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Confucius Chinese Restaurant, Chichester, West Sussex

Confucius Chinese Restaurant

4.6
4.6
235 Reviews
£26 to £40
Chinese
Confucius Chinese started as Chichester's most famous Chinese, renowned for its local touch and personal service. Since then, nothing much has changed, the same people still work here and we still use our secret recipes to create classic dishes.Gordon and Yvonne Lee are the owners and you'll probably get to meet them at the restaurant. We're a family run restaurant with a twist in modern British Chinese cuisine. We live in Chichester and know the area very well.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Chinese
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01243 783158
  • Payment Options
    JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Chichester
  • Cross Street
    Confucius Chinese Restaurant
  • Parking Details
    Limited parking at the back of the restaurant. Car park behind Iceland is a 3 minute walk.
  • Public Transit
    Chichester station
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 235 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Sussex

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Chichester

    Most Booked

235 Reviews
  1. BeverleyF

    West Sussex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever, the food and service were both excellent and was enjoyed by all our family.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The owners were great dealing with a gluten allergy and the service was quick. Food was awesome.

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  3. ChristineH

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very traditional Chinese restaurant, excellent service and good food.

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  4. BeverleyF

    West Sussex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the welcome was very friendly and the food and service was excellent.

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  5. RonM

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent traditional Chinese food and friendly attentive owners and staff.

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  6. Trev

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly and attentive staff. Extensive menu. Good quality and value for money.

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  7. KeithJ

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went as a couple prior to the theatre at 6pm. Two other tables occupied. Service was extremely quick and food good and well presented. Great value.

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  8. GordonG

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time at this family run restaurant. The owners are very friendly and the food is the best Chinese in Sussex

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  9. ashbyL

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Host was great and very busy, organising a young staff team.

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  10. JonP

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food beautifully presented, polite and attentive service.

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  11. fionabc

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, warm welcome from Gordon, piping hot food delivered to our table speedily and thoroughly enjoyed. Bill very reasonable.

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  12. Adam

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This long-established Chinese restaurant is run by a husband and wife, who were both present on the evening my friends and I ate there. The proprietors' charming daughter was waiting at table. Our meal was excellent (the baked sea-bass and the minced beef and tofu hot pot are especially good) and service was swift and friendly. I've eaten at Confucius several times before and shall certainly do so again.

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  13. RichardN

    Hampshire

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was lovely but we were placed right by the kitchen which was noisy. My starter was served to the wrong table and I had to wait a long time for another. The young staff were great but the senior staff were very loud and shouted at the junior staff. Food was spilt on our sons coat by one of the senior staff with no apology or offer to clean it off. Not the best meal we have had there sadly, particularly as it was to celebrate my Mother in Law’s birthday

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  14. RobM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly welcome, pleasant surroundings and good service. Food was well presented, generous portions, value for money, and very much to our taste.

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  15. CynthiaB

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Warmly greeted, service was excellent, food was very good, piping hot and full of flavour. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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  16. antheap

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A warm welcome and delicious food . We look forward to our visits to Confucius and always enjoy our meal piping hot , freshly cooked and generous servings .

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  17. JaneT

    Dorset

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Absolutely freezing. Food went cold really quickly, couldn't wait to get out. Needs cleaning!

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  18. MalcolmS

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic customer service and great food good atmosphere

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  19. MartinF

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and the food was amazing, never had a bad meal from them the ribs to die for great place to eat and enjoy.

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  20. JakkiH

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always deliver lovely tasty food. Young lad is very good polite

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  21. LindaM

    West Sussex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening which was a special treat. The food was amazing, the staff very friendly. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be going back.

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  22. JaneR

    Bedfordshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A must! Excellent food and fairly quick service but the husband isn’t good at front of house. Can be quite rude to his staff if they aren’t quick enough etc. However, we have been a few times and the food is excellent. The decor is like stepping back in time! Highly recommend if you can get over the boss if he’s not in best of mood or very busy!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really busy with good pre Christmas vibe. Service very good. Food arrived quickly and was delicious

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  24. fionabc

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delightful to see Lotus and her parents and enjoy freshly home cooked Chinese food served with attention to detail and conviviality.

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  25. JackS

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a very relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely be going again

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  26. SuzieB

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic evening here, Gordon and his team were so efficient and the food was absolutely delicious. Thank you for giving us such a lovely evening.

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  27. Misty

    West Sussex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My starter arrived after everyone had finished theirs. We ordered one vegetarian cup suey, arrived with meat in, one dish didn’t arrive at all. We won’t be going back!

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  28. mightyquin

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent local restaurant. Good food and service and very good value.

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  29. JonathanF

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Always wanted to go here for years as it always looked nice from the outside. On entering I was a little disappointed as the restaurant is tired inside & could do with redecorating & new flooring but apart from that we couldn't fault the quality of service or food. Would I go back, yes I would but because of the appearance inside I wouldn't recommend to go there with friends or family as they would be a little taken aback..

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  30. DannyD

    Bristol

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made our first visit here after a matinee theatre performance. Our greeting was warm and welcoming and the overal dining experience was wonderful. The service and quality of food were both excellent and represented very good value for money. We will certainly visit again.

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  31. RogerT

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The only "down" is ambience. It was not the fault of the Restaurant but as we were eating, a couple came to a table behind us and set about a loud conversation with a party of four on our other side. We said that we appeared to be in the middle of something and the couple merely simply said they normally had a table next to their friends. They carried on conversing about their holidays. I have seldom come across such rudeness in a restaurant and left before coffee. It spoilt what had been an excellent and enjoyable evening.

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  32. Grasshopper

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I just love this restaurant. We have been frequently fo over 20 years and Gordon and Yvonne are almost like family. The food is quite the best of its kind I have eaten anywhere. I cannot recommend it highly enough!!

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  33. JoanneH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Always lovely food, new waitress was lovely, a great addition to the team

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  34. JayneF

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food, great service and good value for money

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  35. PatrickH

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice good service, food tasty enjoyable evening

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  36. Angie

    Surrey

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent a very busy restaurant but service again excellent . Friendly attentive good atmosphere . A family run restaurant should be proud of themselves .

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  37. WendyE

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Great experience altogether

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  38. Spuddie

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food both excellent as usual.Will be returning

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  39. MICHELLED

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always, had a new staff member from when we were the last time. He was very polite, attentive and professional. Food was particularly amazing

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  40. gom906

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, great food and great service. The best seabass I have had in years, can't wait to return.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Confucius Chinese Restaurant using the Order Online button. Confucius Chinese Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Confucius Chinese Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01243 783158.

Confucius Chinese Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Confucius Chinese Restaurant

2 Cooper Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1EB

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Confucius Chinese Restaurant
  • Area
    Chichester
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Chinese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Limited parking at the back of the restaurant. Car park behind Iceland is a 3 minute walk.
  • Public Transit
    Chichester station
  • Payment Options
    JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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