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Unit U13 Mermaid Quay | First Floor Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
+44 29 2049 8080
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by friends but sadly were really disappointed with the quality of food. Our mixed starters were cold with the exception of the spring roll, the ribs were tough and looked like plastic. Next came the not crispy duck, not enough accompaniments, we were happily given more plum sauce one good point. Mains were the best... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I eat a lot of Chinese food in Hong Kong so we rarely eat it in Cardiff. Having said that we have always liked this restaurant in the past and visited it using a Groupon. The food was very good with nice tasty starters; ribs ,chicken satay and spring rolls. The main courses were all good especially... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I brought a dinner guest here hoping for a pleasant, social evening with good food and professional service. Our guest is a professional who often lives for extended periods in China, so he is quite familiar with Chinese cuisine. He pronounced his meal as quite tasty, although very Westernized Chinese food Which is fine, because their clientele... More 

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Thank sjw11
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Friend took me for a Christmas meal to the Pearl of the Orient. The food was amazing, the staff could not do enough for us. The atmosphere was so inviting. We had a lovely time!

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Thank TracyinWales1971
Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended on a taster menu voucher and was wonderful. My partner loves crispy beef and fried food and I adore chicken and fresh vegetables so the meal was ideal 👍

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Thank modonnell63
Fishguard, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family have visited this restaurant on a number of occasions since it opened and the food and waiter service is good. Unfortunately they made a mistake with the bill which was not spotted immediately and promised to make a refund as quickly as possible but three weeks later this has not been done. Being fobbed off with excuses is... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought a groupon deal that gave a 2-1 deal, with limited meal times available. Arrived on Sat and met by some very pleasant waiters. Meal arrived promptly and was really nice. As part of the meal cocktail each was included. Went for the raspberry one and was really surprised at how delicious it was. Big thumbs up the waiter that... More 

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Thank MrsCsBobski
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having eaten, at different Chinese restaurants around South Wales I found this restaurant to be the best so far. The food is excellent and staff are very polite. I thoroughly enjoyed eating Dim Sum and 'ho fun' noodle with chicken - though beef was on the menu, staff kindly agreed to replace this with chicken.

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Thank Cetasika
London
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic restaurant with a lovely atmosphere and very attentive staff. Terrific food, especially the crispy duck. Really wanted to try their cocktails but unfortunately they'd run out of mint to make the mojitos.

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Thank Jade282619
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to try something different to what our home town usually does and wow. The food was amazing. Friendly staff, big beautiful restaurant. Me and my partner were extremely satisfied and full. The food was perfect. They didn't have any tia Maria or malibu but I settled for a disirano so not bothered. Best Chinese I've ever had! Made our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit U13 Mermaid Quay | First Floor Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2049 8080
Description
Since opening in 2001 Pearl of the Orient is seen by many as Cardiff's Premier Oriental restaurant. Situated in the opulent surroundings of Cardiff Bay's Mermaid Quay offers discerning customers the finest Cantonese, Peking, Malaysian and Szechwan as well as catering for Vegetarians in contemporary relaxed surroundings.

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