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“Really good value, tasty food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Da Shi Dai

Da Shi Dai
Up Town Mirdiff Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-2888314
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Ranked #2,094 of 5,621 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Really good value, tasty food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Popped in for dinner as it was close to the Grosvenor hotel and we had a voucher from the entertainer book. Quite a good selection available and we got some Dim sum and a couple of mains with rice. The calimari and chilli prawns were very tasty although it would have been good if the tails had been taken of the prawns before they were battered and my wife thought the rice was slightly too oily. I liked it.very reasonably priced for Dubai as well

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Too fusion”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Quite ok food, but too fusion, i would expect more chinese... And of course the problem with parking is always there.

Visited April 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Not up to expectation”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Rather smelly restaurant from the open kitchen. Menu ok but not really what I expected from the dim sum available. Service uninspiring. All in all rather disappointing.

  • Visited September 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Good value and variety but quality still below par”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Took the lunch ala carte menu with 2 other colleagues recently. There is a wide selection of tim sums, cheong fun, and main courses, and generally enough variety to keep me going back as a regular. However the exceptional variety is not matched by the quality, from taste to temperature. The cheong fun was not hot, just warm, the skin wrap too thick and hard. While the fillings consist of a nice large crunchy prawn, the fillings leave an aftertaste in the mouth. The lemon chicken was too dry, over-fried, and so was the lotus leaf rice, although the temperature of the rice/filling was just nice, with steam coming off when I broke it up. The enoki mushroom claypot was too salty, and so was the fried rice. At the end of the meal and for a long time after that, I was very thirsty. Overall decent lunch for the price, just don't expect too much on the quality side in terms of balance of taste and temperature. At the end you also carry off the smell of the restaurant for the rest of the day.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Heemstede, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best secret of Dubai!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Fantastic kitchen. Go for the Bang bang chicken as a starter. The main courses are ALL very nice. The price is good and staff quick and freindly. Unfortunately they don't have discount promotions anymore.

Visited May 2013
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