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Kalala Restaurant

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2 Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone CT20 2QT, England
+44 1303 211128
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:30
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Passing through Folkestone on a cold Sunday night and thought we would try this restaurant which was handy for our hotel. I had not realised it was a buffet before we went in or probably would not have tried it. The atmosphere was very subdued and only a couple of other tables were occupied. It was quite early however. It... More 

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Thank clottieYorkshire
Folkestone, Kent
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third and final chance at giving this place a go. I will never return. If a place advertises staying open until 11pm, I don't expect to arrive at 9pm and find the buffet dried-up, cold, stale, and basically inedible. Nothing about the food was appealing and a meal in the Arctic would feel warmer. I only stayed... More 

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Thank TheatreMary
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here before and thought not as good as ppl say but thought I would give it another go 10 times better. Service a bit slow and they let the food on the buffet get to low until manager came out she soon put that right.ppl they have working there a mixed bag about them 1 very pleasant the other... More 

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Thank David L
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Mother, Brother and I decided to dine for lunch yesterday as in the past kalala has been our favourite place to eat, now im not sure if this place has changed hands or something but the standards where AWFUL! Their was Delivery boxes all over the bar area and the seating area, the food was Hideous! hardly anything left... More 

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Thank Jay R
Cheriton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am glad to say the food and the service was wonderful, would recommend to anyone. But I was disheartened to find that none of the waiters get to keep tip for their amazing service. :(

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Thank DeborahHanes87
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We make this restaurant a weekly visit, food is always lovely and hot plenty of choice and main menu has a few different choices everyday. Evenings and weekend buffet has crispy duck on offer. Deserts can be a problem as to which one to choose from !!

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Thank Sharon D
Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extensive range for self serving but a bit restricted weekday lunch. Sometimes food can be tired but allways edibale, pick with care and you should have a good meal at a reasonable price.

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Thank kbhythe
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Much to expensive, the have upped the cost way too high, shame we will be off to cheaper places , also place dirty damp walls , food off as well, shame

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Thank clouddancer40
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Super food, lots to choose from, well presented, and delicious. The staff were very friendly and the restaurant well decorated and a pleasure to relax and enjoy your meal in. A definite spot for a regular treat.

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Thank Tony P
Dover, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

The choices, quality and presentation of their buffet and the atmosphere is superb. If I lived next door, I wouldn't bother to cook again. Seriously a restaurant to put at the top of the list. This will now be our favourite venue.

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Thank Valerie V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
Saturday
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone CT20 2QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 211128

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