The Guia Chinese Restaurant is one of the few good Chinese restaurants in the city. The menu is typical of Chinese food. It mainly consists of noodles ... More
Guia Chinese Restaurant & Take Away
The Guia Chinese Restaurant is one of the few good Chinese restaurants in the city. The menu is typical of Chinese food. It mainly consists of noodles and rice dishes. Their specialty is the chilli beef. Be warned: it is really hot, spicy and delicious. What is a Chinese restaurant without sweet & sour pork chunks with noodles or sweet & sour prawns with noodles or rice? They also serve their delicious and spicy vegetable stir-fry, which also comes in a sweet & sour flavour.
Reviews for Guia Chinese Restaurant & Take Away: 3
Excellent Value for Money
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 9/26/10
Atmosphere and Decor is mediocre. The Staff are very helpful and efficient. I found the food to be very excellent and authentic. The manager / owner is very obliging and if its not on the menu, I found that often if you ask for what you would like, it may be available. Excellent food, and Excellent value for money.
This restaurant has been through a lot in the past and has shown a huge improvement through all spheres of Chinese restaurants. This is no ordinary typical South African Chinese Restaurant. Though parking becomes limited on weekends, it is still definitely worth searching for space to get this mouth watering authentic Chinese cuisine. Peking Duck and Beancurd dishes are not the only specialities that the kitchen prepares. Other dishes that are not mentioned in the menu can also be ordered from Dumplings to however you want your dish to be cooked. Just have to speak up and ask the Manager. I found that many are missing out this hidden jewel because of its location but once found, the mixture of intense flavours would burst any taste buds into a frenzy. The restaurant does private functions as I have seen many Asians head to there favourite spot and constant drinking and eating occurs. It is a sight that you have to see to believe. All you can eat buffet's on Sunday's with dishes ranging from roast duck to chicken sweet corn soup, to crispy pork and jing do style spare ribs. Booking is essential though as it tends to become booked and to avoid disappoint. I have constantly had may dishes on menu and off menu. To try a dish that you are not familiar with will excite your expectations and as always the kitchen prepares whatever you order with speed and accuracy. Don't feel embarrassed or hesitant in asking the manager what a certain dish is. The friendly staff will always be at your service providing for you in every way.
This isn't the absolute best Chiniese I've ever had, but it's pretty authentic relative to similar South African establishments. Service is quick and accurate. Command of English is rudimentary for some staff, but doesn't pose too much of a problem. Menu is comprehensive, although a few of my favorites, eg. seaweed salad, steamed dumplings, are missing. Few dine-in customers-- mostly take-a-way. The only real drawback for me is its location-- sandwiched in between a liquor store and a night club,with a dark parking lot and lots of foot traffic, so extra caution is needed after dark. The restaurant itself has been robbed a few times with at least one involving assault.
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