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With its fish tanks, fluorescent lighting and simple, kitsch decor (think curtains made of plastic chillies and peanuts and red paper lanterns), this loud, no-frills restaurant is as genuine as it gets. Seeing the cooks and waiting staff wolf down their dinner around a circular table at the rear will transport anyone who’s been before, back to China. The place even smells like an everyday Beijing or Shanghai eatery. It’s great to learn that this authenticity also extends to the food, which is listed in well-thumbed menus complete with pictures. As the name suggests, seafood reigns supreme here, and the crab (you’ll be asked if you want frozen or fresh) is a fine way to test the skills of the chefs seen working away in the kitchen. The homemade jiao zi dumplings are another treat, and as long as you don’t mind the no-fuss presentation and approach of the staff, you’ll love this easygoing, unpretentious place.
Open daily 11am-2am. Al Maktoum Road, near Clock Tower, Deira (04 295 9816).
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