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“Great delivery time, shame about the food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of No 1 Chinese - CLOSED

No 1 Chinese
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner
Manchester
Level Contributor
97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great delivery time, shame about the food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

Having used Just-eat.co.uk to find a Chinese takeaway service in Edinburgh, I came across No.1 Chinese - it had great reviews on Just-Eat. The prices were average for a takeaway, not too expensive. Ordered and it was delivered in great time. However the food was average. The prawn toast we ordered just tasted like fried bread, no flavour and really thin. The chicken from the sweet and sour was so soft it almost felt as if you were eating fat, I had to cut it open to check I wasn't, I thought it would have been crispy! The young chow fried rice was dark brown from all the soy sauce it had been doused with, it was ruined by the soy sauce and didn't taste fresh. The chips were ok but cold when they arrived.

I would not recommend.

  • Visited February 2014
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
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Thank KatieRMH
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  • English first
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Customer service is shocking!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

Went this evening for a meal, food was lovely just a shame about the service, felt like no one really cared about us, my boyfriend asked for a beer from their drinks menu to which the man serving replied we don't do that and on hearing other people ask for drinks there was a lot they didn't have, staff kept leaning over us to take things away whilst we were still eating, we were offered someone else's mains, asked for drinks during our main course and they never arrived. Couldn't wait to get out fast enough and even when we paid our bill there was a euro in our change. And yes as stated in a previous review it's not busy but no wonder! The atmosphere is shocking too and at one point there was even shouting from the kitchen. Avoid going here if you can, really shocking service. Will never return!

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airdrie
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fab”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

Always great food. Restaurant never busy which is surprising. Great value. Big portions, which means a doggy bag for taking home.

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Thank woofles
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