The Chinese takeaway is one of Britain’s favourites and has practically become a Friday night ritual among many.

Whether you order from the comfort of your own sofa while binging the latest series of Game of Thrones or you are out for date night, a Chinese is the key ingredient.

We here at Dakota have checked up on TripAdvisor’s top 10 Chinese restaurants in Surrey to ensure you get the best restaurant or takeaway experience.

The list varies between smart restaurants and little takeaway bars to suit every foodies needs:

#1 Pearl of China – Weybridge


136 reviews

Reviewers commend the food at the Pearl of China but booking is recommended as over the weekends it can get very busy. One reviewer claimed to have eaten at the restaurant over 30 times in two years sung high praises for the restaurants food, service and décor and value for money.

pearl of china - chinese takeaway

#2 Bamboo Basket – Epsom


178 reviews

the Bamboo Basket is a cute little eatery which prides itself on offering an authentic Chinese experience including freshly prepared rice and noodle dishes and a selection of authentic Chinese teas. The restaurant has won several local awards for healthy eating and in 2016 was named Epsom and Ewell’s best business for food and hospitality it is also rated one of surreys best takeaways.

bamboo-basket - chinese

#3 Beijing Restaurant – Addlestone


202 reviews

one of the best things about the Beijing Restaurant is the all-you-can-eat buffet on Sundays 12-9 pm priced at £18.50 per head it is very popular with TripAdvisor reviewers who often praise it.

Beijing restaurant - chinese

#4 So’s Kitchen – Woking


241 reviews

This noodle bar has been described by one reviewer as “Woking’s best kept secret”. It is a “no frills” restaurant however its generous portions and authentic less typical dishes have put it on the map. One reviewer who has been visiting the restaurant regularly for over 5 years said: “The dim sum is the best I have ever tasted. The Best Chinese I’ve ever had.”

While another reviewer stated they wish they’d “found this place sooner.”

So's kitchen - chinese

#5 Bamboo Shoots – Guildford


100 reviews

this little gem tucked away down a Guildford side street was only opened in 2015 as a branch of Epsom’s bamboo Basket and so far it seems to be living up to its sister’s reputation. Like the Epsom branch it offers freshly prepared dishes and authentic Chinese teas. One reviewer who has been going three times a week while working in Guildford said “I can’t get enough lately. It’s a must try!!”

bamboo shoots - chinese

#6 Good Earth – Esher


373 reviews

Esher’s Good Earth is part of a popular chain of London restaurants and takeaways, although this particular restaurant is more on the expensive side according to TripAdvisor it is worth it for the big portions. This restaurant also made it on to the 2017 edition of Harden’s Best UK Restaurant Guide. One reviewer stated over the 5 years they have been visiting the restaurant they had “never had a bad meal or experience.”

good earth - chinese

#7 Tiang Restaurant – Woking


195 reviews

Tiang is another Chinese which is popular for its all-you-can-eat buffet priced at £18.60 per head many have taken to TripAdvisor to comment the high quality food and value for money.

Tiang restaurant - chinese

#8 La Orient – Esher


281 reviews

this family run restaurant has been going for decades, it offers a popular buffet option, along with set menu and take away options. Customers rave about high quality service and food with one reviewer claiming they had visited the establishment 10 times in the last 6 months!

la orient - chinese

#9 Kei’s – Runfold


reviews 255

Kei’s has been running since 1996 and is highly praised for its service and food quality, so much so one couple even had their wedding breakfast there. Another venue with a popular all-you-can-eat buffet according to reviewers. For £18.50 per head you can order as many dishes as you like until you are full.


#10 Blue Lake – Horley


reviews 165

Blue lake prides itself on its great quality and authentic far eastern cuisine which has made it very popular among surrey locals. Sporting another popular “cooked to order” buffet along side a banquet menu which offers 5 courses for under £20 resulting in raving reports from many reviewers who commend the great taste and value for money.

the blue lake - chinese

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