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“Terrible Experience”

Gung Ho Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #6,301 of 22,671 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Terrible Experience”
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Not a very pleasant experience for my friends and I at this restaurant. We encoutered sub standard service, were kept waiting for over half an hour before a waiter even ventured to take our order, and that was because we physically had to get up and make all kinds of gestures or shout across the restaurant for attention. The starters did not arrive at the same time with the humble spring roll arriving cold, dry and tasteless around 20 minutes after everything else had been eaten. The very same thing happened to the main course and one of our diners was served her meal after all others had already finished theirs. Unfortunately, that main course was just about inedible. As a gesture of good will the manager took out all the first courses from the bill, but to be honest, the entire experience was just totally ruined. I dined at this restaurant a few years ago but it was much better then. Will not be coming back.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Kitkat004
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English first
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Just as I remember!!!”
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Reading the reviews I was worried my one of my favorite restaurants had gone down hill. Not the case! Everything was great. Bang bang chicken was awesome. The crispy fried seaweed was amazing and so was everything else. Service was exceptional. Go to this restaurant.

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1 Thank AES2302
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Leicester
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121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Very good!”
Reviewed 6 October 2012

This was a business meal with a group of colleagues, 4 people in total. The restaurant is certainly more up market than most, with a extensive menu featuring a wide range of dishes. We simply chose a selection of food and all sampled what was on the table - and it was all good. The highlight for me was the soft shell crab. I love crab, but had never had it like this before, really great. Service was good and no long waits for anything. Yes, it is more expensive. The meal was about £45 per head, but this is not the average Chinese and I can recommend this restaurant if your looking for a more special night out.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank LeicesterChipper
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UK
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent upmarket Chinese restaurant”
Reviewed 19 August 2012

If you do not associate Chinese food with cheap (Good Earth nearby does that well) then this place is great. Nice atmosphere, excellent food and friendly traditional service. Nice for both a casual weekend dinner or for a special occasion. A nice mix of Chinese and other Asian dishes. We tried coconut seafood soup, crispy duck, Korean beef and scallops. All were very nice and justified the somewhat higher price than you would pay at your "local". Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank plunge
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Never Again”
Reviewed 29 July 2012

We went to this restaurant because we thought it had a good reputation. Instead we found the place was very, very expensive, that the service was amateur - slow, insufficient staff, badly trained, if at all.

You might think that a restaurant which automatically adds a 12.5% service charge has a reputation to maintain. We found this place less than average.

The food was not that good. Not that well prepared. The portions were not generous.

Give it a miss. We were very disappointed.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank sir_recorder
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