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“Aruba's best Chinese restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kowloon

Kowloon
Emmastraat 11, Oranjestad, Aruba
2975824950
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Ranked #75 of 159 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Cuisines: Asian, Hunan, Shanghai, Szechuan, Cantonese, Shandong
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Aruba
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Aruba's best Chinese restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Kowloon is one of my favorite restaurants in Aruba...the food is great...service is fast and friendly..the location of the place can be better I suppose, but it is very close to the center of Oranjestad...my fav dish is Curry Chicken with mixed fried rice...love it!!!!...local business people have meetings here all the time...they have a VIP room for large groups if more privacy is desired...all and all...I fully recommend this place...

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good food and great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Tucked away behind the Renaissance downtown and frequented by locals, it is more than it looks like from the outside. Upscale atmosphere and great service; dressing up a bit is optional, though. Good food, well-presented, but a bit over-priced for Chinese food. Worth checking out to start a nice couples night out.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oranjestad, Aruba
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“not authenitc, mediocre food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This restaurant is a favourite with the locals. The menu is extensive and relatively cheap. The food is definitely not authentic and not very good either. We had seet and sour soup (too salty), fried won ton (with hardly any meat inside) and some mixed meat dishes that were unimpressive. Service is quite ok. There are better Chinese restaurants on Aruba, like New Wei Tai on Palm Beach (Noord).

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Aruba
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43 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Good Chinese food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Haha, I read the other reviews. This isn't really authentic chinese but for most, looking for a chinese experience, you won't be dissapointed. I recently ended up in this once-favorite restaurant of mine and fell in love again with the food. Try number 206 off the veeerrryyyy extensive menu. Haha, you'll have try it yourself, I won't tell!
Kowloon is kind of a secret of the locals, I rarely see tourists there, maybe because the area in which it is located isn't very appealing but I dont feel unsafe when I go there.
You'll spend around $40,00 per person if you don't overdo it on alcohol.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Father's Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

On special occasion the restaurant is full of local people and they have to wait almost 1 hour to be seated if they came on the peak hours, but the waiting is worth it when you get the service, food and the price, the best !

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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