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Restaurant Lai Min

58, Royal Road, Port Louis, Port Louis, Mauritius
+230 242 0042
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
4 weeks ago
“Oldest Chinese in port louis”
Sep 26, 2018
“Nice relaxing”
Closed Now
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
58, Royal Road, Port Louis, Port Louis, Mauritius
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have known Restaurant Lai Min ever since my early childhood. I have lost count of the number of times I went there with my family to celebrate birthdays, wedding anniversaries, etc. Found in the heart of the Chinatown in Port Louis, it has been...More

Thank BlueDolphin9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Reasonable priced menu with a good selection of dishes. I can recommend duck and ginger with plain rice and other half had min frites - fried noodles both dishes very good for a quick bite of lunch.

Thank benvalenuk
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Good chinese food in buffet for groups. On certain fridays music and dancing after dinner. Perfect for a nice time with family and friends.Small car park under surveillance in front.

Thank Karl Daniel R
Reviewed December 4, 2017

For my first time at this well known Chinese Restaurant in Port-Louis, I was simply delighted to be quickly served. The setting is cozy and the food is good!

1  Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

During a day trip to Port Louis we found that little restaurant spontaneous. We expected not that much we got. Food was enough and very delicious. The people in the restaurant were friendly. We got a chair for our little child. Toilets are comfortable clean.

Thank Dominik G
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Read so many good reviews about this place but finally I was more than deceived... basic tasteless Chinese food and place looks dull and old... and it was quite expensive... for sure, I'll not go there on my next trip...

Thank Chris M
Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

The food is tasty. Portion very miser Price expensive for the portion Slow service Would not recommend for casual hangout. Dinner for two would do.

1  Thank Nitish M
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has been recommended by some other friends and finally got the opportunity to test it. It is located in the centre of the capital and is one of the oldest in Chinatown. The service is great, the menu is very varied. Unlike most...More

1  Thank YasinDenmamode
Tine L, Guest Assistant at Restaurant Lai Min, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2016

Dear Yasin, we are pleased that you were able to visit us and that you liked the squid :) We also thank you for your support. We hope to see you very soon. Best regards. Martine Lai Min

Reviewed August 6, 2016

Right at the center of China Town , this restaurant has catered for all occasions for locals & visitors with excellent Cantonese cuisine. Spacious & bright dining room hosts weddings & receptions as well as weekend Ballroom dancing !

1  Thank Moe Z
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We found this place while loitering around port Louis and so glad we did. The food was great and the portions large. Glad we found this place.

Thank Pishkun
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58, Royal Road, Port Louis, Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Location: Africa  >  Mauritius  >  Port Louis District  >  Port Louis
  • Phone Number: +230 242 0042
  • E-mail
The most ancient Chinese restaurant in Mauritius.Bringing you the perfect taste since 1946.
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