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“A lovely evening with great food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zing Vaa

Zing Vaa
Ranked #57 of 575 Restaurants in Derby
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$11
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Derby, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A lovely evening with great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

A group of 6 of us visited on a Saturday evening. It was quite busy in the restaurant, but we were soon offered menus to peruse and drinks arrived promptly. We decided on the chef's special to share for all of us. Starters were great, freshly cooked and crispy. Lobster was next, I only managed to get a small bit it was rather fiddly. All the mains arrived, piping hot, varied and delicious. Tea or coffee and fresh melon to finish. We all left the restaurant feeling very well fed! The price we thought was very reasonable. Will definitely return.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Birthday meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

We've eaten at the Zing Vaa countless times over the last 20 years and have always had a consistently good meal but hadn't visited for about 2 years until tonight. How lovely to be remembered by the owner and more so for her to remember about out family.

Mondays to Thursdays they offer a special deal for £15 a head which you can order from an extensive menu as many dishes as you wish, or a la carte is available if preferred. It was quite busy early doors for a Wednesday.

Great starters of pork yuk shung and salt and pepper ribs - tender and tasty, unlimited prawn crackers. Beef in black bean, beef in black pepper, Singapore noodles, fried rice, beef with ginger and chicken and cashew nuts - all spot on, full of flavour and piping hot. Fab service, making sure we were happy and had what we needed.

Even better when the bill came, our meal was cheaper than expected as they charged it at the a la carte rate. We hadn't checked the menu but they obviously work out and go with the best option for the customer.

Really good food, handy to be so local. Must try the Sunday buffet next time.

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Nottingham
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

We visited Zing Vaa after reading other reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The food was really good & every dish we tried was as good as the last. The service was also very good & the cherry on top was the reasonable price. We'll definitely be going back soon, a great find!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Derby
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lovely Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Meals have always been very good
Will certainly go again
Good menu
Good food pleasantly presented
Friendly staff

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Best Chinese restaurant in derby”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014 via mobile

My husband and I live in derby and have just returned from the best Chinese meal we have ever had in a restaurant. We booked in for our valentines meal and wasn't disappointed. I had the salt and pepper prawns (amazing) whilst my husband had the satay skewed chicken (faultless) followed by beef chow main, scallops in ginger and onion, 2 desserts and 3 drinks each and the bill was less than £50. I also was given a single red fresh rose with it being Valentines. The staff are polite and attentive and the food is exceptional. This is by far the best Chinese restaurant food we have ever Eaton in any city we have been too and will make this out regular eating pity place. This place is worth a visit and we will definitely be recommemding. Thank you for a great evening.

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