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Royal Wok

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137A High Street, Southampton SO14 2BS, England
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Manchester
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The chef has changed. We ordered the food but it is not the same as before... three years ago the benchmark was very much higher. Will need to find a new Chinese place in Southampton... any recommendations? We ordered the Pipa Tofu, the Shrimp in Sichuan sauce, watercooked lamb and Choysum vegetables. Before (3 years ago) : 8/10 Today (unfortunately)... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Got new opener now Terrible service and rude staff Very expensive and they recycle the food DISGUSTING RESTAURANT

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Thank Yu Chieh L
Aberdeenshire , Scotland
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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Visited on the evening before joining a cruise ship, and needed somewhere to eat. Found this place and decided to give it a go, first impressions were reasonably good as the majority of the customers were Chinese which is usually a good indicator that the food is good. Menu appeared to be quite extensive, we chose a set meal. Food... More 

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Thank DiscoDon
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Went for a family lunch on Sunday, had been recommended by Chinese friend. We were delighted to find a mainland Chinese place in central Southampton! Try the "dry wok spicy beef" if you like spicy Szechuan food. To address the bad reviews about service and children running around, this is all completely normal for a Chinese restaurant... in China! The... More 

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Thank james h
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

First of all, let me say that I've lived and worked in China for a number of years. I also speak Mandarin. Secondly, I've been here a number of times under the various guises and let me agree with all of the comments: the oily floor; the toddler; the at-best indifferent service; the odd decor. However, when I'm here, it's... More 

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Horsham, England
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

The decor is not good, no two ways about it. Babies and children running around was not something I expected in a restaurant but reading the other reviews, it was not a one off. But the food was tasty, 8 of us and we all enjoyed our meals. It was very busy for a Wednesday night and watching the Chinese... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The moment me and my family walked in, the children almost tripped due to the slippery oily floor. When we got into the restaurant, it felt like we just walked in to someone else's house as you can see the staff playing with what must be the employer's toddler. Not a great first impression I would say. We requested for... More 

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portsmouth
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

My husband and I recently went to the Royal Wok for lunch. First impressions were not very good. There was a baby in a baby walker going around the restaurant, she belonged to one of the waitresses. We ordered some dim sum and some beef Ho fun noodles. The dim sum were shop bought and had no taste whatsoever and... More 

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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Baby in a walker as we walked in, waitress not the most fluent but better at English than I am at Chinese! 8 of us settled in, chose the banquet for two and tweaked the meals slightly more to our taste. Plus points here for accommodating the changes. Sills dusty, toilets are dated with manky carpets. Wc has never seen... More 

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hue
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2015

***Do not go here*** They cheated us!!! They said we had to buy two set meals but we only got one! Soo mad, disappointed and downhearted. We also got cheated on the beer! They said it was pints but when it arrived it was bottles. These people are dangerous.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137A High Street, Southampton SO14 2BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
Description
A new Chinese restaurant where the City Bejing restaurant used to be.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?