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451 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1J9, Canada
+1 902-469-9165
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Waverley, Canada
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330 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been quite a while since we dined at Fan's, but as usual, it didn't disappoint. The portions were very generous and our meals were hot and delicious. I couldn't finish my "Combo 1" selection and took some home. Our server was attentive but did forget to bring a couple of things to the table. The Chinese tea was good... More 

Thank JeanYHZ
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know what's going on with this restaurant we have been going here for quite some time and the food has been GREAT. With really good service......however....... The last 2 times I have gone the food was well not good. Let's talk about the service....... The waitress took out order fair enough.....then it went down hill from there ordered... More 

Thank Regina S
Dartmouth, Canada
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I used to think this restaurant was good. Not sure what happened, but the quality isn't the same. the ginger beef was way too sweet and hard as a rock. None of the other food was very impressive either. meh spring rolls. Overall - the quality and taste reminded me of shopping mall food court.

Thank BeachLover154974
Halifax Region, Canada
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Fans' serves great Chinese food in a slightly different style that id really wonderful for lunch or dinner. The decor is interesting in an oriental style. The service is fast and friendly. Guaranteed to have something on their large menu that everyone would enjoy.

Thank Gordon I
Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We have heard Fans is the best Chinese restaurant in the area. On Monday we ordered on-line and after two hours, and no dinner, everyone left. The food was delivered shortly aftered, and refused. Friday night and with other friends, oredered again. Just over one hour later, we called the restaurant and were told the printer wasn't working. Our order... More 

Thank dougandbarbara2014
Dartmouth, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Very slow service, chicken fried rice tasted like plain rice- overall not very flavourful food in comparison to other places in Dartmouth. Won't go again - would rather go to HK Wong

Thank AG45_DG
Brandon, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Good food & great value and food selection with a meal for one. The restaurant was clean & the service was good even though it was quite busy.

Thank 15sandim2015
Yarmouth, Canada
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Fan's has great food, they never disappoint. I got a takeout dinner while on a business trip this time but i have often eaten lunch there as well. They do take-out and delivery as well as eat-in.

Thank Afrancess
Level Contributor
52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We haven't been here in some time. Some changes made but the food is just as fantastic as always. They certainly have not lost their preparations of great North Chinese cuisine.

Thank Derek W
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Back in the day this was the best in all of Dartmouth. Recently, it hasn't been as good as it was. The ginger squid is still good and it's good for large groups. Over, the quality has gone down though

Thank Nick L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 451 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1J9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-469-9165

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