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The Taste of China

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115 High Street | Cosham, Portsmouth, England
+44 23 9238 2322
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Hampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We landed here after looking for a Chinese nearby. All green outside, the place inside was ok though. Service was good, crispy Duck ok, average chicken dish and fried rice, nothing else worth remembering. We got out as it was getting more full and louder at the back.

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Thank AronC7
Orpington, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this on TA. When I arrived (at 6.30pm) nearly all the diners were Chinese. This I find reassuring. The food was very good and service was prompt and friendly. Great hot and sour soup. The owner was in attendance keeping the staff on their toes. It was a very cold night and the entrance door did not shut properly... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to this Chinese Restaurant for well over 10 years and have never been disappointed. The chicken satay is the best you will ever taste, and the service very friendly and swift. It is always full of Chinese people which speaks for itself. In our opinion, this is the best Chinese restaurant in Portsmouth and definitely worth... More 

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nine of us met up and sat at the large circular tables which are always good for a larger party. I speak for us as a couple: we did not enjoy the sweet and sour hong kong style dish which had an uncooked floury taste. We found the meal acceptable but with no wow factor. Service was good. Decor a... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dined here with friends on Saturday night. We pre booked our table but chose to eat early and the restaurant was fairly quiet although it was getting busier by the time we left Our waiting staff were very slick and efficient and were very accommodating with a high chair for the two yr old we had with us. All... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The thing is I love what they cook in this restaurant, food is good but the service is so poor. We do live in Southsea and it's a bit of effort to get there but every time I have uneasy feeling about the service we receive. I even brought some of my friends there for meal in the past despite... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here twice over the last week while here on business. We had lots of different dishes over the 2 visits and all were excellent. Booking is advisable as it is frequently full.

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Thank Stiofan111
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Superb dinner. As usual I am so impressed. Hot and tasty chinese dishes. It is a packed house again from 530 onwards and still a full house at the present.

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Thank David Y
Portsmouth
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great Chinese, it's a must. Lovely food. Gets very busy, so booking is a must. I've been three times now, and it's always been good food.

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Thank Debbie T
Southampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were lucky to get a table in this very popular resteraunt so it is best to book. I liked the menu because it is written in Chinese characters as well as English which indicates to me that this is real Chinese food. Our meal was delicious. I would have liked to have received a warmer welcome.i

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 High Street | Cosham, Portsmouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9238 2322

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