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Mabrown Restaurant

Shop 6, 188-190 Belmore Rd, Balwyn, Boroondara, Victoria 3103, Australia
(03) 9816 3755
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Ranked #19 of 32 restaurants in Balwyn
Cuisines: Asian
Good for: Local cuisine
Most recent review
- Mar 19, 2014
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Good for: Local cuisine
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We have been there a couple of times for dinner. It is a very busy restaraunt and most people go for the quail, which apparently is the chefs no 1 secret. The quail is tasty and cooked well. The prawn noodles are good. The rest of the dishes we had were fine, but not of a high standard. Service is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

If you are looking for great food with strong taste, this restaurant is perfect. However don't expect good or speedy service. Reservation is essential, also preorder your food when calling for reservation. What to order ? Don't miss their spicy quail. I also like their Roast duck, it has crispy skin, and tender & tasty meat. Sweet n sour pork... More

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

The food was amaaazzing. We went with family friends who knew what to order and we loved it! Ok, so the service and decor are not much to write about but hey the food experience is our priority.

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Melbourne
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Have been to MaBrown a few times over the years. The food is nothing spectacular, pretty much what we expect from a low-rent eatery and on par with anything you would get in Box Hill. Certainly not worth putting up with the frankly abusive and insulting "service" provided. Signs on the table state that "any damage to tablecloth will incur... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Average suburban restaurant. Meals have generally been pretty good. Costing reasonable and the service has been ok. Plenty of parking nearby. Not too bad for family gathering. Have been here twice before and probably won't hurry back. Some people watching options available.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Having grown up in balwyn, we were excited to go back and visit a restaurant there. Having booked a table for our family of 4, we got there to see a bland looking restaurant. We waited about 10minutes to be seated for Our reservation! We waited another 10minutes for our menus! The service was atrocious! They barely spoke a word... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

After booking a table and pre-ordering the food, we got there to find that the table was not set up. We had our chopsticks just thrown at us. We then had to wait over 40mins for our food to arrive. The curry fish was overly salty and the flesh was so tough. The quails were not as good as everyone... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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97 reviews 97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

This is my second visit to Mabrown. I was very impressed by the food during my first visit that I decided to bring my family there. The spicy quail was as usual, great. We could not get enough. Best eaten with your hands. ;-) The roast duck, (yes, we are meat loving family) as different from the roast ducks that... More

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South Bank
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2010

I went tonight being warned that the service is less than desirable but told the quail makes up for it. So with low expectations on the services and high exepectations on the food I went along. I was under impressed on both sides. The staff was down right rude. On sitting we were informed that they wanted us off the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2008

the quails are the best. I will go back. but the service is very poor. u have got a lot of patience while having dinner/lunch there. Watchout..

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