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Kala Red

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83-84 Bank Street, Maidstone ME14 1SD, England
+44 1622 686683
12:00 - 00:30
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Sun 13:00 - 22:30
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A group of us came here for dinner and chose the set menu, which gave us all the favourite dishes we wanted. The food was plentiful and really delicious and the lazy-Susan meant everyone could get a what they wanted at the table. The service was great too. The only negative was the state of the toilets, which was a... More 

Thank judokick
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259 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Had lunch ... I ordered my food... beautiful as always.... the place is not that big but good is great... will say is very good Chinese restaurant in town.....

Thank Ljubica B
Kent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Once again, Maidstone delivers another shoddy restaurant experience. We booked a table online, found our table and ordered, and the first food didn't arrive until an hour after we ordered. The waiter was very polite and apologetic, and suggested that he brings out the duck as a starter to allow more room on the table for the mains. Great idea,... More 

Thank Tom W
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273 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were a fairly large group, and we had booked a month in advance so they were expecting us. The restaurant wasn't even half full but we were made to feel like we were a hindrance, and the manager was not at all friendly or apologetic as the food was delivered at different times. To the extent that some of... More 

Thank Carlals
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

My partner loves Chinese food and likes this place so we have returned 3-4 times. It's never too busy which is a bonus as we can pick our own table and chat quietly without anyone hearing. Never had a problem with service. Food is nice and get rather large portions which is good. This time we didn't eat too much... More 

Thank David B
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361 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Kala Red for several years and the food is always good. The service, however is quite slow and could be more friendly. I chose the crispy moroccan lamb served with lettuce wraps and it was delicious. For my main, I enjoyed very tasty crispy beef with Singapore noodles, followed by toffee banana. The restaurant was... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Very good and nice service. Lot of space inside. No water in toilets when we've been there. Food average/good.

Thank peter2490
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent service - set price 4 things to choose . Lovely food will Defo go back . Well done to the staff X

Thank Tammy J
Kettering, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

First visit to this place, it's part bar and part restaurant, they do takeaways and do eat ins. Food is quite authentic, well prepared, well presented and delicious. One of my pet hates is ordering a chicken curry £7.00, then having to order the rice/noodle to accompany the curry, that can cost from £3 to £6 extra, depending how fancy... More 

Thank Jon P
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Visited this restaurant already 3 times and definitely will come again. Food is always freshly cooked and taste amazing, portions are big, service always excellent. Went there for birthday evening meal and was presented with complimentary ice cream and a bottle of champagne.

Thank AniaKes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Chinese, Asian, Japanese, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83-84 Bank Street, Maidstone ME14 1SD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 686683

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