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1496 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-422-2252
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Halifax, NS
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the buffet lunch a Friday. I have been here before, but not recently. First note, be prepared this is a small restaurant - with the buffet set up in the main eating area, you will smell like you were working in the kitchen! I am sitting at my desk now and my clothes and hair all smell... More 

Thank Haligonian08
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't eat my lunch. It is so greasy and salty. The sweet ant sour sauce reminds me of ketchup. It was cold and the egg roll literally dripped grease onto the plate.

Thank Nancy M
Halifax, Canada
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

If you want to see what immigrants can contribute to our province and city look no further than the owner and staff of this wonderful restaurant. They work their butts off, all hours of the day and night and always have a smile on their faces. They are grateful and I am certainly grateful they chose my city to live... More 

Thank Robert S
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923 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Thought we would give this a try . Boy it was disappointing. The food tasted like cold leftovers. Maybe it was a bad day but not sure we will be back.

Thank easterntreker
Halifax, NS, Canada
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The Halifax Association of Vegetarians hosted their monthly dinner here at the end of Sept. 2016. We were about 30+ people. The menus was fixed and the food was brought to the table in platters for everyone to help themselves. There was so much food that we eventually had to tell them to stop. The meal was excellent. The restaurant... More 

Thank Tall_Guy_Cycling
Halifax, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Food was delivered an hour late, and restaurant did nothing to other than have the delivery person say sorry that it was "busy." No complimentary dish, no discount, not even fortune cookies... For the price (nearly $60 for 3 dishes), the food is really not that good. Also found a STAPLE in the rice container...

Thank andwest93
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Level Contributor
51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Tried it twice, first time was meh, second time we couldn't even eat it. We were hungry so we tried, but $50 worth of Chinese food went into the garbage. At this point, we're starting to wish we hadn't tried eating any of it since we're not feeling well.

Thank Crystal C
Bronx, New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The food was fresh and it had an authentic Chinese flavor. We went twice for lunch and of course we enjoy it.

Thank aug1069nyc
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Cheelin Restaurant is by far the best Chinese food restaurant in this Metro HRM. The food is always fresh and cooked perfectly. On Fridays they have a buffet for about $14. Fannie is always hard at work in the kitchen or doing deliveries but I really like the unique flavors of the northern style Chinese cooking. on the weekend there... More 

Thank HalifaxCozumelbound
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Unfortunately, the food vendor at the farmer's market uses the same utensils for all of its food. Pork, chicken, beef, and "vegetarian", they use the same spoon for all dishes. This is not suitable for vegetarians.

Thank NSmum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1496 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-422-2252

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