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“Don't be put off by some reviews!”

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #33 of 55 Restaurants in Seaton
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

It took us a while to come here as we'd seen the very mixed reviews and had always therefore eaten elsewhere in Seaton.

However, liking Chinese food, we decided to bite the bullet last night and try it for ourselves. So glad we did. We were the only people in the restaurant, but it was early on a Thursday winters evening, but takeaways were doing a very brisk trade which we took as a good sign.

This restaurant is obviously family run and we were made to feel welcome from the start. The restaurant is nicely decorated in typical Chinese style and was nice and warm and inviting.

There's a good, well priced, wine list with £13.50 getting you a choice of many different decent bottles.

Service was polite and efficient throughout, but now on to the food. We started with the mixed hors d'oeuvres and a side order of prawn crackers. Both dishes were very good, with the crackers being thick and flavoursome and the mixed starters all really tasty; especially, the prawn toast which was also very thick and loaded with flavour.

For mains we had the char siu pork, which was one of our best Chinese dishes ever (and a large portion size at that), together with Szechuan chicken which was very nice, but I'd ask for increased heat next time, complemented by sides of boiled rice, mushrooms (especially good) and mixed veg, (which for us could have contained a great veg variety, it really just being bean sprouts, bamboo and water chestnuts - all nice, but would have benefited from pakchoi etc).

There's the usual choice of Chinese desserts for which sadly we had no room.

A couple of suggestions for further improvement is that perhaps they could offer complementary prawn crackers for those dining in and maybe complementary fortune cookies (on sale at 20p) with the bill.

However, our bill was good value and we left full and happy. If you like Chinese food, please don't be put off by other reviews.

Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed October 8, 2016

Many of us know not to have too high an expectation of the food at Chinese restaurants. The good ones are so rewarding to find and eat at but many are just OK for a quick meal when you can't be bothered to cook! The Hong Kong has, for many years, provided adequate and reasonable food. Unfortunately, our last visit resulted in a very disappointing meal. The King Prawn & Vegetables (Chop Suey) was tasteless, with overcooked, dry prawns and the mixed vegetables side dish was appalling, relying on lots of cornflour thickening, giving a bland taste. We didn't eat much of it.

The service is always friendly and they will have your take-away meal ready to pick up at the time that you agree with them. The prices are what you would expect for a meal of this type. There is a reasonable amount of parking near by, with much of it being free in the evening. There is a small restaurant at the premises. We had a take-away but I would expect the standard of the restaurant food to be very similar. Come on Hong Kong, you can do better than this!

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Thank Aidan W W
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

We had beef chowmain , chicken satay with fried rice. Both dishes were very tasty in fact we enjoyed it that much we decided to return and try something different, so we tried pork balls in sweet and sour sauce and fried rice and beef and mushrooms. Again both dishes were delicious. We would definitely recommend this take away. Staff pleasant too.

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Thank Budgieartist
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

We were a bit apprehensive about using this Chinese as we had read previous reviews, the staff were really friendly and the food was really good. Well spiced and flavoured. Not busy as a restaurant but the takeaway side was

Thank Kirsten M
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Very nice meal, plenty of it ,nice staff. Spoke
to owner/ chef who was determined to make a growing concern. Maybe interior wasn't the best but clean and comfortable.

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Thank DelilahEssex
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