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“Raw chicken...” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Orient

Grand Orient
4 Place Ambiky | Basse-Ville, Antananarivo, Madagascar
22 202 88
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Ranked #96 of 125 Restaurants in Antananarivo
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Raw chicken...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Is what my son was served in this restaurant. He had eaten a good amount before I realised it wasn't cooked on the inside. The staff didn't handle the situation very well, and offered to give him a new plate of food! We didn't pay in the end but we'll never eat there again. That aside, the decor is stylish, but food is unimpressive.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Antananarivo, Madagascar
1 review
“good decor - poor management”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We went to the newly opened branch in Ivandry. Deco is nice and modern. Service was friendly but confused. Asked if they served wine by the glass, they first said yes, and later came back saying no. Finally they served a glass, but then tried to charge us for the bottle. Not sure if this was deliberate.
The courses were of mixed quality. Some were good, but invariably not presented warm enough. Dishes were not withdrawn until asked. Napkins were missing on our table.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Great decor - poor food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The Grand Orient has now mooved to the smart residential area of Iivandry. The new restaurant is very handsome - modern, orignal decor and a pleasant courtyard.
However here the good report comes to an abrupt halt. Having had one door closed in our face we attempted to enter the restaurant through another gate but had to wait while a team hammered the main gate open.The welcome is clumsy - I was greeted but not my wife. It took a further 10 minutes to be able to order a drink (no drinks menu presented), and another 15 minutes before we could order. The dim sum, while nicely presented were devoid of taste. The chilli sauce was the cheapest possible cut price supermarket product - locally sold as 'Chilly', brightly coloured and tasteless. The lemon chicken appeared to have no lemon in or on it. My Szechuan with beef and rice noodles was closer to a spaghetti bolognese with chillies than anything from that province - but at least the noodles were al dente. Finally we had to ask 3 times for our bill and it was only as we were making a 4th remindedr that it turned up.
Prices are on the high side as well and there is far better value for money to be had at the Infinithe restaurant 300 metres away
This restaurant abysmally failed the return test - we will not be returning.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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