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“Very disappointing”
Review of Little Asia

Little Asia
Ranked #42 of 95 Restaurants in Totnes
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, Singaporean
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Staffordshire
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Having been a visitor to Cafe Asia for many years I was interested and excited to visit Cafe Asia under its new ownership with my family. Like other reviewers on here we had been on the receiving end of the previous owners rather unpleasant manner but have always found the food to be authentic, innovative and freshly made.
Unfortunately on this visit the food was very poor. My soup was a coagulated mass of what tasted like Vesta curry followed by a main course that was of the same taste and consistency. My partner ordered a main dish of chicken fried rice which was not only tiny but the most tasteless and unseasoned thing he'd ever eaten. Our three children ordered standard Chinese takeaway dishes which were exactly that. Standard Chinese takeaway dishes.
A starter of the crispy duck with pancakes was very good however.
The service was great from a very enthusiastic and kind young waiter, and the atmosphere and wine were fine.
I feel sad that the food was so substandard as we have always loved this place and the front of house people were wonderful. Maybe they just need a new chef and to go back to basics. Freshly cooked simple Thai food is what we want!
We will try again next time we are in town.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Jo W
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The food so good”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

got a menu at my door made a delivery mm, food so so good MUST MUST TRY . the best ive had yet . thank you . LITTLE ASIA .

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank dave p
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Imaginative Asian Cuisine at an Affordable Price.”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

We recently visited the Totnes Little Asia Restaurant and Takeaway on a Sunday evening as we found that several other restaurants were closed on a Sunday. We were pleasantly surprised by the variety of the Asian cuisine, which made a change from the normal run of the mill, Indian and Chinese menu's. The service was friendly and fast, we were also given some complimentary prawn crackers to eat with a drink we ordered whilst we waited. There is also a restaurant, but as it was relatively early on a Sunday night, most customers we coming in to order takeaways. The Special Set Dinners represent particularly good value for money, we opted for the vegetarian option and found the food to be imaginative, tasty, and nice and hot

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank OxfordJules0404
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england
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“So much food!”
Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

Went here after reading the review posted 11/01/14. So glad we did. Had the 3 course set menu for 4 of us and we couldn't finish it. All very delicious. All hot and great tastes. Would recommend highly. The restaurant was a bit cold by the end if the evening but think once people start using Cafe Asia the atmosphere and warmth will come. Gods luck to Cafe Asia. We will definitely return.

Visited January 2014
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2 Thank schooltaxi
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“new management”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

i visited little asia has i heard it was under new management the food was amazing. highly recommend it to all my friend has i heard as new management are finding it hard to shake off old owners bad reputation. i will diffidently be back for more. also would like to mention service was amazing from lovely little Irish girl.

  • Visited January 2014
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5 Thank katie f
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