was bowled over by the quality of the food and service although the décor is Spartan. This was our first opportunity to revisit and we were disappointed at the abruptness of the service - not helped by a misunderstanding over broccoli.

The Spartan décor is still Spartan, exacerbated on this visit by a frequently-opening door (the main business is a take-away) which blasted us soft southerners with cold air.

The food this time was OK - better than the average takeaway, but it had lost the 'wow' factor of our last visit.

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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Went for the first time with a group of six early evening on a Saturday night. Hadn't pre-booked but got a table easily enough. The furnishings are pretty basic and the toilets although clean enough are requiring some money spent on them. We were served very quickly and the service was also good. I found the food to be ok and the kitchen is open to view and therefore all the food is freshly prepared. Unfortunately this restaurant does not have a licence to sell alcohol. Not much better than average in my opinion

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Thank Bordersgeezer
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Went to chinatown express, fast service, food hot, had set meal for 2 we had chicken and sweetcorn soup, prawn toast wong tongs prawn crackers, then we swaped the lemon chicken to sweet and sour chicken and prawns in blackbean sauce, these were served with special fried rice which was lovely. Would definatley recommend this place. Very basic but clean and good food.

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Thank Janey P
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Prices are cheap and portions are big, but won't be top quality, just standard. Servicing isn't that great, staff doesn't seem to know what customer service means. Definitely not child friendly, no high chair etc, so avoid if you got small kids.

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