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Jen Cafe

) #10,952 of 18,121 Restaurants in London Chinese, Asian
4-8 Newport Place, London WC2H 7JP, England
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible17%
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4-8 Newport Place, London WC2H 7JP, England
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1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had looked at some of the other chinese restuarant in china town, but with 191 things on some menus there was too much choice, and we needed something simple. this looked lovely with someone making dumplings in the window. so went inside, it is...More

Thank moink37
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Now I am quite at home in this sort of cafe.However I found sitting on the wooden bench quite uncomfortable.Also the table kept sliding away from me,so I was eating from a difficult angle.My jasmine tea came in a mug.I had the 3types of meat...More

Thank wingate
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Probably the cheapest food in China town, it is good value and the portion are a good size. The staff are not very friendly, this restaurant is small so you may share your table with someone else. My favourite is the BBQ pork with rice...More

Thank Onuma W
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

To look at, this is the perfect little place to get fresh Chinese food in a busy cramped cafe vibe, very authentic, and the dumpling makers in the window attract the tourists. Unfortunately, the food doesn't live up to the hype. The dumpling are thick,...More

1  Thank Susyfloosy
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This place is all about the dumplings, handmade in the window. Ignore the rest. The dumplings are fresh and delicious. They are sold in sixes (£5 per six) so we usually grab a portion to tide a hungry teenager over after central London events. If...More

Thank Red_Bus_Ladybird
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Ordered duck and char siu rice, hardly any meat on the duck, more grizle and fat, the char siu was dry and hard, never going there again.

1  Thank rabbitloveslettuce
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I have always loved this restaurant for it's delicious dumplings, quick service & great prices. I used to come here at least every weekend when i previously lived in London. I just couldn't get enough of those incredible hand made dumplings. I went here again...More

2  Thank emmalouisew11
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here for several years. Their dumplings are legendary. You can watch them being prepared through the front window. Be prepared to share your table with strangers. If you are a large party you may have to split into groups. No booking....More

Thank sellocello
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

After a tiring shopping, pop by to have drinks! the staffs are very polite and nice! Thumb up for the good services.

Thank tyngtyng
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I love this place. Well I thought I did. I used to stop here every now and then for some dumplings when I worked nearby. So when I was in London yesterday I thought I'd drop by at lunchtime. The place itself is still the...More

Thank jezk68
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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-8 Newport Place, London WC2H 7JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
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