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“The best barbecue ribs”
Review of Phonlik

Phonlik
Ranked #18 of 23 Restaurants in Knowle
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Knowle, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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“The best barbecue ribs”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

The Phonlik House is the best Chinese restaurant in Knowle. Although we have not eaten in the restaurant for a while, we often have takeaways from there, which are very good. They consistently do the best barbecue ribs we have ever tasted and also my husband says their duck in plum sauce is also the best. We have tried many Chinese restaurants/takeaways and have never found anywhere to equal their barbecue ribs. They also do a very good Yuk Sung. The service there is excellent, the staff are extremely polite and we are always made to feel very welcome and have never had to wait very long for our meal.

  • Visited February 2014
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Lincolnshire
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“Very Disappointed😄”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Disappointed with a capital "D" after being duped by the amount of reviews on this TripAdvisor site referring to this Chinese restaurant. I Travelled over 398 miles to to spend an overnight stay with family that we have not seen for over 30 years to end up in a very dated, very overrated Chinese restaurant, that took me back to the early 80's

Let's begin, the service was speedy, and efficient, the food was however dated cold and poorly presented.

I would have expected having read all the previous reviews to be blown away, a'las the whole experience was very dated in terms of food offered and presentation.

I will travel my 398 miles back tomorrow and never return to the Phonlik???

  • Visited February 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Disappointing trip to the Phonlik, Knowle”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Just been to the Phonlik, as we saw reviews on trip advisor.
Cold plates and average food. The staff were all nice but the food left a lot to be desired.
Taste less, just not up to take away standards at restaurant prices there are a lot better places than this for a Chinese in Knowle and Dorridge.
Best description is stuck in the 80's

  • Visited February 2014
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
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18 restaurant reviews
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“Great Food will be back!”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

First visit recently, friendly efficient service and the menu choices are excellent. Try the Yuk Sung starter it's fab. Good value. We will be back to try the Duck dishes I am told they are superb also. Thank you

  • Visited February 2014
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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“Very good food, exceptional service”
Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

We have experienced disappointing Chinese meals over recent years but, moving to Knowle, we decided to visit Phonlik having had several personal recommendations. Good decision.

Superb and swift personal service gives immediate reassurance that you are in the hands of professionals. The food we ordered was simple but the ingredients were of good quality and very well presented, yuk sung was superb only surpassed by excellent Kung Po Chicken and Singapore Chow Mein. This was a very good experience and we will be back, not least because the crispy duck ordered by other diners looked delicious.

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