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Isabel la Catolica y Cordero, Quito, Ecuador
254-7322
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 12
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not a "Chifa" but real Chinese (Hunan) restaurant

Located near the swissotel and a few blocks from the "Escuela Politecnica Nacional" and "Universidad Politecnica Salesiana" Universities this no so small restaurant offers real Chinese (Hunan) food. This was a surprise when we arrived last week since in ecuador you mainly find "Chifas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
LostSpaniard
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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Chennai (Madras), India
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was bang opposite our hotel. We were glad to see the sign as we were reasonably sure of getting veg food. We visited at least once a day over our four day stay in Quito. The food was very good, with plenty of veg choices. The staff were good enough to change my soup when it came with... More 

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Thank miraparas
Quito, Ecuador
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I went to the restaurant twice on 2 seperate occasions. I tried to order take out and I was left at the counter for over 10 minutes both times. They knew I was there, but I guess they couldnt be bothered. So I left and went somewhere where my business was appreciated.

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Thank Kathryn_San
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Located near the swissotel and a few blocks from the "Escuela Politecnica Nacional" and "Universidad Politecnica Salesiana" Universities this no so small restaurant offers real Chinese (Hunan) food. This was a surprise when we arrived last week since in ecuador you mainly find "Chifas" (Chinese-Ecuadorian low end fusion ) restaurants advertised as Chinese. Even on the middle of the day... More 

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Thank LostSpaniard
Quito, Ecuador
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have live in La Floresta neighbourhood since about 5 years ago, have eaten in Happy Panda two times, because I forgot how disappointing it was the first time, the food is clean, but is tasteless, the price is the worse part, far too expensive for Ecuadorian prices, 50 dollars for two main courses....if you want good chinese food in... More 

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Thank mariazapatas
Adelaide
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Some friends suggested this lovely restaurant for a low key celebration. Four of us arrived on a very wet Monday night to find we were the only customers. I wish I could remember the menu, but everything we had was superb, including the wine. It is not often that everyone in a group is completely satisfied with their food, drinks,... More 

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Thank Tony R
Quito, Ecuador
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Dear God. The worst, most overpriced 'Chinese' I've ever had. Seemingly designed for the poor suckers at the local chain hotels. We ordered to take away from here because we were starving and could not think of anything else. When I got there to pick it up, I was told $58, but assumed I'd misheard. I'd not. So ok, I... More 

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1 Thank Fergka
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The servers were attentive, quick, and kind. The appetizer sampler was delicious and had great flavor, which left me with high expectations for my main course. However, both my husband and I were disappointed by the small portions and lack of quality flavorful ingredients in our entrees. If you go stick to the appetizers and save your money for a... More 

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Thank Gringaecuatoriana
Quito, Ecuador
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Horrible food. Way, way over priced and with arrogant wait staff to boot. Ex: The sweet/ sour chicken - a Chinese restaurant staple - was watery, tasteless and the chicken had the texture of cardboard. Generous portions - not here. Eat somewhere else. I have read reviews that were somewhat favorable for the HP in Quito. Obviously, there is no... More 

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1 Thank Stephen H
Quito, Ecuador
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I went for the Peking duck which wasn't available that day! Food average and overpriced for Quito. Rather stuffy atmosphere.

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Thank Andrew H
Quito, Ecuador
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Very good asian flavors. Highly recommend it! Price-wise, its a little on the high end, yet its still affordable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Isabel la Catolica y Cordero, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: 254-7322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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