Mr Kong's

21 Lisle Street
Chinatown, London
Tel: 020 7437 7341 Leicester Square 0.1 miles

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Very good indeed. I got some very funny looks from the staff when I ordered the duck web-feet and fish-lip stew, but I'm an adventurous sort and hadn't seen that on a menu before. Managed to eat the lot but I confess to struggling towards the end. Nothing wrong with the dish, just my northern-European sensibilities...

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 by tony.gurr, 23 Nov 2010
Just booked a table for our 3rd visit - think that says enough.

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 by aharman, 09 Sep 2010
Food excellent, clean and new toilet, though we found the service a tad unfriendly or even indifferent. We had spring rolls, won-tun soup, plain chow mein, special fried rice and sizzling beef with garlic - all top-notch and good sized portions too.

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 by TimC, 16 Jan 2010
Went there with a group of 10 on Saturday afternoon and the food and service was excellent.

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 by andycumming, 14 Sep 2009
My husband and I found this place whilst visiting London. We took 'pot luck' the first night and the second night I made him take me back. We have just emailed a friend in Spain to tell him this was the best Chinese food we have ever had, so when he comes over for meetings he must go there. I would award 10 out of 5 stars if I could.

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 by val_lipscombe, 13 May 2009
Outstanding. Brilliant service and attention from the staff and Edwin the manager. Even on a busy day with the Chinese New Year's festivities going on, the order was perfect and we were seated in no time at all. Really impressed and can't wait to go back. Can't recommend this enough - if you're in Chinatown, lunch here is an essential!

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 by mikesouthgate, 02 Feb 2009
Food okay, service lousy! We went there for Chinese New Year. We'd booked a table and were queuing in the 'booked' queue when the waiter, for no apparent reason, suddenly decides to seat the company behind us (a group of arrogant and rude businessmen). After we complained, very loudly, and some in the actual party behind us saying that it wouldn't be fair, we were finally seated 30 minutes late... We were offered our first drinks on the house, but frankly I was so offended and annoyed by this time that it didn't really matter. I'll definitely not be going back there again!

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 by woolfgirl, 29 Feb 2008
Whenever we get to London from New York, we make it a point to eat at Mr Kong's. Our last visit was as good as all the others. The prawn toast, the crispy seaweed, all of it was excellent. And the staff help make the visit even more memorable. It's a wonderful restaurant. Good prices too.

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 by Muggle58, 22 Feb 2008
Terrible, terrible, terrible. I don't even think this deserves any stars. Went there on Saturday at lunch time and was appalled at how bad the service was, especially as the place was not busy.

My girlfriend's soup which she ordered as a starter did not arrive at all. The sweet and sour chicken was just sweet. The rest of the main courses did not turn up till 10 minutes later. I think the waiters had forgotten our food on the counter, because my friend's sizzling chicken was not sizzling at all, and both the Chinese brocolli and beef in oyster sauce (and there wasn't much oyster sauce) were cold when they came to the table.

Worst Chinese I have ever had, and that is saying something. They even had the cheek to add service charge without asking.

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 by Thanh the man, 11 Feb 2008
Visited on Saturday just gone. They served our rice 10 minutes before the rest of our dishes arrived (which were cold and had to be sent back), plus they forgot a soup not once but twice. In the end we cancelled. It wasn't even a particularly busy night. The place smelt of paint and you couldn't use the ladies toilet as there was a workman in there. Never again.

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 by Jaysun, 11 Feb 2008
My favourite Chinese restaurant. Never been disappointed with the food. A really excellent menu and top class service. Can't wait to visit again!

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 by lizanne, 16 Jan 2008
Mr Kong's has been my favourite Chinese restaurant since I was introduced by a friend in the early '90s. The food is usually great, with my favourites being 'ribs in a bag' (order it, it's fantastic!) and duck in yam paste. The service is always very friendly. The restaurant has been closed since June 2007 and I'm desperately waiting for it to re-open.

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 by firesheep, 28 Dec 2007
Friendly staff, fine food and value. I'd vote for the crispy duck too, but never been let down by a course. Our Chinatown restaurant of choice.

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 by Martin Goodman, 29 Sep 2007
Our favourite Chinatown restaurant. They are always warm and hospitable, with delicious food. Great crispy duck.

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 by Urban London, 16 Mar 2007
Mr Kong's is my favourite choice for vegetarian Chinese at a civilised price, and they are so very nice there.

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 by trixie, 01 Nov 2006
This place has the best crispy duck in the UK... and open till late, so definitely beats the kebab after a late night out in Soho.

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 by CookieMonster, 30 Oct 2006
Good food, nice atmosphere. Best food in the area, even if the decor is not the best. Customer service very good.

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 by Anonymous, 08 Oct 2006
Good reliable food but tired decor. Gents' toilet downstairs is not for the faint-hearted.

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 by Boat Drinks (13 reviews), 29 Aug 2006
Saturday was our second visit to Mr Kong's - we were really pleased that we were able to find it again. The crispy aromatic duck is the best we've had. The stuffed chillies are extremely hot, but tasty if you like that kind of thing! Would recommend it to anyone looking for great food and good service.

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 by Blaize (2 reviews), 06 Mar 2006
Really friendly, even though very busy because of Christmas. Best prawn toasts ever (and we've eaten a few). Really child-friendly. Surroundings are a bit basic, but grandma, us and the kids all had a really good meal. Can't wait to go again (and nor can grandma)!

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 by Anonymous, 23 Jan 2006

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