RestaurantsLondonHendonNW4

survey result

Summary

£74
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Named after a Chinese city with an ancient Jewish enclave, this smart kosher restaurant in Hendon serves “really excellent Chinese food – every course, without exception”. But, while there is general agreement on the “high culinary standards” (including “excellent crispy duck”), it’s also felt that being kosher makes it “more expensive than it should be”.

Summary

£71
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The divide in opinions on this smart, kosher-Chinese stalwart in Hendon has been unvarying since the year dot – to fans it’s “the best Chinese food ever eaten” but to critics the most “overpriced”.

Summary

£71
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The divide in opinions on this smart, kosher-Chinese stalwart in Hendon has been unvarying since the year dot – to fans it’s “the best Chinese food ever eaten” but to critics the most “overpriced”.

Summary

£70
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The value equation often features in reports on this well-known Chinese stalwart in Hendon, acclaimed by fans for “wonderful kosher food that’s worth paying a bit extra for”. Coeliacs (also catered for) feel the same way “although pricey, it’s the only place I can get a decent Chinese meal that doesn’t compromise on taste”. Those without special dietary requirements, though, merely find it “very overpriced”. In case you’re wondering, it’s named after the eastern city where Jewish merchants on the Silk Road settled more than a thousand years ago.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
No dress code
100

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.50 £24.00 £12.50 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £5.00
Service 12.50%
51 Church Road, London, NW4 4DU
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
FridayCLOSED
Saturday5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm

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