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86 Josephson Street, Canberra 2617, Australia
(02) 6251 9888
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Canberra, Australia
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Love the diverse menu options offered. Recommend the sate steak - tender and cooked right. Great Chinese at a reasonable price.

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Thank evatt13
Canberra
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100 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

Love Monkey Magic. The staff are friendly and efficient. They appear to get lots of takeaway orders with lots of people coming in and out. The food is great.

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Thank craigv01
Canberra, Australia
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We found the food was very average, but not too pricey, therefore you get what you pay for. The lady who was our waitress owns the restaurant with here husband, she was very friendly, the food came to our table quickly. Good for a quick meal in a convenient location

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Thank ShonaC_11
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Decent food, bar and Atmosphere. Feels very cozy yet up market enough to impress anyone you're talking there.

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Thank Dotzujin
Canberra
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Delicious one of the best Chinese and Vietnamese meals I have had. Good size servings, plenty of choice on the menu would suit the most fussy eater. Great family atmosphere, terrific service.Meals match the photos in the menu. Great place to eat if going for a night out to nearby movies. Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 days. Negative -... More 

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Thank CanberraMac
Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Named Hong fa's Palace (Asian Cuisine) now, The new owner kept the settings of the restaurant simple, pleasant and clean (not sure whether its from the previous restaurant owners). There are a wide range of dishes to choose from. We tried the Mongolian combination and the Squid, chicken and tofu stir fry and they were delicious! Their portions were reasonable... More 

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Thank jaces888
Melbourne
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Growing up I've always loved watching the TV show 'Monkey Magic', but I digress. The namesake restaurant was anything but magic when I dined there last month. Firstly, the waitress was rude and impatient. That attitude won't get you far lady! Looking around, sure enoug, nobody else was in the restaurant on a Saturday busy night. At this point I... More 

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2 Thank howsta
Canberra, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Worst restaurant in Canberra. Dry and reconstituted food and awful service. They gave us the wrong food and refused to do anything about it. Instead they were rude and patronising about our ethnicity and intelligence. Ruined our evening.

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3 Thank Irene E
Canberra
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This is our local cheap and cheerful and is always reliable. It is not fine dining but the food is always excellent with very fresh vegetables and sauces. The Peking duck pancakes are excellent value.

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Thank Kylie E
Canberra
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

We found this restaurant through the Privileges Card scheme and have since been back several times. Service is fast and friendly and they are very good with kids; providing decent, clean high chairs and special kids bowls and cutlery. The menu offers a good variety of food and there is also a blackboard offering seasonal specials. There is nothing overly... More 

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Thank Ellebana

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Josephson Street, Canberra 2617, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: (02) 6251 9888

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