How many restaurant openings are graced by governors, captains of industry and other ‘big boys’? I do not know the exact statistic, but I will like to think I can count their number on one hand, or maybe two. Well, Asia Town in Port Harcourt is on that list; it opened last year to a ceremony with a lot of pomp and pageantry.

Located on Forces Avenue, in the Old GRA, it is the go-to place for Chinese food – it’s called Asia Town, after all – and other soups from that part of the world. Apart from the restaurant, it caters for weddings, product launches, fashion shows and the like courtesy of its large area which can seat about five hundred occupants; this will not disturb the restaurant in anyway. So, if you’re in town and need to plan a hang-out for a couple of people, Asia Town should definitely be an option. If you’re looking for a place to propose too – hush, hush – the restaurant boasts a high record of positive answers (yes, I said it).

If their service does not impress you – it should, unless you are never impressed – their customer care will. The restaurant offers a service that you can ask for the menu via e-mail and book ahead of time, useful if you like to plan for your pocket well ahead.

Traffic is generally light in the Old GRA, so you do not having a problem finding your way here. Taxis are also well aware of the restaurant and will bring you here for a neat fee.