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“friday evening dinner with friends”
Review of Fong Mei

Fong Mei
Ranked #311 of 1,456 Restaurants in Antwerp
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Keerbergen, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“friday evening dinner with friends”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We had with friends an excellent dinner, a dim sum tasting menu with 8 or 9 different dishes and not expensive at all. Good quality and nicely presented. The restaurant is in a typical Chinese style with statues and everything. The service was more than correct in the local Antwerp’s dialect. A place to return to.

  • Visited February 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent!!”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Very nice dim sum and tasty dishes. Very fresh and original taste. I will certainly return here - one of the best Chinese restaurant experiences.

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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great food, lousy service, doubtful about the GaultMillau rating.....”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

This restaurant has recently been in the news locally because of it's GaultMillau "Best Asian Restaurant in Belgium" rating. We dined here (a group of 6 friends) last weekend. Reservations are a must now since the restaurant was fully booked and we saw a few people being turned away.

The owner and chefs are from Hong Kong and the decor is typical Chinese eatery. Nothing special or romantic about this place. Looks like a "hole in the wall" place from the outside and we would have surely passed it by if we had not read all the buzz around this place in the papers/news.

We chose the 28 euro pp "Degustation" menu which is definitely an amazing deal for the sheer amount of food you are served. The menu consisted of about 5 different kinds of dim sum dishes and 7 different main course dishes + fried rice. It was only because of the slow service (which meant our entire meal took over 3.5 hours) that we were able to finish all the food that we were served. So beware of the large portions/variety if you order this menu.

Quality of the food was very good, but definitely not spectacular. This makes me wonder about the GM rating. I have eaten in equally good or better Chinese restaurants in Antwerp.

Service was absolutely dreadful. It took about 20 minutes for us to hail someone to take our drink orders, an additional 45 minutes or more for the appetizers to start arriving and the main courses were served haphazard (first just 1 dish + rice, then a few more arrived and we were told that was it, and then a few more were served and so on and so forth).

If you have time for a 4 hour meal of authentic Chinese food with interesting flavors, I'd check this place out. Give it a pass if you are thinking of a special meal with a special someone or if ambiance/service is important to you.

  • Visited November 2012
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