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.

“Great food. Huge proportions” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Canton Restaurant

Canton Restaurant
201-203 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
03 6331 9448
Improve this listing
Ranked #76 of 231 Restaurants in Launceston
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food. Huge proportions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We just tried this restaurant after walking around for a while . Great food excellent service and the servings were very generous. We wil return.

Visited March 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
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, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Bad service; Okay Food; expensive extras”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

The food were okay but the service wasn't very friendly. First we asked if the fried rice would be enough for our family and the owner was "you can't assume everything would be enough for the table. We only serve 1 portion for 1 person" I guess she could have said something better. We ended up ordered 3 serves. Second, we requested for chopped chilly and chilly sauce. And it came so little. Little did we know they actually charged the chilly sauce and chopped chilly and container because we ended up ordering too much for $5. As an asian myself I always looking for Chinese restaurant and none of them has ever charge money for chilly $2 per serve especially after WE SPENT $213 in the restaurant. And we has our food take away, the owner asked if I'd like to put the chilly sauce in take away box and I said just the chop chilly if you don't mind and she have me attitude. I felt completely gutted when I check the bill and she charged $2 for a serve of little chilly. It's disgusting!! I don't recommend it and I won't go back in the million years. We should have gone to Buddha Thai resto across the road

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 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.
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.
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.

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.