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“worst sushi ever @ Pavilion, Ta' Xbiex”
Review of Pavilion Palace

Pavilion Palace
Ranked #5 of 7 Restaurants in Swieqi
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed August 3, 2014

As huge lovers of sushi we were APPALLED by the sushi we ordered from Pavilion restaurant in Ta' Xbiex which was home delivered to us yesterday evening.

We had two platters of €7.50 each. The sushi was rubbery and dry and utterly flavourless. It didn't look fresh at all. The salmon nigiri had an unusual shape and the salmon slice on top of it wasn't a nice bright orange colour which made us doubt how fresh it was. Even the ginger pieces looked old and brown.

Usually eating sushi is such a treat for us - this was such a disappointment. It did nothing to our taste buds at all. We actually ended up throwing some of it away.

The sushi chef needs to be replaced. That's for sure!

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1  Thank Afrodeeta
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

I totally agree with previous reviews. I recently had dinner at the Ta' Xbiex branch and found the low-quality pseudo-Chinese food appalling. The spring rolls and other appetisers were awful. The duck was dry and the pancakes chewy and all stuck together. The buffet was terribly overpriced (21.50 euros a head) and the dishes offered were unattractive and some, like the sweet and sour pork, unpalatable. Even the rice was bad. As somebody else commented, the only good thing was the coffee at the end.

It was a big disappointment and an embarrassment as I had guests. I had been to this restaurant in the past and it had always been a very positive experience. What a pity it's lost its good reputation and obviously its clientele - this was evident by the small number of patrons eating there on a weekend night.

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1  Thank MSBonnici
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

Just returned from an awful excuse for a Chinese meal at the Ta' Xbiex branch. What started us off was the frozen squid: rubbery (of course) and overcooked. We complained only to have the owner try to convince us that it was normal in Malta. Alarm bells rang as we had chosen their 25 Euro Sushi platter as a main. Turned out to be a 3rd rate Yo Sushi vibe. Please don't waste your money coming here.

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1  Thank ChiefCynicist
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

Made an order for delivery, said it would be ready in 20 min, called an hour later when there was no sign of the food, they said they driver left 5 min ago. Got a call 30 min later saying my food is ready for picking up (!). Eventually food came TWO HOURS late, and the driver short changed me! Duck was dry, plum sauce tasted wrong, beef seemed a little bit too much like mystery meat. Used to order from here a lot, but seems like they're too overconfident now. Time for a new chinese.

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3  Thank Ben M
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

My husband and i go frequently to this chinese restaurant in Ta' Xbiex, it's simply one of the best! excellent food, helpful staff and nice atmosphere! well done!

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Thank Marisa V
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