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Lucky star Chinese restaurant

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101 Trafalgar Street, Brighton BN1 4ER, England
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately this has to be the worst Chinese I have eaten! I have thrown it away! The ribs clearly had been reheated more than once and what meat that was on them (more fat and skin) tasted off made me feel sick. Will not be returning! Honestly tuff as an old boot!

Thank kayneinbrighton
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Three of us decided to call in after a couple of beers on Sunday evening. The windows were steamed up and, on entering, found the place to be pretty crowded, mostly with what appeared to be Chinese clientele. The decor is nothing to write home about but the food was fine. The menu is sectioned in to what could be... More 

Thank MikeA48
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We are usually the only white couple in, so you know it's proper. Sweet and sour pork is off the chain

Thank Stewart M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The food and sauces all tasted off or stale, the chicken wasn't cooked through and prawn crackers were stale. To top it all off found live insects crawling about in my food. Will never go here again it was an absolutely harrowing experience and nobody should ever have to eat this awful food and hazardous food again, and they should... More 

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I see this as more of a canteen than a restaurant. It is 100% Chinese and usually I am the only non Chinese customer when I go. There are over 90 items on the menu! But have found service is remarkably fast. There are vegetarian choices as well although only a few compared to the size of the menu. Duck,... More 

Thank OneSteve
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We go to this restaurant quite often but were let down this time. We went on Tuesday 2nd August. They were very polite to us and sat down and ordered. Some prawn crackers were served but were a bit stale and chewy rather than crispy. When our order came they had substituted aubergine for tofu but had said we could... More 

Thank Doralora
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I visited on a Monday. After being sat and waiting for about 5 minutes had to ask for a menu. There was an offer but a special menu was thrust at me without explanation. The regular menu also contained offers, they weren't explained either. I was confused. I guessed how it worked, chose and waited to order.. and waited and... More 

Thank EmmaLauren29
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I entered a shabby restaurant with worn tablecloths. And my expectations weren't set very high. However I was pleasantly surprised after a wait for my food. I ordered the lunch menu. There's several menus, regular Chinese dishes, set menu at two prices. One was drink and mains. Or starter and mains. I ordered the crispy salt and pepper tofu, beef... More 

Thank Robert W
Brighton, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Didn't expect too much looking at the exterior and interior, but was pleasantly surprised. We ordered the tofu satay skewers to start which were great and then 3 of us shared a vegetable hotpot, where you cook your own food in a, erm, hotpot. Great selection of sauces supplied on a trolley. We had 2 stocks to cook the food... More 

Thank JohnRMcH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here 3 times and it's always delicious. Great price and very sweet servers. The regulars very often eat the large sharing hot pots which are totally divine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Trafalgar Street, Brighton BN1 4ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?