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Reviewed 11 September 2021 via mobile

Whilst the delivery was fast and efficient that is where the good points ended. the ribs although tender had some kind of non-descript sauces on them and we couldn’t tell which flavour was which I do not recommend the capital spareribs or barbecue spareribs. The...crispy wontons had a small sliver of mushroom and one single Beanshoot with some kind of brown sauce and that was it. The spring rolls were non-descript crunchy pieces of filo pastry. The Sesame prawn toast however was okay but soggy. Whilst I was hungry and ate most of my spare ribs (which was two portions) the Mrs couldn’t eat any of hers and they’ve gone in the bin. This used to be my go to place when I was drinking in Shirley but sadly it seems to have changed chefs and I cannot recommend you dine in this establishment.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 July 2021

Received as a takeaway. Whilst delivery times were efficient, that is all that was good. My rating of 1 is being generous as you can’t put any less. Chow mien - probably one of the easiest things to make was appalling. You could get the...£3 noodle meal deal in Tesco & throw some chicken in and have a nicer meal for less of the price. Satay sauce was runny. The prawn crackers were stale. Only other good thing was the £10 off on Uber Eats. I’d be livid if I had to pay full price. Save yourself the hassle. First & last for this place.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021 via mobile

I ordered a takeaway from here and immediately threw it in the bin. What an absolutely disgusting standard of food and portion size. Save yourself any money by just eating out of a bin. Avoid this place like the plague!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 26 June 2021

Used this restaurant often years ago and the food and service were excellent.Not now.Decided to go for the buffet.The starters were tasteless,satay sauce watery,spicy chicken not spicy.All the starters tasteless.On to the duck which was cold and chewy.Did not bother with the main course and...paid up and left never to return and would say to others,give this restaurant a miss.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 12 June 2021

Having been a big fan of Kachina when I lived locally to the restaurant, I decided to treat the family to our old Chinese fave. Well, what can only be described as the worst food I have ever received turned up. There was zero flavour...on anything, prawn dish which is supposed to be with peppers and chillies and at least a whole onion chopped up to make it appear like there was a lot of food. The prawns were not cooked at all , the chips were reheated from about 3 days a go Id say! The chow mein…. the noodles had nothing on them - nothing! It was as if they were pulled from a pot noodle and shoved in the container , I’ve never seen or tasted anything like it. It’s such a shame , Kachina used to be lovely food and the best Chinese in Southampton. Not only is it terrible food but it was very expensive . £40 chucked in the bin. Hope they sort it out and it goes back to its former glory- Until then . AVOID!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 14 May 2021

Really annoyed. The rice is really cold, is it even safe? The chicken in orange sauce is chewy is though it’s been reheated and it’s cold

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 22 January 2021

We ordered yesterday and the service was spot on. Lovely customer service, fast delivery, the food was so fresh and cooked to perfecting, bright, fresh vegetable, juicy noodles, best egg fried rice I have ever eaten, we cleared the plates, We won’t be using any...other Chinese now, can’t wait till the restaurants open to go in for a meal and meet the team, thank you 😊More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 2 January 2021

Haven’t used this restaurant for a while and we decided to give it a go even though takes me 25 minutes to get there. We ordered at 6.30pm and it was perfect timing as the food was ready at 7pm. Satay chicken was incredible as...it was very juicy and the peanut sauce was excellent . The Curry prawn was also another kick to me . Absolutely delicious and big compliment to the chef . We will definitely come back for a proper sit it meal at the restaurant when the lockdown is over.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 12 September 2020

I ordered takeaway from here, and I wish I hadn't. the food had a foul taste & smell and was so dry even whilst swimming in oil, such a shame that I have to leave reviews like this but I've never ordered food this bad...before.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 31 August 2020

For a family celebration we definitely won’t be returning to this restaurant again. Booked a table for 6:30 to then be told we need to arrive for 6pm so they can be ready for the next lot of people at 7:30 (absolute greed) The food...was ok but the rice and chow mien was absolutely tasteless and much better if you order it as a takeaway version. We had one portion of satay chicken left over as we had to leave by 7:30 so we asked to take it away as it didn’t feel right just wasting a whole portion however they strictly were against this so threw it away. Absolutely wasteful and quite disgusting. It was an ok experience but very dissatisfied with multiple reasons.More

Date of visit: August 2020
zenchee, General Manager at Kachina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2020

Thank you for spending your time leaving your ding experience here. We are sorry and understand about your frustration but it doesn't mean that you can mislead other customer here. You did book your table at 6.30pm but you also receive a call from us...More

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Kachina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5