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First Restaurant

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cnr Royal & Corderie Sts, Chinatown, Port Louis, Mauritius
212 0685
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place is ok. Need to make some renovation. No parking. Food is nice with a good variety of typical chineese food.

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Thank Ali A
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I went there twice. The first one was on the recommendation of a friend and food was okay. The second time I went for lunch was mainly to eat dim sums accompanied by fried rice and 1 side dish which led me to the conclusion of not going back there at all. The food was oily and tasteless. The only... More 

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Thank Sneha S
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The entrance of the restaurant made me question the place, but as soon as we tasted the food it was absolutely yummy! I had one of the best Chinese meal there

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Thank Amithraj M
Mauritius
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I've been there many times, I like the food not cheap but affordable, nice service, decoration and variety of dishes... Well situated but unfortunately can be a bit painful for elderly or those having difficulties to walk since there are many stairs and no elevator.

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Thank Shemida
Siorac-en-Perigord, France
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Finally an authentic Chinese restaurant as it should be. Superb food, great service and such a good choice of dishes. The Peking Duck was a highlight .

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Thank Stuart505
New Delhi, India
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

the momos are excellent, specialty the seafood momos. They do have veg option also. budget friendly, gets crowded during lunch hour

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Thank gagatourist
Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Recommended in Lonely Planet as a decent place for lunch in Port Louis, this is a reasonably priced Chinese restaurant with some interesting Mauritian influenced spins on popular classics. Don't let the dingy doorway put you off.

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Thank CampingJames
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

There are blogs on this restaurant and many Internet articles suggesting it's the best yum cha in town ...... gosh you have to be kidding me?!?! Anyway it's a bit unfair for me as this has been the only chinese restaurant I've eaten at on the island of mauritius. I guess it could be the best in mauritius but when... More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Very good dim sum ever...good chinese food...Quick service and average prices. A place that you need to try if you are in Port Louis...Note: Dim sum are available for lunch.

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Thank Bhav B
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

I was recommended this place for its peking duck & pancakes...which were ok. I'd personally like to see the skin crisper. The meat was tender though! Also ordered the sweet & sour fish, fried rice noodles, and a stir fried veggie. All vet average and won't return. All up Rs 2000 for two ppl. We got there at 8.45pm and... More 

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Thank Nancy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cnr Royal & Corderie Sts, Chinatown, Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Location: Africa  >  Mauritius  >  Port Louis District  >  Port Louis
  • Phone Number: 212 0685

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