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Universal Restaurant

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Wilhelminastraat 73, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 582 3111
11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Good value, good friendly and flexible service, nice elegant interior for casual dinning and very good food.

Thank Paul A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My kids' favorite restaurant! They love the Chinese steak. We all love having a nice family dinner at Universal. We feel right at home. The service is great. Our 5 Star Restaurant ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank Tamarah C
Oranjestad, Aruba
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We recently ate in this restaurant as the reviews were no bad. The service recieved wasn't bad at all, even better as most places in Aruba, the food was way below average and I've seen 2 small roaches crawling up the walls in our 1 hour visit, which definitely made us lose all apetite. After payin a huge bill made... More 

Thank S B
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Waited a long time to get food, which wasn't worth the wait since the roast chicken wasn't cooked to perfection. After we got our food, the waitress didn't even return to check to see how we were doing or if we needed something else. At the end of the meal, it seemed like another forever waiting for the check to... More 

Thank cutiepoo9
San Diego, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The universal roast duck was fabulous! Everything else was good too. Service was good. We were very happy to have found this place.

Thank ZLawson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is the best Chinese restaurant on the island. They offer a homey service and several good chines dishes

Thank stanlo2015
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We ordered the fried grouper with sweet and sour sauce, and the ginger conch. The dishes were well cooked and could be expected from a good Chinese restaurant in the US. The waiter told us they try to keep the cooking to the original Chinese style instead of succumbing to make it suited to the local tastes.

Thank RHussein
Oranjestad, Aruba
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Lunch is also served very nice service, good food, nice ambience. Very nice setting. Convenience location. Parking space.

Thank 966shar
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Good . First impression. Good food for less. Near the chopping center, you can't mis it. Down town and Free parking area.

Thank James R
Oranjestad, Aruba
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Universal is a restaurant that I visit regularly and every time I try something else and they always surprise me. Everything is so fresh.

Thank Eugene L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilhelminastraat 73, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 582 3111
We invite you to experience a true Cantonese meal with amicable service, or even enjoy one of our delightful dishes in the comfort of your own home by ordering in. We look forward to sharing our traditional Cantonese meals with you.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?