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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Chinese, Asian
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

Very delicious, the crispy duck's amazing, we had a takeaway but I've eaten in before and the service was also good. The beef chow mein was also very tasty, no fatty or chewy pieces.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mr So takeaway for our Friday night family meal was very good indeed and a cut above others in Winchester. Really fresh ingredients and high quality without being over seasoned. 10 out of 10 and highly recommended !

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Mr So on a Sunday evening. Servers were lovely but sadly food, although served very hot, tasted as though it had been heated up in a microwave with no taste. Very sad as last meal, several years ago, was absolutely delicious. Felt it...was expensive for what we received.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

Visited last week and once again had a really great meal with our friends Our favourite restaurant in Winchester The meal was beautiful cooked and service A credit to the owner Chung Will be back very soon.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

We had a fantastic dinner just befobe Christmas at Mr So. The food was very tasty and traditional especially kong bao chicken and chilli beef.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

Worst Chinese ever. Salty and very small portions…absolutely rip off. I strongly suggest you do not waste your money for the quality and quantity of food there.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

Very hostile and threatening experience from the owner. I placed a to go order in which the duck was saturated in brown sauce and very little duck and the other dishes we ordered were absolutely un eatable. When I phone to express my concerns, he...started yelling at me and stated "Customers are not always right." And slammed the phone in my face. We packed up our order to return and he was so hostile and and threatening towards me while yelling and screaming at me. On several occasion, he told me to SHUT UP!! I could not believe what I was experiencing. All I wanted was my money back. It was very disappointing as I have dined at this restaurant over the past 10 years and have never been treated as such. It got so bad that I had to phone my partner to come in to witness this behavior. I will not recommend this place to anyone. I suggest that the owner take some time off or close all together as the food and service is terribleMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

Visited tonight as Winchester was busy with Xmas activity. One of a few restaurants who had availability?..(could have been a sign!..) Food overall was OK We were served by 2 young members of staff. The young man was very attentive as was she. However, the...young man, shortly after serving our drinks stormed out, followed by the young lady. Some minutes later the young lady returned, rushed to the back of the restaurant, was seen gesturing and talking to the owner then grabbed her coat and also left. On her way out my friend asked her what had happened. It transpires the boy was just sacked for giving the wrong food to the wrong table! (Really..is that a sackable offence?..surely some better training and support would have been a more positive option). The young lady told the owner he made the young man (who turned out to be her brother) cry. To which the owner said "I don't give a f@#"*?g s!*t" which lead to her also leaving (as you would). She remarked to my friend as she left "last week he threw crockery at me" This was over heard buy another table of guests also who conformed it outside as we left the restaurant together. We left concerned for the young man and disgusted at the way in which the event played out. Ironically there was a sign at the door advertising for staff!! Not a good memory to be left with and will certainly be telling anyone who asks for a Chinese restaurant NOT to visit Mr SO....or at least check out the reviews 1st. And the owner needs to seriously question his understanding of basic human courtesy and respect....or he will need to get that vacancy sign made of something a bit more permanent...More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2023 via mobile

My wife and I are visiting Winchester for the Christmas market for two days. Tonight we ate at Mr So as I am a massive fan of Chinese cuisine. I’d read the reviews in Trip-advisor which are a little variable but given its accessible location...and menu kept an open mind and booked a table. we were first through the door but during the course of a Tuesday evening five more tanles filled including a Chinese couple, which I always take as a positive sign in a Chinese restaurant. We started with mixed starters comprising if spring rolls, ribs in a sauce and butterfly prawns which were good. We then had a quarter of duck with pancakes. We finished with egg fried rice, mixed veg, crispy beef and black bean chicken, all were delicious. The service was very good and attentive. The restaurant doesn’t have a lot of atmosphere but this is made up ny the excellent food and an extensive menu at reasonable prices. My only suggestion would be for tablecloths on the table to add warmth.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2023

I have visited Mr So many times before, but it had been some years since I last attended. I visited with family and was pleased to find it continues to be a quality restaurant for Chinese food in Winchester. I opted for the mixed vegetables...with cashew nuts, accompanied by egg fried rice and a side of vegetable spring rolls, somehow managing to make room for apple fritter and ice cream afterwards. The flavours were excellent and we all left very full. The menu, while not extensive for my vegetarian tastes, showcased a careful selection of dishes prepared very well. Staff were attentive, the price was reasonable and I have no doubt I shall return.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

Amazing set meal for two. Absolutely 💯 delicious 😋 Sesame prawn toast best 👌 ever First visit to Winchester & so much choice of restaurants but decided to eat here again on Saturday night too. Would highly recommend 👌

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

A delightful lunch. The food was really nice, the best Chinese I have had outside of London in many years. Very pleasant English young lady waitress.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023

Superb. We had an excellent meal. The best Chinese we’ve had in a long time. Excellent service and food

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 July 2023

What a great discovery. Wanted to have our Friday dinner away from the hotel where we were staying, so found and booked Mr So online. Got a very quick email confirmation of booking. The atmosphere at the restaurant is very nice and welcoming, the staff...were very friendly and provided very good service, and the food is probably amongst the best Chinese food I have had, really fresh and tasty. Quite simply excellent, will certainly visit again next time we are in Winchester.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023

Very disappointing. Food was ok, but the service was absolutely awful and there was zero atmosphere. The young girl tried to make an effort but the rest of the staff made it a really unpleasant experience. We finished our main, they cleared our plates but...didn’t come over again to ask is we wanted anything else. At 930 they brought us our bill without us even asking for it. Safe to say we will never go back and we will definitely not recommend it to any of our friends. Such a shame.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Mr So is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5