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“The best Chinese restaurant I know.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Dancing Taipan Restaurant

The Dancing Taipan Restaurant
Ranked #37 of 63 Restaurants in Wadebridge
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Buffet, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The best Chinese restaurant I know.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

The service is always brilliant. The waitresses always try their hardest. The food is very good but not 100% authentic Chinese. The dessert menu could be made bigger though. Overall, very good.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Truro, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely Take away”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Brilliant take away, great value for money and very yummy! This is my go-to place for a Chinese take away in Wadebridge. Such large portions the set meal for two is a perfect amount for three.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 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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Devon
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Value for money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Four of us had a meal at this restaurant last night.
We never intended to have a Chinese meal, but where we thought we would eat we couldn't, on our way back to our car at 9pm on a Sunday evening resigned to cheese on toast in our rented apartment, we came across Taipan.
Sunday night we found when in the restaurant is All you can eat buffet!!
Not as has previously mentioned is it a buffet, but you could order what you liked of the menu!!
The young waitresses were all very pleasant, but the concept of their menu was not terribly clear, so would have really just preferred an ordinary menu, I understand that it you could just order unlimited then it was open to abuse, but we too felt a little like we being railroaded into one item each, and she said you want egg fried rice and noodles, without us actually having time to say what we really wanted, we then got a small bowl of egg fried & noodles, enough for two but not four!,
Having said that what we ate was hot and tasty, service was good and there was plenty of shredded duck, so it would really be unfair to critisis too much, but it wasn't really was it stated to be.
Total cost of meal for four including 2 bottles of wine was £81.80, not bad, and to be fair we were all full.
Atmosphere was quite good, and although not what we initially wanted to came away fairly content.
My only advice would be to make sure you know what you want, 'all you can eat' should mean what it says, so plan what you want ...starter intermediate...main and side and. Leary stae that to the waitress and not be told...
Not an unpleasant experience.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Hednesford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Worst Chinese I've ever had”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

Dirty tables, cold food, and long long waits between courses....we had the £13 buffet, supposed to be eat as much as you like, but it wasn't a buffet, you had to order each course....wait...for it to come....( 40 mins) and if you wanted another course, then you had to order again, with the waitresses constant asking...do you want more, and trying to make you feel guilty if you did! Some courses were not very warm, and the food (apart from the lamb) was some of the worst Chinese food ever.....cost was £13 per head which is steep....never again.....

Visited May 2014
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Doncaster
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Well worth it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Wasn't sure about this place after reading a few reviews, but thought you have to try it for yourself. Well I'm glad we did as we had a great meal. The staff were polite and the food was very good for the price. We had the all you can eat for £16 and we tried all sorts of dishes. Would recommend. The place isn't very big so it might pay to book.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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