Fast food Chinese restaurant in Satwa
From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009A Chinese restaurant decked out like a diner? Authenticity is not high on the menu at Mini Chinese; as testified to by the big screen TV playing Premiership football games in the far corner.
Whitewashed walls and Western prints confuse its origins even more. Certainly its clientele seem satisfied enough – generally a mix of singletons and work colleagues grabbing an end-of-day snack. It’s definitely not somewhere you go to for a special night out, but that doesn’t mean you should dismiss it.
Check out the special menu for the appetiser platter – it’s a good introduction – if fundamentally a culinary heart attack of fried Chinese delicacies. The chilli and garlic prawns are also well worth the journey – they practically melt out of their shells. Simply put: Mini Chinese is a good spot to end the day with a paper and one eye on the telly. The service is swift and courteous, the food satisfying. Mini Chinese
Barbra Jul 05, 2012 02:24 pm
My fiancé proposed for me there !!! I loved it
Mirza Oct 07, 2011 08:28 am
You people don't know good food when you see it I loved it my gf loved it my great grandma liked it, makes me glad I was not dead.
Raju Dec 30, 2010 01:44 pm
Wish I had read this review and the comments before taking my family and spoiling my Saturday Dinner. Everything from the word 'go was bad. If the management still have'nt learnt from the review and the comments, I think they should put a 'What to expect here' board. The staple main course took 45 minutes. The chopsuey was not only bland. The drinks were forgotten to be served (we should have known that 1 hr is a long time from order to service). Any other restaurant would have atleast tried to make up for the sloppy service and food by atleast offering discount or cancelling the 'not eaten' dishes.
Harry Dec 30, 2010 12:02 pm
Atmosphere more like a canteen than a restaurant.
Table was wet after cleaning.
Food was bad, canned green peas in the rice!!. No taste or flavour in all 3 dishes ordered.
Shweta Jul 20, 2010 01:07 pm
For me, this restaurant committed the ultimate felony when I spotted canned mushrooms in everything we'd ordered.
My husband's duck was okayish but everything else on the table was either bland, boring or both.
Also, we almost broke a couple of forks trying to separate the caramelised sugar from the banana in the banana toffee dessert.
If you really must go, stick to the day's specials and don't expect anything memorable.