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213 Musgrave Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 201 5433
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very friendly service, food is average because it is mostly noodles/rice and not enough of what you're actually paying for. I much prefer the food at Maan Hing in Glenwood.

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Thank Nicholasbell03
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Simple family ran Cantonese restaurant. Nothing wrong with their cooking and it is actually quite decent. Best to discuss with owner if they have fresh seafood for the day etc. Very reasonable prices and like all Chinese eateries; BYO no problem....

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

Ordered Chicken Noodles (chow mein) at 1145. The place was dead quiet yet they managed to mess it up. The chicken was rubbery, the noodles tasteless and the lettuce was sour! This is usually a simple dish. If they cant get this right, they dont deserve my money.

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Thank thasegen
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

The Mayflower is a small restaurant conveniently situated near Musgrave Centre. The previous owners were a delight and very friendly. The atmosphere was good and the food excellent.

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Thank Shirley C
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

I was a bit disappointed with the food. As a Chinese, I asked to speak to the chef about what dishes he recommended, but they turned out to be just average. The duck was dry and bland. Wan ton soup was unexciting. Not very authentic but I could feel the chef did try his best. Nevertheless, the yang chow fried... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

The first thing I can say about this place is that I think a Father runs this place, I think he may even work in the kitchen a bit, and usually his daughter takes orders and serves etc... But they are the most friendly and polite people I've ever met. Seriously I went back because of how incredibly friendly they... More 

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Thank Nicholasbell03
Johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

Had dinner here and the food was great. Travel around Asia quite a lot I must say that this restaurant is comparable to some of the good restaurants over there. The crispy duck, steamed prawns and fried calamari was very tasty! This husband and wife restaurant is certainly worth a visit to taste some authentic Chinese dishes.

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Thank ErwinPon
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012 via mobile

We love eating here! The Food is wonderful and the husband and wife team are awesome! Our favourites are the Crispy Duck, Salt and Pepper Squid and their famous Deep Fried Milk! Prices are very reasonable too!

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Thank JoNo_N
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012

Not the most spoke about Chinese restaurant in the area, but certainly a place I would recommend for anyone who enjoys or would like to try authentic Chinese food. With friendly service and an added touch as the owner/chef and his brother prepare authentic Chinese cuisine you will feel right at home. The menu does not have the widest range... More 

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Thank ADRajput
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

What a find in Durban, known for its less than spectacular gastronomic experiences. This little hole in the wall is a wonderful addition to Durban's restaurant scene. It has clean flavours and uses no MSG. Very authentic. The menu does not have a huge range of options but there is enough for all - both vegetarian and non-veg alike. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 Musgrave Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 201 5433

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