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Shop 9 Smith Street Mall,, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
61 8 8981 2269
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointing experience this time. 2 years ago it was great.

Good variety of food and good quality, Asian food that I like. We were in Darwin 2 years ago and ate here, in May we returned and the food was not as good for some reason. A lot of locals eat here but a marked decline this time.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
Kiwibob739
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Reservations
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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good variety of food and good quality, Asian food that I like. We were in Darwin 2 years ago and ate here, in May we returned and the food was not as good for some reason. A lot of locals eat here but a marked decline this time.

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Darwin, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

It saddens me to write a poor review of a restaurant that I used to visit nearly every week but I've now stopped going after having several bad experiences in a row. Let me say upfront that my complaint is not with the food. The dishes they serve during their Sunday brunch Yum Cha are hot, tasty and come in... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Had a wonderful time in the place with most of Chinese food. Love the pecking duck they make. Very tasty... as the name :P

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Darwin
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22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Finf yourself a seat facing the Smith Street mall at lunchtime and enjoy a chinese beer, some steamed dumplings or steamed fish or chicken dishes. Any of the fried dishes are generally pedestrian and not to my taste. It is always cool inside and a little bit dark which can be a nice bit of relief from the Darwin heat... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My family are regulars at Tasty House. The chinese dishes are excellent - very authentic. The main draw though is the Yum Cha...especially on Sundays when you grab a tray and pick what you want from the kitchen. As usual our eyes are bigger than our stomachs.... you can choose from all manner of steamed and fried dumplings, roast duck... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Away from the busyness of Mitchell Street and think it was mainly locals in there, which is always a good sign. Tempted in by the fact they had a few tofu dishes on the menu, something lacking in most of the restaurants nearby. Had a veggie spring roll starter - very nice, as not at all greasy, with a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Last night I dined at Tasty House Darwin Australia. The meal was terrific. We had the Peking duck which was great value for money and included 2 courses. The service was also excellent with very pleasant staff. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting to dine out in Darwin.

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

You know the food is good when you see so many locals and business people having lunch there. The San Choy Bow is one of the best Ive had right across Australia! Casual atmosphere, at times a little hectic, however the food is brilliant.

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We booked in advance and I planned beforehand to try the famous peking duck. I wasn't disappointed and the half duck was brought out on a trolley, carved and then pancakes made for us at the table. The service was very good and they were very attentive. I would suggest trying this restaurant even if it's just for the peking... More 

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I went here for a banquet with work colleagues and I could taste that the soup entree was of the tinned variety! I remember the taste from my broke uni days but I expect a bit more from a restaurant that's for sure.

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  • Address: Shop 9 Smith Street Mall,, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: 61 8 8981 2269

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