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Abell's Kopi Tiam

7 Furneaux St, Canberra 2603, Australia
(02) 6239 4199
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Ranked #23 of 753 restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I ate here several times during a recent stay in Canberra. This place is always busy so either get there early, make a booking, or be prepared to wait for a table. Everytime I turned up, I didn't have a booking but they were very accommodating and I generally had a table within 10min. My absolute favourite dish is "My... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We started with spring rolls...a few other entrees & mains are on the menu that you see in many other places and they're priced appropriately. They also have a few imaginative dishes...we tried the chicken with a "salsa" - so more like a fusion style. Fortunately our other dish "eggplant & tofu" had a little more sauce as the chicken... More

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Sydney
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19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

From go to woe this dining experience was superb. Service was quick and friendly and professional. The food was tasty. We had some spring rolls and curry puffs, beef Rendang, chilli and basil lamb, chicken lahksa, and ling fillets. All cooked to perfection and fantastic value. The berry Panacotta was to die for. Manuka has many restaurants, but I would... More

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Enjoyed wonderful tasty chicken curry with roti bread and glass of wine for $40. Not cheap but great flavour and good friendly service.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Consistent, yummy, good service and can always get a table - mostly! Good Thai/Asian food (love the entrees, especially the curry puffs, sometimes just have these for mains.) Although tables are outside, they use heaters and lovely rugs for the knees to make sure this is also OK to visit in winter in Canberra (the inside is small, so this... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Not too expensive compared to other eateries in Manuka. Tasty, Asian cuisine. Good value, clean restaurant. I always eat there when in the area but there is also a nice Vietnamese place in the alley at Manuka which I had forgotten about and should have gone to instead. Both places are great though. Can't stand pubs that want to charge... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Kopi Tiam is a great place to take the team for a business lunch. We tried the one of the banquets, which had two entrees and five mains. Great flavours and variety in the options, and all for $19.50. We left feeling satisfied but not bloated. The service was attentive and unobtrusive. Everyone left with a great impression of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Went here for a birthday recently and after hearing some good things about this place was ready to be amazed. What I found was a little below this but a solid range of inventive and staple standard asian dishes. The seafood laksa was nice and spicy, the beef rendang was a little mild, the balinese chicken had a good blend... More

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Ulladulla NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My wife and I spent a few days in Canberra last week for our 38th wedding anniversary. We thought we would go asian for the special night and chose Kopi Tiam at Manuka. The choice was not easy as there are a lot of restaurants in Mauka. What made this one stand out is that it was packed with people.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

When you combine excellent food with down to earth good service you really can't ask for more. We sampled Malay, Indo, and Chinese cuisines, entree main side and dessert. All fantastic because flavours were complex yet mild, like home cooking. The rice quality was a little weak, as it was cooked perhaps a bit unevenly in a separate stove cooker... More

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