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cnr Royal & Corderie Sts, Chinatown, Port Louis, Mauritius
212 0685
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Siorac-en-Perigord, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Finally an authentic Chinese restaurant as it should be. Superb food, great service and such a good choice of dishes. The Peking Duck was a highlight .

Thank Stuart505
New Delhi, India
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

the momos are excellent, specialty the seafood momos. They do have veg option also. budget friendly, gets crowded during lunch hour

Thank gagatourist
Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Recommended in Lonely Planet as a decent place for lunch in Port Louis, this is a reasonably priced Chinese restaurant with some interesting Mauritian influenced spins on popular classics. Don't let the dingy doorway put you off.

Thank CampingJames
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

There are blogs on this restaurant and many Internet articles suggesting it's the best yum cha in town ...... gosh you have to be kidding me?!?! Anyway it's a bit unfair for me as this has been the only chinese restaurant I've eaten at on the island of mauritius. I guess it could be the best in mauritius but when... More 

1 Thank AlanChu1980
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Very good dim sum ever...good chinese food...Quick service and average prices. A place that you need to try if you are in Port Louis...Note: Dim sum are available for lunch.

Thank Bhav B
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

I was recommended this place for its peking duck & pancakes...which were ok. I'd personally like to see the skin crisper. The meat was tender though! Also ordered the sweet & sour fish, fried rice noodles, and a stir fried veggie. All vet average and won't return. All up Rs 2000 for two ppl. We got there at 8.45pm and... More 

Thank Nancy L
Terre Rouge
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

good chinese cuisine as the service is ok !!! also i take a beef sao foon( hope i write it corect) it was simply delicious. and good value for money

Thank jean patrice r
Merrylands, Australia
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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Went for Dim Sum after reading good reviews. Arrived approx 12.45pm on Sunday 20 September 2015 and were told to go to a seperate table and make selection from trolley. There was only 5 selections including chicken feet, left the chicken feet and took the remaining 4 options thinking they would be adding more selections to trolley while we were... More 

Thank 930waynel5
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Have known First for many many years, and it has had its ups and downs. At the moment it is definitely an "up" time. The duck with pancakes was very good, so was the boiled chicken and the fried calamari (fresh now as it's seasonal in Mauritius, so very tender and tasty at the moment). We had a couple of... More 

1 Thank JulzMP
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

This was difficult to find as it appeared to me to be not much more than a small doorway between crowded market stalls either side and on the pavement. Once upstairs and in the main restaurant, there was an authentic feel to the place. Ordering dim sum, we were taken to a separate table and shown the dishes. Again, I... More 

Thank Benjy365

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cnr Royal & Corderie Sts, Chinatown, Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Location: Africa  >  Mauritius  >  Port Louis District  >  Port Louis
  • Phone Number: 212 0685

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?