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Hei Hei

City Center · Chinese · ££££
76 Reviews

About Hei Hei

Newcastle’s first restaurant focusing on Sichuan cuisine, Hei Hei is bringing the heat to adventurous diners from across the city. Far from your average Chinese restaurant, Hei Hei offers unique options that are sure to tantalise the taste buds and reignite your passion for authentic Asian dining. Found along Dean Street in the city centre and just steps from Tyne Bridge, Hei Hei is a top choice for Chinese food that you simply won’t find anywhere else in town.

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Hei Hei
46 Dean Street, City Center
Newcastle NE11PG

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Permanently closed
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Chef's Choice



Crispy spring rolls


Salt and pepper spare ribs

Four pork ribs in light batter with peppercorn salt, onions peppers and red chilli

Xinjiang lamb skewers

Chinese street food at its best, four grilled lamb skewers spiced with cumin and crushed cayenne pepper


Stir-fried pork and king prawns lettuce wraps


Sizzling Lamb with coriander

Stir-fried lamb with fresh coriander, cumin and chilli on a bed of onions

Sizzling whole seabass in black pepper sauce

Whole sea bass served foil wrapped on hot plate


Hong Kong style sweet and sour sauce

Sweet and sour sauce with green pepper, onion and pineapple

Satay sauce

Peanut based curry sauce with coconut milk, peppers and onions

Ginger and spring onions in oyster sauce

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Further Information

Hei Hei is bringing the heat to Newcastle’s food lovers, slinging out spicy Sichuan dishes and offering some of the friendliest service in town. At this stylish Chinese restaurant in the city centre you’ll enjoy traditional specialities in an environment that’s chic and elegant. With dim lighting alongside black leather furniture, dark red walls and furnishings, Hei Hei on Dean Street features a particularly romantic vibe that’s ideal for a first date or special anniversary dinner.

First timers at Hei Hei in Newcastle’s city centre will be pleased to know that the dishes on the menu are totally different from what’s usually available in local Chinese restaurants, and are served family-style so that you can enjoy dining communally as is customary in China. We recommend ordering from one of the set menus for two which include a starter, main, and and a side of stir-fried pakchoi, shredded potato or the Hei Hei’s special fried rice – choose from mains like sizzling beef in black pepper wine sauce, crispy aromatic lamb in Peking garlic sauce or the vegetarian deep-fried bean curd in fruity hot sauce. Of course, you could go a la carte and choose from seafood, pork, beef, lamb or tofu dishes. If you don’t want your dish too spicy, simply ask your server to let the chef know – the folks at Hei Hei are happy to modify your selection to your liking. Book ahead to secure a table!

76 Hei Hei Reviews

Christine E.3 days ago · 1 review

Awesome food! We went to Hei Hei for a friend's birthday both of us have recently been to china with school. The food was superb! The whole aubergine tasted like a cloud! The other guests had never been to Hei Hti before and will be going back! Thank you!

Joy H.5 days ago · 1 review

Fantastic food with great service. Very reasonably priced. We had a lot left over so I asked for it to be boxed up and I gave it to a homeless guy we'd passed on the way

liselotte d.9 days ago · 1 review

Excellent food and very friendly staff. We really enjoyed our dinner and we would recommend this restaurant to other asian food lovers. Good happy hour menu.

Chloe W.19 days ago · 1 review

The food was beautiful and the service was great. Loved it. Will probably be back soon enough. Service was quick enough so we got to our movie in plenty of time.

Alan P.a year ago · 1 review

I worked in Asia for 30 years, the final 18 years I was based in Shanghai, China. Hei Hei is the closest I have seen in The North East which is typical authentic Chinese food, which I prefer to the Westernised Chinese food you get elsewhere. I can choose many dishes from different provinces in China, which many people have not tasted. I took an old friend and his wife who were pleasantly surprised at the dishes I ordered for us. I have taken former Chinese colleagues when they have been in town on business and all agree it is the most authentic Chinese food.

Paul P.a month ago · 1 review

This was our third visit since finding Hei Hei by chance one day out shopping. It is also the third time we have had a great meal with a friendly service at a good price. The special menu before 5pm are great value too and are the same quality and portion size as the evening menu.

Carole B.9 months ago · 1 review

What a great find, booked for 6 o'clock (they have happy hour until 6.30 for £8.95). Nobody in suspicion that means it can't be good, how wrong was I within half an hour the place was full, You know it's going to be good when lots of Chinese are eating there. Didn't go for the special although it sounded lovely but went for the £22 set meal. Great choices, fabulous food, if I had to make one little comment it would be some of the waiters need to come across a little more friendly but all in all would highly recommend this restaurant.

katie b.10 months ago · 1 review

Female staff were very polite, we had a male waiter who really doesnt enjoy his job. Never smiled, quite abrupt, almost barked what he was saying. Spilt my hubby's drink as he was like a whirlwind, like he was on fast forward all of the time. His repsonse to spilling the drink was 'oh crap' didnt apologise. Food was ok, hubbys beef in black bean was lovely, my crispy shredded beef was like empty crispy batter that had been over done. Not much beef going on. Fried rice was nice. Sharing platter was tasty although ribs were quite fatty. Drinks were very expensive. All in all was an average night. Atmosphere was quite poor, our own company made up for it. Dont think I would book again I'm afraid.

Paula L.a year ago · 1 review

Although we were the only people eating, we were served promptly and didn't feel uncomfortable. We both had the happy hour menu...I had soup followed by sizzling beef with rice...my friend went for the ribs and sweet and sour king prawn. Both sets of meals were delicious...the only reason we left some was because there was a little too much for us both. A fabulously tasty and well presented meal...well worth the price, in lovely surroundings.

Andrew H.a year ago · 1 review

Nice restaurant. Food and service are of a high standard. We enjoyed our Chicken and Sweetcorn soup, and Mixed Platters. The Chonquin Chicken was a large portion and cooked nicely, and would have been even better if it had more flavour (more onions, garlic, etc.) Unfortunately I was extremely disappointed with the Spicy Hot Poached Pork which was seasoned to death - it literally had so much salt and pepper in it that it was completelty unedible. All in all, a high quality establishment, and this is reflected in the very high price we paid. Probably would have had a better experience if we had ordered a different set of dishes.

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