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Route de Lome, Haie Vive | Cadjéhoun, en Face de L'église Bon Pasteur, Cotonou, Benin
+229 21 30 60 08
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10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

My dining companion and I sat up on the balcony which was nice. I wanted to order the duck but was informed they did not have it, so I ordered the coconut chicken instead. It was good, and came presented to me inside of a coconut. My dining companion ordered the hot plate. The food was good, but the rice... More 

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Thank Emma E
Cotonou, Benin
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2015

I've eaten a few time here. I mostly order for take out as the place is small. The food is ok and reasonably priced.

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Thank Moonstar2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2015

I loved the service and the food. The resteaurant is in the middle of town you can sit up stairs on the Terrace and see the comings and goings of Cotonou

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1 Thank ttarlton31
Bonn
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105 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

When staying in Cotonou, I ate there numerous times. the service is excellent, the food exquisite. You can sit on a terrace/balcony away from the noise and smog, enjoy a draft beer and eat real good food. The menu is good and quite extensive. However, some of the seafood is not always available. The staff is polite, attentive and efficient.... More 

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2 Thank Serge R
Swakopmund, Namibia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great place for to sit for chinese. They also do take away's. thev Won tong soup and the sweet pork were firm favourites while I was working in Cotonou.

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1 Thank Robert B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

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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3 Thank IwanG4
mangalore
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 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.

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2 Thank knhegde
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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2 Thank Macabebe
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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1 Thank sunflower01
Cotonou, Benin
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3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route de Lome, Haie Vive | Cadjéhoun, en Face de L'église Bon Pasteur, Cotonou, Benin
  • Location: Africa  >  Benin  >  Littoral Department  >  Cotonou
  • Phone Number: +229 21 30 60 08

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