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376 Shirley Road, Southampton SO15 3HY, England
+44 23 8078 0222
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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New Forest, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I write this review having only just returned from having lunch at this restaraunt, so the experience is fresh in my mind. We have been looking for a new Chinese/Cantonese restaraunt since the sad demise of the superb Imperial China in Lyndhurst but the Kachina does not even come close to filling that void. Firstly, restaraunt is grubby and uninviting... More 

Thank Laurence S
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A personal favourite of mine, lovely food and very welcoming staff! Food is always fresh and never gets too busy.

Thank shaunbakerton
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I only like Chinese buffets when they bring it to your table and food is cooked fresh which they do here. I only visited because Tangs was shut but it was so tasty so I'll be returning soon. You can park right outside which is handy & the staff are lovely and service is quick

Thank kellym222
Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family have been eating at and from Kachina's Restaurant for many years. But I must say that the take away we have just received was poor! The food was cold on arrival. After we had all microwaved our meals we sat down to enjoy them. Sadly that was not the case. The king prawn curry contained so much onion... More 

1 Thank c j
Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Pleasant evening meal, slightly rushed service and food could have been hotter but generally ok Would use again

Thank Tina M
Bushey, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Visited here last week for dinner with my eldest (18 years) and youngest (7 years) and had a really tasty meal - eating from the "Evening Buffet" menu. Parking outside on the road was easy - right across from the restaurant (as parking restrictions only apply during the day). The restaurant itself seemed clean, and staff were attentive and friendly.... More 

1 Thank Sellest
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We used to visit Kachina regularly a few years ago and returned recently. The service was excellent and food was nice, though it didn't taste as good quality as it used to. The decor is exactly the same and looking rather tired. We enjoyed our meal but not enough to visit weekly like we used to.

Thank Gail G
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lovely buffet food experience. Food cooked fresh to order and great advice on what and how much to choose. Main course portions aren't huge but after starters and duck you don't need it! Great all round!!

Thank allthewards
Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ordered the pre-set menu as that seemed to be more than sufficient and the buffet would have been too much to eat. Portions were average sized and good quality, Service was good too.

Thank 888cledor
United Kingdom
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Good food, nice friendly staff. Order to cook buffet.. Value for money, they got few good deals. Worth trying..its on main road and lots of parking available around.. I would recommend chefs special dishes...

Thank Sanil K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 376 Shirley Road, Southampton SO15 3HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8078 0222
Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Karaoke

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