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Jen Cafe

4-8 Newport Place, London WC2H 7JP, England
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible17%
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“fried dumplings” (15 reviews)
“won ton soup” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
4-8 Newport Place, London WC2H 7JP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The dumplings are made in front of you. It is very simple and basic inside, but typical. The food quality is good. That’s a nice place for a quick lunch. We go often in family.

Thank Petit-Cloud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried to get a take-away there the other day, fried dumplings and beef noodles. Waiting time was about twenty minutes. During that time the very unfriendly waitress made me move three times between tables with no obvious reason to do so. The food was poor....More

Thank andrealex2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In all of my visits to London, And I do visit quite often, I never miss a visit to this tiny little place, right in the middle of China Town. There are only 5 tables and the place is always busy. So don’t be surprised...More

Thank HagitMendes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap, simple, quick. Lived in London for three years a long long time ago. Always come here when near chinatown. Dumplings are made fresh at the entrance. Simple chinese cafe with some of the best dumplings I have ever had. Always good, always order fried...More

Thank chriscaarnold
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Had pork (called Beijing) dumplings and vegetarian dumplings. Both had very think dough and poor filling:( Beijing dumpling didn’t taste like the ones in Beijing at all. Will not come back.

Thank NVN19
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Very tasty soup! Place is cheap but nice. The place is small but the food is served fast. Would try to taste the dumplings next time.

Thank Juan202014
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and ordered won ton soup, fried vegetable rolls and fried dumplings. They were all delicious. The place is small and you have to share tables but that is part of the charm. There were a number of Chinese customers so...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Like everyone else been attracted by their window show of dumpling making, would thought that it must be delicious. Actually is not! Mediocre quality. Would not recommend.

Thank zhviolin
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I had Beijing dumplings and fried squid there. Not good, not authentic taste and of poor quality. The place seemed quite busy, so probably many people find the place good or may be just cheap. Definitely no no from me.

Thank kirany86
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Good authentic Chinese place that serves authentic, simple Chinese dishes. Food is great, price is very reasonable and the food is served in a short time. Do not expect a fancy dining place as this is very simple. We loved it.

Thank Oodimen
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US$ 10 - US$ 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: 4-8 Newport Place, London WC2H 7JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
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