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£8 - £24
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Chinese, Asian, Thai
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the relaxing not too strong illumination, good enough to see what are you eating and the cleaning level of the place. In the food area the lights are stronger. The staff is polite, very helpful and professional. The food is delicious and the...variety is very good for me. More options of dessert in weekend (the chocolate cake is the best). In working days the diversity is poor. Is not a very cheap place for blue collar's pocket, but it's a good value for money. I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most disgusting place I have ever been to in my life . I had to pay adult price for my daughter who was 12 years old. The Chinese girls who took payment was so rude no manner or respect need to be trained in...customer service no class. The security guard at the door was so rude need to learn who to talk to paying customer's. Let's talk about the manager (Chinese guy) has no home training no manner don't know how to talk to paying customer's or women no class you need to be fired asap possible,you need to work at a Job with no customer interaction. Let's talk about the food very salty oil y taste like the food was reheated not fresh plates dirty had to clean it myself. I had a few spoon and couldn't eat any more. I did not try any dessert looked disgusting and old. I also witnessed a waitress drop cutlery on the floor and put it back on the table absolutely disgusting. The chief who was cooking some hot food had no gloves or head cover . I would avoid at all cost my first and last time. I can't believe I paid nearly £50 for this.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am writing this review with deep disappointment after visiting the restaurant to celebrate my mum's 70th birthday. Despite reading mixed reviews, we decided to give it a try due to claims of new management. Upon arrival, we were greeted by an odd sight –...a security guard at the door and a door with smashed-in glass. Our party included over 30 people, including children. When settling the bill, we were informed that my 12-year-old niece had to pay the adult price of £26. This was surprising, as there was no indication on the website about such a requirement. Upon discussing this with the cashier, we were met with rudeness, and the manager joined in, insisting it was because of our niece's height. Attempting to reason with the manager was futile as they dismissed our concerns and even suggested she could be 18 based on appearance alone. It was disheartening to experience such unprofessionalism on my mum's special day, especially considering the manager's history of rudeness, as I later discovered. To make matters worse, the staff handling food were not wearing hair nets, raising concerns about hygiene standards. The security guard's inappropriate comment only added to the overall negative experience. It's disappointing when a celebration turns into a regrettable encounter due to poor management and service.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good all round staff very friendly the variety of food on offer will suit everyone £15 for as much as you like very clean establishment does not deserve such bad reviews 😀

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

I was very disappointed I use to like having dinner there but it seems since management has changed the level has also downgraded.The place itself is quite filthy,the toilet "ladies"is dirty It looks like nobody check them and clean them.On top of that there was...a mouse in the restaurant unbelievable!!!The foods are not yummy anymore taste like they are not fresh and that they have been reheated.The choice of desert is appalling.There are more can fruits than fresh fruits.And the sushis are awful.I will not go there anymore after spending £22 for a buffet that is not worth it.It is a rip off.The only good thing is that the staffs are friendly and that the person who was on the grill was very nice and did a very good job.The menus should be reviewed and more freshly prepared foods should be provided.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

I came here for Sunday lunch.The cost was £24. You would expect a lot of choice for that but sadly no.It compares badly to their Luton branch. For example no dim sum,no roast duck,no tomatoes or beetroot,no sliced apples.I did not consider this value for...money and would prefer to travel 28 miles to Luton than 5 miles here.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

i’ve been going here for a very long time with my eldest daughter we used to love it here but everytime we come here the price increases and the food is absolutely horrible. One of the cooks there very rude and can’t cook properly DISGUSTING.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023

We went to JRC Wood Green with my best friend to celebrate our friendship. It is noted that we have been visiting JRC since 2015. We have never had terrible customer services experiences ever. We went to restaurants before 1:30 minutes of closing according to...Google timeline. The cashier mentioned that they will be closing 9:00 pm instead of 9:30 pm. We had agreed with conditions, the assistant manager “ Jaison” rudely inform us we can not order nan and etc around 8:40 pm. We found that all the air conditioning were shut down to make inconvenient all the customers. When I asked “ Jaison” assistant manager why did you shut down air conditioning whilst everyone sweating heavily. He rudely answered and humiliated in front of all the staffs “ I don’t need permission from you to close the air conditioning and also shouted to my family member “ did you buy the restaurant for £24 spending. In fact, we spent £120 those days. I don’t recommend anyone to visit wood green, JRC restaurants due to humiliated customer service. We didn’t expect these kind of behaviour for assistant manager. IT’s completely ruined my party.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

