lordgigus you ate at the wrong Mr Wu. The Mr Wu around the corner is the one for 4.95 pund/per person the one you ate at is opposite the Queens Theatre. Next time you are in London visit the one opposite the Irish Bar and you wont be dissapointed (about the food that is!).
Leicester Square, London
28 Wardour Street, China Town, London W1D 6QN
- Piccadilly Circus Tube Station (0.2 km)
- Leicester Square Station (0.3 km)
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020 7287 3885
1453 London Road, London SW16 4AQ
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16 reviews of Mr Wu in English
The staff isn't like what u get in an high end restaurant, but to me they were very friendly!
I actually recommend this place to my friends, when they fly to London and don't have a broad budget!
I think the price is fantastic and the food is good!
I love that place! :)
This place is terrible. The food was disgusting - greasy, lacking flavour, and practically cold. The staff were incredibly rude, particularly the one white guy (who seemed to be a manager/bouncer). Only the older lady at the till managed to be able to smile, every other person looked like they were angry at the fact that you were interrupting their day and taking up their precious time by daring to enter.
There are far, far better places to eat than this, many within 30 seconds walk.
Do yourself a favour, go elsewhere.
DO NOT EAT THERE!!! TERRIBLE SERVICE! EVIL MANAGER! TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE AWFUL THE WORST SERVICE AND OVER PRICED BUFFET!
I repeat DON'T EAT THERE
I HAVE TO PUT DOWN A STAR RATING OTHERWISE THIS WONT BE POSTED SO FOR THE RECORD, ZERO STARS!
I always believe that the sign of a good Chinese restaurant/buffet/all you can eat is that it is frequented by Chinese people. Mr Wu's is one of these places. The food appears authentic, and although quite basic, is very tasty with lots of choice. There are dozens of more expensive chinese restaurants in the area where the food is better but then again you get what you pay for.
I can't understand why some people have quoted it costing them £8.50/person as it quite clearly states on the window £4.95 all you can eat. Its not really important that the service is poor (they don't charge for it), it doesn't really matter that they only clean the tables with tap water as you eat off plates which are hot when you take them out of the plate warmer, and the tables are far cleaner than most fast food establishments.
It would be nice to get a smile out of the staff, other than when you are leaving, and it would be nice to be able to finish your meal before they drop the bill on your table as they are walking past, it would also be nice to be asked if you would like a drink when you sit down and not to have to chase a member of staff (although contrary to above comments, 2 people on our table were served tap water). Its fast and furious, get in eat your fill and leave, so who really cares that the service is not that great, you are not there long enough to worry about it and the most important element to any restaurant, THE FOOD, is excellent (and it is only £4.95).
Mr. Wu was one off the "higher priced" all you can eat Restaurants in Chinatown. We ate for 8,50 Pound per person. The food was very basic and the choice of sauces very poor. I am a big fan of chinese food and I think that the cheaper restaurants (especially the one with 5 Pound per person) can have the same quality. I don't see the reason of the higher price.
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mclorie, 11 July 2011:
Dirty and horrible. Bland food. Waitress and serving staff extremely rude. Did not recieve one smile by any of the waiting staff. Manager was mopping the floor as customers were eating. Tables were clean by using only tap water.
Mr Wu borders on the Curates egg syndrome (without reference to food hygiene): the intention is good but the staffing, and service really let it down.
It is encouraging to see more buffet style, hassle free, restaurants offering good food - particularly in 'China Town' where the quality is surprisingly variable. However, once you are ushered away into a dark corner (literally) away from view, the staff will seldom pay you any attention unless they feel they can flog off another exorbitantly priced beer or (suspiciously watery) soft drink.
The food does taste good, and is impressively varied, although at times it is depressingly salty, which reveals the main intention of the place which is just to extract as much money out of you as possible. In it's defence, the quality of the food (esp. meat) does not raise too many questions, unlike many other 'restaurants' operating in the area. In order to exploit maximum profit, the meat is sparse and generously supplemented with vegetables, (and frequently, salt and MSG); however on a good day the proportions can be fine. Most importantly, one does not get the impression that there shall be any imminent health and safety scares, or at least we hope not.
I hope other quality restaurants spring up in China Town, especially those competitive in price, high in hygiene, and with healthier food and friendly service. Until then, if you're on a budget, just bite your tongue, go to Mr Wu's then to a bar elsewhere for more reasonably priced drinks and better service.
“Eat as much as you can” is one of my favourite type of restaurant.
Mr Wu offers quite a lot of type of Chinese dishes, from fired noodles / rice to roast chicken / duck. Their filling rate is quite fast, I seldom encounter the situation that the dishes are running out for a long time without refill.
Apart from the traditional Chinese dishes, they also offer paella and fires.
They also have a large variety of dessert to choose from.
This is a basic, cheap, all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet where you get what you pay for. To be fair, there is a good selection of dishes although there is always the same thing on offer. The restaurant is set over 3 floors so be prepared for stairs (I don’t think there is disabled access), and there is no atmosphere to speak of, also the staff are quite brusque. They don’t serve free tap water, so they clearly make their money on the drinks which are a little pricey.
got to be the cheapest place to eat in London. £4.95 all you can eat buffet every day. Not great choice on the buffet but its all good quality. No draught beer, only bottles. Very small place so it is cramped but if your just after somewhere to eat and cheaply then this is the place for you.
All-you-can-eat Chinese buffet in Soho. About 10 tables downstairs, as many again upstairs, plain white rooms with simple chairs.
£4.95 all the time, and you definitely get what you pay for. If you’re keen for some delicate flavourings, careful presentation, or lush surroundings, keep on’ walkin’. If you’re starving and need to stuff your gut with friend chicken wings, noodles in sauce, and greasy spring rolls, you’re not going to get it for cheaper.
My friend and i try to visit at least once a month and are never let down. the price is very reasonable for the variety and quality and our favourite dish is the beef and carrot though on our last visit this was not available. let’s hope they have not taken it off the menu. the drinks aren’t as sophisticated as most restaurants but to be honest you are not there for the drinks.
Absolutely fabulous! Ok, the food may not win a Michelin star, but it’s filling, well presented, and more than you would normaly expect from a Chinese buffet. Really accomodating staff (were more than hapy to put two tables together for us), but they do aim for the quick turnarround. And the price is fantastic. Impossible to miss as you walk past, with the large red letters - definitely worth a visit - if you can get in!
Mr Wu is an authentic, but basic chinese buffet restaurant. Very fairly priced for such a central location (just off London’s China Town), the restaurant can seat approximately 30 people upstairs and 100 downstairs. The place is clean, and well staffed, however the staff are not all friendly or particularly English speaking. Forks and spoons are provided as standard alongside chopsticks.
The food is kept warm and replaced often. Food highlights include the broccoli and cabbage stirfry, belly of pork, duck and lemon chicken. There are several varieties of rice and noodles, prawn crackers, spring rolls and seaweed as you’d expect. Fruit is available for desert.
A MAJOR downside to Mr Wu’s is the drinks choices. They refuse point blank to serve free tap water, and soft drinks / bottled water are below par with regards to quality (and overpriced).
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