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China Sea Restaurant

Merchant City
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12 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 5AL, Scotland
+44 141 221 2719
12:00 - 22:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 22:30
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 22:30
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has consistently delivered the best Chinese experience in Glasgow. I have been turning up and being royally treated for over thirty five years! The staff are magnificent, friendly and welcoming across the generations. As a younger person you were rushed through, but with charm, now in my middle years there is the Chinese respect for the older dinner.... More 

Thank James B
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've visited this restaurant many times but last night will be the last. The service has always been quick (sometimes too quick) but the food made up for it and the staff were always friendly. However, last night the staff were straight faced, we had to wait ages for the food and, when it did come, there was 6 or... More 

Thank Rob_and_Kate_Scotia
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as we sat down, we were rushed into ordering, constantly asking us if we were ready, and even when we had our food they were taking plates away and some of us were eating still and others had finished-so rude! they wanted us out asap. The food was nothing special, in fact i sent mine back as there... More 

Thank KC M
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228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived for late lunch and was welcomes and seated really quick and within mins they were over asking what drinks we wanted, and then secs for the starters and mains, the food is brought out within mins of ordering so unless they have it pre heated then there chef must be fast. Overall it was a lovley meal with good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with my friends, we all had a lovely meal and really enjoyed, been there many times before and always highly recommend this restaurant to others, however, today was exceptional whilst eating my breast chicken curry chopped I came across the most extraordinary bit of onion I have ever tasted, I have never tasted an onion like it, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best place in glasgow for Chinese been going for years still my favourite food great also has kids and European menu lunch menu and pre theatre service fast no hanging about would defo recommend here

Thank clelliott1981
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

our favourite restaurant - great value and fast, excellent service. we are regular visitors for lunch and must offer a special shout out to the 'youngish' waiter who lives in Cumbernauld - he is friendly and helpful. we highly recommend the china sea!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Went to the restaurant with three friends and for £7.20 per head for food it was well worth the trip. Staff were pleasant and the service was good. The food was very tasty and filling and we will definitely return. Mild criticism was the seating was too close to other tables but that was it.

Thank ColinJackie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Been coming to China Sea for approximately 16 years for a pre-theatre/concert meal and never been disappointed. Always busy, but never been turned away yet. Food is great, prices are great and the speed of service impeccable. Definitely worth a visit before the Hydro, or just visit!! It's great :-)

Thank Lynette M
North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Very bizy but the staff very professional and always looking after every table. Food was brilliant , salt and chilli chips and chicken curry was amazing. Brilliant menu and also pre theatre menu 10/10. Will be back thanks

Thank Raymie123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 5AL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > Merchant City
  • Neighbourhood: Merchant City
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 2719

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?