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“What you expect from a chinese buffet”
Review of Ba Orient

Ba Orient
Ranked #363 of 1,288 Restaurants in Cardiff
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ba Orient is the first Cocktail, Whiskey and Dim Sum bar in Wales. Located in the heart of the mermaid quay with views of the bay and Roald Dahl Plass. Ba Orient is set in sophisticated and elegant surroundings with VIP rooms offered for those extra special occasions.
Reviewed April 14, 2014

There is a set price for lunch and dinner, which are very reasonable. The food is tasty, and replenished often. The drinks are on the pricey side but they have to make their money to be fair.

It doesn't have the widest of selections but what they have is tasty although the ribs are dry and the skewered chicken is very dry but other than that not a bad meal.

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Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

This has to be one of my favourite places down Cardiff Bay, I do feel its lost a bit of its charm since it moved upstairs but glad to see this place is still open!

Cocktails are some of the best I've tried and the Dim Sum is just LUSH!!

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Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Not overly impressed - the service was awful! Even though the restaurant was near empty, the food took ages, we had to wait about 20 minutes to have our order taken, nobody checked back on us to see if we were alright, and the waiter that we had wasn't very friendly at all - it felt like we were inconveniencing him when asking for drinks etc. We ordered a selection of different dishes, and when we finished, we asked for one more (because it was so tasty) - it took half an hour!!! AND there was a big black hair in it! The food was yummy - I would have given it 5/5 had there not been a massive hair mixed in. The service just really let the place down. I don't recommend if you're planning a nice meal out - or if you're hungry when you turn up.

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Thank Ljw92
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Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Thought this place had closed down but was delighted to see it was still open. However, after spending over £30 on cocktails the service got slower until it got to the point that I was waiting for over 20 minutes for a cocktail! When they are priced at £7.50 each I felt that this was an excessive time to wait especially when it was dead in here and there was no queue to speak of! Not impressed!

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Thank Scattie
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Love Ba orient, love the chilled out atmosphere, and the delicious cocktails but they are quite expensive and dont do happy hour. They do have deals on with dim sum, which are good but only valid during the week and up til 6pm which is quite restricting really. Definatley worth a visit if you're in Mermaid Quay and a lovely place for a special occasion, one of my favourites but some weekend or eveing deals would be good!

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