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Jen Cafe

4-8 Newport Place, London WC2H 7JP, England
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“fried dumplings” (15 reviews)
“soups” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
4-8 Newport Place, London WC2H 7JP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch during working day. Been there before, service always has been terrible but dumplings were nice and decent size portion. Since then, they've upped the price by a fair bit. Ordered a rice and meat dish this time which, given the price, I...More

Thank kiliwia0102
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been a regular customer at Jen's for two years.Today that ended due to rudeness, total disrespect and disregard for my customer loyalty. If your a single dinner I would look elsewhere to avoid receiving the appealing treatment in this Cash Only restaurant.

Thank williamrichardso2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe doesn’t look much from the outside but do yourself a favour and go in. It’s a traditional dumpling cafe and is really tasty if you want traditional dumplings. It’s a basic menu that’s cheap and tasty. Do note it’s cash only.

Thank Collette J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in one weekend and ordered a noodle soup. But when the order arrived, it doesnt remotely match the menu description. What came was a small plate of noodles which looks like miniature fusilli topped with a dollop of gravy and some juliette cucumber. I...More

Thank JustinCY
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Staff were friendly and efficient and the dumplings we tried (boiled and fried) we both amazingly tasty. Both were juicy and bursting with flavour. Note this is a cafe style place. It's not for lingering and enjoying a nice meal. Go here and fill up...More

Thank Bomchickawaawaa
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This isn't a gourmet restaurant, it's a dumpling shop. I can't speak for the other dishes, but the fried veggie dumplings are great. I also got a lemon honey drink which was literally water, ice, lemon, and honey. It was very good. Jen Cafe reminds...More

Thank FeetsMcGinty
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

This is a simple cafe not fancy but they do make really good dumplings. There is a lady in the window making them. Cheap and cheerful!

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I like this type of eatery. Eat quickly leave quickly and payment in advance. Which says a lot about the place. One good thing it has going for it is the staff are friendly. The vegetable and the duck noodle soups are the same, less...More

1  Thank Ayman H
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Had heard about the legendary dumplings but found the service to be very poor and duck mostly bone+gristle. Dumplings took ages+arrived after partner had finished his meal. Very little food for the money charged. Very disappointing and would not recommend.

1  Thank angeldelight2018
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We were looking around Chinatown for some more low budget place for a quick lunch, we were not disappointed! There was 6 of us, somehow we've squeezed in (the place is quite small). Each of us ordered something else from the menu to see how...More

Thank Naridena
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-8 Newport Place, London WC2H 7JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
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