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“Ok for area, but could be better” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of ICA

ICA
Ranked #167 of 610 Restaurants in Nanning
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Ok for area, but could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

Dinned here at the weekend and had no problems getting seated, service was good, menu plentiful, reasonable selection of beers, but... Food was a little bland for me. I had steak which was more grey than the nice red/brown I would have expected, it was not veal before you ask, and lacked any real flavour.

But the big issue for me was that they don't accept any western credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard or Amex (well who does) A western restaurant, run by a western guy and does not support the customers he's no doubt attracting. When we asked about it, was told by the owner this is a general problem in China. Hmmm, maybe it's an issue with the bank being used because the Marriott and Starbucks a few hundred meters away both take Western credit cards.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Carl M
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Santiago, Chile
Level Contributor
34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Proper German Restaurant but way too Expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

The restaurant is located in an outside food court. Coming from the main road you will have excess through the Admiral City Mall. We only had a beer there as the restaurant does not offer any vegetarian main dishes which is definitely not common for a Bavarian restaurant (the Paulaner chain offers a variety of nice vegetarian dishes). The beer selection is good although 33 % of the beers were out of stock the time we were there. As a matter of course, this can always happen with import products but the big minus of the restaurant are the prices. Compared to the Oktober Fest in Munich (the most expensive place to have a beer in the most expensive city in Germany) the "Zur Eiche" is still expensive! There are hundreds of German restaurants all over China and this is by far the most overpriced place I have ever seen. Due to this fact I cannot recommend the "Zur Eiche" and will not go there again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Dominik P
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Maasmechelen, Limburg, Belgium
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Super friendly and warm welcome in "Zur Eiche"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

I was surprised by the super friendly welcome and by the good mix and varietynof lunch offerings. Any one will find an appropriate quality selection. A lot of German beers are available as well as one Belgian Abbey beer. Great place to share with friends.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Geert G
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Yangshuo County, China
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great food awesome atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

I absolutely love this food. I Spent almost the entire week in Nanning and only ate at the German Oak. Their staff are really friendly and speak English quite well. As an ex-patriot sometimes you just need some real food, this food made me feel full for the first time in almost a year. Thank you Peter and Dominik for a wonderful experience.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank angus s
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Nanning, China
Level Contributor
40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“GREAT FOOD”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

Went here last week and had the chicken and my wife hade a chicken and rice dish,
The service is very god and the atmosphere was very good
Very stylish furnishing and good set up
Yes it is a bit expensive but you do do go every day
But for a treat this place is very good, and the beer is very good some very good German beer
Will be going back again with some friends from school one is German so he is looking forward to going
Liked the fact that Dominik the manager came out and enquired how the food was and if we had enjoyed our stay.
So a top rating to the newest restaurant in Nanning, something we have been missing.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank chean
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