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“Another very good visit”
Review of China Plate

China Plate
Ranked #215 of 646 Restaurants in Durban
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Generally the standard of Asian food (apart from Indian curries) in Durban is poor, but China Plate is one of the better restaurants. Excellent service, generous portions and fresh ingredients make for a pleasant meal. The house specialty of garlic langoustines in their shells is a highlight and they are very well prepared so surprisingly easy to peel.

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1  Thank annalagos
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

I always try to be nice in my reviews but the review needs to be justified. I travel extensively and know Chinese food local and abroad. The service is great and the restaurant and its toilets are very clean. The portions are very large and we could have shared. This makes the value for money very good. The selection is big. The food is quite fresh and here comes the thing, it's average. Chicken corn soup was ok, beef green pepper was good, sweet & sour chicken was just ok and so to the spare ribs. Orange chicken not really orange flavored but tasty. The egg fried rice that accompanied the mains had three tiny slithers of egg and was a bit dry and tasteless..... The prawn toasts were very average. Fried ice cream with syrup was enjoyable and large. The sweet springrolls tasted a little fishy, I would avoid unless you are familiar with Chinese sweets and the tastes. I didnt complain because the meal and evening was smooth and pleasant but quite average. Its good value for money and most will enjoy but if you are a bit particular with your food and expect a certain level then no this would not suffice.

Thank CK444
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

We took a group of friends to China Plate for my birthday. We ordered a variety of different things. Prawn toasts and crunchy langoustine tails were tasty starters. The crab was spicy and impossible to eat with decorum! A sizzling platter of beef, barbecue pork, the special pork belly with bok choy...fried ice cream - we tried it all! We ordered way too much but happily took home "doggy bags". There is also a little separate section enclosed outside that you can book out.

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Thank durban W
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

Great chinese food - had the barbeque pork, which was recommended, and it was outstanding. Will definitely eat here again.

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2  Thank AngelaBax
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Been going there for years. My favorite place for Chinese. Can get a little crowded and noisy but the "sizzling beef /chicken" keep bringing us back!!

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Thank Sunshine1805
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