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“Yuch!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Chubby Panda

Chubby Panda
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Norwich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Yuch!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Ate here once only - that was once too many times. Food was incredibly sweet, almost inedible and resulted in discomfort for the rest of the day. People who speak highly of such places obviously have no experience of what good Chinese food should be about. Staff were quite pleasant but our search for a decent Chinese in Norfolk continues - so far without any success!!

  • Visited September 2012
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Chubbeh”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Food was delish. Service was excellent. Prices were very good. Friendly and clean atmosphere
- that's all I really need.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Bekachu
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Is going downhill rapidly.”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Until late last year, Chubby was the best Chinese takeaway in town. We used to live in Mundesley and when we moved here 6 years ago we didnt think we could find as good a Chinese as New Sage, Mundesley. But we did, we discovered this was just as good and used it regularly for several years. I have noticed the last few times it has really gone downhill in terms of food quality and customer service. But the worst and last time was Xmas Eve. I duly ordered our regular choices and was told 20 minutes. Went down to collect and the takeaway was not even that busy-quite slow I would have said. I sat there 40 mins waiting and another lady next to me was waiting nearly an hour before she got hers. Staff not very friendly. When we got home, my hong kong style chicken was as tough as old boots, but we were so hungry we just ate it. Very disappointing-We will be driving to Mundesley in future, you have lost a regular customer.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Louise S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“yummy”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

we went to Chubby Panda with family, it was quite quiet although it was reasonably early in the evening, the waitress was very chatty and friendly and all our food was hot and freshly cooked. We have been there several times and it never fails to deliver even when theyre really busy. The resturant itself is clean and central in North Walsham.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Carolj28
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North Walsham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Not worth the visit”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Having lived locally for some time we decided to have a meal with friends at the Chubby Panda the points to note were :-
1. the wiatresses did not seem interested in the customers at all.
2. 4 out of the 5 starters appeared just over 1/2 an hour after ordering, the 5th starter had to be asked for twice before it appeared.
3. when the main course arrived with 3 side dishes (of different rice varieties), we asked which was which (as two of them looked the same), 2 waitresses looked at them and replied they did not know, they then took them away brought them back and said they still were not sure.
4. when the bill arrived and was examined we were going to be charged for two bottles of wine and not the one which we had ordered.

All in all it was a very poor experience, if the staff cannot tell the difference between 2 bowls of rice there is something seriously lacking.
Overall it is over priced and the service is lousy, we will not be going back.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank kev r
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