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Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS, England
+44 191 384 9588
Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The stereotypical asian restaurant with the usual decorations of blossoms and lanterns. The food was nothing out of the extraordinary, it was good quality, but nothing extraordinary about it. The service was relatively good, though again nothing special. I did have to throughout the multiple times that I have been, had to ask the waiter for our requested items multiple... More 

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1 Thank JamesStaye
Fleet, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A really busy evening but so willing to see us get a table, very attentive & chatty service at the bar & then an amazing selection of foods when we sat down. I'm hoping that I will have to make frequent visits up here so that I can get to go more often.

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Thank therealcee
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Simply beautiful - perfectly cooked, beautifully presented and served by wonderful and attentive staff. The management was extremely accommodating and the decor was pleasant with a light atmosphere to suit.

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1 Thank dawuud2017
Durham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this Restaurant, on Saturday Afternoon, you have to pay for car parking which is around the corner,free after 6,o'clock,inside the Restaurant it was very busy, but we had booked our table,I would recommend doing this. After ordering dinks our food arrived soon after,great Service and very clean and modern,would go back.

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Thank derek c
England, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took some time to find parking locally. We ate a section of dim sum and other starters which were tasty enough but not outstanding. Likewise, the main courses were adequate but not that special. The decor and place settings are trendy and the service efficient. I didn't like the fact that the jasmine tea was a tea bag dunked in... More 

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1 Thank horacesmum
Birmingham UK
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Busy, buzzing restaurant on a side street. Great staff, lovely full oriental menu, good portions, excellent value and delicious food. Claude the waiter was very helpful!

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Thank KMDBirminghamUK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came here alone but the waiter make me feel at home.The atmosphere is great and the food is also delicious (a little hot but you can note them)

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Thank Xiaodao H
Rochester, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ate dinner here recently and the food is very, very good. A little overpriced for the smaller dishes but the mains are reasonably priced. The restaurant itself is beautiful. The staff could be nicer and more attentive however. Recommend.

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Thank Celtic Q
Durham, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Party of 6 people,the service was very good along with the food,e had a really nice young man serving us Jinjie was his name,such a lovely smile and so attentive,we all enjoyed our meal and the place is really pleasantly decorated.

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Thank Sandie M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this restaurant for the first time with an open mind having read some contrasting reviews on TA. We tried to book a table for 6.30pm but the only available table was for 5pm so we plumped for that one. The restaurant is tucked away and has no parking facilities so tou have to park in the nearby... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 9588

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?