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“Fine for a quick lunch”
Review of chess cafe

chess cafe
Ranked #645 of 869 Restaurants in Ghent
Cuisines: Chinese
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Ghent, Belgium
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fine for a quick lunch”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

I am a regular visitor of the Ghent chess café (note: there are similar asian wok restaurants under the same label in other cities such as Leuven). No surprise then; I do like their food and service. At this price level (wok lunch around 10-12 EUR), I think the restaurant provides excellent value for money.

In the evening, it gets more expensive and you're forced to choose an "all you can eat" formula at 17-20 EUR. (Very) late in the evening, there used to be a "wok the night" option with a single pass at the buffet for 10 EUR, but I'm not sure that still exists. And since I got refused the single pass (and 10 EUR price tag) around 9PM a couple of times, I have decided not to go there in the evening anymore.

Occasionally, they also organize "after work" parties. Which explains the DJ booth opposite of the bar of course... Good fun with a quick bite.

  • Visited July 2014
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Average Wok restaurant”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

One of the restaurants with a formula that an asian cook prepares a meal of self-chosen ingredients.

Visited May 2014
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Coggeshall, United Kingdom
1 review
“Pretty cool”
Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Good range of veggies and meats. Cooked right in front of your eyes and takes literally 1-2 minutes. Unique and it really "Woks!"

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Ghent, Belgium
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Great experience, over and over and over again”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Chess cafe Ghent is great value for money, real good smile service, chilly music.
At lunch an efficient buffet-style formula, at dinner time an a-volonté formula enabling you to experience the different sauces and herbs.
A couple of times per month, every other thursday evening, this resto turns into an after-work temple for music, dance, food & drinks for groups.
Every single time I come here, I'm taken away by the freshness of the ingredients, the authentic asian taste, and the smile of the owners Lap Shan and Gigi provide the finishing touch.
It's good to feel taken care of !

  • Visited February 2013
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Excellent asian buffet”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

This restaurant is hidden away on a factory site, but well worth looking for. You help yourself to meat, fish, veggies choose one of the eleven sauces and the chef woks the food, rice is brought to the table, and return to the buffet as often as you like. Chess Cafe is located near the Camponile/Holiday Inn express on the right hand side

Visited August 2012
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Thank Keith H
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