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“Somewhere between average and very good” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sun Wah By The Bay

Sun Wah By The Bay
229 Beach Road, Mordialloc, Kingston, Victoria, Australia
9580 4376
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Ranked #3 of 21 restaurants in Mordialloc
Price range: $21 - $32
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Asian fusion, Cantonese
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Asian Cantonese Fusion Cuisine Restaurant
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Somewhere between average and very good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Very ordinary looking restaurant, both inside and out. Food? Nice, a bit different from normal Chinese food. Was it really good? I think it might need another visit to work out. Service a little slow, staff friendly.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Step up from the standard chinese menu for a change”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Came here on Saturday night with friends, and we weren't disappointed. We shared the feed me banquet menu which was way too much food for us but it was very tasty. Highlights of the meal were the ginger pear scallops, eyefillet, xo egg noodles and the dessert. The service was also great even though they were super busy. We were there for like 3 and half hours. Boy didn't the time fly thru quickly when you are enjoying the experience and have great companions to share it with. The banquet meal is great value. If you are having trouble deciding, definitely go with the feedme option. No sight of the your cheapo chinese dishes here, its all very modern asian. Highly recommended!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Ok food but won't be rushing back”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

I had heard good reviews so I'm not sure if we were there on an off day. We had take-away. It took a long time to be served, there just wasn't any staff around. The food was below what I expected but typical of a take away Chinese restaurant, I was hoping for something a little more authentic. The restaurant lacked ambiance & there was a constant beeping like a smoke alarm needing the battery replaced. Overall if you want a basic Chinese takeaway you will get this from this restaurant.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Something Special....not your usual local Chinese Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Sun Wah looks somewhat nondescript from outside, but is a hidden gem. We had the Chef's menu with matching wine which is ideal for a special occasion. The Chef's menu (degustation) was perfectly timed and portion sizes just right. The clever wine matching with each course was excellent. It allowed us to try wines that were unusual to the palette and from non main stream vineyards.

Great Food and great service.

Sun Wah is not your usual (or local) Chinese restaurant. It's something special. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great modern asian fusion in bayside..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Great modern asian restaurant. Theres nothing like this place on this side of town. Service was excellent - really friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff and little bit fun to talk to.
The food was deliciously fresh while being creative without being over challenging. It's a modern take on some amazing asian fusion dishes and it gives you a great burst of flavour that makes your mouth water. Great wine list which was perfect to accompany the Asian flavours. All up this place is an amazing experience with a great menu enticing you to come back for more and is excellent value for money.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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