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“So so restaurant experience”
Review of Tak Po

Tak Po
Ranked #673 of 10,779 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 6 Contributor
545 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 457 helpful votes
“So so restaurant experience”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

I've eaten here on and off during visits to Singapore over the years, having first read about it in a guide book as an " authentic" dim sum restaurant.

Which is probably a good description of what it has on offer in terms of food and ambience. That's what I would return here for. It's an authentic, no-frills sort of place, where you can actually see all the dim sum being prepared.

Having said that, perhaps its time for Tak Po to move on, improve staff attitude and ambience , add a little style to the place and expand the menu -- and also ensure that customers get better value for money and don't go away feeling ripped off.

There are other dim sum restaurants nearby who offer some pretty good food too.

  • Visited January 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Mediocre Dim Sum”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Stopped by this restaurant while looking for another dim sum restaurant. Ordered har gao, har mai, char siew bun, pork & mushroom dumplings, and custard buns. These dishes were ok but definitely not the best I've had. The custard buns tasted a bit gritty. They also give you those wet towels and peanuts and charge you for them w/o you ordering them so watch out for that.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Beijinggul X
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Manila
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Value for money but beware of the wet tissue and peanut”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

They will initially give you peanuts and wet tissue upon seating, but they will charge this to you when you use them. Good thing I was able to read about that here in TripAdvisor so we refused them immediately and didn't need to pay for it. Excellent dimsum, always packed with people. Priced just about right.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Allan S
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Augsburg, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Scammy and below average”
Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

We ate here with a group of five people. Every dish we ordered was smaller than expected and not good at all. The total price was 50$ and everyone was still hungry at the end. 3$ of this price was for the peanuts and wet napkins. This is a common scam they do to tourists in Beijing. At least you know it is authentic I guess. I tried four dishes and could not eat any of them. Someone ordered the frog and for 8$ it had about 25 grams of meat. Not good value ‚ quality‚ and they scam you. Definitely a must miss.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank nphantawan
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
“Food is good.”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Food is good / fair. 5/10. Not as good as Tim Ho Wan dim sum, but less expensive. Service was fast with the usual Singaporian style. Oh, and as others have said, be prepared for the mandatory peanut and napkin charge, lol.. It is a small price charge ( I forget the actual amount ) , but funny never the less…

  • Visited January 2014
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