We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


136 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford CM2 0JT, England
+44 1245 290099
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (26 reviews)
“kung pao” (5 reviews)
“tofu” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
136 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford CM2 0JT, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (322)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 322 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok-ish (that's why I've given an average rating) but my god was I ill the next day!!! This isn't our usual Chinese restaurant but we was invited along to celebrate a birthday. Staff are quite rude and abrupt. Won't be returning

Thank bananalana08
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Good idea, buffet but freshly cooked to order. Unfortunately it was not good, very ‘beige’, possibly the worst Chinese we have ever eaten. Will not be going back.

1  Thank Joanio1
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

One of the best all you eat places ever! Wonderful for friends and family start to the night out! The duck is amazing.

Thank Poster001
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Went for a meal with a friend and was very impressed plenty of well spaced seating area, Excellent polite fast friendly service, and a great selection of food which tasted really good.

Thank Terry m
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Food is good but there was this really unkind server that was very abrupt and rude at times. I did not feel welcome nor did our big group of friends. I guess the price was not too bad but the 10% charge for service really...More

Thank Felícia G
Reviewed 8 August 2018

If I'm going out for a Chinese rather than takeaway, I will always choose San! Great value for money and great food, and where you can order as many dishes as you'd like, it gives you the opportunity to try new/different things you wouldn't normally...More

1  Thank Tillpop
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Tend to stay away from Chinese as you get too much!!! But i must say i was impressed here with the Quality of every item served to our party of 12, also the way it was served allowing you to have a little or a...More

Thank 007iknowwhatilike
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

San is the best Chinese in Chelmsford value for money is amazing, always delivers amazing food for an all in price. We are never disappointed when we come here. People that moan on here about lack of service etc need to look at the quality...More

Thank Lee-anne654
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Table booked for 14 only 13 could make it. We were sat at the back with 2 round tables 2 grandmothers sat with 4 children ages from 7 to 9 on one round tables the rest of the party 7 sat on the other round...More

1  Thank betty_1946
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Food was great, as always, service was good. Also had takeaway many times. Always great. Will always go to San rather than anywhere else in Chelmsford

Thank deldeacon
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in Chelmsford
Chelmsford Serviced Apartments
67 reviews
.45 miles away
Travelodge Chelmsford Hotel
645 reviews
.56 miles away
Saracens Head Hotel
226 reviews
.56 miles away
Premier Inn Chelmsford City Centre Hotel
475 reviews
.65 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The New London Restaurant and Lounge
458 reviews
.11 miles away
El Chigre
210 reviews
.29 miles away
The Bay Horse
353 reviews
.24 miles away
167 reviews
.24 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Chelmsford Cathedral
233 reviews
.60 miles away
Chelmsford Museum
211 reviews
.31 miles away
High Chelmer Shopping Centre
31 reviews
.52 miles away
Central Park, Bell Meadow and Sky Blue Pasture
22 reviews
.44 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
7 August 2018|
Response from Damiena B | Reviewed this property |
All of the dishes are cooked to order so if you let the staff know they're happy to offer you available options and I am also gluten intolerant and they've always been brilliant
8 March 2018|
Response from jeanney87 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there are several car parks just off moulsham street or often there is a space along the road just outside the restaurant.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford CM2 0JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 290099
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing