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“Great food, average service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of China House

China House
Ranked #58 of 303 Restaurants in Sharm El Sheikh
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Indian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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214 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great food, average service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

SOme great food with a wide variety of Thai, Indian and Chinese. Good views of the main area of Sharm. Sadly the service was not the best, and a bit of a downer for the place.

Visited March 2013
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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tasty food and great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

I have been back to this restaurant several times. The service is excellent and the food is extremely tasty. There are also great views of the busy street below. It is rumoured that Tony Blair may have visited this restaurant as there used to be a picture of him and the chef on the wall.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Glasgow
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed it in every way!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

For a reasonable evening with excellent food and service and a great view from the balcony you can't beat it. My husband said the only draw back was the cold plates. This is normally only available if you sit inside. A few days later we returned and our meal was served with hot plates. Now how is that for service! We wish them well and look forward to seeing them next year!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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London
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Unusually bad experience, waiter dismissed as a result.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Went here with family of 4 and had an Indian meal. Having Indian heritage we have a pretty good idea what the food should tast like.

It was largely superb, and I do mean very good. One dish was done incorrectly as we asked for it mild and it was hot.

The negative was the service - we we're continually having to call the waiter over to clear our table, move our plates and bring the next course. Getting extra sundries was a real chore, it took all the fun out of the experience of eating out.

Service is an additional 12.5% and i didnt pay that. also as I expect to get reasonable service anyway when I eat out I deducted 10% for the negative experience which the manager said the waiter would pay. This resulted in the waiter shouting somehting in Arabic at us and thn spitting in our direction before storming off.

The restaurant is actually owned by an enterpising Chinese buisiness women called Mrs Lay, who has a chain across Egypt. Given the trouble she is clearly going to to build a brand I am sure this is not the type of experience she would want her customers to associate here restaurant with. The manager was excellent and said the waiter would be dismissed.

In poorer countries where people are expected to deliver a service they have experience of consumong themselves it can be difficult to get the right people. That said, the chefs were clearly excellent and I would recommend the food IF you can have it delivered to your table and served to you at your convenience.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

went here and it was one of the best meals i had the whole time i was in sharm. the duck pancakes were the best i have ever had and will def be going back for more in September, we sat inside so can't comment on the views. the staff were friendly and provided good service! was a little expensive so it was a treat that left you wanting to go back for more.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Emma W
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