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Tenji Japanese Buffet Restaurant

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Barrack Road | Barrack Road, NE2 4LA, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4LA, England
+44 191 230 3888
12:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent £20 on a lukewarm buffet with fish that smelt bad. Had the salmon sashimi and decided not to try and risk it with any other food, paid, and left. Stayed up all night sweating and vomiting. This place is an absolute disgrace. It needs to be investigated as elderly people and small children are definitely at risk eating here.... More 

Thank Nefyha
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good to see that there is a little bit of improvement with Tenji Japanese Buffet Restaurant. It was better that the last time I visited them with a friend that came from overseas.

Thank princeiseoluwa
North Shields, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Saturday night and the first thing that hits you is that the place needs a good clean. We tried the cold sushi first and it was quite nice so we were looking forward to the hot selection, big mistake. Most of the options had already gone and it was only 8.00pm. What was left was like warm... More 

Thank edrum
newcastle, UK
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125 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time here and the service and food today was awful! We arrived an hour after opening time and overheard from the next table that all the dimsum had sold out!! A quick walk around the buffet station also revealed that there was hardly any dishes left and weren't refilled within the next one that we were... More 

Thank N_L56
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant a few times. The quality seems to be going downhill which is a shame as it is quite difficult to find a good dim sum restaurant in Newcastle. After the lunch on Sunday, I think it's finally time to draw the line as the quality has dipped somewhat. The freshly cooked dishes from the kitchen were... More 

Thank JJ_TravelExpress
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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467 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a busy Sunday lunchtime and it was clear that there weren't enough staff and that those were there needed more training. Food that we ordered took half an hour to arrive the first time and then didn't arrive at all the second time, although the waiter did come over after about 30 minutes to say that they... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us dined and enjoyed everything we tried. We loved the sushi and returned several times. The hot buffet had several dishes we hadn't tried before, all tasty particularly a slow cooked belly pork dish which was delicious. We didn't order any meat cooked to order but did order off the menu and everything was very nice. The staff... More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Although perhaps a 5 minuite walk form town, this place is a hidden gem. They offer a fantasic buffet and all you can drink offer for £28, you can also order off the regular menu with no extra supliment charge. Food is fresh and home cooked and there is a large selection to choose from. Child friendly and perfect for... More 

Thank L_exxhall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

First visit to Tenji with family who live locally. Great variety of fresh food. The staff were very friendly and helpful when choosing dishes for the table. Favourite dish was probably the fried custard buns and pork belly YUM! Wish I lived near so I could go again soon.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely fresh food massive sushi and hot dish selection. Friendly staff large choice of fresh dishes in menu. Wish we had more time as we were hurrying to an event nearby will definitely be going back soon!

Thank MissRachael17

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrack Road | Barrack Road, NE2 4LA, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 230 3888

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