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Asian Cafe

#116 of 1,046 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
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Melbourne Building 32 West Row, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6262 6233
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Sydney, Australia
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265 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here one night with a friend.. had the Shantung Chicken, some steamed veggies and fried rice The food was ok, nothing to remember, or to complain about, although I've had better chicken elsewhere They have a bar, and there was a wine list; and this is a BYO as well

Thank MJD013
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food. Good service. Ambience OK - lighting a little bright. Good value. I would return/recommend.

Thank Erin W
Comox, Canada
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220 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

On a business trip, I was at the Quest hotel a few doors along for two weeks. We ate here once. It was fine. But many other restaurants in the area that were as good or better.

Thank fred_cameron
Canberra, Australia
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

My eldest son came home recently from America, his first visit in quite a while. To celebrate a family dinner was in order and his cravings were for great Chinese food. The choice was restaurant was obvious as over the last fifteen years we have had many celebrations and family dinners at the "Asian Cafe". As usual the food was... More 

Thank Peter B
Canberra, Australia
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Dined here again recently, having been several times in the past. The food is fresh, very very tasty, and there is a great selection. The decor is modern and simple and the service is friendly and prompt. Will definitely go there again :)

Thank Jon Q
Canberra, ACT
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

It was an opportunity to catch up for dinner after work on Friday. The restaurant is great as the food and service is good and the bonus is that you can have a proper conversation. I would recommend the Mongolian pancakes, crispy lamb and five spice honey chicken. The coffee isn't bad either.

Thank bluezen
Canberra, Australia
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I have been countless times and have taken visitors to Canberra. Both business lunches and friends dinners. King Island Steak is outstanding and must have. All good is great and way above the "norm" Chinese food.

Thank Tracy G
Hobart, Australia
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150 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I would have eaten at this restaurant at least 50 times over the past 5 years. Why? Because I have never had a poor dish here. The service is always great, the range of dishes is excellent, their wine list is small, well-priced and good. My only complaint is their lack of a Thai Green Curry - which I find... More 

Thank Tasilee
Newcastle, Australia
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

It was 12 months since our last dinner at this most pleasant restaurant, and things have not changed. The food is excellent, the staff delightful and the duck as good as ever. We visited two nights in a row and were not disappointed. We will be back next year.

Thank Beryl R
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Brilliant food and great atmosphere. Good for a quite dinner and chat with friends. Decent price and great service. Would recommend.

Thank Temika G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Melbourne Building 32 West Row, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6262 6233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?