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50 Exeter Road, Dawlish EX7 0AQ, England
+44 1626 862226
17:30 - 22:30
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A terrific takeaway with lots of choice Good quality food with great varied tastes Just feel the price is a little high

Thank JeffTheChairman
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Food here is always great, even the little things that matter like the fortune cookies. This Chinese actually provides them free of charge, whereas the others don't really give them to you unless you ask and some places do charge which sucks. My favourite food here is the duck and pancakes, really really good. The only annoying thing about ordering... More 

2 Thank Annalee D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Had some top Chinese food,first time we came here and NO Chinese chefs!! Jess these lads can cook top Chinese food at its best!! Use this place every time where down!! Thanks for the food spot on!!

2 Thank Phill S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Been here twice now after being recommend by a friend and the food is very nice. Good portions and fast service, plus they also deliver.

Thank elliewelliegreen
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I wrote a review back in September praising Mei Lai on what an outstanding meal we had and a great improvement But unfortunately it seams to have gone backwards the meal we had tonight was at best just worm we had to reheat it BBQ ribs were fatty and had to throw them away we only live 500 mtrs away... More 

Thank Keith B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for years and it's by far the best Chinese. We usually get a delivery and the food arrives on time and piping hot. The food is very tasty and the service is very friendly and professional, if you want Chinese then this is the place to come. See you at the weekend.

Thank Daveytudor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I use this takeaway regularly, I drive from Shaldon passing two Chinese other en-route because the food and service are unbeatable. The food is always piping hot when I get home and it's a 25min round trip. Highly recommended.

Thank maryveaves58
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Well ordered the food, collected the takeaway got home only to discover cold to lukewarm food not impressed considering how much it cost .....

Thank Reedcottage
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stopped using this takeaway because of their useless delivery "service". Only one of their staff, (Rita) seems able to actually deliver food that is still warm? Thought we'd give them another chance tonight, and were told 45 minutes. The delivery driver arrived after an hour, to the wrong place (they've probably delivered here hundreds of times?), and a flash... More 

Thank Phil C
MeiLaiTakeaway, General Manager at Mei Lai, responded to this review

This reviewer has already left the same review on our Facebook page, to which we submitted photographic evidence (using a professional kitchen probe thermometer) of the contents of said order, showing food temperatures of 75c and 63c. This was even after the driver had completed all other delivery drops, and returned back to store (around 20mins). Reviewer has replied by... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious Friday eve takeaway from these guys tonight. Lovely crispy duck and soft tasty chicken. Food hot waiting bang on time!

1 Thank Dave C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Fast food, Asian, Chinese
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Exeter Road, Dawlish EX7 0AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dawlish
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 862226

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