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“Not the finest- average at best”
Review of China Gate

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China Gate
Ranked #381 of 582 Restaurants in Jeddah
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Our first visit tonight. Restaurant (Sari St branch) is clean and inviting. We were they only had buffet- no a la carte as we had hoped.

The buffet was a mix. One thing that did not help is that the ranges to keep the food warm were clearly malfunctioning, with waiters crawling around under the buffet trying to fix it.

Two choices of soup. The chicken and sweetcorn would have been nice had it not been lukewarm. The tom yum soup had a real kick and was much warmer.

Starters were limited- samosas, chicken nuggets (from China?), so - called Malaysian spring rolls and fried corned beef.

Main courses were two sorts of chicken (pretty indistinguishable), fried beef, spiced aubergine and three different types of seafood. The fish dishes were good but the chicken and rice had no real flavour, and no real Chinese taste.

You can eat as much as you like and for 59SAR a person it's fairly cheap, but it's not the finest Chinese you'll eat.

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1  Thank garygillathens
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

they have an open buffe including diffirent types of chninese food .it is ok you can consider it as average resurant .

Thank HaniHadidi
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We've been to China Gate quite a few times. Generally, the food is the same but there are sometimes certain items missing. The starters a quite nice, they have spring rolls, chicken wings, tempura, fries. On my last visit there were no meat spring rolls or wings so this was a little disappointing. They had corned beef instead. They have some nice green and red spicy sauces. The rice is always tasty and well prepared. The curries can taste very similar to each other with a soy sauce heavy flavour. The garlic chicken has less soy sauce and a different flavour. Their Manchurian chicken curry is nice but the quality of the chicken itself is not great. I do appreciate the salad on offer, it usually tastes quite fresh. They have lettuce, cucumber, waldorf salad, peanut salad as well as some kind of bean salad (that I haven't tried). The buffet includes unlimited drinks and dessert. Usually the dessert is a type of caramel jelly with a layer of fruit jelly over the top. We have been a couple times when they served a mango custard or a carrot dessert instead. Overall, it is quite good value for money especially if you have kids with you. Kids under 5 are free and older kids are SR20 for lunch.

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Thank joowantitjoogotit
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

Nice variety but not the best place to get the extra special Chinese food. Relatively easy on the pocket though.

Thank Mazen K
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

Although I do not like Chinese food , This one has a taste of China with HALAL food . EXCELLENT service .

7  Thank M O
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