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132 South Street, Lancing BN15 8AU, England
+44 1903 600060
16:30 - 23:00
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Went here last night for the first time. Very well priced. New clean tiled floors, new seats and newly decorated all through. The food was beautiful! Freshly cooked and presented beautifully. I will be back!

Thank koen1977
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Bank holiday Bright clean fresh restaurant Only couple however phone orders home delivery busy. Both decided on the buffet. Very welcoming and polite attentive staff. Good fresh food ample size portions All finished with coffee on the house lovely finish to our evening. Will definitely return

Thank Mandz F
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Tricky one this ... All you can eat 9/10 Atmosphere. 2/10 No one's fault just a very quite evening in the restaurant. No customers no bustle no nothing. Food OK but felt like dining in a library. Almost felt Awks ordering. Shame the best option here on that particular night would be the take away.

Thank Cola O
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

There was nothing wrong with the food although maybe a little too salty. After seeing the take away menu before going i was slightly disappointed by the buffet menu! There was not the choice i was expecting . i have also ordered takeaway last night and there was an item missing. Not a bad place just needs some work

1 Thank LianneGearing
Sompting West Sussex
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Never have I ever been to a restaurant where you are left standing and not greeted and sat at a table, so left feeling awkward we sat at a table ourselves, we still weren't acknowledged until my husband caught he's eye to which he just nodded, still waiting, anyway to cut a long frustrating story short we had our starters... More 

Thank Natalieh148
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Just re,opened. Helpful staff, good menu. Salt and pepper king prawns fabulous. We had the buffet menu,, good value, great food.

Thank Ivan B
Lancing, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

we used to visit this restaurant often before it was taken over by new management. On Father's Day we thought it would be nice to go back and treat my dad to a special meal. when we arrived we were not greeted and left waiting around, not sure as to if we were assigned a seat or choose our own,... More 

Thank KDashh
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Well where do I start with this visit, myself wife daughters and son in law went here for fathers day. We arrived at 1820 waited 30 minutes before we ordered starters waited another 30 minutes for the starters to arrive had to ask for cuterly plates and napkins, plates where stone cold when they arrived which made the food turn... More 

Thank Samharris1975
Worthing, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

At long last this restaurant has reopened under new ownership with a modern , smart interior and great menu. Ate there for the first time tonight and although the service was a little slow, it was really tasty and freshly cooked to order . There is an 'eat all you want' option at £16.90 pp or a la carte menu.... More 

Thank margaret b
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

This is a hidden gem within walking distance of Empire Club! Ate so much after last visit nearly thru up on pavement! Amazing!!!

1 Thank Fattyumptious

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 South Street, Lancing BN15 8AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Lancing
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 600060
Best Chinese Restaurant in Lancing

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?