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“A bit tasteless, nothing special”

China Inn Restaurant
Ranked #176 of 295 Restaurants in Hove
Cuisines: Chinese
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A bit tasteless, nothing special”
Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Second time I've got take away from here. Nothing to write home about. If you're going to advertise that it's MSG free then at least make the food taste good. The shredded beef in batter was covered in sauce making the batter soggy and it was quite chewy. The Singapore noodles were not spicy as they should be and lacked any sort of curry flavour they should have. The salted squid was soft and tender which was nice but the batter again was a bit soft, no crisp to it and not enough spicy hit. For the price and lack of flavours I don't think I'm going to be revisiting for a third time.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great neighbourhood Chinese restaurant”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Ate here on a very quiet wintery Tuesday night and was made to feel extremely welcome. Their house white is absolutely delicious, and a really fair price. I munched my way through quite a few of their MSG-free dishes. Everything was cooked to perfection, very, very fresh. Over-ordered, as you tend to do, and they happily boxed up the remains for me to carry out. Lucky neighbourhood to have this restaurant, which also offers delivery and takeaway.

  • Visited February 2013
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3 Thank EdwardMitchell
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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“NO MSG in the food ! great Chinese menu and food. !”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Linda the owner is a great host and very welcoming . She advertises the fact that her Chinese food(cooked to perfection) is not made with MSG-Monosodium Glutamate; The first I have ever come across anywhere.! so those alergic to it can rest easy. The restaurant is on a Main road in Hove ,easily found and with nearby on street parking. A varied typical Chinese menu for eating in or take-away(with delivery in a selected area.) Pleasant atmosphere for a nice dining experience.enjoy.

  • Visited December 2011
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3 Thank AlienWicker
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