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“Not a cheap Meal”
Review of Kala Red

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Ranked #131 of 313 Restaurants in Maidstone
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Thai
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Bedford, United Kingdom
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491 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
“Not a cheap Meal”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Went here on Easter Sunday, there was only one other table of 4 while we were there so not much atmosphere, and a really quick meal.

The food was OK but pricey and they charge £2.50 for prawn crackers which they put on the table without being asked if we wanted them or not.

Our meal consisted of ribs, spring rolls,chicken satay and butterfly prawns to start with, then 2 soups followed by sizzling steak, which was not very sizzling, and a duck dish, some noodles and 1 portion of toffee apples, we had jasmine tea and a small bottle of water and the bill came to £60.00, we did use our taste card and all they took off was the cheapest starter and main course. We will most defiantly not go back

  • Visited March 2013
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Curiousity won the day!”
Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

A great place to get value for money, especially the lunch deals. I would definately come back here whether alone or with a group if friends.

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1 Thank KabeloS
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Tonbridge, Kent
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Rude waiter and over-priced average tasting food....”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Really disappointed with Kala Red. After looking at the menu online I thought the food all sounded really nice and slightly nicer than your bog-standard Chinese takeaway type food. However the food was really average and should have been cheaper for the quality.

I visited on a weekday and the restaurant was empty. We were sat in the empty upstairs area, where they put on some kind of 90s megamix CD, which didn’t really create the atmosphere I was after on a Tuesday night! The guy serving us was really rude and abrupt. It made the whole thing extremely awkward. When we left we said thank you and goodbye to the waiter, but he pretty much ignored us and didn’t say a word. Would not return back to Kala Red, as there are so many better Chinese restaurants out there with much better service and a much better quality of food.

  • Visited January 2013
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A great meal again”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

I took my partner there as a pre-valentine treat and we really enjoyed it. We'd been twice before as part of large groups but this was the first time on our own.
I booked on line which was brilliant as I immediately received a confirmation text and e mail. The door staff waved us straight upstairs. The waiting staff were attentive without being intrusive and we had the pick of tables as there was plenty of space available. Despite not being full this did not detract from the atmosphere.
The food was great. My partner even e mailed them afterwards as we adore their delicious prawn toasts and the chef e mailed back.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves chinese food
Just one slight complaint-the flush mechanism on the ladies' lavatory is strange and temperamental-could be embarrassing but I'm sure that could be sorted

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank HADLEIGH12
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

I have been to Kala Red a couple of times recently as part of a small group and both times have been excellent. We had a lovely round table which is perfect for a group as you can all chat easily.

The food was plentiful and you get large portions of the rice! The drinks service was brilliant and we were never left wanting as the staff were all very observant.

The food is really tasty and arrived quickly.

Visited December 2012
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Thank wienman02
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