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“Mixed experience” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mr Wu

Mr Wu
Ranked #16,479 of 22,217 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Soho
London, United Kingdom
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705 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
“Mixed experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

I had two plates of food. Tasty enough at the time. It wasn't special but it was inexpensive and a reasonable amount of choice. The beef in black sauce was quite good. The problem was that after two plates I felt so sick for hours.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Always eat her when in London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Never had a bad meal yet. The buffet is abundant with plenty of choice and very cheap.
It could do with a bit of fresh paint around the place and a refit, but still a good place if you fancy Chinese on a budget.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank christine b
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eindhoven
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“worst experience ever!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Never, never go there!!! We wanted a cheap and cheerful food option, because of our limited budget: cheap was all it was. We were a group and got put in the basement, saunalike temperatures and next to the ladies toilets. Waiter more interested in texting his friends than in helping us. We were given the card that says: excess food charged at 5 pounds per 500 grammes AFTER we put the food on the plate. Excellent rule, dont get me wrong, but we would have liked to have been informed BEFORE we started eating. Food: some of it was OK, some pretty terrible and some even dodgy-looking and tasting.
You cant say: well the price is cheap so what do you expect....because we ate for the same price the next day and the food as well as the treatment we got from the staff in that place was 100 times better. Therefore AVOID THIS PLACE IF YOU CAN!!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT unbeliveble cheap and very very good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

the best food experience in London ( food wise) so so cheap and so so good
you can eat almost everything all you can eat style
highly recommended

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sori_p
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Should be shut down”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Tempted by the £8.99 buffet was a wrong move, but it was late on Sunday and we were hungry. I have never, ever had such a bad experience in a Chinese restaurant. It started when the miserable waitress threw the drinks menu at my sons girlfriend. We should have walked out then, but I said "look we are here and have a table, let's just eat"

We made our way upstairs to the buffet and had to wipe the plates clean and dry with tissues. We filled our plates and went back downstairs to eat. The the drinks came, one completely flat coke, one flat lemonade, one glass of off white wine and my bottle of beer. Well they couldn't cock that one up, as it was sealed and hadn't passed through their kitchen. Then we found that half the food was barely warm and some of the chicken appeared to be under cooked. We ate very little and went back upstairs for more punishment and filled our plates again.

Some of the food was fairly tasty, but most was bland and had the appearance of being reheated (a loose term) and dried up.

Then the bill was thrust on our table. I looked at it and I thought "no way am I paying for bin fodder" The miserable and rude waitress came back with a snarl in her voice "you come upstairs and pay now, we cash up"

I informed her that we would not be paying and told her everything that was wrong with the meals. She just went off to annoy other customers on another table. No apology, no I will get the manager, just continued to treat us like dirt. We waited another 10 minutes and nothing happened.

So we walked out without paying, which then suddenly the manager appeared and tried to grab hold of us. He was told that it was the worst food and worst service in any restaurant that we had ever experienced and we would not be paying. This Chinese restaurant has no respect for its customers and to put icing on the cake, I had an upset stomach today.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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