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Located in the Wing Yip Centre, Tai Tung offers a wide selection of quality Chinese dishes including dim sum from its spacious and friendly restaurant. Its authentic cuisine means that the restaurant is extremely popular with the local Chinese community. Ample free parking is available.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
Mon-Sat 11:00-23:00
Sun 11:00-22:00

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By Serena A.

My mum took me to Tai Tung for lunch yesterday and it was great, really authentic. You have to take a ticket and wait until it's called out before you can get a table - a bit like at a supermarket deli counter - our wait was around 20 mins. Despite this, once you're at your table the staff do not rush you and service is not compromised although the place is so busy. We finished our lunch at about 2.30 and there were still people queuing to get in despite the neighbouring Chinese buffet and Vietnamese restaurants being near empty by that point. Highly recommended if you fancy dim sum but don't want to drag yourself into Central London.

By Alina N.

Horrible experience!!

We are a family of four and we went there for Sunday dinner. When we got there some very angry lady, with minimal English knowledge sent us straight upstairs and after she took us to our table, she completely forgot about us! After waiting for a while we decided to call her as it was no chance of getting served otherwise! We ordered set menus for four (we were made completely aware of how much it will cost by our waitress!), which we thought will be more than enough, considering that our children are young and they don't eat much, But when the food arrived, we were in for a shock!
We got a bowl of rice with some spoon thrown in there and three little plates with couple of spoons of sauce in them, for us to share apparently! We end up eating mostly rice on its own as the sauce was hardly there! We asked for some water ,but even that we could not drink as it smelled like toilet water!!
Their prices are extremely high and in exchange you get lousy service and disgusting food (not even a take away standard food) thrown in front of you like they are doing you a favour!
I DO NOT RECOMEND THIS PLACE!! Stay away from this restaurant, if you fancy Chinese food go somewhere else as this is completely waste of money!
We will never return there, we love Chinese food but eating there was a horrible experience!

By Lucianne L.

This hugely popular restaurant is officially named Tai Tung but it’s more commonly known as Wing Yip after the enormous Asian superstore in which it resides.

The Venue
Seeing this place on a Sunday, you would think it were the only Chinese restaurant for hundreds of miles, although it’s not much quieter on any other day of the week. Aside from this Croydon branch, there are superstores in Birmingham, Manchester and Cricklewood, so their fan-base is widely spread and as they quite rightly point out themselves, it is a Mecca for those who love authentic Chinese cooking and eating.

The Atmosphere
The dining area is large and open-plan, with the same space upstairs and both areas are full to the brim with hungry regulars, enthusiastic children digging in, families uniting over hot-pots as well as quieter dinners for two - it really is bustling and the focus is all on fast, come when its ready, good food. The service - as is quite often the case in Chinese restaurants like this - can be abrupt at times, but it does the job. The décor has been the same since the 90s and is rather non-descript; this is not the place to go to in search of sophistication, but it remains fantastic in its own way.

The Food
Tai Tung caters for everyone and the vast menu includes the usual dim sum and roasted meats (which are expertly cleaver-hacked from a station in the corner) to fresh steamed fish, lobster, crab and abalone. The daytime dim sum menu is very reasonably priced (most under £3.50 a dish) and consists of the classics: translucent prawn har kau, succulent grilled pork dumplings, spongy stuffed bean curd with pork and prawn, char siu pork buns, crisp and bubbly Vietnamese spring rolls, taro croquettes, custard buns and the ubiquitous and quite excellent cheung fun with char siu pork stick; they’re all exemplary.

From the a la carte menu, the salt and chilli pork chop is divine; deep-fried slices of pork fillet loaded with chilli and garlic (£9.50), and the kung po chicken is as it should be; dark in colour, not over-sweetened and hot (£7.50) The mixed meat crispy noodles are piled high with slivers of liver, squid, prawns, beef, chicken and a comforting sauce (£6) and the morning glory with garlic and oyster sauce is rich in iron and fresh (£7.50). There’s so much to choose from and the portions are decently-sized, so to try more, take some co-eaters.

The Drink
Bottomless Chinese tea is a necessity with the dim sum but otherwise a bottle of house wine is £15. Wines from France, Italy and Australia are all there and a fully-stocked bar will cater any spirit desires you may have.

The Last Word
There are no frills, airs, pretences or niceties at Tai Tung, but they serve damn good, authentic food and since there’s no booking on the busy weekends, you better get here early or be prepared to wait (or shop!).

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