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43-45 Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7QG, England
+44 118 957 2323
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in with friends for lunch. Have to pre select your dim sum dishes whereas it's preferable to pick and choose. But I guess not big enough to do that here. Nice good nibbles. Staff fast and helpful. £8.15 a head I think.

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Thank ijmark
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday evening, so the restaurant was very full. Atmosphere like Waterloo Station at rush hour. We were a party of four. Starters uniformly bland. Chicken in lettuce could have been pork, turkey - you name it. Shredded Duck with pancakes shared by all of us was very dry. Main course beef with mushrooms no taste;chicken with cashew left in the... More 

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Thank JLHartSt
England
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the few Chinese restaurants that I have found outside London that really do good and authentic Chinese food rather than just the standard English Chinese menu. We chose Beijing Roast Duck (not to be confused with fried Aromatic Crispy Duck which you usually find in England). It was as good or better than I have had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their Tim sum is ok, not too pricey. Taste good, not brilliant. Friendly and smiley face waiters, overall is ok for a good family lunch.

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Thank keat113
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time we visited this place was in September it was evening time and I left very very happy the food was amazing (service was poor) but because the food was so good we decided we would go back .. we traveled over an hour as we live in Southampton just to go there and eat today, we walked and... More 

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91 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went here as we stayed in the Travelodge just across the road. We met up with family who live in Reading. We went in a Monday early evening and only just managed to get a table, so I would advise anyone to book. The buffet menu has a good variety and is reasonably priced. The waiting time for food... More 

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Thank Ange C
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This Authentic Chinese Resturant has never let us down . The Ambiance is so correct. The staff are pleasant & helpful in advising one when selecting foist from a large selection or just go for the favourite quick lunch menu ( 2 or 3 Course ). As the saying goes - If you see the Resturant full of Chinese People... More 

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Thank Mike B
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I was yesterday evening in China Palace for the first time trying the buffet. The menu of dishes you can choose for without limit is very large and everything I tried was good. They have everything from soups, starters, different type of meats, rices, noodles, etc. They are quite quick to bring the dishes and attentive so that's a plus... More 

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Thank Elvira Q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

China Palace has provided my first experience of Dim Sum and I love it. The menu is quite extensive and has a wide variety of different flavours. There is so much to choose from!!! I love the restaurant itself with the mythical swan-like birds on the walls. The service is very efficient and everyone is really friendly. This is a... More 

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Thank Leigh S
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We regularly come here for authentic dim sum and food Chinese food. The restaurant is generally pretty busy with a high proportion of Chinese customers which is always a good sign. Prices are reasonable for the quality and size of portions.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43-45 Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 957 2323

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