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Hei Hei

City CenterChinese
88 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.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 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
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Hei Hei
46 Dean Street, City Center
Newcastle NE11PG

Menu Highlights



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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More about Hei Hei, Newcastle

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!

88 Hei Hei Reviews

88 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Lewis T.11 days ago · 2 reviews

Superb food and amazing price! Well worth a visit. Best Cantonese in town.

Lynne S.5 months ago · 1 review

Service and food was delicious. Perfect atmosphere. I have not tasted such delicious salt and pepper squid before. Ideally should have more than one toilet. Had to queue up to use when I first arrived.

Mary G.6 months ago · 1 review

Excellent value. Very tasty food. Lovely friendly staff. Would highly reccommend. Went for sons birthday. We were looked after very well. We will return when next in Newcastle.

Karl W.6 months ago · 1 review

our booking was not passed on to the restaurant by quandoo, so that when we arrived they weren't expecting us. However despite being very busy they honoured our booking after seeing our e-mail confirmation. the food was delicious and the service was excellent, we will definitely return, however, we will book by phone next time

Alan P.2 years 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.8 months 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.a year 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.

Christine E.7 months 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!

katie b.a year 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.2 years 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.