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Shop 9 | 118 Hardwick Crescent, Holt, Canberra, Australia
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The best local Chinese in Canberra

There are two dishes that must be ordered at Kevins: Dry Chilli Beef and Salt and Pepper soft shell crab. These are honestly the best versions of these dishes I've ever had. Kevin's never disappoints. It's a basic eatery in every other respect, but the food is clean, cooked in a timely manner and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

There are two dishes that must be ordered at Kevins: Dry Chilli Beef and Salt and Pepper soft shell crab. These are honestly the best versions of these dishes I've ever had. Kevin's never disappoints. It's a basic eatery in every other respect, but the food is clean, cooked in a timely manner and delicious.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

LOVE THIS PLACE as they sell my favorite Chinese dish - birds nest. My mother and I often have dinner here just to have birds nest. Food is fresh, service is friendly and quick!

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Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Kevin's Place is another one of my favourite Chinese restaurants for either dining in or take away. It is across the road from the Kippax Shopping Centre. We dined there just before they closed for the last two weeks in January. I ordered a few of my favourite dishes - Salt & Pepper Soft shell crab, Fish fillets in Ginger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Kevins place is one of our regular visits. First time we went, we were impressed by the quality of the ingredients used and delicious dishes. So we have just kept going back for years. The hong kong sizzling steak is my favourite.

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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This restaurant really belongs in the sweet and sour pork and beef in black bean class. Other chinese restaurants in the area come closer to the real thing with Wok and Sizzle ( formerly Master So's) consistently producing fresh flavours with no batters or overpowering salt and sweet sauces. Chinese Inn, also nearby, is more Aussie style but acceptable. Kevin's... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

We ate at Kevin's Place on the Monday after Australia Day 2013 with extended family. It was OK. The venue itself is clean, and the decor is simple, and fairly contemporary. Some Chinese shanshui art on the walls, tiled floors. Tables well spaced. Restrooms were acceptably clean, but not pristine. It has a mid-range feel to it: not a greasy... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We decided to give Kevin's Place a go after being a little disappointed with a recent visit to our regular Chinese restaurant. We were the first diners that evening but the restaurant soon filled up and the phone was ringing constantly with take-away orders. There was only one waitress serving who soon started to appear a little flustered. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Kevin's Place in Holt in Canberra cooks the best Chinese food I have ever tasted. The meals are freshly cooked, look fantastic, and taste so good. I'm very fussy when it comes to Asian food but Kevin's Place gets it right every time. We take the whole family for dinner, (10 people) and it is surprisingly cheap. Everyone leaves happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

The food is tasty and fresh. We have never been disappointed eating here

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Kevin's Place is located in a local shopping strip at Kippax in Canberra. It is a bright, clean and cheerful place to eat - if anything it looks a little too minimalist from the outside. The staff are friendly and unobtrusive. No corkage charge! But a limited soft drink menu.. The smooth walls, tiled floor and glass combine to make... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Shop 9 | 118 Hardwick Crescent, Holt, Canberra, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Greater Canberra  >  Canberra

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  • Cuisine: Asian

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