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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 8
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful meals on a 50th year wedding anniversary

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Oh wow - do I have a rant to unleash on this place!! I have frequented Palm Cove many a time. I know what things cost around here. I live in Sydney and this is BY FAR the most $$$$$$ Chinese Restaurant I have ever eaten at. Firstly, the waitress got our entree wrong. We asked for 2 servings of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

By far the most expensive Chinese restaurant I have been to and I'm from Sydney. The owner was extremely rude and arrogant! We were made to pay for food we didn't order because the waitress got the order wrong. They also claim to have the best Chinese chef from Flower Drum in Melbourne however the food is nothing to write... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

As a local, I am used to the price of eating out in Palm Cove however I have never paid this much, for this little food and was certainly shocked at this dining experience. We certainly had a lost in translation moment here which resulted in paying approx. $60 for 4 servings of San choy bow. We had 4 people,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Beyond a shadow of a doubt the Most expensive Chinese resturant in the Southern Hemisphere! Due to the owners arrogance and incompetent staff we were forced to pay $60 for San Choy Bow entree! If your looking for food at world record prices this is the place for you! Clearly they charge according to the number of customers! The less... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My partner and I decided to have some lunch along the beach and stumbled on this restaurant. After looking at the ridiculously expensive prices the lady claimed they weren't "an average chinese restaurant, they were special". The lady claimed this was the chef of the Flower Drum in Melbourne. The meals were entree sized and just average, we had the... 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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