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

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  • 10
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dinner

Have known First for many many years, and it has had its ups and downs. At the moment it is definitely an "up" time. The duck with pancakes was very good, so was the boiled chicken and the fried calamari (fresh now as it's seasonal in Mauritius, so very tender and tasty at the moment). We had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
JulzMP
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Mauritius
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

I was recommended this place for its peking duck & pancakes...which were ok. I'd personally like to see the skin crisper. The meat was tender though! Also ordered the sweet & sour fish, fried rice noodles, and a stir fried veggie. All vet average and won't return. All up Rs 2000 for two ppl. We got there at 8.45pm and... More 

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Thank Nancy L
Terre Rouge
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

good chinese cuisine as the service is ok !!! also i take a beef sao foon( hope i write it corect) it was simply delicious. and good value for money

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Thank jean patrice r
Merrylands, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Went for Dim Sum after reading good reviews. Arrived approx 12.45pm on Sunday 20 September 2015 and were told to go to a seperate table and make selection from trolley. There was only 5 selections including chicken feet, left the chicken feet and took the remaining 4 options thinking they would be adding more selections to trolley while we were... More 

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Thank 930waynel5
Mauritius
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Have known First for many many years, and it has had its ups and downs. At the moment it is definitely an "up" time. The duck with pancakes was very good, so was the boiled chicken and the fried calamari (fresh now as it's seasonal in Mauritius, so very tender and tasty at the moment). We had a couple of... More 

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Thank JulzMP
San Diego, California
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was difficult to find as it appeared to me to be not much more than a small doorway between crowded market stalls either side and on the pavement. Once upstairs and in the main restaurant, there was an authentic feel to the place. Ordering dim sum, we were taken to a separate table and shown the dishes. Again, I... More 

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Thank Benjy365
1 review
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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Thank Denythepicky
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Cedric T
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 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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Thank lindley p
Beau Bassin - Rose Hill
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Desiree M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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