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Canton Lake Restaurant

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529 Station St, Box Hill, Whitehorse, Victoria 3128, Australia
(03) 9899 2388
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Inexpensive Yum Cha

My wife and I had yum cha lunch here. While we found its several dim sum dishes OK and inexpensive, it was not particularly appealing. As it was a weekday, only a few tables were taken. I suppose it could be bust during weekends.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
Paul_Ng_Mel_and_HKG
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Tried to call to make a booking for fourteen people. The phone was answered by a lady who did not speak a single word of English. We both tried for a moment but then I gave up. I think we'll book somewhere else.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Canton Lake was once our favourite restaurant to go for good quality chinese food in Box Hill. Because of my background my expectations is high but not unreasonable. Fiona, the boss lady, greets and serves customers promptly. She is the only person that knows what to do. Their food used to be authentic and good at reasonable prices. Our last... More 

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Thank Soloviews
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

My wife and I had yum cha lunch here. While we found its several dim sum dishes OK and inexpensive, it was not particularly appealing. As it was a weekday, only a few tables were taken. I suppose it could be bust during weekends.

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Tocumwal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We were the only non-asians in the place and they looked after us like royalty. Food was really good. Was very busy, but service was good.

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Thank SueTocumwal
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

If you like gluggly noodles, almost no meat or vegetables and indifferent service, then this is the place for you. Will never return.

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Thank Aussiesisters255100
Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Have bben here many times. Fabulous authentic Cantonese Chinese food. Special occasion, two birthdays, so Lobster and Murray cod on the menu. 6 people. 3 Chinese, 3 Caucasians. Service better than average for a Chinese restaurant. Shark fin soup, with reservations as to the ethics. Fried quail, delicious. Lobster with noodles as expected. Steamed Murray Cod perfect. Cantonese Steak and... More 

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1 Thank timekeeper28
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have not been back to this restaurant since it has changed ownership and renovated the front section. I am pleasantly surprised! My mother chose this place and we have been here many times previously. With the Sunday being Mother's Day - there was an early 530pm seating and a later 8pm seating and we took the earlier one arriving... More 

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2 Thank groovychickMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This restaurant is situated at the main street in Boxhill's busy business precinct. Had dinner with friends in a group of 10 for the first time in this restaurant during the Saturday of the Mother's Day weekend. The food is priced reasonably for the taste and amount served. Nice for family or group meals where you can share and taste... More 

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1 Thank sarikei s
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

great serice, fast and excellent food, charming people. the crab or loster with rice noodle in the pot taste delicious. the fishes are fresh from the tank and the oysters and abalones has the fresh taste. and it always comes with free soup, fruits and dessert soup. definitely going back again

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1 Thank wai w
Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We had been going too this place for 18 years we have not been for 12 mths due to cancer issues and as l reward rang to make a booking an told by the "Manager" that we only cater for Chinese and some Australian,s thought we all or Australian,s no matter the source country Yes new owners but we did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 529 Station St, Box Hill, Whitehorse, Victoria 3128, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Whitehorse  >  Box Hill
  • Phone Number: (03) 9899 2388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm

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