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Jen Cafe

4-8 Newport Place, London WC2H 7JP, England
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“fried dumplings” (15 reviews)
“won ton soup” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
4-8 Newport Place, London WC2H 7JP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Staff were friendly and efficient and the dumplings we tried (boiled and fried) we both amazingly tasty. Both were juicy and bursting with flavour. Note this is a cafe style place. It's not for lingering and enjoying a nice meal. Go here and fill up...More

Thank Bomchickawaawaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This isn't a gourmet restaurant, it's a dumpling shop. I can't speak for the other dishes, but the fried veggie dumplings are great. I also got a lemon honey drink which was literally water, ice, lemon, and honey. It was very good. Jen Cafe reminds...More

Thank FeetsMcGinty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a simple cafe not fancy but they do make really good dumplings. There is a lady in the window making them. Cheap and cheerful!

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I like this type of eatery. Eat quickly leave quickly and payment in advance. Which says a lot about the place. One good thing it has going for it is the staff are friendly. The vegetable and the duck noodle soups are the same, less...More

1  Thank Ayman H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had heard about the legendary dumplings but found the service to be very poor and duck mostly bone+gristle. Dumplings took ages+arrived after partner had finished his meal. Very little food for the money charged. Very disappointing and would not recommend.

1  Thank angeldelight2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking around Chinatown for some more low budget place for a quick lunch, we were not disappointed! There was 6 of us, somehow we've squeezed in (the place is quite small). Each of us ordered something else from the menu to see how...More

Thank Naridena
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Having read a review on where to go for dumplings and having passed Jen's for many years I decided to take my girlfriend for a pre movie snack. We arrived pretty late and hurriedly ordered three lots of dumplings. Bejing,vegetable and fried. Now at some...More

1  Thank SGGW
Reviewed 26 January 2018

I can’t resist popping in here for dumplings every time I pass - hungry or not! The other dishes are good but the freshly made dumplings are delicious, I love watching the ladies making them in the window and then vents inside to enjoy the...More

1  Thank Juliesamari
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

One piece of hair in the bowl. Waiting too much time,get our food later than people arrive behind us

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Just delicious freshly made dumplings, and tea. It's tiny, and yes you have to share a table, but that makes for a pleasant and friendly change. Perfect for a quick snack, with very efficient service.

Thank charlotterusse717
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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