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“Best chow mein I've ever had”

Fortune Village Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #26 of 6,670 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$22
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Description: Located close to the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) and serving Chinese food in the area since 1981. Fortune Village offers you a wide selection on our a la carte, banquet, take out & casual dining menus. At Fortune Village we believe in providing a restaurant experience that gives good, friendly service along side menu choices that are comforting, high quality and consistent at good pricing. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any special menu requirements or requests.
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We happened upon this restaurant for lunch, after visiting the Aquarium and Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour. We ordered the Salt & Pepper Tofu, the Vegetable Chow Mein, Rice, and hot tea. The chow mein was perfect - small, crispy noodles but becoming softer as they absorbed the flavorful sauce, topped with a selection of perfectly-cooked vegetables. This is definitely not run-of-the-mill chow mein! The rice comes in a silver tiffin-like bucket with a cover, placed in what we thought was a wine chiller stand next to the table. We quickly learned that you use the bucket handle to put the bucket on the table, and use the spoon inside to scoop the rice onto your plate. The Salt & Pepper Tofu was delicious; tangy, slightly salty, and big pieces of tofu soft inside but slightly crisp on the exterior, and some chilis in the dish as well (hot!). A pot of fragrant jasmine green tea arrives at the table soon after ordering. The service was excellent, and the food was even better. We're so glad we stumbled across Fortune Village!

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FVCR, Owner at Fortune Village Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2015

Thanks for finding us on TripAdvisor and then making the effort to come and see us.
We really apprciate your kind feedback and hope to see you again some day.
Kind regards,
SImon

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Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Amazing food (Szechwan chilli chicken was the highlight!!), brilliant service, great portion sizes- and worth the prices. A family owned business, that deserves your patronage. Lovely little local, thank you Fortune Village - we'll be back!

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FVCR, Owner at Fortune Village Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2015

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope to see you again very soon.
Kind regards,
Simon

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Reviewed 30 July 2015

Service was impeccable, food delicious and very clean looking restaurant. There was good range of food on the lunch time special. I had a combination of the Mee and Nasi Goreng with a friend, it was the best I've had for a long time.

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FVCR, Owner at Fortune Village Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2015

Thanks for taking the time in reviewing our food and restaurant and I appreciate your kind words on your meal.
Kind regards,
SImon

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Reviewed 29 July 2015

The three of us ate at the Fortune Village Chinese Restaurant in July, the food was fantastic and delicious, probably some of the best food that we ate whilst in Sydney. There was an extensive choice of Chinese dishes on the menu. The restaurant had a relaxing and welcoming ambience. Furthermore the staff were most helpful and attentive, this was the highlight of our visit, particularly the attention shown to us by Simon, the manager, with his good sense of humour. Thank you all so much for a great evening.

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FVCR, Owner at Fortune Village Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2015

Thanks for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our food and service and hope to be able to serve you again in the future.
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Simon

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Reviewed 28 July 2015

From the moment we walked in we were greeted by a warm manager who made us feel like we were the only ones in the whole restaurant. Our order was taken quickly and efficiently, i ordered chow mien with prawn and scallops and the noodles are to die for. My partner ordered satay chicken and oh man oh man it was the softest chicken that melts in your mouth with a beautiful satay sauce. The restaurant itself had an authentic Chinese atmosphere all the way from the wallpaper to the red lanterns built into the ceiling.

I have visited again about a week later and have had the same experience, looking forward to making this a Chinese Mondays kind of thing! :)

P.S. Try the Lotus Chips which is basically chips fried from the root of a Lotus flower.

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FVCR, Owner at Fortune Village Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2015

Many thanks for your very encouraging review. Our aim is to always make our guest feel welcome and serve all our dishes with a consistent high service and quality. Many thanks for recognising our efforts.
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Simon

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