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“Excellent Dim Sum and "retro" interior”
Review of Taste of China - CLOSED

Taste of China
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have been a few times to this quirky little Dim Sum place.
The food is simple, but great - Dim Sum is the best.
Take a selection or leave your money with the waiter and he/she will see to it that you are happy when you leave.
The interior leaves a little to be desired and is great if you want to rediscover the 70s.
Wine is good and (cheapish for Oslo).
Service can be a little slack at times, but nothing to worry about - just relax.

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1  Thank Jan Fredrik T
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

I never write negative reviews but feel compelled to do so after our recent experience.

We felt unwelcome from the moment we walked in - instead of greeting us, the lady who seemed like the manager looked at her watch to signal that it was late, although it was only 9:30pm (the sign clearly said the restaurant closes at 11pm).

Once seated, the menus were impatiently slapped onto our table and we were told to order quickly as the kitchen would be closing. Conscious of this, we quickly ordered our food and asked if we could replace noodles for rice with the beef brisket dish but the manager rudely insisted that this wasn't an option and then later said it would cost an extra 25 NOK, which we declined. Eventually they agreed to serve it with rice for no extra cost. When serving the food, the manager said nothing and just dumped the food on the table. They left us without serviettes/chopsticks and after waiting for quite a while, we got up to ask for some, only to be gestured to get it ourselves.

The beef dish was OK, the meat could have been softer and it was served in large chunky pieces. The second dish we ordered was mixed meat soup noodles, which was abysmal; it came with ONE (?!) slice of roast pork with the rest being liver meat...), the noodles tasted like instant supermarket cup noodles so please don't order this cheap looking dish.

Whilst paying for the bill (~£35.00) The manager dropped a pile of plates/bowls; perhaps it's not her day but certainly not an excuse to treat customers the way she did.

We both agreed it was the worst restaurant experience we can remember. In hindsight, we really should have looked for another restaurant and regret coming here.

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4  Thank Will C
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

It is in an old building's second floor so you can miss the entrance easily. The setting is quite old especially the toilet place was narrow and use a hook instead of a lock. The dimsum selection was abundant, you know it won't be too bad because the staff speaks cantonese with each other. I only tried three of them and I will only recommand the crab and scampo steamed dumplings because it is freshly made. The other two are more for none picky eater or people who hasn't live in Asia before. Still, it's the best dimsum I had in Norway so far.

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1  Thank Zhozho
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The Dim Sum menu is extensive for Norwegian standards, but the taste is certainly not authentic. The dough of the hak kou and shin juk should be thinner. But of course we are not in a China town here, so I will not judge to harshly. Service is good, but prices are rather high for a lunch, about 300 NOK a person.

Thank mihata44
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Specializes in dim sum. I ordered more than I could eat. Was disappointed With a couple of Choices, but the rest were delicious. Moderately priced. Popular Place. Recently opened a branch near city hall. Worth a visit. Unpretentious. Not the best ambience, but People come here for the dim sum, not the atmosphere.

Thank 18Stephen90
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