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Down the rd. from Higginbothams and St. Stephen's, Ooty, India
Today
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 21:45
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 21:45
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Union Territory of Pondicherry, India
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered parcel here and it took them 45 mins to give us the same. 45 mins for 3 items. Staff were giving irresponsible replies. People who came after us for dining had completed eating their orders. Poor service and pathetic staff behavior. Would have preferred to give 0 star but no option

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Thank yuvaaasish
Bangalore
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on Christmas eve this year. Initially was seatedt at an inner room, where surprisingly, the next table's occupants got out some hard drinks. Since we were a family, hurriedly shifted to the main room which was cluttered and crowded. Next surprise - waiter gave us pad and pencil to note down our order and was quite late in... More 

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Thank kakoli16
Bengaluru, India
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My last visit here was nearly two years ago, in May 2015. I even reviewed it here. This time I found a little improvement in the service and the food. A long way still to go to make it in my books of Good Eating.

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Thank JBSolomon
Ottapalam, India
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant did live up to what we expected in terms of the food and service. Serving Indo-Chinese food, that was served warm and tasty. The quantity per serving is also good, fit for 2 persons. The only disappointment was Sliced Garlic Beef, which was just average and gravy was watery, but the beef slices were tender and nice.

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Thank ArunGV1977
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This used to be an iconic restaurant in Ooty during the 80's, however has lost out to new entrants. The food and ambience is good but there are better places available. They do not serve Halal cuisine.

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Thank Naveet N
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

the place is not very fancy...but the food is yummy and mind blowing...the waiters are extra friendly and will go out of their way to serve you...a must visit in ooty if you are a chinese lover...

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Thank Bernadette F
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

this place is a must visit place for all chinese food lovers. nice ambience, good quality food , quick service and everytime this place is packed but still there is very less waiting.

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Thank natasha-porwal
Salalah, Oman
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The place is very old with old colonial building.Food choice limited but very traditional and authentic.Friendly and experienced waiters ready to help you with selection.Ambience inside also very traditional and minimal.

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Thank S Anil K
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Read reviews about this restaurant before travelling to Ooty. All raised the expectation bar. Ambience:- Still maintaining the same old arrangement I guess. But it was very clean and Neat. Food: Mouth watering, we started with soup. My wife said it is one of the best we had till date :). Then went with main course, Fried rice, chilli fish,... More 

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Thank Kalithasan R
Bengaluru, India
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is one of the oldest Chinese Restaurants in Ooty serving real good food. The waiters are extremely cordial and the food is really delicious. Though you can not expect lot of frills, the place offer you the best of chinese in Ooty. The restaurant is in the heart of the city and has enough parking place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 21:45
Monday
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 21:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 21:45
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 21:45
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 21:45
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 21:45
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Down the rd. from Higginbothams and St. Stephen's, Ooty, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Ooty

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