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Ying Chow

114 Gouger Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
(08) 8211 7998
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Ranked #150 of 1,326 restaurants in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I don't understand why people rave about this place. Its not a restaurant. Just a chinese diner. Food is ok but not special. Overrated.

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Tamworth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Visiting Adelaide on holiday my friends an I chose this restaurant based on the reasonably priced authentic Chinese food and the fact it was the most popular Chinese restaurant on Gouger st on a Tuesday night. This place exceeded our expectations. It was cheap cheerful and delicious. Would definitely recommend eshand eggplant.

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I haven't eaten in for some time, but it is the family go-to restaurant for Chinese take-away food. My favourite is the salt and pepper tofu dish, plus the shallot cakes. The grandchildren always choose the venison. Ying Chow is a small, busy, noisy restaurant that serves traditional Chinese food. Almost an institution.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Always authentic and fresh,,,, love it They even have a good wine list (and wine specials) which is often unusual in a chinese restaurant

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Food is simple yet flavoursome. We just go here regularly for good food at cheap prices. Probably the best Chinese in Adelaide.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Ying Chow doesn't take bookings, so just roll up and if it's busy, stand outside and wait for a table. Tables turn over fairly quickly, but you're never pressured to rush your meal or to leave quickly. Our favourites are the shallot pancakes and e shand chicken, but whatever you order, it's likely to be delicious. Some dishes need to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

After going to Ying chow for 10 years this was one of our most disappointing experiences. We waited 50mins for our food when the restaurant was only 1/3 full, we explained we had to be out by an hour to get to the airport. After having to follow up on our meal 3 times, the wrong meal was eventually delivered... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Doesn't matter what you order you'll be impressed, its simple and very casual but it's great. No complaints at all just make sure you try their long beans, fantastic. Great food, great staff, just all round great.

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Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Adelaide has a great number of restaurants and certainly is not devoid of good Chinese food. Ying Chow is, rightfully, a local favourite because of it's varied menu and quality dishes. The food is tasty and fast and cheaply priced. The serving size makes it a fun place to eat with friends. However, it's not alone in this. There are... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

It's loud, often very busy (all the good places are), affordable, open late, a little shabby and the food is delicious! I love the chaotic atmosphere - it adds to the experience but for some it may just be 'another Chinese restaurant' but perhaps one with a cult following!

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