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Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked for 5pm as pre theatre meal for 4 Took drinks order, 1 drink not available so had to change. Given 3 menus, all very confusing, would have been easier to give us the sheet as displayed outside or on the website. We chose 3...starters again 1 , the buttefly prawns not available and 4 mains and not available the sweet potato fries! Starters nice, tasty and plenty of them. Chicken and beef strips and spring rolls. They started to clear the dishes away before we were all finished.. They didn't come back again until the mains arrived, so we're having to move the dirty plates around to get them put down. Plates were not hot and the meat wasn't particularly hot altho the sauces were as were the chips and rice. So the meals were cold quite quickly. Noone came back to ask if everything was OK ir if we wanted anything else. We sat finished for quite awhile then we asked for the bill then they came quickly and cleared the table. Disappointing 😞 and won't return. £77 for 4 soft drinks 3 starters and 4 mains with sides. So not badly priced.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent as usual. All our dishes were well cooked and flavourful. Staff were efficient and friendly. My two grandchildren, often a little picky, loved the food. We look forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

Grotty horrible place, food average at best and service atrocious. The atmosphere feels extremely outdated I was waiting for the red curtains to open and someone start singing Tina turner karaoke…. Food really average but what really stood out was the staff saying they couldn’t...remove the service charge during holiday season. If your restaurant wasn’t grotty food terrible I’d be happy to pay service charge. Staff rude on the way out cursing in Chinese having idea I speak Chinese. Would never ever recommend to anyone this place needs reporting to environmental health and torturing 🔥 Will be reporting to trading standards after blindly lying to me ( I have businesses in hospitality and catering ) about service charge.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

Avoid this restaurant, food just average, dim sum are very bland, they put a lot of MSG in everything! Prices are higher than normal Chinese restaurants. Force customers to pay 10% service charge, not an honest business, told me 29th Dec is Xmas and I...have to pay service charge, BUT service charge is actually optional by law!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

I've been here twice now, and both times have had very good service! I did have very quiet times both times I went but the service was friendly and let us stay early when they hadn't opened for service yet and have some tea before...we could order food. The three meats platter was a good portion and the crispy pork belly was delicious. I also love the XO turnip cakes and their selection of dim sum is decent though not complete. Getting into the place is a bit odd but the restaurant itself is great!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

Went tonight for food, it being the work Xmas night out. Food was ok freshly microwaved but the service was diabolical. Seated just after 6pm by quarter to 7 hadn't been asked for drink or food order. Had to put an arm up to catch...someone's attention. Had to ask for more plates after the starter as the duck had came and they didn't bring plates. Same with the mains. We swiped some plates off the table next to us. Not once did anyone come to the table to ask if we needed anything, again arm in the air for drinks. The place is rotten manky dirty. Toilets are disgusting. Overflowing sanitary bins and the muck behind the toilet😱 £465 later, would I go back? Definitely not!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

3rd Visit to Sky Chinese Cuisine - and last. Waited a little to be greeted and shown to table - as would expect. Took time looking at Dim Sum menu and wondered if regular menu was available. Observed those arriving after us being given a...regular menu on their table. Tried to catch attention of waiting staff every time they passed - serving others, picking up finished dishes, and taking orders of others. Felt like we were covered by an invisibility cloak - as gazes went over / around and no eye contact was made and never had an opportunity to raise a hand to indicate we were ready as was not looked at. After observing the second table of folk to arrive after us having their order taken, and sitting for at least 30 minutes, we decided to leave ........... and leave we did - totally unnoticed or acknowledged. On our first visit here we waited 45 minutes to be served and another 45 minutes for food - the food was fabulous - hence why we returned a second (slow service but quicker than previous) and third time, putting our experience down to a busy day / short staffing ......... Seems that there is another reason for the time it takes us to get served here, and it appears that this won't be everyone's experience. We enjoy the food here - but won't be back as not looking for a long leisurely meal over a number of hours at 1pm on a Saturday. There were 6 of us and like a lot of tables had the mixed age range of a family group.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

Absolutely terrible service,we were shown to our table on arrival but then once sat down we were totally invisible to staff and waited a good half an hour if not longer still unattended to so left the premises via the mancky stairs and the minging...sticky carpet! This isn’t the first time we’ve had this happen to us there but the first time it happened we did eventually have a member of staff come and serve us 40 minutes after arrival and then just as long after that we got our food which sadly was really good which is why we gave them the benefit of the doubt and tried them out again, but I’m afraid to say it won’t be happening again, there’s way more better places to eat in Newcastle than this one with staff that actually would like to make you feel welcome and to provide you with a better service than Sky Chinese Cuisine doMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

I started going to Sky just after it open and rated it to be the best Chinese restaurant in Newcastle. After the lockdowns, the owners sold up and it rapidly became the worst restaurant on Stowell St. I decided to give it a go after...reading some positive reviews. The dim sum was as good as under the old regime. Having had my confidence restored, I plan to go back for a more substantial meal. To the non Chinese eye the restaurant itself looks scruffy and in need of refurbishment. However in my experience places like that always tend to sell the more authentic food.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023 via mobile

We visited for lunch, initially to go somewhere else, they were closed…… thankfully. I had chicken/sweetcorn soup and sweet and sour chicken (best I’ve ever tasted) was just delicious….. hubby had little chop suey rolls and beef in black bean sauce … 10/10

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023

Exceptional food, really tasty. The staff were fab too. The dim sum (which we didn't have but tables around us did) looked amazing so we took an order form, which is how you order it, and will do some research on what we may order...next time.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023 via mobile

THE BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT IN NEWCASTLE! If you’re looking for a Chinese restaurant with authentic flavours, then look no further. The Dim sum is second to non and the ho fun beef noodles is my fav! I couldn’t recommend this place more. When looking at...some of the 1 star ratings for this restaurant on Tripadvisor it makes me laugh. If you’re wanting hot and sour soup or sweet and sour chicken balls to arrive at a super quick pace then maybe try an all you can eat buffet. Although, this restaurant will serve those dishes, it is the authentic ones that really blow your mind. Once again, great food and service has always been very good every time I’ve been.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2023 via mobile

A beautiful authentic Chinese experience, with excellent customer service and quality food. As a real foodie I really regard high quality ingredients and taste. This experience was wonderful and it will definitely be our go to!! It was also fantastic to see Robert, the manager...there eating! Robert was very friendly and lovely!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2023 via mobile

Three course lunch menu is a steal! Wee hidden gem in Newcastle highly recommended, especially the ribs!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 March 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal with a variety of very delicious dishes from the Chinese, Malay, Cantonese cuisine. Thank you very much for your hospitality.

Date of visit: March 2023
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SKY CHINESE CUISINE, Newcastle upon Tyne - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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