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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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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 153
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  • 227
    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
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 busy place

Great food but very busy avoid peak time if you can, friendly staff, fast delivry and reasonable price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
RejiThomson
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Canberra, Australia
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English first
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Stopped by for lunch and had a great feed. Combination soup was delicious and gòod fried rice. The service was quick and attentive . I would recommend.

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Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great food but very busy avoid peak time if you can, friendly staff, fast delivry and reasonable price.

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Moss Vale, Australia
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We have been here a lot of times now with family, friends and just our family, the food is always great, we love the shantung lamb, it is beautiful, our kids always like the beef and vegetables even though it is always busy they seem to find a seat for you.

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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

WORST service in Australia. It was in 2007, we had just moved to Canberra and looking for a late lunch at 3 o'clock on Sunday. We walked towards a full resturant with the "Open" sign displayed. When I was started to push the door open to enter one of their staff (tall male) came running to the door. I thought... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A busy restaurant but service was good for our very large group. Plenty of variety in the banquet menu ordered and catered to all tastes.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is not a restaurant - it's a machine! For decades, Sammy's has been pumping out reliably tasty dishes on schedule, time and time again. It is also an institution in Canberra. It' busy, fast and noisy. It is also that favourite restaurant you keep coming back to.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There are way too many menus without that much explain action.. A bit hard to choose what to eat.. The chili beef and fried rice are very good though. Location is very nice but a bit expensive at the same time. Caramelized friend chicken was quite terrible regardless of high price.

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Bowral, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Busy, bustling, but great food and service. Not a slow dining experience but memorable. The sizzling prawns were amazing, as was Mongolian lamb and Malaysian lamb curry.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Sammy's is an icon on the Canberra food scene and has been for many years. Always crowded with lovers of Chinese food it can often be hard to get a seat and you may have to wait. The service is fast and furious and the food arrives at lightning speed. I can never fathom how they do it. I have... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went for dinner with partner -- very busy but staff extremely attentive and accommodating. Food was, as always, really nice - well presented and yummy. Mixture of clientele including young families, couples and groups.

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