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Ting Hai

$$ - $$$
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean, Norwegian
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Torvgaten 5, Arendal 4836, Norway
+47 37 02 22 01
15:00 - 22:00
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Sat - Sun 13:00 - 22:00
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

After reading some mixed reviews here on Tripadvisor, I thought it was time for another visit to Ting Hai in Arendal. I have reviewed this restaurant a couple of years back, so I was curious to see if things had changed. To save you the time, nothing has changed in my opinion. Both service, food and prices are perfect. The... More 

Thank Rune69
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Was excited to try the food here, as it's commonly discussed in Arendal. Sadly it was sub par, not really good. The location is terrible, far from most other restaurants, not very nice, and smells like cigarettes. Wasn't very popular either. The service was pretty good, the server talked us through some of the dishes and brought us an amazing... More 

Thank Aleksander S
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015

The dish is properly made and presented. It taste really good :D

1 Thank Zhozho
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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120 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Felt like I was in Hong Kong or China. Food was good and service was great. The ku lou yok ( sweet sour pork ) is Ting Hai's best seller. I was informed that Ting Hai was the first Chinese restaurant in Arendal and have been serving good Chinese food for more than 30 years.

Thank 911Steven21
Prestfoss, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013

I have visited Ting Hai Restaurant several times after they reopened with a completely changed menu last year. Every time the service is perfect and the food is exquisit. I can recommend this restaurant if you visit Arendal and would like to eat Chinese.

2 Thank Martina N
Sandnes, Norway
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128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This is the oldest chinese restaurant in Arendal, and still the one to choose. The food is good and the staff is friendly.

1 Thank Barbro60
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Last Sunday my family visited the Chinese restaurant Ting Hai in Arendal once again. After a few months with a new concept, we were eager to see if they could still follow up on the earlier visits last autumn: and they did. We were quickly seated with a smile and the menus. The waitress suggested drinks and food in a... More 

1 Thank Rune69
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

I visited Ting Hai after the reopening this summer, and now (Oct 1, 2012) we came back to check if everything is still the same. I am glad to say that we (me and one of my sons and both my parents) enjoyed a terrific meal once again - the service is exquisit just like the food. Now, we enjoyed... More 

Thank Rune69
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Ting Hai Restaurant is one of the oldest Asian food restaurants in Norway. Over the years, the menu has not had many changes - the restaurant needed "something new" and a face lift. Yesterday we went to the reopening of the restaurant and was surprised at how nicely everything was - the food and the service was just perfect. Ting... More 

4 Thank Rune69
Abu Dhabi
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

What a great jewel of the orient on the hill going out of town. The best Chinese cuisine you could ever want to eat to great Cantanese traditions. Immaculately clean, good and quick service from nice staff. Even the NORWEGIAN FOOD is as good as you would expect from any other 5 Star establishment. Make this a must for lunch... More 

1 Thank David P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean, Norwegian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Torvgaten 5, Arendal 4836, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Southern Norway  >  Aust-Agder  >  Arendal
  • Phone Number: +47 37 02 22 01
Ting Hai Restaurant was established in 1977. Today, it is Arendal's oldest restaurant and Norway's 4th first Chinese restaurant.At Ting Hai you will find a variety of cuisines, but primarily Chinese and South East Asian food. The owner, Tony Lim, was born in Singapore and raised in Malaysia and many of the dishes carry the exotic and spicy touches of South East Asia.

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