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Sammy's Kitchen

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Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
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North Quarter, Canberra Centre | Bunda St, Canberra 2600, Australia
+612 6247 1464
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 96
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  • 28
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food and good value

We were in Canberra for the weekend and looking (very late) for somewhere for dinner. Sammys accommodated us very well. Food was good and reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Deb M
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in Canberra for the weekend and looking (very late) for somewhere for dinner. Sammys accommodated us very well. Food was good and reasonably priced.

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Thank Deb M
Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here one night when in Canberra. We chose it mainly because they could get us a table (it was getting late and we have kids), it was really busy here too however most other restaurants were booked out. The food was fairly nice, however we were surprised that although they were so busy, the food arrived in less... More 

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Thank Stiebs
Renwick, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very popular restaurant. The food was good, but quite small portions at quite expensive prices. I would definitely recommend to people with a small appetite. However if you want value for money, I would not recommend. The staff were very friendly and efficient.

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Thank Kate D
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time we have eaten at this restaurant and if we are in Canberra again, will be back for sure. Very busy place and would recommend booking. Service is good, food tasty and served hot. Could be a little hectic and noisy for some but otherwise would recommend it to anybody desiring a very good chinese meal.

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Thank CTH0212
Perth, Australia
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the shopping district of Canberra Sammy's Kitchen is a great choice!! The staff were very friendly on arriving and even though they seemed busy, they seated me straight away and we're back with a drink straight away. Menu selection is very varied and very reasonable and the food is fabulous. I will be back and would recommend them... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant claims Chinese and Malaysian cuisines. Specifically the food is Chinese-Cantonese and a Cantonese interpretation of Malaysian dishes. Lack of knowledge about Malaysian dishes is evident in the menu. Nyonya-style dry curry chicken is described as having “maggie soya sauce” (this dish does not have soy sauce), the contents of the Nasi Goreng is not described (each Malaysian locality... More 

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Thank Peter H
Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love Sammy's - good value for money. No Delivery and parking is hard to find but otherwise the food makes up for it We picked up food and took with us for family get together

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Thank Michel5012
Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty generally busy establishment, for our dining we sat outside; where there were seats available. Amazing duck pancake, however more like San Chow bao pancake, as all mixture was diced. i really enjoyed the satay chicken. Service was busy yet attentive. Waiter had good knowledge of food and portions. The boneless chicken was delicious and honey king prawns. Fed 4... More 

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Thank C M
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed as had high expectations due to the great reviews. Food was average at best. My local Chinese in Sydney does better food.

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Thank Sheema B
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so happy and satisfied every time I have meals here. Even just short soup, what I have here is the best. the clear soup base, the texture of fillings of Wonton. I tried new dish, Cumin Lamb with chilli flakes, wow, this is divine. I am not a big fan of lamb, however, cumin with lamb works so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North Quarter, Canberra Centre | Bunda St, Canberra 2600, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Greater Canberra  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +612 6247 1464

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 18
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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

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