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“Recommended if you are in Tainan”
Review of A Xia Restaurant

A Xia Restaurant
Price range: US$16 - US$49
Cuisines: Taiwanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: West Central District/ North District
Reviewed 6 January 2018

It is worth a visit to this restaurant to sample Tainan cuisine. It is surprisingly pleasant and clean. The service is excellent. The ladies tried their best to speak English with us with great big genuine smile. Highly recommend the steamed crab with sticky rice! Sea ell is also well known local dish in Tainan but I consider it a acquired taste. The dishes are on the sweet side but please do keep an open mind when try out the dishes.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The restuarant offers nice and typical Tainan food. Although it is a bit sweet for our taste. The dishes are really big, so order the small ones if you want to try more.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

I had a large meal with many options. The cabbage, chicken, crab sticky rice, pork feet, and sweet soup were all very good. The fruit was very sweet. The service was nice and accommodated a large party well. I understand that you should contact them ahead of time to order your menu.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank NewManDue
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

It’s a nice restaurant with good food and service. Only the thing is that they do not accept credit cards. The crab rice costs $600 and fried shrimp bolls do $120. Have to have > $1500 for your satisfaction.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Yoko T
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We were only in Tainan for two nights and decided that we needed to try this renowned seafood restaurant. No chance on first night, so reserved for second!
We were just two for dinner, and the menu looked quite promising. A nice steamed fish perhaps, with a couple of side dishes?
No chance, the waitress assured us that all these fish "were for about 10 diners, too big for you?" So, best to chose one of the set meal selections. Best for us , or best for them? The latter I feel! But we went along with it.
Portions are diminutive. A minute pice of smoked cod roe and 4 slices of radish. Followed by 4 medium sized prawns, then a platter of crab sticks, "special" sausage and prawn balls, followed by a sweet sharkskin soup, and a tiny,tiny dry over cooked crab on a big pile of "special" rice, and a bowl of bean soup dessert, all served in rapid succession and with strict instructions on using the sauces! A few mouthfuls for 1700 Taiwanese dollars ( about €50 ) . Not excessive for fine dining in a first class restaurant you might say,except that this is not the way to please discerning dinner guests.
Everything rushed along seemingly with one aim in mind : to get diners in and out before 8.30 pm the target closing time!
Even with the small portions it could be a pleasurable experience, but please, the customer is not a pawn in your race to shut the doors on time!

Date of visit: April 2017
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