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“A meal with a difference.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coca Chu

Coca Chu
Hamilton Island, The Whitsundays, Australia
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Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Masterton, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A meal with a difference.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was the one restaurant that we had to book for. The concierge booked it for us, only had a days wait as they do get very busy. We weren't sure what to expect apart from had heard good things. Staff were very knowledgeable on menu. On hindsight we probably could have ordered more from the menu but were a bit uncertain on meal sizes. We ended up with 4 dishes for the 4 of us but could of had more. The twice cooked half duck w plum tamarind sauce, lemon & prickly-ash and salt & pepper cuttlefish w lemon & chilli dipping sauce were delicious. Not sure if we would go back again but was nice to try. Was nice to have a table overlooking the beach.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
sydney
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Delicious and Fresh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We were lucky to get a table here as it books up quickly and has a great reputation on the island.
The location is lovely, we watched the moon reflecting over the water on the beach. The food was different, really tasty and a few great vegetarian options. the ribs were amazing and devoured by all. We were a large group of 5 adults and 6 (older) children. When the children had eaten, they were able to go for a wander on the beach. We had more food than we could eat and a few bottles of wine as well and it averaged to about $45/head.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Great food, excellent beach side location. Big round tables, perfect for our family of five. The service is good with knowledgable staff.

Visited April 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“Great family night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

After reading all trip advisor reviews we werea bit apprehensive about Coca Chu .
this is a Fast paced atmosphere cafe style restaurant BUT the food quality is excellent great flavours probably overly sweet bias but we all enjoyed the food. we ordered a selection of 8 mains between 4 adults and 3 kids and all had plenty to eat. Soft shell crab was standout as was pork belly dish.
Yes concrete floors and loud music make this rest. more casual than it should be but ignore this and you wont be disappointed! We are more concerned when on holidays with food poisoning than food quality and Coca Chu will not cause any concerns! Most of the reviews on trip advisor are overtly harsh and nit-picking. This was the best food we experienced on H.I.
As a family destination Hamilton Island is king , we love it here.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Good Value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Be sure to book early as this one fills up quite quickly! The balcony tables are the best and you are only likely to get these if you book early.
The food was fantastic and was great value compared to some of the other restaurants on the island.
The wait staff are friendly and helpful.
We tried most things on the menu and it was all good!

Visited April 2013
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