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Paul's Asian Affair

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22 Alma Rd | New Lambton, Newcastle, New South Wales 2305, Australia
+61 2 4952 5989
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Been here a few times now albeit a few years apart from each visit. Never had a bad meal in this restaurant, delivers every time! Recommend the satay chicken main, Bombay chicken for those who like their spice, Mongolian lamb. Staff all friendly. Only gripe is that it's a little overpriced.

Thank thebeerlover
Newcastle, Australia
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88 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I googled pauls to get phone number to make reservation and clicked on trip adviser by mistake. I was surprised to see there were so many bad reviews. Then i remembered the last two times i had been there was very disappointing. I decided to go one last time to give him a chance to redeem himself. We arrived early... More 

Thank John Anthony S
Newcastle, Australia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Friends have told me how good this place is. My experience was not that good. The service was slow and the food was average. The restaurant has won many awards in years gone by but none in recent years. Not sure what has changed but I don't think I will be returning. Very disappointed as I really expected something much... More 

Thank Bob G
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I got takeaway from them and their food was terrible, the service was awful and the meals were so expensive!!! Left a bad taste in my mouth.

Thank Miranda B
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Over priced dinner. Pineapple in the satay sauce. The vegetables tasted like they had been sitting in the fridge in stale water. The water offered at the table tasted like the detergent hasn't been washed out of the glass properly. The peppered fillet steak was the only saving grace.

1 Thank Charlotte P
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I ordered takeaway food from online from there website. price came $48 and went to the restaurant girl (with glasses) she charge me $68 . then I said to her price in website is $48 and why u charge $68. she said the prices 5 years ago and can't change on website. she was very bad and because of the... More 

Thank Thushara W
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant for years and always get looked after when ever I am in Newcastle. Paul and his staff go beyond with there food and service Paul is always good at suggestions to try new food and go outside of your comfort zone . If you don't know what to order talk to the staff... More 

Thank Lisa G
Newcastle, Australia
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This used to be an amazing place to dine in and grab some takeaway. Food is prepared quickly but unfortunately they lack depth, quality and flavour. They still have some nice dishes on the menu, bbq pork but the stir fry and curry dishes we have had have been sub-par.

Thank Peter D
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We drove extra distance to try this place based on the good reviews of TripAdvisor. It seems this restaurant is more suitable for takeaway than dine in. We had chicken and fish which tasted Ok and nothing out of ordinary. I specifically requested to have the fish mild, however it's cooked with a lot of hot chilies. Maybe I didn't... More 

Thank Musicfan0816
Newcastle, Australia
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Dining with friends (who eat here frequently) we chose several courses all of which were excellent especially the whole coral trout which was extraordinary. Wine choices are diverse and the beer cold. The best Asian fare in Newcastle.

Thank Dave B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Alma Rd | New Lambton, Newcastle, New South Wales 2305, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4952 5989

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