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Silk Road

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49 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR, England
+44 20 7703 4832
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14:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The service could be better and it's annoying that you always have to book but this place is amazing. The pork with black fungus is a must and we love the dumplings too. Can't believe how cheap it is!

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Thank KECamFields
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't remember having bad Chinese takeaway anymore... because if I want some good Chinese there is only one local to go to- Silk Road. Nowadays if you don't book be prepared to be turned away as people flock to fill up the tables. Certainly wednesday - saturday. Really nice fresh and zingy style of Chinese, perhaps not as recognisable... More 

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Thank hrowleyconwy
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Firstly you'll need to book as is so popular. It is a no frills cheap and cheerful affair, sitting close to other on benches, so good for big groups or friends but probably wouldn't take the parents or in laws. It's busy and plates come as and when they are ready. Lots of cheaper cuts of meat used such as... More 

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Thank Pangchetta
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic authentic, cheap and delicious Chinese food. Don't expect your sweet and sour chicken and special fried rice because you won't get it here. The cabbage and chilli dish is a must, the noodles are rustic and home made on the premises and lip smackingly tasty. The Cucumber dish a stand out too. I've been twice and haven't been disappointed... More 

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Thank kemsuleyman
Guildford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended place to try xinjiang (northwestern China) food. The food is mainly noodles, stews & kebab. Not your ordinary Chinese takeaway food & certainly not for the faint hearted. Loved their food & very reasonable price. Near to where I work!

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3 Thank DanielYeow
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most dishes here are really great: the double cooked pork, the chilli chicken, the luxury noodles, the fried dumplings. I was a little bit disappointed with the aubergine but everything else was great. Service was fine, meal was SO cheap

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Thank Izzysaunders
Darlington, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you crave formality, a sophisticated ambience and the like, then this isn't the place for you. Cramped, noisy, basic - this restaurant simply concentrates on delivering very good quality home-made Xinjiang food at incredibly good value prices. The success of this offering is such that you have to book - but don't expect your table to be ready for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Good for people who is a fan of chilli And sour pork. Not authentic Chinese. And you have to share table with other people, staff not seem friendly.

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Thank W S
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I don't recommend here for a sophisticated meal with the family! Your table probably won't be ready when you arrive, and you'll be happily stuffed within about an hour. But with friends, looking for fantastic food at a very reasonable price and a couple of beers, you really can't wrong. Food is fantastic and service is perfectly fine. I'd struggle... More 

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Thank LondonMike1983
London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Very busy and patchy service, but the food is the star - authentic, delicious and amazing value. Lamb Skewers and Big Plate Chicken stand out, but haven't had anything that was less than great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7703 4832

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