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“Nice food but unhappy with 10% charge” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pan Asia - CLOSED

Pan Asia
Price range: $0 - $57
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice food but unhappy with 10% charge”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

Food was nice, place was dead but reasonably pleasant..

Annoyed with the 10% service charge though. Realise it's the norm for large groups but there were 3 of us!!

Still, at least it Mentioned it on the menu!

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank stevietoon
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29 reviews from our community

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    15
    6
    0
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
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    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Galashiels, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
411 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“These guys got nothing right!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

Visited with a group of friends and family. Given that we were only having starters and mains, it was amazing everything that went wrong! Wrong dishes brought numerous times, and left almost as if they expected us to just accept them.

When the food did arrive, it was very average. Black bean sauce was the saltiest ever experienced.

There was an automatic 10% service charge which I don't like but at least it did say that on the menu so we knew when we ordered. That said, we refused to pay it because of the incompetence.

The staff couldn't even tell what was in some of the dishes and didn't offer to find out so we just had to choose what we (thought we) knew.

Decor inside is really garish with tv screens everywhere with r&b videos on constantly. We should have let that put us off at the start!

The group of us would normally spend a fair bit of cash when we're out (and give a decent tip) - these guys got less than £20 a head out of us.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Hawklord_pxr5
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Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“dont go here”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

wont go here again food gone down the pan spoilt our day out for daughter-in-laws birthday

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Thank sandra s
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Nottingham
Level Contributor
76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Brilliant restaurant - great for vegetarians”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

This is a great restaurant that I've been back to on subsequent visits to Manchester. Great selection of dishes for vegetarians and the baked indonesian curry is one of the best curry dishes I've eaten. The staff are very friendly too.

Visited January 2012
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Thank Starlet001
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Manchester
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food - great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

Went to Pan Asia when on China Town for chinese New Year. Was unsure where to eat but came across this place and glad we made a good choice. i went with my husband and my 3 year old little girl. Although busy they found us a table and they was offering £10.99 buffet which i believe they do on Sunday's anyway. There was a great choice of food, from soup to duck and spring rolls to pork dumplings. Food was of a good quality don't get me wrong this is not the best asian food you will every eat but for £10.99 it is really good, better than a take away. There is also a range of desserts. The table settings are quite basic but are clean. Service was typical of type of resturant. Children was welcome. Well worth a visit and will go back again.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Rebecca S
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