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Oversea Chinese Restaurant

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7 Gerrard Street, London W1D 5PH, England
+44 20 7434 1888
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11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 11:30 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ordered the 3 roast meats with noodles (in soup) and a plate of gai lan (bit like broccoli) with garlic. It came out in a flash and was very good. The meat was a little fatty (something that would have put me off in my younger days) but was moist and crispy where it should've been. Surprisingly, they give... More 

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Llanidloes, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had family celebration here for 6 people. just turn up and wait to be seated, lucky not to have a long wait when we visited. Service Ok, didn't have to wait long for food. Portions huge and we ended up leaving a lot of it, even too much to take back in 'doggy bags'. But hit and miss with some... More 

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Thank Bar-Llani
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for visiting us and taking your time to write this positive review, your comments are very helpful to us and indeed encouraging. We are glad that you had an enjoyable time with us and we hope to see you again soon. Best Regards! Ping H More 

United States
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291 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to eat in Chinatown! It is a bit chilly by the door (try to get a table further back or downstairs), but the food was good. Recommend.

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Thank Emily M
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write to us providing customer feedback on the Oversea Chinese Restaurant. Your comments are very important to us and they will certainly help us to continuously drive up our high standards. We are delighted to learn that you had an enjoyable time with us and we hope to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal is always good there, but service and atmosphere are not the strong point on any of the Chinese restaurants in Chinatown. I was specially disappointed with the toilet, which was not clean.

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Thank SergioChiquetto
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write this review. Your comments are very important to us. They will help us continuously to improve our service standards and quality of food served. We deeply regret your recent experience at the Oversea and please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. Maintaining premises hygiene is... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spoilt for choice in chinatown, this restaurant is just another brick in the wall of poor quality, overpriced chinese food in the area. Order - Set Meal for 3 Starters - Soup and Duck Soup thick, loaded with cornstarch rather than any flavour Duck - arguably the best dish of our meal, but it doesnt say much Mains - S&S... More 

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Thank vikramd787
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write this review. Your comments are very important to us. They will help us continuously to improve our service standards and quality of food served. We regret that your recent experience at the Oversea did not fully meet your expectations. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience... More 

San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Came here for takeout food for dinner on 1/1/17. Restaurant was pretty busy and the man in front asked what I wanted. Told him I wanted takeout. Ordered half a roast duck, 1/2 lb of roast pork and 1/2 of char siu and some white rice. Was in and out in less than 10 minutes. Food was good.

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Thank John L
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write this review. Your comments are very important to us. We are glad that you found our food delicious. Best Regards! Ping H More 

Berkshire
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Really difficult to pick a restaurant in Gerrard st - one is spoilt for choice. Having said that, i haven't really had a bad experience there either. The Oversea has much to recommend it. It is good value, the barbecued meat seen in the window is delicious, and the service was good enough for a midrange restaurant. We had a... More 

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Thank miniman2804
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for visiting us and taking your time to write this positive review, your comments are very helpful to us and indeed encouraging. We are pleased to learn that you had an enjoyable time with us and hope to see you again soon. Best Regards! Ping H More 

Nantwich, United Kingdom
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438 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Had a pre theatre meal here, was seated quickly, service was fast and attentive, food was very good, I particularly enjoyed the Chinese BBQ selection, the sweet and sour chicken was also excellent

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Thank Andrew R
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear customer Thank you for visiting us and taking your time to share your positive review with the Trip Advisor community. Your comment's are very important to us and will help us to continuously improve our service standards and the quality of food served. We are glad that you found our food delicious. We look forward to welcoming back to... More 

India
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

i was there with my brother's family and good was very good.though a little cramped up, still the main purpose was achieved...FOOD and it was good......

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Thank pat_india
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear customer Thank you for visiting us and taking your time to share your positive review with the Trip Advisor community. Your comment's are very important to us and will help us to continuously improve our service standards and the quality of food served. We are glad that you found our food delicious. We look forward to welcoming back to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

London's Chinatown has long ago ceased to be the place to go if you want the best in Chinese cuisine. It is however London's epicentre of dismal, rude and incompetent service. If you want to sample mediocre food with the lowest levels of service head on towards Oversea Chinese restaurant in London's Chinatown. We were ushered to the upstairs portion... More 

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Thank tumeric2016
Ping H, Public Relations Manager at Oversea Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write this review. Your comments are very important to us. They will help us continuously to improve our service standards and quality of food served. With deepest regret that you had unpleasant experience whilst dinning at the Oversea recently. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Gerrard Street, London W1D 5PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7434 1888
Description
Oversea is a traditional Cantonese restaurant on Gerrard Street specialising in duck and dim sum. The window is always full of ducks roasted in the traditional Cantonese way - marinated and air dried to achieve that trademark crispy texture. During the day the restaurant serves a wide selection of dim sum.

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Staying in Soho

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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