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“A beautiful place to get a Chinese food fix” 4 of 5 stars
Review of China House

China House
16 Midan Saad Zaghloul | Cecil Hotel, Alexandria, Egypt
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Ranked #39 of 1,194 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Sushi, Chinese, Thai
Description: Telephone 03 487 7173
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Description: Telephone 03 487 7173
Wenatchee, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A beautiful place to get a Chinese food fix”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Not cheap but if you are dying for some decent Chinese food, this place is good. The location and atmosphere are great. This rooftop place has views over the square, the port, the skyline, the sea, everything. The food is tasty, and veg friendly. The service was a bit surly but reasonably quick. Beware there is a 75 LE minimum per person (at a local ful and ta'amiya shop you can eat for 5 LE a person).

Visited November 2012
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Alexandria
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“China house all the way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Roof chineese resturant with a perfect sea view, they have indoor partition too for the winter time.
Variety of chineese delicacies with a view to enjoy in a classic hotel architecture.. At the heart of old city center

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Alexandria, Egypt
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A very good restaurant for Chinese, Tai and Indian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Located on the rood of Cecil Hotel in the center of down-town Alexandria, Rameleh Station, the view is fantastic, with a nice Chinese decoration, friendly atmosphere, and tasty food with quite large variety of selections. The service is good and the taste is good but not 100% Chinese taste as in other more specialized Chinese restaurants. It is considered touristic place, hence 22,5% VAT are added on top of your bill making value for money very expensive. There was no soap in Men's room and in general cleanness could be better

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“O Why, O Why O Why”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Now this hotel has been a gem, wonderful service etc, but why would you put a Chinese restaurant on the top of
Such a land mark. Now down to the nitty gritty. Food- horrid, Thai food with too much 5 spice?? In Thai which should have clean clear fresh flavours, the whole meal was a disaster. My companion wouldn't eat thier dish as it was not palatable.
Service- unlike the rest of the hotel, very slow and not attentive at all. They need to take some lessons from the staff at
jardine down stairs. Ambience- with a view like that can you go wrong!

Maybe I'm an incurable romantic, but an Egyptian restaurant with a Bedouin tent, carpets on the floor, seating on upholstered mats would make sense, giving guests an authentic experience not some pseudo Chinese/ Asian trip.

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Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The food was absolutely great and they served us very quilckly. It is in the city centre, with a great view over the Corniche. It is a bit expensive but no more than expected. The meat in a hot plate was really good and also the starters. Highly recommended for a special ocasion.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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