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275 Beach Road | Mimosa Court, Sea Point, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 434 8188
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Canggu, Indonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

It is not only the food that makes a dining experience and at Tao Yuan this was part of the problem. The food was good. The restaurant was full of Chinese tour bus visitors who seemed to be having a good time toasting each other. The noise and vibration from the buses could not be ignored. The atmosphere and with... More 

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1 Thank safaripro2015
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This is my first time having provided a view on TripAdvisor for a restaurant...... I was so moved by the state of the food, I feel I have to warn people. DO NOT VISIT! This was quite possible one of the worst meals I have ever had. The meat - if that's what they can call it - was like... More 

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Thank BookingBunny
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We ordered won ton soup, black pepper beef, special fried rice and honey glazed pork. Each dish was prepared using fresh ingredients and was full of flavour. Quality of meat and dumplings was very good, better than most chinese restaurants I've tried around Cape Town. Our waitress advised us on what to choose and what portion size to select. She... More 

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Kleinmond, South Africa
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

We were craving authentic Chinese food for weeks then found this jem on our holiday right next door to where we were staying. Starters were a selection of their dumpling appetizers and they were fantastic. Mains were just as good! Seafood chow mein and garlic ribs. Wow. Wow. Wow! Will definitely go back when in the area again. We were... More 

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1 Thank Alastair S
Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

Was so in the mood for great Chinese food as well as an informal spot for dinner. A mistake that was already felt once entering. There is no ambience. Decor is tacky. The restaurant is dirty. The waitress was tired of life and most important of all the food was just allright. My local Chinese take away on the corner... More 

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Thank johnstemmet
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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520 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Completely and utterly spoilt by having many overseas visitors, who dined because of Hotel Recommendations Absolutely not the courteous Chinese culture here. Avoid why waste your precious time Pity no Chinese people in sight. Local servers ignorant !!!

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Thank 871edieh
Bali, Indonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

I just having a dinner this week in this Restaurant . First impression , Cantonese style restaurant with a seafood specialty . A big aquarium with Giant Abalone and Lobster inside . We order both of them and the Boss recommend us their special cooking Just waiting around 15 minutes and all the food are already in table Good taste... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Mary Young, owner of this exciting Chinese Restaurant must be congratulated.....we are regular patrons situated in Sea Point, Cape Town....friendly, great value for money, caters to your dietary challenges... nothing is too much trouble...... whether you are sitting down or takeaway...the whole family enjoys themselves. try .... you will be in for an interrsting and delicious meal.

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Paris, France
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

My family had dinner at this restaurant during our visit to South Africa and were so disappointed. While there were only 3 other tables of customers the evening we were there, it took almost 1 hour for us to receive our food. When we finally received our food, the smell and texture was so questionable that we chose not to... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2011

We had booked a table for two. On arrival we were placed at a big round table with a dirty tablecloth. A dirty table cloth does not give a good impression. There was absolutely no atmosphere with the bright lights and the sparse table settings. the only decorations being the old food stains. The food was mediocre and the rice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Restaurant features
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 Beach Road | Mimosa Court, Sea Point, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 434 8188

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?