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North Quarter, Canberra Centre | Bunda St, Canberra 2600, Australia
+612 6247 1464
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Ranked #43 of 813 Restaurants in Canberra
Price range: $13 - $18
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Sydney
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It's brash, it's noisy and it's always full - a sign of potentially good food. My wife and I have eaten there several time and it always has been very good in terms of food quality and value for money.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Been here quite a few times when travelling on Business. Just like any good up-market Asian restaurant in KL, Shanghai or Singapore. Noisy, busy and a great selection of dishes. Reasonably priced, many fantastic house specialties, but can be a bit too busy on weekends with slower service. Great food, great atmosphere, and highly recommended.

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Wodonga, Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Full and very busy restaurant, lots of people talking and therefore lots of noice. Got a table but then waited at least 15 minutes to have someone serving our table. We decided to go somewhere else and walked out. This is not a place to have a relaxing meal.

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Googong NSW
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138 reviews 138 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Like many Canberrans, we have been eating at Sammy's Kitchen for several years. For us, it is perhaps the best place to eat if you want a quick (and tasty) meal before heading off to the cinema or theatre. Shan tung chicken is one of our favourite dishes, and it never fails to excite the taste buds. The Gulai ayam... More 

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Canberra
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have been going to Sammy's for sixteen years. It was really good when there were a lot less restaurants in Canberra and today when there is a lot more choice in Canberra Sammy's is still a solid choice. Prices are good, service is fast- some new dishes and seasonal dishes are available. We still choose Sammy's and walk past... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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195 reviews 195 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a very busy place so the locals must enjoy it. I liked the Sambal Prawns a lot but the Beef Hot Pot was a bit disappointing as were the side of Chinese Green vegetables, rise okay. It is very noisy and you are quite squashed in so eat and run seems to be the way to go. Not... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Had the pleasure of dining here for a late lunch. Quick service and attentive staff. Prices are reasonable for the portion size considering your in the CBD. The menu is extensive and caters for a decent variety of dietary requirements. I consider Sammy's to have a good reputation for providing good food and good service. Worth the visit!!

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Canberra
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I love the food at Sammys. Always interesting specials and the service fast and efficient. It's noisy but atmospheric. Try the Shantung Chicken - one of the best in Canberra. We also had Barramundi Fillets in Tamarind Sauce - sublime. Not a place to linger in, however. They are licensed and BYO.

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Canberra, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Here you must book or you won't get in. Food is good Italian. Drinks list appalling. Prices excessive for size of meals but people flock there. A good place for ordinary people to have a night out, make a lot of noise, eat well, pay well and be looked after. It is a big restaurant? (cafe)

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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This restaurant is not consistent. On this visit the food was sloppy and not fresh. Previously we had had a really nice meal. Won't be in a hurry to return after tonight's meal. Asian needs to be really fresh to be yummy. Wait staff were not attentive.

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Additional Information about Sammy's Kitchen

Address: North Quarter, Canberra Centre | Bunda St, Canberra 2600, Australia
Phone Number: +612 6247 1464
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Greater Canberra  >  Canberra
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 13 - 18
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian

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