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The Magic Wok Restaurant

Shop 20, West Lane Arcade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
(08) 8981 3332
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Ranked #11 of 238 restaurants in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 17, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Darwin, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent food and service is tops. Staff are friendly and service is quick. Serve yourself food and watch the chefs cook it for you. Great selection of all the "normal" meats to choose from as well as camel, crocodile, kangaroo and buffalo.

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is without a doubt my favourite restaurant in Darwin. The premise is simple, get a tray on one side fill it with as many vegetables as you want and on the other side as many and as much meat as you want and then choice or sauce or two and watch the cooks wok fry it up right in... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Love this place as you choose ur meats and veg and pass it through a window and it's cooked in front of you in 5mins. Get to taste different meats , kangaroo, crocodile, buffalo , camel, beef, pork, chicken, deer, duck , great experience

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Darwin, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I would agree that the idea is novel. But at $22.50 per 300 gm serve, that's one pricy noodle dish. 350 gm is not nearly enough for a meal and you'd probably end up spending more. To add value to this experience there needs to be some sort of service. To plate your own food, wait about 10 mins in... More

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Darwin, Australia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were a group of 7 who 'returned' to this establishment after many years. We were very warmly greeted and made to feel very comfortable. Drinks arrived and, from my point of view, the beers were very cold! When ready, patrons are advised on what to do to have their meal of choice. Mine was light on the veggies and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

The Magic wok is an interesting idea, you select from an extensive range of vegetables, meats and sauces which are then cooked by the chief. However in the absence of any suggestions for combination of the exotic meats (horse, camel, emu, duck, kangaroo and turkey) both my husbands meal and mine ended up being fairly ordinary. It was also expensive... More

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Darwin, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I live in the NT and I have to say this place is in my top 3. I have been here multiple times and never been disappointed. The food is amazing and the service is always great! It is a shame they are not open longer, still a must visit! Those who like salt and pepper squid I recommend ordering... More

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Albury, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was my first time eating at my cousin Julie and her husband Frank's restaurant. We had read up about it but were not really sure what to expect and went back on both days we were in Darwin as we loved the food. A huge range of meats, seafood, and veges to choose from and all so fresh and... More

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Darwin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We go to Magic Wok often enough because it's almost like a novelty, watching Frank work in front of that massive wok is quite entertaining. Food is always great.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Please disregard the previous comments about the Magic Wok Restaurant - none of the items they list are on the Magic Wok Restaurants menu. This matter has been addressed with Trip Advisor.

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