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China Plate

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The Chancery | Valley Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017

REALLY hungry and could not find parking where things were cheaper, but we could agree on Chinese and parking was just driving in for free!! So we ventured in. GREAT wait staff, when we went in lunch crowd had finished and we had a private area to ourselves. We probably overordered, but I said hungry and there were 3 of... More 

Thank 41Wahine
Vadodara, India
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant looked run down it had a private party and was very noisy. The host was very courteous and visited our table to assist us in ordering. The staff looked very tired in life. The soups we ordered was very good , main course Gong Bao Chicken was average. Veg rice was ok ok. Vegetable with some potato basket was... More 

1 Thank Jayesh C
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I have been to China so I know what good Chinese cuisine is, sadly I would not say this is. The food was not of the quality I was expecting, the only dish slightly like a good Chinese was the sesame chicken, but this was a starter... I would not recommend going here, it is near the centre of twin... More 

1 Thank James M
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Having used the China Plate on a number of occasions I can not recommend it highly enough. The owner is very friendly and helpful the staff are efficient and serve you with a welcoming smile. The food is tasty and can be as mild or spicy as you like. Sea food dishes are particularly good in my opinion. Having large... More 

1 Thank Bob T
Nairobi, Kenya
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2015

I have been visiting this restaurant for more years than I care to remember. Most of the time it has been great. Tasty (very) large portions, Fine service, friendly and accommodating management, Great for a family lunch and a business meal anytime. Useful to know that they don't close between lunch and dinner so perfect for a late business lunch.... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

I was stuck in traffic for 2 hours,hungry,tired and frustrated.I was not I impressed with the place the last time and reluctantly got off the road and popped into China Plate.Most Szechwan dishes are spicy so I ordered the Szechwan Mutton with vegetable fried rice.The mutton had an odd sweet taste and not at all what I expected.I had a... More 

Thank GNF777
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2015

Large portions great variety of dishes found large sized portions to large for and settled for the small sixed portions. Sea food very good especially squid in black bean sauce. prawns also excellent

Thank Bob T
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2015

Generous portions of well prepared and very tasty food made for a very good dining experience. Highly recommend the foil wrapped prawn appetizer dish. Toffee Banana was also excellent dessert. This is the best Chinese food we have had in Nairobi. Surprised it was as quiet on a Saturday night, so hope people read this and frequent the restaurant.

2 Thank traveller2469
Nairobi, Kenya
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Its been 2 years since i last dined here... pleasantly surprised indeed... the shrimp in foil as a starter for sea food lovers is a must. Done in Garlic and chili oil... its simply yummy... we had chicken wings, hong kong chicken, beef in green peppers amongst others... must say... we were aurprised with the bursting individual flavours. The Ambiance... More 

2 Thank mekenya
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2015

My family and I have been die hard fans of China Plate for years, more so when they had their Westlands outlet. We've continued patronising them despite their current location at the Chancery being a little out of our way and inconvenient. CP has always had superb grilled chicken and this was their hallmark at the Westlands branch, their masala... More 

3 Thank Geoffrey L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Chancery | Valley Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Just up Valley Rd from the Pan Afric hotel - there is also another one in Nairobi, but I have not been to that one.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?