After a brief period of closure in June 2018, and following the latest Government advice, we are ready to safely open our doors again and reunite our customers with their favourite Chinese dishes. We are also offering takeaway and delivery within a 2.5 mile radius from Cambridge city centre.
Please note our slightly reduced operating hours until 1 August 2020:
Lunch: 11.30am - 3.00pm (full Dim Sum menu and limited à la carte menu).
We are closed on Tuesdays.
We look forward to welcoming you at Charlie Chan soon.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Really good service staff, clean environment and delicious Chinese food
Always high quality and great service
Wonderful to see Charlie Chan out of retirement!
Pleased that charlie chan reopened
Best Chinese restaurant in town
Best place for Chinese food in Cambridge hands down!
Decent dimsum, other items a bit on the pricey side.
We haven’t been to the restaurant since 2005. The restaurant is just as good as what I have remembered as a student here at Cambridge. So glad to be back here.
Pleasant return. Excellent dim sum and authentic Chinese.
Delicious dimsum, great service. Would recommend.
When we arrived at the restaurant, at the time we had reserved, it was closed. We had received no warning of this, either from Charlie Chan or from Open Table, so I am unable to say who was responsible. I shall not be using Open Table again.
Dear Robert, This should not have happened and we are very sorry for the inconvenience caused. We are currently closed on Thursdays but unfortunately this was not reflected in the OpenTable system last week and I'm afraid on this occasion we failed to note your booking in advance. We have since ensured that OpenTable correctly reflects our opening hours. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We do hope you will visit again. Kind regards The Charlie Chan team
As excellent as it usually is!
Great, friendly and polite service and delicious food. It was a delightful meal.
Good staff and a wide menu to choose from. All the dishes we tried were excellent and good value for money.
It is pleasing to go to a Chinese restaurant where the staff is friendly and also accommodating, as we had lids with us and they prepared the dishes for us upon request. one of the best Chinese i have been to in uk in my 25 years.
Food (Dim Sum) was hot and fresh and came out quite quickly. Nice restaurant will use again if visiting Cambridge.
It is great that Charlie Chan is back! My wife is Chinese, and this is the only local Chinese restaurant that she will take friends and relatives to. Downstairs provides casual dining; upstairs there is a more formal dining area. The dim-sum is excellent; as good as that found in Hong Kong, and at lunch-time it is easy to have the traditional "yam-cha" - that is, dim sum with one or two more substantial dishes and Chinese tea. The full evening menu will provide a banquet to cater for many tastes.
One of the best Chinese meals I have had in ages. I wished I lived nearer as this would definitely be on my list of regular restaurants
The dim sum is lovely & fresh, we were a table of 6, with one vegetarian, one who couldn't eat pork. We had a great variety of food for lunch & look forward to our next visit!
The best crispy chilli beef I have ever had.
So happy to see the reopening of Charlie Chan. Food quality is as good as before; had to wait a little while to be served but after that, food arrived fresh, hot and promptly after ordering. Tables are well spaced out so felt safe with regards to social distancing. Really happy to have my dim sum fix at my favorite restaurant - will definitely visit again.
Excellent Dim Sum as always and a great pleasure to have the restaurant open again!
Very nice restaurant, friendly staff and food was lovely. Would recommend!
Absolutely wonderful! We went for dim sum on a Saturday which we would always do whilst living in Asia and it took us right back there!! Lovely service and beautiful food. When we are back in Cambridge we will definitely be back. Thank you❤️
Food was delicious. I visit here regularly for dimsum.
We were so pleased to hear Charlie Chan's had reopened. The dim sum was excellent and we really enjoyed our meal. Great value for money and great service
Food was great as always. So glad they reopened!!!
Stalwart Cambridge Chinese institution with the great authentic food to back it up
Amazing food and nice atmosphere-we had quite a noisy table near us but it didn’t detract from the experience.
We had lots of dim sum which was all very authentic-my mum, who is Cantonese, was impressed!
Also both noodle dishes were also delicious with really tender meat!
Thoroughly happy and will make this a regular place to go!!
Went to try the dim sum after reading about Charlie Chan's on community forums. The quality was extremely good, and the portion sizes quite generous. The only let down was the service in general which was not responsive to requests and not very friendly. The young waiter who served us was friendly though he did forget our spoon for dessert.
In summary, food was excellent but let down somewhat by the service front of house.
It is great to see one of Cambridge oldest and best Chinese Restaurants back open.
I was sad to hear it was closed down a while back, but its back open!. We had variety of Dim su. It was quite busy, but glad we went. Lovely dim sum..
Some waiters did not have a mask on, no soap in the bathroom and the service was terrible (we had to ask for napkins, the sauces)
Fabulous service and food
Excellent! Lovely place, lovely staff, delicious food.
The best dim sums in Cambridge, so happy they opened again!
Even thought I visited this restaurant during the lunch time as part of Eat out to Help out, it's surprising how quickly the food comes out and it's served hot.
Very delicious food, warm and friendly service, very fast cooking time didn’t have to wait long. Good value for money.
Best Chinese food I’ve had in a long time. Very quick to the table as well. Would come again.
Amazing dim sum. Custard buns are not to be missed. Cant wait to come back and try more.
Delighted to see this place open again. Best Chinese food in Cambridge!
Food quality was disappointing. The sweet and sour chicken was soggy and tasted weird (not like real chicken) and the noodles were so crunchy (not what we were expecting, the egg fried rice was bland. The only saving grace was the black bean dishes. For the price we paid, it was not good, we get way better from our local Chinese takeaway for half the price!
Charlie Chan offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01223 359336.
Charlie Chan is rated 4.4 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.