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“Nice but hot”
Review of Great Wall

Great Wall
Ranked #98 of 2,398 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
cardiff, uk
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144 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Nice but hot”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Nice food and service, big portions, but no air conditioning on a very hot and muggy day. Still worth a visit on a cooler day.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The worst restaurant I've ever been to”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

My family and I were in a group tour and we were put in this place for dinner. Waiter and waitress refused to give us glasses and plates. Instead we were given small rice bowls and a tea cup. We had to drink tea, eat soup and drink water on this tea cup. My husband, who's a white American refused and demanded at least a plate to eat on and was given one. We are orientals but we don't have to be treated this way. Even in a "hole in the wall" restaurant people are given plates and glasses. I understand in the Chinese culture food is eaten from bowls but the fact remains that we were paying guests in that place and have every right to ask for glasses and plates as we were not comfortable eating on a tiny bowl. Even the rice was served in a stainless prep bowl. Food was OK. BTW, other white customers were drinking from glasses. This was clearly discrimination. Even when we tried to complain we were just met with a brick wall of refusal. We have been to low class and high class restaurants all over the world but have never been treated this way..this was the lowest of the low. Even if the budget of the group tour was on the low end then Great Wall Restaurant should refuse the business if they cannot accommodate guests in a decent manner.

  • Visited April 2014
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food at Great Wall”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Its a nice restraurant , we will go here in every opportunity that we can, and always order crab , not to be missed. Definitely i will come again whenever I'm in Koln.

  • Visited March 2014
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Detroit, Michigan
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420 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Best Chinese food in Cologne”
Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming to Cologne for 4 years and always eat Chinese food, we discovered this place on the last night of our recent trip..it is amazing, very Authentic...the matre-d was a bit rude but I later gathered that she can be because the food was so good... If looking for Chinese in Clogne go here..make reservations because it was packed

Visited January 2014
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Cologne, Germany
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15 reviews
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“Great food, worth a visit!”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Finally made time to visit this restaurant. The location is great in Cologne, only a few minutes walk from the Cathedral and HBF. This restaurant is all about the food. Service was efficient and effective. Our server was happy to speak German and English with the table. Do not look further than the house specialties on the menu. If you are not brave enough to order one of the dishes, they will surely get your table talking. I ordered the Cat Fish Szechuan style and the portion size was great. Our group also ordered chicken and vegetarian dishes and our consensus was the same: Great food, very fresh and good value! 60€ for a table of three ordering starters and mains with soft drinks. The food is so good, you cannot fail to enjoy the experience. Presentation of the food is also great.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Michael G
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