We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Gaze Road, The Settlement, Christmas Island, Australia
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 12: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Fair distance from Poon San. It's worth the trip though. I have had dinner only few times but it's nice. Only deterrent for me not being there often was the distance from where I stayed on the Island. Food is expensive comparing to mainland Australian standards but from Christmas Island view it's reasonably priced.

Thank Manoj D
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Located at the Flying Fish Cove, this restaurant offers a wide variety of Chinese food. I suggest you sit at the open area where u get to see the ocean and hear the song of the waves.

Thank Cheow Wee C
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014

They serve really good Asian food. Felt like we were back home. By the third day we were on first names basis with the staff. This speaks volumes.

Thank Eddie Z
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

There are 3 Chinese restaurants on the island and they're all pretty good, but to me Le CLA is the standout. Better than most Chinese restaurants in Perth actually, which are too westernised (i.e. bland) for my taste. No food on the island is cheap, that's just the way things are. It's difficult and expensive to transport food here, so... More 

Thank Snarky_Sandgroper
Townsville, Australia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Excellent fried rice. The food apparently has an MSG taste but I can't tell the difference. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Karaoke night on Fridays :)

1 Thank PirateManda
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Chinese food which all looked the same - brown - must have had soy sauce all through it, would not go back

Thank JOHNR1100
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

The food is great, non greasy and service is better than the rest of the restaurants. prices are better as well.

Thank Claudia A
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
63 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

We ate here several times...the food is okay and reasonably priced. The staff were friendly. A table outside gives a nice view of the ocean. Try the local dishes they were of a nicer quality.

Thank 1964dme
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

Friendly place to eat, good food at reasonable price. Easy to find, park and all the locals meet there.

1 Thank AnneElisabeth
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

La CLA does a good range of Chinese meals at reasonable prices by Island standards (lunches around $13 and dinners around $20). The ambiance inside is country RSL from the '70s. Definitely sit on the deck.

1 Thank Oz_Kiwi7

Travellers who viewed La CLA also viewed

Christmas Island, Australia
Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island
Christmas Island, Australia
Christmas Island, Australia

Been to La CLA? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gaze Road, The Settlement, Christmas Island, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Christmas Island  >  The Settlement
A popular eating house operated by the Chinese Literary Association, Christmas Island

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La CLA staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?