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Paul's Asian Affair

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #24 of 339 restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

PAA is one of the best Asian restaurants in Australia. Its not the cheapest and its not Australian Chinese. it is authentic Chinese, Malay, Indonesian and Thai - Predominately Chinese. Portions are large, service is average and ambiance is acceptable. it is very friendly, clean and comfortable, but best of all is the outstanding food. Highly recommended

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Had a table here on a busy Saturday night Ordered five dishes between five with no entrees Plenty of food They arrived quickly despite a full house Food was very enjoyable. Mussaman Beef was best I've had. The host buzzes around making sure clients are well looked after stopping for a quick chat This is a great place for Asian... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The food was delicious and worked well for a work lunch! We thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be back soon! 100% recommend.

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Newcastle, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Paul's is one of the better asain/chinese restaurants in Newcastle and I can honestly say I have never had a bad experience here. The staff are lovely, the drinks are cold and the food is amazing. I have eaten here at least 10 times and will keep returning. The place caters for people after both a casual meal or they... More

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Its OK Chinese and we eat more than once before. Good fry noodle is OK and nice if you like to try. Bit expensive I find it can be.

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Newcastle, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We probably go once a year but have for many years and have always enjoyed the meals,and today was no different we loved our meals and dining experience.

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I was passing by New Lambton a few days ago and found this restaurant. I normally do not write bad reviews but decided this time to write one because I think the current reviews a really overrated. The food tasted the same as in my local Chinese but at twice the price. Do you want a small boiled rice with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A Newcastle classic! The Malaysian chicken with Peanut Sauce is all you need. And perhaps the Kwai-teoh. And the Basil beef dish. All delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Came here with my boyfriend 8 months ago even though I didn't like Chinese food. Paul, you've made me love it. I recently came for my birthday and Paul came out and gave me a drink on the house. Great service.

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Newcastle
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9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Have been here a few times and finally putting in a review. Good friendly service. Laksa was only a 6/10 but Vietnamese pork and chicken red curry were 9/10. Paul was very friendly and incredible to see him still helping out on the floor after so many years. Always a great place to eat

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