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“Finally.. Some good Chinese” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Mayflower

The Mayflower
Ranked #402 of 589 Restaurants in Durban
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Finally.. Some good Chinese”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012

Not the most spoke about Chinese restaurant in the area, but certainly a place I would recommend for anyone who enjoys or would like to try authentic Chinese food. With friendly service and an added touch as the owner/chef and his brother prepare authentic Chinese cuisine you will feel right at home.
The menu does not have the widest range of meals, but certainly what is offered is well worth it. For both the meat eater and vegetarians, the food has a very fresh, natural and wholesome flavor, leaving that good happy feeling in your tummy.
I would recommend The Mayflower for great take out, family dinners, get together with friends and even that intimate date.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ADRajput
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  • English first
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English first
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great Chinese in Durban”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

What a find in Durban, known for its less than spectacular gastronomic experiences. This little hole in the wall is a wonderful addition to Durban's restaurant scene. It has clean flavours and uses no MSG. Very authentic. The menu does not have a huge range of options but there is enough for all - both vegetarian and non-veg alike. The husband and wife team who run this establishment are charming. The wife waits tables and is very careful and attentive. The food is well-priced and is BYO.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank krisztinav
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Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Chinese”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

The best resturant for Chinese take out. they have divine dumplings and spring rolls.
Well priced.
the restaurant is clean and pleasant.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Robyn W
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Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent Chinese Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

This little restaurant is a hidden jewel in Durban. It took over and totally remodelled the old "Pak Kai" chinese (mainly take-away) restaurant. A husband and wife team run the place (he cooks, she takes the orders). They only employ one other person, so service can be slow. However, the food is excellent - easily the best chinese in Durban.

Call ahead to reserve the steamed fish - it is excellent when available.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Laser_08
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not again”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

No atmosphere plus average food- a bad combination. What is the drawing card - there are far too many good options to waste oney here

Visited February 2012
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Thank Adeleben
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