Maximini Chinese Restaurant

4.1
129 Reviews
£26 to £40
Chinese
"Like shoe designing, whipping up a great dish is an art", says Jimmy Choo who has ventured into the world of food with Maximini, an oriental restaurant near Hyde Park where the celebrity shoe smith is bringing a slice of his Malaysian home to Britain. As beautifully dressed as any of Jimmy's A-list clients, Maximini is simplistic and chic with a hint of old fashioned colonial style which perfectly suits it's fabulous Bayswater address.
The irresistible Malaysian dishes are fused with more familiar Chinese flavours by master chef Albert Koh, to produce an innovative and exciting menu which, like a timeless pair of heels, looks set to become this season's must-have.
We look forward to welcoming you at Maximini Chinese Restaurant.
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3.9
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3.9
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3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Staff friendly but not sophisticated. Food helpings huge, good value.
Some dishes like grilled squid v good, however the lamb main dish very average, as was the pawn dish.
Nice setting on the pavement.

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PauloV
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

nice place, quiet, good food, friendly people, excellent location and

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SaadanR
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I took my wife to the restaurant on Valentine’s Day and I was very disappointed as the restaurant is really small. The food is ok but after reading the reviews I was expecting the food to be really good but it was ok.

All in all, just ok restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good value and food

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vipOutoftowner
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food! Good service.

Maximini Chinese Restaurant
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you. We may have overdone our standard. All my staff don't like me at all. I am the enemy of the house. Best regards Tony Chow / owner

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience4

Lovely area/neighbourhood and people but the sweet and sour dishes taste like they have ketchup in the recipe. Chef must correct this.

Maximini Chinese Restaurant
Responded on December 1, 2019

It could be over done with ketchup. Thank you to let us know. However, we have been cooking the same way with ketchup as part of the ingredients for the last 40 years. We see no problem at all. If you have a better way to make the sweet & sour sauce, please let us know. Regards Tony Chow / owner

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nausheens
London
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Always a hit. Fantastic staff

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BethanL
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Not much time was given to choose and the food was a little dry

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vipAmaUK
London
25 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Food quality was poor. We got our starter less than 5 minutes after we ordered. Surely it takes 10-15 to cook them?

Everything taste the same no flavour:).

Maximini Chinese Restaurant
Responded on August 3, 2019

I doubt what you order for your starter. Prawn Crackers is always less than one minute. U5 Prawn in Peppercorn Salt will be around 10 minutes. Steam Seabass will be 15 minutes. Sorry that none of my staff notice the incident. We do not charge items customers complain. My staff should have been notified.

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vipEdieD
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this little gem on a vacation and managed to get in and order before the kitchen closed for the evening. Some of the dishes we selected were because we saw them on other patron’s tables. Everything tasted fresh and delicious and the service was great.

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thekernowian10
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, hot on table. Not the cheapest with Jimmy choo sketches all around he walls.

We were a bit early so it was quiet so the staff were super attentive. Overall excellent food the soft shell crab is excellent, and so was the two aubergines dishes

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was absolutely fantastic!!!

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vipRonnie
London
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Decent food but service left a lot to be desired. Not worth the price

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vipShaK
London
41 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice food. very generous portions. fast service and nice toilets!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fresh food.

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vipElaineK
London
286 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely ambience.
Authentic Malaysian cuisine.
Friendly team.

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vipShorkie
Raleigh
112 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent value. Nice variety of dishes. Much, much better that your average Chinese Restaurant. Peking Duck was superb. Highly recommended.

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nausheens
London
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining here. Staff very helpful and the food is the best .

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Chris
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, tasty, hot and a great variety of flavours

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Yummy
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, although crispy chilli beef was over cooked & dry. However when we complained they swapped it for the chicken in black bean sauce with lots of apologising. That was great - very happy with how they dealt with it.
Definitely recommend.

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JohnR
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good food and service, very quiet on the three lunch times I have visited so little ambiance. Only 5 mins walk from Paddington Station. If you like Asian food you will love this restaurant.

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vipKimtastic29
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very pretty restaurant and host was delightful! Apps were delish - we had wonton soup and chicken skewers which we both enjoyed. Entrees lacked flavor - we had the special chili chicken which was OK and sweet and sour chicken that I didn’t enjoy at all. Chicken fried Rice was decent. Would recommend a try but maybe with some different entrees

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vipMichaelD
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This warmly lit Chinese restaurant tucked into a side street near Lancaster Gate from Jimmy Choo is exactly what I would do if I were that wealthy; have a restaurant that served all my favorite comfort foods. And it works great!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

25/11/18 nice food and friendly stuff

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Foodie
London
52 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food quality was mixed. The wasabi prawns and beef rendang were very good but the garlic chicken wings were a total disappointment. The schewan prawns were so so. Service was attentive and the ambiance was good. I wouldn't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Not good. Poor service. Felt like we were rushed in and out of the place. Didn’t get a chance to look at the menu properly as we were rushed.

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Marlow
London
49 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great location - a stone's throw from Paddington, next to the excellent Victoria pub and round the corner from Hyde Park Mews (to name but one Mews in the neighbourhood). Service was good if slightly abrupt. Not exceptional, but good fare and ambience.

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jamalabs
London
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, went to the restaurant few years ago.. and it was great then... and great this time around.

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vipSunny
London
37 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food quality and service with reasonable prices

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AnamB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and wonderful ambiance. I nice cosy place to take your date.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good. Sweet and sour chicken is best.

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viplocalNWneighbor
Portland
50 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a massive craving for Chinese - sweet and sour where more sour than sweet. US is so sweet always... The sweet and sour chicken was divine - not swimming in sauce like a lot of places - the chicken was highest quality and very well prepared. Delicious!

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Pablosalglez
Guadalajara
27 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Llegamos a Londres en el tren de Heathrow a la estación de Paddington, con MUCHA hambre!! Este lugar fue muy buena opción porque está cerca y en una bonita zona, la comida fue muy buena!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick and tasty for 8 people.

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Enjotedthedinner
London
85 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall5food4service2ambience4

Excellent Food and Ambience. Helpful Staff but some difficulty in communicating with ome of the staff who speak limitied English.

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MariamN
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Didn't feel the restaurant is worth the price paid! Service was not great - staffs were rude!

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ShaistaG
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We went there primarily as it was a halaal option. You can see that the clientele is mostly families that are choosing it for a similar reason. The restaurant it pretty. The starter we ordered was pretty good. However the mains were fairly awful. We had crispy spicy beef, duck and chicken fried rice for the kids. It was all pretty bad. I didn’t know that you could get fried rice wrong but it was completely tasteless. Would not recommend.

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nausheens
London
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanzing food as always, staff very nice and friendly, highly recommended 😊

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vipAntonisY
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Terrible service. Also the restaurant's telephone was ringing the whole time and staff would not pick it up. Had to ask them to unplug it. Annoying and surreal.

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Melclementine
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious sweet and sour chicken!

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Maximini Chinese Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 129 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 reservations at the moment.