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8 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Busy but average food

Dined on a Wednesday night and the restaurant was bustling with many large tables of bus groups. By 8.30pm the restaurant was quite empty and even a a couple turned away from dining in. The menu is adequate the food is good but not outstanding. The restaurant is licensed but the wine list consisted... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Dined on a Wednesday night and the restaurant was bustling with many large tables of bus groups. By 8.30pm the restaurant was quite empty and even a a couple turned away from dining in. The menu is adequate the food is good but not outstanding. The restaurant is licensed but the wine list consisted of a choice of 5 white... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I went there on a tour with a group of about 10 people in Jan 2015. We had dinner there containing 6 dishes, 1 soup and plain rice. I must say the quality of the food was terrible. I'm a Chinese. I know what good Chinese food taste like. Those are the poor quality Chinese food. They tasted plain and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was a little taken aback by the bold "All meals contain MSG" written on the menus, however I give the operators credit: they are honest. I had a reasonable meal which was comparatively priced for the location. It would be a hard choice between this restaurant and the other option on the opposite side of the street.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Love the food here, particularly the home made dim sims! Definitely recommend stopping by, particularly at dinner time for a nice atmosphere. It's right near the water too, so the location is amazing!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

how can a restaurant succeed with so little effort put forth? well, be the only place open on xmas day in a tourist town, where a hungry traveler needs to eat something. other than that business plan, i cannot understand how a chinese kitchen can produce such poor quality food, a staff be so disinterested and the prices be so... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We have dined at this restaurant with friends and have always found the food high quality with lots of variety. Great vegetarian choices too . Service excellent

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were on vacation in Philip island for 8 days. Decided to have Chinese for a change on our 6th day eventhough the prices on the menu was at least 40% more expensive than Melbourne. It was our worse experience, service was bad. Food was oily and presentation was horrendous.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Ordered takeaway and the portion of their fried rice is pathetic for a large bowl. Food is quite oily and as an Asian whose main staple is rice and noodles, we felt their food is mediocre. Prices is on the high side as well. Regretted our choice for that night. Would not visit again.

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Cowes, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Went to this Chinese restaurant with a group of 12 friends over the busy Christmas/new year period. We were very pleased that they would take our booking over this time because there was so many of us. Sadly, we were extremely disappointed by their service, food and overall atmosphere. The restaurant itself is quite dirty, cheap looking and unkept. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Went in this chinese restaurant at 1:30pm. There were no other customers. As we sat down, we were told by staff that it closes at 2:00pm so we have hurry up. Any way food came very fast. Asked for some chilli sause and were told that it would cost us extra $2.00. Never experienced any other restaurant charging for chilli... More 

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  • Address: 8 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes

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