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“Good food outside the land of smiles”

Mai Tong Restaurant
Ranked #26 of 91 Restaurants in Douala
Cuisines: Thai
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

I have eaten several times here now and always found the staff great and service good, the food is pretty good too with a good choice on the menu, the mango salad is great with loads of chillies. It would be better if the meals all came together and not spread out, but i guess if your in no rush then thats fine.

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Thank Jasonml1973
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

This resturant you can miss even in the full daylight due to it location and size. But easy to remember that it is just located at the exit of famous Casio Supermarche's exit point. Very small place but well maintained and great food. Although the pricing and serving size doesnot compliment each other. Must try if you are East Asian Food lover...

Thank Samrat W
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Good Thai food although the place can be difficult to find especially as there's no name on the outside (but it is painted pink!). Loads of choice on the menu but I stuck with a yellow thai curry and this was really good.
Service is OK but the waitress and also the owner(?) a bit of a morse. Recommendations or suggestions would have been appreciated from the fairly extensive menu.
All in all pretty good.

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Thank MarkandJill
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Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten here twice now and it is always a quiet atmosphere. The food is tasty and not at all spicy. It is nicely presented and fairly quick service. It is a little pricey but you don't have a massive choice of other Thai restaurants in Douala. The downside is the waitress who is rarely forthcoming about the available dishes. There is however plenty of choice.

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Reviewed July 6, 2012

We went to this restaurant on two separate nights in June 2012 and my spouse one additional time for lunch in May 2012. We've tried about a third of the items on the menu and rate this as a good to very good restaurant.

The food is well-prepared Thai dishes, not too spicy (probably adjusted for the local ex-pat and Cameroonian community). Probably the best fried rice ("peking rice") that we've found in Cameroon. Out of the dozen menu items tried, we did not find any bad choices. All good, some very good, and a few excellent. Food is pricey but it's the only Thai restaurant for hundreds (thousands?) of miles.

The restaurant is quite small, but very clean and nicely decorated. That helped earn it the "very good" rating.

There are several downsides that almost caused us to rate this as three stars "good": first and foremost, it's hard to find and there are NO SIGNS with the restaurant name on it. If you know Douala well, you probably know where the Casino supermarket is in Bonapriso. Upon exiting the Casino parking lot, you turn left and the restaurant is on the left side of the street about 50 meters. It's the last shop in a small group of businesses--walk up a small staircase and head to the right. Another landmark: it's directly across the street from the Opium nightclub. Not a deal breaker--but a restaurant sign would be a nice touch!

Second downside: the drink waitress speaks VERY limited English and French. As none of us were Thai speakers, our drink orders got hopelessly muddled. But she was charming, kept apologizing, smiled a lot. She captivated us, so we just drank what we were served. Since the drink and wine selection is relatively limited anyway, it wasn't a deal breaker either.

Bottom line: this is a really nice, cozy restaurant with good Thai food. Pricey but we plan to go back many more times. Add this to your list of good Douala-Bonapriso restaurants.

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