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Kevin's Place

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Shop 9 | 118 Hardwick Crescent, Holt, Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The rating is a direct reflection of my wife discovering a piece of hard greyish plastic in the soft shell crab. The food itself was decent with interesting flavours, ample servings and prompt service. Typical Chinese restaurant on par with the Chinese version of typical Aussie pub food. I would love to visit again. However, this doesn't negate the fact... More 

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Canberra
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

I just got back from a three day eating holiday in Sydney's Chinatown. The food from Kevin's Place raises a good question in my mind "why did I go to Sydney to eat?" The specialties at Kevin's Place is certainly above par, even compared to Sydney's Chinatown. Their non specialties are OK. Nice but not something I would order again.... More 

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Thank Kah L
Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Kevin's is local to us and it's our go to celebration destination. We've never had a bad meal here. The dry chilli beef is to die for, the salt and pepper calamari is also fantastic. Love it here

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Thank Ge0_mum
Canberra
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We are regulars at Kevin's place. The food is consistently delicious, never had a bad run with them. The lemon chicken and satay beef are second to none. Just great.

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Thank Thaiscorby
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

There are two dishes that must be ordered at Kevins: Dry Chilli Beef and Salt and Pepper soft shell crab. These are honestly the best versions of these dishes I've ever had. Kevin's never disappoints. It's a basic eatery in every other respect, but the food is clean, cooked in a timely manner and delicious.

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Thank Paul L
Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

LOVE THIS PLACE as they sell my favorite Chinese dish - birds nest. My mother and I often have dinner here just to have birds nest. Food is fresh, service is friendly and quick!

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Thank _MissB19xx_
Canberra
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Kevin's Place is another one of my favourite Chinese restaurants for either dining in or take away. It is across the road from the Kippax Shopping Centre. We dined there just before they closed for the last two weeks in January. I ordered a few of my favourite dishes - Salt & Pepper Soft shell crab, Fish fillets in Ginger... More 

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Thank csf6701
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Kevins place is one of our regular visits. First time we went, we were impressed by the quality of the ingredients used and delicious dishes. So we have just kept going back for years. The hong kong sizzling steak is my favourite.

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Thank robertc9999
Canberra, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This restaurant really belongs in the sweet and sour pork and beef in black bean class. Other chinese restaurants in the area come closer to the real thing with Wok and Sizzle ( formerly Master So's) consistently producing fresh flavours with no batters or overpowering salt and sweet sauces. Chinese Inn, also nearby, is more Aussie style but acceptable. Kevin's... More 

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Thank Baronclog
Canberra, Australia
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140 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

We ate at Kevin's Place on the Monday after Australia Day 2013 with extended family. It was OK. The venue itself is clean, and the decor is simple, and fairly contemporary. Some Chinese shanshui art on the walls, tiled floors. Tables well spaced. Restrooms were acceptably clean, but not pristine. It has a mid-range feel to it: not a greasy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 9 | 118 Hardwick Crescent, Holt, Canberra, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?