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Ginling Chinese Restaurant

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609 Marion Road, Plympton, South Australia, Australia
+61 8 8374 1288
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fried rice was average but the Satay Beef entree was very tough and apart from being hot it lacked flavour.

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Thank Sealdirect
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We returned to Ginling after several years of absence from Adelaide. On this Saturday night, the place was full. The cheerful host is attentive to all his customers, a rare sight indeed in most Chinese restaurants. Service was friendly, prompt and efficient. The servings were generous and very tasty. Will be back for sure.

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Thank Rose R
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Twelve for dinner so we choose the Banquet D. Had about ten courses and could not finish all the dishes. Excellent value for money, good quality Australian Chinese food and unobtrusive service made for an excellent celebration. Remember if you want the duck in a banquet then advance notice helps.

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Thank ChiefsQBdad
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We have driven past this place for years and never ventured in until now. Great authentic Chinese food. We had the $26pp for 4 people banquet and literally rolled out of the restaurant with a take away container. Every dish was delicious. Decor is very basic but can't beat the value for money for a very tasty dinner.

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Thank digard7
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Six of us hit Ginling for dinner late on Tuesday evening. the roast duck seemed even better than before, The combination omlette is great and the kids loved the honey king prawns. Forget the scallops with ginger and shallots - there is better on the menu. The beer was cold and the service friendly and the prices affordable for the... More 

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Thank Phillip K
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Returning after many years the decor still seems the same but the food and service is outstanding. The staff are very friendly and helpful and you dont' have to wait long for your meals. We shared are courses which were large servings and everything was so tasty and delicious especially the Chicken Satays and Honey Chicken. The takeaway area was... More 

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Thank heatherbM8820YG
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We are regulars at Ginling and have been for 15 years. We'd come here just for the Roast Duck. Crispy skin and the sauce is fantastic. We like ours boneless with Broccoli.YUM! YUM! Our other favourites are the large Spring Rolls, Salt and Pepper Squid, Black Pepper Steak, Scallop Omelette with XO Sauce, Pork and Green Beans with Chinese Olives,... More 

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Thank Phil L
Adelaide South Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Hubby and I went to the Ginling last night 1st Oct. for dinner - the food is so delicious - obviously true to flavour because 90% of customers were Chinese - great indication of authenticity. Just love this place and the food.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best places for Chinese food in the South. Despite its outdated place/furnishings, the food compensates it. Food is one of the tastiest and authentic(appears) in the south area of Adelaide. Noodles is the best but you have to specify if you want really the Asian style, and they would do it for you. The servings are also... More 

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2 Thank Juan B
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We go there a few times a year, i.e. Mothers and Fathers days.The place looks uninspiring from the street but that means little with Asian restaurants! Perhaps arriving for Saturday lunch means the staff aren't over-stretched, so service is prompt & efficient, and food arrives quickly. We always order things we can't be bothered cooking at home, so roast duck... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 Marion Road, Plympton, South Australia, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Plympton
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8374 1288

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