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“The Great Wall”
Review of THE GREAT WALL

THE GREAT WALL
Ranked #16 of 39 Restaurants in Lerwick
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: THE GREAT WALL IS THE LARGEST CHINESE RESTURANT ON THE SHETLAND ISLANDS
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The Great Wall”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Nice rotunda restaurant layout for The Great Wall with very nice decoration, if a little stereotypical.

Staff are first class and at hand for whenever you have a request.

The menu offers a wide selection of dishes and the food is both delicious and very well priced.

All in all well worth a visit - or even a second as I did!

  • Visited March 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A nice chinese in Lerwick”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Ate here one night after finding myself in Lerwick for the night (part of an offshore crew 'stranded' due to the heavy snow).
The 'Great Wall' is in an unusual location - it's in the upper level of the building it sits in - but accessed from steps outside
Large and airy with loads of windows - I think it would have been quite nice on a Summer's evening - rather than a cold dark night in January.
I was literally the only customer - it was a Wednesday night about 1000pm.
Greeted by the waitress warmly and basically had the pick of the place to sit.
Hot n Sour soup was ok - piping hot and nicely spiced.
Chicken dish main course was good - main difference I noticed was the 'freshness' of the veg and other ingredients (obviously had the benefit of being the only diner!)
On the whole I would say ok if your looking for a late night 'sit down' Chinese in Lerwick

  • Visited January 2013
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Giffnock, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant in the centre of Lerwick.”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The restaurant is up a few flights of stairs and also has a busy takeaway. The restaurant can be very busy on any day of the week.

The food was good, but don't expect authentic Thai food, it's the usual Chinese version. The waiters were efficient. A couple of courses, with drinks, for five came to £75.

Overall, a good standard of food served efficiently in a nice restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
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Derbyshire
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great Take Away”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Whilst working in Shetland we enjoyed a take away meal from the Great Wall. One of the best we have had in quite a while.

  • Visited August 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Horrible service and dire food”
Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

Of three waiters only the young female was pleasant, the two Chinese waiters were at best aloof, too busy talking or texting to bother with customers.

The chicken is worrying, has a jelly like texture and appearance, islanders are a captive audience so why bother eh.

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