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cnr Royal & Corderie Sts, Chinatown, Port Louis, Mauritius
212 0685
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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  • 9
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  • 15
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Still one of the best Chinese restaurants in Mauritius

Amazing restaurant with great employees. As I and my friends came in, the servers greeted us with respect, not like Grand Canton restaurant- totally no manners. The food was excellent, try the Peking duck, so delicious and not overpriced as compare to Grand Canton Restaurant, super pricy. The only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Amazing restaurant with great employees. As I and my friends came in, the servers greeted us with respect, not like Grand Canton restaurant- totally no manners. The food was excellent, try the Peking duck, so delicious and not overpriced as compare to Grand Canton Restaurant, super pricy. The only drawback is the parking during the daytime, but night time- it's... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We dropped by this restaurant since someone mentioned that it is the first Chinese restaurant in Mauritius. Food was so so, was nice to eat some dim sum and pork after few days in Mauritius. This is the second Chinese restaurant we dined in Mauritius, the first being Hong Kong palace in Grand Baie. Overall, a nice place for quick... More 

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Quatre Bornes
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The food is very tasty. You need to taste the sizzling absolutely! It can be a pain to find a parking during the day, so it's better to go at night.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

as mentioned by Wongtra some time ago on tripadvisor, a refurbishment is eagerly needed and the aircons to be fixed once for all. with 35C outside and three aircons not working, the temperature inside was unbearable... as you were eating you were sweating like a jogger... it was impossible to enjoy the food. guests and waiters became nervous and almost... More 

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Beau Bassin - Rose Hill
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I've been to the restaurant several times. The food is good, service and setting quite good. Recommended for a quick meal during lunch time.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

And you will be thinking what the hell is a Chinese restaurant famous in Mauritius for? Well think again folks. The best dimsums, lipsmacking as you'll ever have. Actually this place has a bit of history behind it. It was one of the first restaurants opened by the chinese immigrants to the country in the part of town that is... More 

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Mauritius
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Have not been for a long time.I don't know if the food is still the same or has changed.One thing is certain.The restaurant is no more as crowded as before.May be there are more choices now.I think a good refurbishment is important to attract new patrons.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Service fantastic, thanks to the male waitor who kept a lovely table for us. Quite difficult to find this gem, behind the market, but totally worth your while, and oh such good value for money. Highly,highly recommend

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Kiev, Ukraine
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137 reviews 137 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We have ordered - Spring rolls. Prawns in sweet and sour sauce. Fish fillets on a black bean sauce. Sautéed Squid with green vegetables. Fried vermicelli Singapore Style. Everything was tasty may be for except sautéed squid - as for me the taste was weak. For those order + 2 soda water we paid 1320 rupies, taxes are including the... More 

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Ebene
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Mouth watering BBQ pork and chicken. The Steamed chicken with Ginger was good but a bit cold to my opinion. But they don't have a wide variety of alcoholic drinks. A bit of work should be done in order to improve the restaurant's decoration.

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Address: cnr Royal & Corderie Sts, Chinatown, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone Number: 212 0685
Location: Africa  >  Mauritius  >  Port Louis District  >  Port Louis

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  • Address: cnr Royal & Corderie Sts, Chinatown, Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Location: Africa  >  Mauritius  >  Port Louis District  >  Port Louis
  • Phone Number: 212 0685

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