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“Of price and sense”
Review of The Eight

The Eight
Ranked #19 of 774 Restaurants in Macau
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

The 3-Michelin-star Chinese-style restaurant “The Eight” is one of the top-class in Macau. Yet, its quality outputs are quite price-reasonable as different from many at that level. The dishes are well-served by highly-selected young waitresses dressed in cheongsam. One can really get immersed at foods and at their appearances simultaneously. The restaurant’s location on the Macau Island is easily accessible by foot and by public transports, which is an important point to many travelers in this today’s congested small city.

I would recommend trying “The Eight” for lunch first and choosing the various dim-sums such as shrimp dumplings, porcupine-like roasted port bun that is, in my view, better to have its bottom fried for a while before being served on the table. Bigger choices are Barbecued Pork (玫瑰蜜汁叉燒), Deep-fried Cristal Blue Shrimp Mousse filled with Goose Liver Pate (鵝肝醬藍天使蝦丸), Chilled Shredded Chicken with Bean Sheet Pasta and Sesame Oil (麻香粉皮手撕雞), Fried Rice Vermicelli with Shark’s Fin and Shredded Conpoy (桂瑤魚翅炒米粉), etc.

At the end of the meal, a tiny Portuguese tart and a small cup of milk tea, both not on the menu and not for take-away, will be followed to draw one's quick return. There are two notes for patronage at “The Eight”. The first is to book in advance. The second is to go in the number same as provided for the advance booking. Otherwise, any additional patrons may not be allowed to sit together as a rule to maintain their comfort standard even though to one's eyes, the table could be large enough.

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

The Eight is a unique Macau casino restaurant with lots of space between the tables, self-opening doors, a really impressive entrance, creative and fun-loving chefs, and cheongsam-clad waitresses with limited English who try very hard to please the small proportion of their customers who can’t speak Cantonese or Mandarin . We don’t feel that the restaurant should be judged by Michelin restaurant standards because about 80% of visitors to Macau are from the mainland. About 4% of visitors, and thus their customers (if they like Cantonese food), would be from Hong Kong or the West. Waitresses and supervisors are still struggling with English. For instance, neither our waitress nor her supervisor knew the Cantonese word for “oyster sauce” until a manager stopped by our table and told us. We were charmed by the culinary artistry of the chefs who formed the crispy barbecued pork in bak pao bun into the shape of what we thought was a hedgehog and cut a cherry tomato into the shape of a rabbit. We enjoyed also their mango and pomelo pudding and sesame pudding with sesame ice cream. We felt the price was quite reasonable compared to Hong Kong prices. It's good to book ahead of time. We were lucky to get a table for two when we asked at 10:15 am. There was only one table available, and was at 11:30 am. Be sure to appreciate the light show on the dark floor as you walk out of the restaurant: goldfish “swimming” with life-like motion, projected on the floor in front of you. We recommend The Eight for a good Cantonese meal and a fun overall experience.

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We had the chefs menu on the advise of the staff as there was only 2 of us. We had desired suckling pig but it would have been way too much for us. The food was delicious particularly the crab claw , beef and the sesame dessert was to die for. Some of the textures and tastes were challenging to a western palate but it was all still good. We found the staff amazing; friendly , incredibly professional and they all worked as a well polished team. Small subtleties like just slipping in a knife n fork when they could see I struggled with the crab claw and chopsticks highlight why they have stars. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

This is the best Chinese restuarant in Macau in terms of the food they offered. However, the service is slow and the girls are forgetful. Not saying that they are not nice or impolite but they just keep forgetting things, forget to place order, forget to give you water, leave your dish at somewhere without serving it to you until you remind them.

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Don't get frightened from prices of the top dishes. There are lots of dishes with reasonable prices and they are amazing!

Thank G9508
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