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QingDao South Beauty (XinHai Plaza)

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Marina, Qingdao, China
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+86 532 6867 8555
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

It was our first evening in Qingdao and we headed for South Beauty as we heard much about South Beauty and its great food. We ordered quite a few dishes from its varied and colourful menu but honestly, none was impressive. Furthermore the service was below par. We probably would not patronize South Beauty again.

Thank PiggySue2014
Tokyo, Japan
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275 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Firstly not sure if this is the same South Beauty from some of the reviews as the branch we went to was very close to the Shangri La and was in one of the shopping / office towers. Whilst we didn't ask for it we were ushered into a private room with its own facilities. Very nice and would suggest... More 

Thank Peter K
Yokohama, Japan
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014

The food here was just terrific, tasty and succulent. It wasn't oily but just fried to perfection. We did order a lot and everyone just suited well to our taste buds. Service was fantastic and the bill was not over the top either.

Thank Beng d
London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

The resturant has had a recent make over and is now cleaner and brighter. Like most eateries in China it's more about what not to order as opposed what to order. We went down the route of spicey and it more than delivered , Chicken , Dry Beef , Beef in Chilli sauce, Green Bean and minced Pork. Fresh made... More 

Thank Henryp66
Toronto, Canada
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1,652 reviews
774 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 972 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2014

South Beauty is located in a mall adjacent to the downtown waterfront. While we did not have a bad meal it was far from special falling well short of my expectations. The dining room was modestly decorated - rather plain and the lighting was too harsh. The food was somewhat uninspiring. It definitely could have been more spicy (it was... More 

Thank John B
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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216 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014

When my friends asked me to meet them at South beauty, I wasn't sure it was an eating establishment but after the meal, I was a very satisfied customer. The restaurant is located in the Daring Harbor shopping mall on the south end of the building upstairs. This shopping facility is on the east end of the Olympic Sailing center.... More 

Thank Robert R
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

I had the good fortune to visit this restaurant with a colleague from Sichuan, so he picked all of their best known dishes. The food was outstanding, and very reasonably priced. If you like spicy food, you can not do much better than search out one if these restaurants.

Thank DukeOfCumberland
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I have eaten at South Beauty six times and everytime has been enjoyable. It is a little expensive when you focus on the inner your face items, but if you plan accordingly you can still bring it in on a medium budget. It is located at the end of a Shopping plaza that is not that universally liked (over-priced) which... More 

Thank Poe W
Peoria, Illinois
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

South Beauty is located directly on the end of Darling Harbor shopping plaza. The extensive menu features many seafood dishes, with a specialty of spicy fish. No bones! You can request a regular table, or a private room for quiet intimacy. The staff is vey gracious, speaks good English, and is very helpful in their service. A great evening with... More 

Thank Barb3013G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2012

I saw above average but I have to admit that I have always enjoyed eating at various South Beautys' around China. Usually they are situated in shopping malls or next to other restaurants. The food is can be a little bit over priced but there is a wide variety of sichaun food and decent selection which may suit the western... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: Marina, Qingdao, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shandong  >  Qingdao
  • Phone Number: +86 532 6867 8555
This is a China famous Sichuan food restaurant.

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