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40B Donegall Pass, Belfast BT7 1BS, Northern Ireland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

So if you want authentic asain....by which i mean: lady who answers the phone doesn't speak English, large portion sizes, only chopsticks to eat with and your meal to be served with a smug look because she knows how good her cooking is....then this place is for you! We ordered 4 starters, 5 mains and three drinks and the total... More 

1 Thank justpackyourpassport
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The waiting staff need a lesson in customer service and manners. A simple "please" , "thank you" or even a "hello" can go along way. It's definitely not a cultural misinterpretation-lost in translation situation as I am bilingual in English and Cantonese. Considering the high price of some of these mediocre dishes I'd expect better service. The success of this... More 

1 Thank Andrew C
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

A very good typical Chinese noodle bar cafe. The prices you pay reflect a more restaurant quality experience not the fast food style they offer.

1 Thank Mimiwan
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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432 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

By authentic Chinese experience I mean- cash only, dodgy service and rickety place but usually means good authentic food. It's a small place and cold as they didn't seem to have any heating. It serves authentic noodles and rice with roasted meats. Large portions and comes to around a tenner as they automatically gives you Chinese tea so very reasonable.... More 

Thank kittyivan
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Really good food but expensive, especially when you are going as a family for a quick bite. The price you pay are restaurant prices but same happy is more like a noodle bar/ cafe establishment.

Thank Mimiwan
Holywood, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I am a regular here and have been for some time - once or twice most weeks. There are no frills, in the food or the decor, but the food is excellent. The staff have very limited english which can be a difficulty if you want to discuss your choice but I have found a favourite and the taste and... More 

Thank Gawbo
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I come here all the time with family and friends. We are Chinese and agree that this is the best value for money Chinese food in Belfast. It's well cooked and authentic and portions are a good size. We introduced it to many of our local friends and they all love it too. No frills, no fuss, just amazing food!

Thank Yihan S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Very nice food. A small intimate sitting area but made to feel uncomfortable by the staff. No "please" or "thank you" and it seems the Chinese customers are given preference over the rest of us. Quite funny actually as they have Christian pictures everywhere so you would think they would be nice to everyone. But the food is so good... More 

4 Thank Andrew F
Tianjin, China
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Was told this place was good so called in for lunch. The roast duck was excellent but everything else was terrible. It serves roast meats(eg pork belly, duck, chicken) on boiled rice or "tossed" noodles. We went for the noodles and they tasted of disinfectant. I thought at first they had sterilised the chopsticks and that was where the aroma/taste... More 

1 Thank jackychina2015
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I really enjoyed the food here and am certain of its authenticity. The food came quickly and was the perfect temperature. I liked the duck very much, it was tender and had great flavor. The place itself was quaint but the good way and I would definitely go here again / recommend it to people stopping by in Belfast.

1 Thank b0bd123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40B Donegall Pass, Belfast BT7 1BS, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast

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