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Pearl of the Orient

Unit U13 Mermaid Quay | First Floor Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
+44 29 2049 8080
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
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“dim sum” (21 reviews)
“duck pancakes” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Malaysian, Chinese, Healthy, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Unit U13 Mermaid Quay | First Floor Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
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1 - 10 of 430 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service and food. I love the dim sum in bar orient. A little pricey but well worth it and very tasty. Lovely views and a relaxing setting! The actual Chinese food as well as dim sum is beautiful too. Good sized potions and filling....More

Thank laura g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My and my husband went there on a Saturday night. We had diced pork in lettuce wrap- beautiful.. For main we shared schezwan chicken but made few changes that were no problem and shared egg fried rice. Portions large and very tasty as always Lovely

Thank ETanner16
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Pearl of the Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments, we strive for high food and customer service quality. We look forward to your return. :)

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night for my husband's birthday. We hadn't booked and the restaurant was full but we were offered a table in the bar. I would actually recommend this if you are in a couple or small group as the restaurant area...More

Thank Kelly R
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Pearl of the Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments, we are an independent restaurant that strives for high food and customer service quality. Please return again soon. :)

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Staff were very friendly, did not rush us in any way. Food was great. Prices were reasonable, although I thought the cocktail was very overpriced, and not to my taste, so I didn't drink it. However, I suppose it was what I had ordered. Would...More

Thank holly1232015
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Pearl of the Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for you comments we are glad to hear that you were happy with the customer service and food quality. Please don't be afraid in the future to request the bar man to adapt your cocktail to your pallet, we understand some guests prefer...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

The staff and the food were great here, will definitely recommend this restaurant.The location was good. After your meal visit the cocktail lounge connected to the restaurant.

Thank Kathy S
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Pearl of the Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much Kathy for your wonderful comments we look forward to your return :)

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Classic cocktails and yummy food! portions are enough to share prices are fair drinks are maybe a litre high but all in all I had a lovely evening with very nice staff and yummy food in a lovely location nice and quite bay side of...More

Thank Budweiser58
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Pearl of the Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments, we strive for high food and customer service quality. We look forward to your return. :)

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice meal, nice portions and the vegaterian options were excellent. Will be back. Thank you for the service.

Thank Honest_Paddy
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Pearl of the Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments we appreciate them. We look forward to your return. :)

Reviewed 21 August 2017

For various reasons, despite being in the area many times we had not visited this restaurant for around 8 years..... having just returned from an extended business trip in Asia we thought that we give it a go. Food was excellent and I have to...More

Thank Clive T
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Pearl of the Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow thank you very much for your fabulous review, we appreciate the feedback very much. Please return soon :)

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Only went for a quick dim-sum and cocktail which I thoroughly enjoyed to the extent cancelled dinner after and stayed for more. The cocktail list is a bit limited and they don't want to do any not on the list but it is not a...More

Thank Marcus K
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Pearl of the Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your fantastic review. We are happy to hear that you regarded the food and atmosphere so highly that you cancelled your dinner plans. We hope you return soon :)

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

What a complete waste of time and money. The prices are ridiculously expensive and portion sizes are child like. It was definitely not worth the wait. Definitely get a better choice, tastier food from my local take away service.

Thank Welshtraveller247
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Shellz2014
8 May 2016|
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Response from daryl b | Property representative |
Hi Shell, yes there is a lift with the access behind las iguanas under the stairs in the centre of the quay.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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