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Sammy's Kitchen

North Quarter, Canberra Centre | Bunda St, Canberra 2600, Australia
+612 6247 1464
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Ranked #50 of 802 Restaurants in Canberra
Price range: $13 - $18
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Sutton Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Sammy's is always a favorite. The food is fantastic. Chicken Tempera is one of our favorites but the Mongolian lamb is also great. The only downside is that it is very busy and noisy. It is always full so bookings are recommended. The service is very fast so if you want a quick, delicious, affordable meal it is hard to... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you want a romantic dinner for two then Sammy's Kitchen is not the perfect venue. For a start, the tables inside the restaurant are placed fairly close together. There is not a lot of space between each table, so you can forget about pushing a pram or stroller inside. Even walking through to the back of the restaurant can... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Always full at lunch or dinner time, you most definitely should book before coming. The reason why it's always full is simple: excellent taste for reasonably cheap money. Come in a group and you get more dishes for your collective buck. Always check the blackboard for today's specials, which are varied and very inventive. The Hokkien fried rice that they... More

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Canberra, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Sammy's Kitchen is one of my favourite restaurants in Canberra. I have eaten there for the last 15-20 years or so, from their early days in a little shop on Bunda Street, before they moved to the new quarters in Canberra Centre. The food is simple, tasty and reasonably priced. If I am eating alone, I usually go for a... More

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Canberra
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Was looking for somewhere nice and reasonably priced to take my extended family out to celebrate my birthday on a Sunday night and Sammy's as usual was one of my reliable places to turn to. Dishes ordered was the Shan Tung Chicken, Sizzling Beef, Sizzling fish fillets in Chef's special sauce, Salt & Pepper deep friend king prawns (big prawns... More

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Canberra, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Sammy's is what it is quick basic Chinese / Malaysian food served in classic Chinese restaurant style. If you want tasty food at a good price then this is the place for You. If you want innovation, romantic setting or to engage with the wait staff then try somewhere else. My favorites include Roast Duck with rice vermicelli, Salt and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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87 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

About six of us visited Sammys mid-week for dinner. As usual, the restaurant was quite busy, and the service was efficient & quick We ordered a variety of dishes, including shantung chicken, some steamed vegetables, Szechuan prawns, some chow mein, and the Sammys Kitchen Special. The food was good, but nothing really stood out. What did stand out was the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

After eating at Sammy's Kitchen I was astounded at the line outside the door. Maybe it is a case of Location Location because it certainly is not a case of great food. Pretty ordinary Chinese, pretty ordinary service, pretty ordinary place. Won't go back.

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Canberra
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Sammy's has been around a long time and has always served tasty food served quickly. Often you are in and out within an hour. Not the cheapest Chinese food, but it is better than average Chinese food. Our favourites are the shantung chicken, drunken chicken, calamari, and sizzling beef. The place is very noisy and squashy. It does have a... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A very convenient and economical place to eat prior to going to theatres that are very close by (walking distance). Food is good value and together with BTO option is a desirable choice of venue. Have visited Sammy's on many occasions and have never been disappointed.

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

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