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US$12 - US$48
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food itself is lovely, hot, tastes great, service good and welcome from owners was friendly but the overall experience was tainted by the two young female waitresses who thought it professional and appropriate to laugh at us and clearly talk about us despite being...two tables away in a quiet restaurant. I appreciate they were inexperienced and probably just acting childishly but that sort of thing can really impact your evening when people in your group already have social anxiety. On this basis wouldn’t return sadly.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022 via mobile

I had pepper spare ribs , was mot ribs but was pork belly , very fatty, not nice ,my beef szesuan watery no flavour at all but the meat was tender and the portions was very large. Shame, could have been nice, but..

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

We visited China water with all my family for a Mother’s Day lunch. Met with a waitress in a track suit and mask under her nose. Food was good but service left a lot to be desired especially as the restaurant was empty bar another...table of 2. When the bill came( for 10 people including children) we we’re almost overcharged by £100!! No apology, thank goodness we didn’t just pay without checking. Doubt we will visit againMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 26 February 2022 via mobile

There are so many dishes that I wanted to eat but I had to be selective as there were only two of us. Spring rolls were monsters and really good (to ensure I made it to mains I saved some to take home) crispy duck...and pancakes were good value, szechuan prawns were great, as was the crispy shredded chilli beef and sides were great. I think this is good value for money and I knew the quality was going to be good when I met my old friend Charlie, who used to run chef peking and his own restaurant in harpenden. I am so pleased we drove over from berko as it was a good night and we will be back with our grown up children - who all knew Charlie from years ago. Charlie and his colleagues are charming and friendly hosts. We have lived in berko for 2 years and I am kicking myself for not visiting China Water sooner. Well worth the 10 minute drive.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 29 January 2022 via mobile

Well, despite the mixed reviews we decided to visit China Water for dinner. On arrival as a walk in we were greeted politely and taken to our table immediately. Yes the main man is a little brusk but with his heavy accent and Chinese way...I would understand this and did not find it offensive or over the top. In fact he was very friendly and chatty to my wife and I. To the food. Hot, fresh, well presented and very tasty. We had the Orchid set meal and each dish was gorgeous and enough to fill us both up. Didn’t leave much to be honest as it was that good. Ignore the comments on service and enjoy the food, we did.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 16 January 2022

Came as a family to eat dinner, but were left shocked as to how hostile this man was to the female staff. Not sure if he was the manager or a supervisor but either way he had a very aggressive tone and clearly doesn't know...how to teach people to learn from their minor mistakes. This person was very disrespectful to me and my family and spoke to us using a rude tone. Would not recommend going to china water due to this one member of staff that ruined the whole restaurant's customer service.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 9 January 2022 via mobile

Wow such mixed reviews on here! First time we’ve used China Water since moving to Aston Clinton and we were so impressed. Food was tasty and fresh. We especially liked the chilli & honey ribs, king po chicken and the king prawns with ginger and...spring onion. The staff we friendly, polite and accommodating when I collected my takeaway. Look forward to ordering againMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 September 2021

This place is our new fave, all the family kept saying how nice it was complimenting my good choice. The food was lush and the starters are almost mains so beware. I loved the vegetarian ,maybe vegan in some places, menu it had such a...great choice of food, family really liked the wine. Portions are quite big so prices are really reasonable. Service was so friendly, personable and kind. They moved a table to us so our dishes would easily fit, looked very much away when inputting pin code and always poured our wine for us. I can’t wait to come again, booking online was really easy and confirmed by email Quickly.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 19 March 2021

I strongly recommend anyone avoid this place, especially anyone with food allergies or dietary need. Shouldn't be selling food. I used to buy the food for family takeout but now I will never eat from there again ! Firstly they really treat you like they...don't want your custom. Rude, mumbling, don't engage with you, shrug shoulders, act uninterested in your custom. well now you don't. I don't eat gluten as I'm coeliac., these guys used to tell me which dishes are gluten free, each visit I would get the same order for myself. My last visit I was furious, total disinterest and no customer service skills what so ever, while ordering i questioned again if the items in specific where gluten free, I was told they don't do gluten free and they never had in a rude manner, I questioned what about all the times I've previously ordered and you told me these items where ok, the reaction I got was totally rude and uninterested. don't worry I wont bother eating here again or recommending you guysMore

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 29 January 2021 via mobile

Thanks Takeaway Chinese meal for two last week was incredibly good, and good value for money will return often!

Date of visit: January 2021
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China Water is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5