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Universal Restaurant

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Wilhelminastraat 73, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 582 3111
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11:00 - 23:00
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Aruba
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good chinese food. Portions are huge. Normally not too packed as they have a large restaurant. Very good for take outs!

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Thank nickvarde
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Universal is home for us! The best Roast Duck on the island. Very clean food and super friendly staff! Beside the duck we had Cantonese noodle as well. Delicious!! No long waiting. Free parking after after 3:00 pm during the week and sunday all day free parking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

My kids were hungry last night, and they love the Chinese Steak at Universal Restaurant. The kids sat and had dinner a the table by themselves, as I didn't eat. I had already eaten. We always feel right at home here. The service is great!

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Thank Tamarah C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Good value, good friendly and flexible service, nice elegant interior for casual dinning and very good food.

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Thank Paul A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My kids' favorite restaurant! They love the Chinese steak. We all love having a nice family dinner at Universal. We feel right at home. The service is great. Our 5 Star Restaurant ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Thank Tamarah C
Oranjestad, Aruba
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We recently ate in this restaurant as the reviews were no bad. The service recieved wasn't bad at all, even better as most places in Aruba, the food was way below average and I've seen 2 small roaches crawling up the walls in our 1 hour visit, which definitely made us lose all apetite. After payin a huge bill made... More 

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Thank S B
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Waited a long time to get food, which wasn't worth the wait since the roast chicken wasn't cooked to perfection. After we got our food, the waitress didn't even return to check to see how we were doing or if we needed something else. At the end of the meal, it seemed like another forever waiting for the check to... More 

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Thank cutiepoo9
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The universal roast duck was fabulous! Everything else was good too. Service was good. We were very happy to have found this place.

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Thank ZLawson
Aruba
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is the best Chinese restaurant on the island. They offer a homey service and several good chines dishes

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Thank stanlo2015
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We ordered the fried grouper with sweet and sour sauce, and the ginger conch. The dishes were well cooked and could be expected from a good Chinese restaurant in the US. The waiter told us they try to keep the cooking to the original Chinese style instead of succumbing to make it suited to the local tastes.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilhelminastraat 73, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 582 3111
Description
We invite you to experience a true Cantonese meal with amicable service, or even enjoy one of our delightful dishes in the comfort of your own home by ordering in. We look forward to sharing our traditional Cantonese meals with you.

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