We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“POOR STANDARD” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Canton Restaurant

Canton Restaurant
201-203 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
03 6331 9448
Improve this listing
Ranked #86 of 231 Restaurants in Launceston
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Launceston, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“POOR STANDARD”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We went to the Restauarant for Dinner on a Sunday night because we are locals, but it was the worst food we have every had there.
I do not know if it is a new chef, or new owners.
The food had no taste and the fried rice was straight out of a rice cooker with a few things put in it and they tried to tell me it was fried rice.
The service was good but we paid good momey for a poor stanard and we will not be going back I said to my husband we should have gone to the Me Wah we know that would have been a good standard as it always is.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

32 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    13
    10
    5
    3
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Sensational slow cooked Pork....HongKong Duck cooked to perfection....Buk Bo Fan superb......its amazing I see negative comments about this Restaurant....Seems to me you know nothing about Food and Cooking....you're watching to many cooking shows on TV.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good service, attentive staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at this restaurant with a healthy appetite. There were 4 of us seated at a small table and we wanted to share our dishes, so the staff brought a small side table to put our condiments etc on so the table space could hold all meals. The meals arrived promptly but at least two of the meals lacked flavour..... Not much curry taste in one, not a lot of satay flavour in the other but lots of chile. Also I thought the meals rather expensive $22 - $24 for a main. Not really my best Chinese dining experience.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Four of us went for dinner on a Saturday night at 7.30pm on our last night in Tasmania. There was one table with a woman and her teenage son and one couple as well as us in the restaurant, another group of four came in later. I am not an expert but I like Chinese food and I like to go to Chinese restaurants wherever I travel. I went to The Canton because it got decent reviews and was within walking distance of our hotel. I can accept ordinary food if it is cheap as I think that these two things go hand in hand. The food at this restaurant was ordinary but not cheap. The service was good but because the place was almost deserted the main courses came out too quickly and it was all over in an hour or so. Locals seem to enjoy this restaurant but as someone who eats a lot of Chinese and Asian food this was not a good experience and I would not recommend it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bundaberg Aust
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“old world charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

My wife and I recently dined here on a quiet Monday evening in Launceston. Very few people there but the standard of the food was very good. The two young wait staff were very helpful and welcoming. It was a good safe standby and was attracted by the Trip Adviser sticker at the entrance, reasonably priced

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Canton Restaurant also viewed

Launceston, Tasmania
 
Launceston, Tasmania
 

Been to Canton Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Canton Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.