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Sammy's Kitchen

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Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
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North Quarter, Canberra Centre | Bunda St, Canberra 2600, Australia
+612 6247 1464
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 191
    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
9.5/10

A quality freshly cooked meal served super quickly before a Dendy movie....great entrees to share among the family and a round of refreshing cold drinks on a warm summer evening. Sammys has been a Canberra institution for years and it doesn't disappoint.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
SpideyPajamas
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Canberra, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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422 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Canberra, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A quality freshly cooked meal served super quickly before a Dendy movie....great entrees to share among the family and a round of refreshing cold drinks on a warm summer evening. Sammys has been a Canberra institution for years and it doesn't disappoint.

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Berlin, Germany
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Located in downtown Civic, Sammy's Kitchen provides good quality Asian dishes in a casual indoor and alfresco dining environment. The food is well presented and tasty with a reasonable wine list. On a warm summer night we chose to eat outside and we were not disappointed.

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Canberra, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What an ole favourite of mine.The service and quality of food is exceptional and this has not changed in the 20 yrs that I have been eating here.The only thing that has is the secret is out and the rest of Canberra also like eating here,hence you now need to book to guarantee a table.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Last time we ate here the food was memorable, hence the return visit. Disappointing this time. Ordered Mixed Entree, Seafood Hotpot and small rice. Seafood Hotpot quite flavourless, and requested some soy chilli sauce to give some flavour. Crowded as always, so maybe we did not order to best advantage. The specials board was not brought to our attention and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

After Sammy's moved across the road and expanded 5 years ago, we haven't been there as often as we used to. It was usually always crowded due to its popularity, and both aspects of this restaurant remain despite more than doubling in size. We've now been back a couple of times recently, and it was pleasing to find our favourite... More 

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Canberra, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I only get to this Civic restaurant sporadically but have never had an unsatisfactory meal here. The food is always fresh and tasty and the service is speedy but I don't feel I have to rush out. It is not really the place for a quiet, romantic evening but for wonderful food.

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canberra
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Sammy's Kitchen is the family favourite when it comes to Malaysian Chinese food. They have maintained their standard over the years and have a loyal clientele, We particularly like their shantung chicken, beef rendang, satay beef, ikan bilis and okra blacan. The quick service is also great. The only criticism is that the place can be quite noisy and crowded.... More 

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Beechworth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I am hard to please in restaurants because I love to cook, but Sammy's is a standout! I was in Canberra for my birthday with my wife, sister and brother in law from the UK and remembered I had eaten there a couple of years before. It was a Monday night, but the place was pumping! I suggest booking so... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Tables are close but the food is good, can do BYO or purchase alcohol from the bar. This is not really a place for a romantic date night.

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Best Chinese in canberra. Its a little noisy but the food is amazing. Prices are all around the 20-35 mark. Great for any occasion. Indoor and out seating.

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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: Asian, Chinese, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?