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“Great Chinese Dining.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mainland China

Mainland China
Dream Hotel, S.A. Road, | Kadavanthra, Kochi (Cochin) 682020, India
0484 – 4129800
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Ranked #64 of 537 Restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Great Chinese Dining.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Based on reviews here and based on a recommendation from a friend, I visited Mainland China located in the Dreams Hotel in Kochi.

The restaurant is a franchise like 'Noodle House' in Abu Dhabi, with branches all over India.

The decor is suitably chinese. and soft chinese music is piped throughout the restaurant.

The menu is extensive and here's where it gets interesting. The staff are all well versed in the different dishes and are knowledgeable about the components and ingredients of the dish, so trying to decide is a piece of cake.

The service is superb with the waiters being unobtrusively attentive.

Service is fast, and I mean really fast.

The noodle and rice portions comes in two sizes, A regular for 2 people and a small for 1 person. Suffice to say the portions are generous.

The food is delicious with a hint of authenticity. I suppose the dishes have been altered a bit to suit local palates.

For starters we had Chicken Dim Sum, and it was nice to have dim sum where the filling is actually more than the dough!! I highly recommend you try 'General Tao's Chicken' which was my favourite. We did try the Lamb, the fish and some prawns, all of which were excellent.
My kids loved the chocolate fudge brownie which comes as a sizzler.

Prices are not dirt cheap. but worth it and I feel great value for money for the quality and quantity of food served. The restaurant has a weekday promotion for dinner where one can choose a soup, starter, 2 main courses, rice or noodles and a dessert from a set menu for Rs678/- per person.

In Kochi for 10 days and visited 5 times. Nuff said.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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“Authentic Chinese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Probably the only place in kochi which serves Authentic Chinese food. Located in "Dreams" hotel the food is pricey. Fish dishes are what i found great. Quantity is reasonable. Service is good. Ambiance is great.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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“Menu has variety and a touch of authenticity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The food costing was very reasonable. The menu has variety and the dishes have a touch of authenticity. The decor is tastefully done. i look forward to visiting it again

Visited November 2012
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kochi
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“chinese in cochin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

loved the food, bill. ambience, could do with a little more privacy from waiters . great location ,its like bang in middle of the city .

Visited April 2012
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Dubai
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“Good Food less portions expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Chinese food true to their name great.....the dishes are all very good but heavy on the purse portions are quite less compared to wangs kitchen etc, but defenitly a must try destination at dreams hotel

Visited May 2012
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