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“Absolutely horrid”
Review of The Sea Palace - CLOSED

The Sea Palace
Cuisines: Chinese
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Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Absolutely horrid”
Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

How this restaurant is still surviving is beyond me, if you want to know how bad Chinese food taste like then this is one place you cannot miss. The boss of the restaurant might have a jacket with many buttons but that surely does not help in making the food better at this Chinese restaurant. Time to wake up SEA Palace, it's SEA Hell right now.

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank lemarxo
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
cape town
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This place needs to get it act together....”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Simply did not live up to expectation! My wife and I went out for dinner to have a Chinese experience in town... and what we experienced was a shame. The atmosphere was terrible! Wall papered walls pealing off (very distasteful). Toilets are dirty...Like those public toilets at the train station. The Chicken dish had a peace of fish meat in it. We tried to order some items on the menu only to be told that they are not available, like hot chocolate of juice! The prices are definitely not worth the experience...

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank rampedi m
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Cape Town
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Stay away !!!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Fried wontons were awful....almost burnt. The soy sauce was the saltiest we've ever tasted. Thai beef red curry was more like fatty beef stew ...... brown and watery. We had one spoonful of curry and left the rest for the manager to eat, who weren't interested in our complaints. Left the place within half hour of getting there, but still had to pay full price for everything.
The worst restaurant I've been to in Cape Town. DONT GO THERE !!!

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank CapeTownDeidre
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrible Experience, Food & Overpriced”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is the worst experience that I have had of a chinese restaurant in Cape Town. The food was overpriced and the portions very small. The per person al la carte menu is deceptive as it doen't actually include everything on the menu. The atmosphere was horrible, very clinical and extremely noisy which made for an altogether unpleasant. If you are not a chinese tourist on the bus tours the staff actually cannot be bothered with you. The irony for them was that I was with a tour guide who was trying them out. SERIOUSLY DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY, THERE ARE MUCH NICER MORE AUTHENTIC CHINESE RESTAURANTS IN SEA POINT

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank Littleredshells
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“COCKROACHES IN MY FOOD”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

This restaurant should be closed down. The service was awful but the food had a baby cockroach in it.
Disgusted from London.

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2 Thank DesireeHarris
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