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#512 of 710 Chinese in Paris
#11,245 of 15,481 Restaurants in Paris


Chinese, Asian
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
0.4 km from Louvre Museum
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

When we looked for Chinese Restaurants near Louvre, in Google, Dave’s name popped. We looked for it and found a very humble and tired looking restaurant, with red curtains covering the windows and entrance. Surprisingly, it’s a legendary restaurant visited by celebrities! The food here...were fantastic! Served humbly, but the taste were fantastic! We loved it! The service was friendly and quick. If you are around Louvre area and look for Chinese food, visit Dave! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I was skeptical going here based on the TripAdvisor rankings, but friends booked it on recommendations. Throwback to another era, owner greets people and they just bring food. Dim sum, noodles (which were great by the way), beef, chicken dishes and more. Service was spotty,...but vibe was clubish, studio 54ish and felt really fun. Owner gave us great stories about the celebs on the walls who frequent this place and was charming. I'm not a fan of Chinese food, but this was a fun visit off the French food foodie path we found ourselves on dining through Paris the past week. Place is not luxe, let them bring food and enjoy the rideMore

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Is all about a time that was unfortunately seems that everything has been stopped at a memory. the place is very romantic and the owner is a fundamental part of this place. The food itslef nothing special, absolutely standard and it's not worth it.

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Must Go .... The owner is amazing - No Menu card - No Wine card , he just come over to your table (if you are lucky to get one) and ask "you like everything" ?? Just say YES ..... Enjoy - the food is...not crazy good - but Its still a "must go" place if you are in Paris Ps. For 🍦🍰 ask for the 🍌🍌🍌🍌 Its really really good .More

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This restaurant hides itself from view - you need to know you are going to eat here otherwise you simply won't find it! Dave is a fantastic Chinese restaurant, everything we ate was delicious, there is no menu, the owner/host comes to the table with...a short hand written menu, which he reads out but we decided to take his recommendations: dumplings, stir-fry vegetables, beef in ginger, fried prawns, and rice. A bottle of house wine and dessert, all for about 75E for two. Cant wait to go back!More

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Very unfriendly and rude service and food not good , frozen cheap dumplings , everything came cold or definitely not warm enough , and due to very unfriendly staff it was not easy to complain about anything , white plain rice with butter which doesn't...sound Vietnamese at all, indeed more French . 3 cheap and poor dishes for 44€ . Not good at all, we'll surly never come back .More

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Dave has hosted some famous and interesting guests to his personal presentation of fresh cuisine. Being a not so famous average American family didn't seem to matter to Dave, who treated us as his special guests. Food was worth finding, but we left feeling we...made a friend in Dave.More

Date of visit: November 2016
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had just spent a few hours at the Louvre and we're looking for some good food and cocktails. It was a Friday night near 9:00pm and most places were packed with long waiting lines. We just happened upon Dave and even though it looked...dark from the street we tried the door and were greeted by Dave immediately! The decor is reminiscent of a speak easy as mentioned by another reviewer. Dark, a bit mysterious and funky with charm. We weren't aware we could order what we wanted without a menu and so ordered off a small handwritten menu. Spring rolls and ribs came first...fantastic! Then amazing beef Szechuan, prawns with lemongrass and fine fried noodles... again, fantastic! Green tea ice cream was also delicious! We both thought the whole experience was a delicious adventure. My guess is those who wrote negative reviews went in with preconceived ideas about what an Asian restaurant experience should be. We went in with an open mind willing to try anything interesting and different and loved every minute and taste. Pricey so be prepared for that before you go in.More

Date of visit: October 2016
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

This place has a story, maybe a thousand behind it, which makes it an entertaining place to be. With hospitality beyond amazing, delicious food and a sumptuous setting, not forgetting the fact that we didn't even have to bother looking at a menu. Davé has...created his own paradise and I couldn't recommend visiting this place enough. Book ahead but unless your name is Kanye or Kim, rule out fashion weeks....it is at these times that the story that is Davé is usually being created.More

Date of visit: February 2016
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

3.5 for the food, 5.0 for the atmosphere! Dave is straight out of the Studio 54 era - if he likes you, you're friends forever. If he doesn't, too bad for you! Which explains why most customers are regulars with the occasional newbie. The atmosphere...of this little gem is half speak-easy, half opium den. The food is good - not too fatty- but it's not what you'd call a traditional Chinese joint. Anyway, we had fun!More

Date of visit: February 2016
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  • Dave is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 3
    • Service: 3
    • Value: 2.5
    • Atmosphere: 3.5