Restaurant is disgusting. There were small flies everywhere and staff was extremely rude and condescending

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 15 May 2023 via mobile

Staff on entry rude, did not speak but pointed us towards the machine to pay. Once seated the staff tried to take our plates several times before we had finished and were speaking in different language and laughing. the two staff at the teppenyaki bar...were disinterested and trying to eat behind the bar instead of serving customers. When i asked for prawns the male grunted at me and pointed to the end of the counter where there were two prawns left in a tray. the prawns were dry and looked like they had been there a while, i said this and asked for some fresh ones. he rolled his eyes and went out the back, returned with some prawns and then proceeded to batch cook more to put in the tray. i was waiting and he kept glaring at me and once said “prawns are cooking okay”. i felt very uncomfortable. I wouldn’t call this a world buffet as there was thai, chinese, three curries and chips. to top it all off i had a bad stomach about an hour after leaving. honestly a really bad experience and very disappointing.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023

I have seen some reviews on here but what do people want - the food was good quality and ple ty of it and it was tasty - very good value and a nice setting / I enjoyed it !

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 20 March 2023

This place is a disgusting there food is dry Half of food they tell you they have on there site is not available only Chinese Thai and Indian . There selection of deserts are disgusting Even though on there site you can book a table...they tell you it full and tell you to come in and wait I do not recommend this place to anyone it a waste of money It not the ordinally JRC global buffetMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 20 February 2023

I have visited the Ilford JRC branch many times and its a pretty good buffet. I decided to try Wood Green branch last month and had a terrible customer experience. I politely asked the manager a question about the buffet price as the website was...a bit misleading over Bank holiday prices to which the "owner" overhead and started shouting at me for questioning it. I later realised I had misread the price which wasn't clear for bank holidays and that would have been absolutely fine had he just shown me on the webpage that I was referencing rather than shout infront of other customers. I note from other reviews that I am not the only one to mention the attitude of this "owner". Anyway after complaining about his attitude via their customer services email I was offered a voucher to be used at any of their branches. I wanted to use the voucher at JRC Ilford a couple of days after its short expiry date so I politely emailed and asked if this was possible but received no responses to my multiple emails so I thought I would call Ilford and ask them. Before I was able to explain about the expiry date I was told outright that they wouldn't accept the voucher as "Head office" hadn't let them know - "take it to another branch" I was told by the supervisor rudely on the phone. So I asked to speak to the manager "Tony" when I arrived at Ilford that night - Tony was actually quite friendly but still wouldn't accept the voucher irrespective of the expiry dat]e and despite me showing him the email and said he would pick it up with Head office (as he cant authorise if they dont tell him) so I just paid the full price. He took a photo of the email I showed him but I still haven't received any followups so thought I'd leave the review here instead.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2022

This place does not wash any of their things such as plates, cutlery and the glasses that people drink from. The boss is very rude and does not care about the people that work there, he likes to shout at the workers and randomly cuts...down the hours that they are allowed to work for, he also does not care about the customers. HE ONLY CARES ABOUT THE MONEY. The restaurant is unhygienic. There are rats running around the bins which are located near the kitchen. They have dark light to prevent customers from seeing how dirty the place is, especially the toilets which many customers complained about the nasty smell and how dark it is. The kitchen is probably the most nasties place in the restaurant as they just wipe everything down with the same cloth and expect it to be clean. The kitchen just smells nasty, I felt like vomiting whenever I had to throw out the bin. The bins smelled better than the kitchen. Do NOT eat the food as they do NOT check up on it and if any insects go into the food or if any kids put back the food which already have been bitten. There were many complaints of the food being uncooked.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 December 2022

This is a scandal the way this restaurant chain advertise a large selection of dishes from 12 different countries when all you can find is either Chinese, Thai, Indian or Japanese. This is simply illegal and should be reported to the Advertising standards, They should...be fined and forced to remove this advertising !!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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