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Hingston Chinese Restaurant & Take Away

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53 Yanyula Drive ANULA, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
08 8927 8088
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Stale rice

A few of the dishes we ordered were very good, the barramundi in sweet and sour sauce, fried tofu, chilli calamari, however the vegetable hotpot with tofu did not have much flavour. My only disappointment and an important one coming from an Asian person, is that the rice was stale. It's okay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
BettyDarwin
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Darwin
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A few of the dishes we ordered were very good, the barramundi in sweet and sour sauce, fried tofu, chilli calamari, however the vegetable hotpot with tofu did not have much flavour. My only disappointment and an important one coming from an Asian person, is that the rice was stale. It's okay to have second-hand rice at home but for... More 

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Thank BettyDarwin
paultrfc
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being convinced that this wmis the best Chinese in darwin i was thoroughly let down. The service was slow and poor. And the food was ok at best. We had pork spare ribs in peking sauce and crispy beef in plumb sauce and apart from the bone in the pork there was no way u could differentiate. All in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times and really do enjoy the meals, however I ordered vegetables in garlic sauce, sounded delicious. Wrong. For vegetables it came with celery only and nothing else. False advertising and I was so hungry I didn't even eat it, it turned me off all the food.

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Thank Se1990
Alice Springs, Australia
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We ate here due to all the good reviews on TA but were sorry we did. Food was OK, service was good and the staff friendly to us, not so to another customer though. As the atmosphere/decor are awful, we thought people had to be coming for the food but I suspect they don't go anywhere else.

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Thank jdaizd
Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Highlight of the night, steamed golden snapper whole fish. Very yummy & tasty. Special fried rice just perfectly cooked.

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Thank Mary N
Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We've had take away here multiple times and the quality of the meals is always good and of a consistent standard. We've never eaten in, however the delivery usually arrives around the time advised and it fresh and hot. It's not traditional Chinese but it tastes good.

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Thank Stiebs
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Advised tonight that an hour and a half for home delivery tonight. If your business can't deliver a quality service that you offer - take it off 'the menu'. I've been prompted to write because each time I call this restaurant for a home delivery - the response always is, that it will take a long time.

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Thank Jo M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

I eat at Hingston's regularly and have no complaints ... service is always prompt unless you order during rush hour but even then the staff inform you of a waiting time ... when you do visit try the pork spring rolls , you will never eat plain spring rolls again !

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Thank Stuart A
Darwin, Australia
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151 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The prawns were numerous and succulent. I bought it as a meal for one, reasonably priced. I have leftovers for tomorrow. Service was quick and friendly. I like this restaurant for it's pleasant atmosphere and quality meals. I will be back for sure. I have tried indoor dining and takeaway. Both are good!

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Thank Margriet H
Darwin, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Note that the photo is not this restaurant, but another one in northwestern Beijing of which this restaurant's food reminds me. This place is as good as any other I've ever been to outside China. It reminds me of the little local restaurant in northwestern Beijing shown in the photo, except with the tidyness you'd expect in Australia and airconditioning.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 53 Yanyula Drive ANULA, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: 08 8927 8088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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