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Sammy's Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
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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 - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 135
    Excellent
  • 204
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pretty standard

Overall, we were all pretty happy with our meal here... Good food, good wine, nice atmosphere, not too cramped, although it did feel like it was cosy in a cramped way but didn't seem to be an issue. My only disappointment was serving size. There were 8 of us on our table and we ordered 8 main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Jazzydave79
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Shan Tung Chicken has been my boyfriend and my favourite dish and it's tasty as always. The service was fast. We got there around 7:30ish so there were quite a few tables available and we were served quickly. Will definitely be back.

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Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Went there for dinner prior to the Theatre so we booked for 6.00. The place was packed. Sometimes a good sign but we did not appreciate the take away customers milling round the table while they waited. Usually the take away service is in a separate area, but not here. The soup arrived but the spring rolls went to the... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We always come back to this restaurant when in Canberra - we used to live here. They have the best Penang Style Char kway teow outside of Penang. Mains start at $15 but can go a lot higher depending on choice. Meal 4 dishes and rice cost me AUS $120 for 4 people and included 2 alcoholic and 2 non-... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I have been here a few times and it has never disappointed, either with friends, family and kids. the atmosphere is great and the food is exceptional. The service is fast.

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Brisbane
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8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It's always good - fast, noisy, but totally enjoyable. Good wine list, daily specials, and attentive service.

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Canberra, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Don't worry if this place is full and you have to wait for a table, it won't be long as they are very quick at bringing food out and turning the tables over- Food is fantastic and not expensive- Not the sort of place for a relaxing long dinner

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Overall, we were all pretty happy with our meal here... Good food, good wine, nice atmosphere, not too cramped, although it did feel like it was cosy in a cramped way but didn't seem to be an issue. My only disappointment was serving size. There were 8 of us on our table and we ordered 8 main dishes to share... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Having missed one of our favourite Asian places to eat whilst travelling Oz for a year, we were very happy coming back here for one of our most liked dishes (hot rock salted chicken) and we were reminded once again of what we had missed. On average days the place is pleasant however the service can get a tad impersonal... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had an early dinner here before heading to the movies. We fortunately had made a booking which I wasn't going to do as we were dining at 5:30pm but I am so glad we had made a booking as Sammy's was packed and there was a queue. No matter what time of the day you intend on going I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We have eaten at Sammy's Kitchen dozens of times over the years. Always busy, not always great but always satisfying. Fair prices, no smoke and mirrors, Last time we dined I had the duck spring rolls - awesome - up there amongst best spring rolls ever - packed with shredded duck and wondrous 5 spice flavours.

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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
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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