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The Magic Wok Restaurant

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Shop 20, West Lane Arcade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
(08) 8981 3332
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 61
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome

2nd time here and once again excellent service and food. Kids love how they can select what they want in their stir fry. Staff are friendly and make the night enjoyable too. The 350 grams of food is more than sufficient especially once noodles are added too (I've never finished a meal).

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Darwinharwood
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English first
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

2nd time here and once again excellent service and food. Kids love how they can select what they want in their stir fry. Staff are friendly and make the night enjoyable too. The 350 grams of food is more than sufficient especially once noodles are added too (I've never finished a meal).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Yes it is more expensive than your little corner chinese shop but that's where any comparison ends. I hate being given a plate full of meat and onions I don't eat the onion so to me half the dish is wasted. Not here you choose all of the ingredients you want, the noodles you want and the sauce you want.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I don't understand the positive reviews - maybe because if you pay $56 p/kg or min $17 per PLATE, you have to convince yourself that you have eaten the best thing since slice break but trust me, this isn't that great. Its a min of $17 per plate to eat here, average would be $20 per person and that's before... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Food selection is good but very expensive $4 for a bowl of rice as well. Great staff but way to expensive Concept is good but $35 for a stir fry on average is top shelf prices for a small arcade shop

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Orange, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Noisy, expensive and not for us. $22.50 for a very small Duck with Plum Sauce dish....still can't believe it!! The staff were friendly and helpful thank you, but we won't be back.

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Kununurra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great to be able to chose your ingredients and have them cooked right in front of you. Always great tasting food.

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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I don't like the concept of the pick your own. Take long time to get your food and too many to choose from. Very expensive as well. Not my style Sorry.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A bit of a novelty. Food can't get any fresher as you choose your ingredients and they cook it up for you as you wait. The old lady is lovely and always provides great service.

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Thornton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great to choose exactly what you want to eat great choice of vege ,meats and sauces ,you pick ,they cook it fresh, you watch them cook ,and then you eat ,YUM

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Well it maybe hard to find but it is worth looking for. Tucked away this is a great place to eat what you want and choose. The food is fresh and cooked infant of you with the noodles and sauce of your selection. Get there early to avoid the possible crowds, but the whole process goes off without a hitch.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 20, West Lane Arcade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: (08) 8981 3332

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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