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China Sea Restaurant

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12 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 5AL, Scotland
+44 141 221 2719
Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 22:30
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 22:30
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a lovely bar lunch with my partner and the staff could not be more friendly.it was a pleasure to dine there. The restaurant looks family orientated.I would highly recommend it.

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Thank Susan D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

China Sea is a Glasgow legend probably best known as the place where most Glaswegians go for a right of passage to adulthood meal with their first wage (pay cheque). Also a favourite for lunch and pre-theatre deals. As far as I'm aware it's been around since the early or mid 1970's and I can certainly remember going there 35yrs... More 

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Thank Arthur T
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here late on a Friday night, around 9ish, and were seated no problem. The restaurant was still fairly busy at that time. The service was very fast and friendly however they did seem to hover around on occasion. I had the chicken, green pepper and black bean sauce and it was really tasty. The chicken was moist and came... More 

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Thank Kathryn M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to this restaurant since a was a wee boy about 3 or 4 with my parents then when I got older started going with mates girlfriends etc you know how th story goes .Well I haven't been for a good few years due to work young baby etc we came here today before we went to the... More 

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Thank Donnie M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was here for a quick lunch - had the flexible lunch menu which is terrific value. Food was adequate, although asking for anything not on the menu seemed to cause some confusion and also the staff were a bit too lean on the ground for such a hectic period. Manager said they were all on thier break and they had... More 

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Thank Tom M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i have been going here many years, the place has been open 40 year and I have been for most of them. great service, very quick service and great prices, might not be posh or romantic, but hits the spot for me

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Thank algal_13
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered the prawn cocktail in here and the portion would struggle to feed a mouse, it was also completely tasteless, i'm not a good cook in any way, but I could easily have made a better prawn cocktail, the worst i've ever taste (for what little taste there was) Then came the main course... My partner ordered beef curry with... More 

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Thank no2linw
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to go here if you love Chinese food Service so quick Staff all lovely Went on Friday night with adults Went back on Saturday afternoon with Grandchildren Both times just brilliant. I go there everytime I'm in Glasgow Great value for money Love it

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Thank MoJam19
Airdrie, United Kingdom
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493 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in here for a lunch while out shopping in Glasgow, advertising a special lunch menu but found the food disappointing and small portions. Ordered chicken and mushroom soup and it was warm water with barely any chicken or mushrooms, the decor is tired and long overdue for an upgrade

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have never tried this place, you are missing out. It is most definitely the best chinese, been going for years.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 24
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 5AL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > Merchant City
  • Neighbourhood: Merchant City
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 2719

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