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“Nice restaurant, great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hai King

Hai King
Route de Lome, Haie Vive, Cotonou, Benin
21 30 60 08
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Ranked #16 of 48 Restaurants in Cotonou
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant, great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Awesome restaurant, perfect food, real Chinese! And perfect atmosphere. In the hart of Cotonou and is real open and good African temperatures!

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English first
mangalore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Chinese Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

If you feel like eating some chinese food then head to this place. It is a small but elegant place situated on the main road and is a good place to spend sometime and soak in the vibrant colours and noise that is around it while enjoying your meal.

Visited April 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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41 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Who would have guessed? Authentic Chinese in Cotonou (only if you can read the Chinese menu though)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

A friend of mine brought me here for dinner and I have been back a few times since. If you want real Chinese food, get a Chinese friend to go with you and ask for the Chinese menu. The "tung choi" was really fresh and the "lions head" was very good.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice place for a quick chinese meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Located at a busy intersection, Hai King does some good basic chinese food; soups are good tho mains tend to be rather greasy at times; lots of options in seafood as well as beef/chicken, even some veggie food;
Service is quick & efficient; the upstairs terrace is a better seating option, tho a bit noisy; the aircondioned room below can get claustrophobic;
Its the go-to place for a satisfying, not too expensive chinese meal;

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cotonou, Benin
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good food, but very noisy environment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

Hai King is situated on a busy corner of 2 main streets. On the balcony the good food which comes quick unfortunately gets mixed with traffic fumes and -noises which lest the reatsurant a little down. Inside of course you do not have that problem

Visited November 2011
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