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“Great Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Rinks Restaurant

The Rinks Restaurant
40 Junction Street, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #46 of 60 Restaurants in Nowra
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai, Australian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Shoalhaven, Australia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Really good food and within a club, so drinks are cheap. One of the better restaurants within a Nowra Club.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Sacramento, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“At the Bowling Club?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Was a little hesitant about eating at a Bowling Club. In the US, a restaurant at a Bowling Alley is some place to get "filled up" and taste is not always a priority. This place is a lawn bowling club and the restaurant is a real restaurant. I got one of the Thai meals and it was pretty good. Not quite the authentic taste of Thailand that I had on a trip in '03 or even last week in Berkeley, CA, but it was flavorful and the staff was friendly and courteous. Would be happy to go back there again.

Visited August 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Fantastic Chinese.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I am always a little cautious when it comes to Chinese food, it can be a hit or a miss depending on where you are eating, so upon reading that this retaurant is regarded as one of the best in the region, and that they had worked tirelessly to gain a HACCP rating in food safety, it seemed like a safe bet - It was! The food was yummy, the restaurant was clean, and the service was decent. Good value for money and we left extremely full and very satisfied. If you are looking for a nice Chinese meal in the area, I definitely suggest you try the Rinks.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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“Its ok, but not unique.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We arrived for dinner, and were shown to a table, and left with the menu. The male waiter didn't say anything to us so we didn't feel that welcome. All the mains were under 25. Dessert was cheap, most being under 9 dollars. We were told we had to get drinks from the bar, not inside the restaurant due to the club agreements. We waited for 10 minutes before someone came to take our order. The entree was nice, well presented and tasted good. Food was served very quickly, but the mains could have had more flavour, they were still good, but not that flavoursome. The blonde waitress made sure our table was clear after the entrees, and was helpful when it was time to leave as we had left overs to take away. If it wasnt for her making it more pleasant for us, the atmosphere would have been rather uncomfortable.
Overall it was ok, but i will try something different next time.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Chinese in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The rinks is the best Chinese food in town always fresh and tasty great service and good value for money.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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