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Ming Dynasty Chinese Restaurant

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Chinese, Asian, Cantonese
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Shop 6 | 47 Williams Esplanade , The Drift Complex, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia (Formerly Marilyn's @ the Cove)
0740592185
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Do yourself a favor, dont listen to the negative reveiws. Try this restaurant for consistently great cantonese food from a genuine family run business. Go here often love the shumai shumai, san choy bau, Peking duck to die for equal to Bamboo House in Melbourne, some of the nicest cantonese food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were told the owner that they had a new chef from Melbourne and he was really good. Well the food was bland and uninspiring and was pretty expensive. The dishes we had were Sizzling garlic prawns which were braised prawns on a sizzling plate with a salty sauce and they were not whole pawns just the tail and lemon... More 

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Newport, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

First visit to Palm Cove, and this place was the only one with an available table one night - it is advisable to book in Palm Cove when it's busy! We waited an hour to be served a $9 beer, and a shocking miso soup - yes Chinese restaurant. We noticed lots of take-aways being carried out and 4 or... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Please don't go here. There is nothing worthwhile. On sitting down we were told " this is no ordinary Chinese restaurant". How right they were. It was terrible. Food was bland, stodgy, flavourless, and more expensive than Melbourne. While eating well in Palm Cove is becoming increasingly challenging, there are many many better places than this.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Do yourself a favor, dont listen to the negative reveiws. Try this restaurant for consistently great cantonese food from a genuine family run business. Go here often love the shumai shumai, san choy bau, Peking duck to die for equal to Bamboo House in Melbourne, some of the nicest cantonese food in Australia. Yes its pricey but you get what... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Worst dining experience I have ever had from the moment you see prices on the menu to the jar of garlic on the prawns (see picture which is $70 worth of food), the cheap wine that they charge a fortune for and then the attempt to justify prices by telling me they are Australian prawns and local produce. Never again... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Sat down bro used the menu most of the mains around $35 to $40 we eat at anything from fine dining to BYO local restaurants ... Decor looks like a middle of the range Chinese restaurant that you find in any sml town. But the price they asked for there meals suggested to us it was not your average local... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Whilst having a golden wedding anniversary visit to Palm Cove we had dinner at Ming Dynasty on two occasions, the first was with my wife on 29th May 2015 and the second was with our daughter and her partner on 1st June 2015. On each occasion we were pleased with the prompt and extremely friendly service which was far more... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This was the worst dining experience I have ever had. A small serving of a tasteless stir fry chicken with cashews arrived that cost $31.00. No wonder no one was in the restaurant on a Saturday night. Avoid it at all costs. We really should have walked out before ordering. The first opportunity to view the menu was after we... More 

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Palm Cove, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Thought it was time for another review with pictures.....we are never ever disappointed, we go about twice a month and have tried all the meals on the menu however we do always go back to our favourites which include ..prawn toast, dim sum, won ton soup (best stock and noodle ever), Sichuan Beef,Sweet & Sour Pork,Reef Fish and Sizzling Prawns... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My wife and I went here for two lunches during our eight day trip to Palm Cove. The food was nourishing and healthy. Having to check my blood sugar level three times a day I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was within normal limits after three hours of eating at the Ming Dynasty. We also were impressed with... More 

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Additional Information about Ming Dynasty Chinese Restaurant

Address: Shop 6 | 47 Williams Esplanade , The Drift Complex, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia (Formerly Marilyn's @ the Cove)
Phone Number: 0740592185
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
Average Prices: USD $18 to $120
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Cantonese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 6 | 47 Williams Esplanade , The Drift Complex, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia (Formerly Marilyn's @ the Cove)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
  • Phone Number: 0740592185

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $18 to $120
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Cantonese

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