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Universal Chinese Restaurant

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Balmoral Rd | Shop 1, Karratha, Western Australia 6714, Australia
+61 8 9185 4333
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Safety Bay. WA
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2016

We had a lovely meal which was served in good time by a friendly waitress. The food was tasty and well presented and reasonably priced. We had the place to ourselves while seated but they obviously do a lot of take-away sales as that section was very busy.

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Thank Ozzibert-SafetyBay
Roleystone, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Called in with husband after a long day travelling. Ordered spring rolls for entree. Very tasteless . I think they came out of a packet . Not impressed!!!!! Over priced for average meal . Staff are lovely and friendly. Decor exactly the same as last time I visited this restaurant 11 years ago Needs a makeover !!

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Thank Anne D
Darwin, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 19, 2016

Great food and great staff !! The food is always fresh and hot, The taste is very very good and you are always full after !! I eat here every trip I do !!

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Thank Mark C
Paraburdoo, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

When here with my wife menu is very generic. Clean but plastic table cloth makes it look cheap. The staff were friendly. But the food did not taste of much other than salt. Trying to finish this review before the salt hardens my arteries to the point it kills me....

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Port Hedland, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed November 30, 2015

Can always get a good feed here. First stop when in Karratha, Have been getting a feed here for years and never gone wrong.Had the curry chicken.

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Thank Jigalong
Perth, Australia
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85 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2015

Just wanted take away, all good and quick. Dated interior and empty the Wednesday night I visited, but take awy was busy.

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Thank Mark H
Karratha, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very expensive for what you get. And the food is average at best. We were craving a Chinese takeaway and were left disappointed.

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Thank David M
Alloa
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2015

Always good fresh food and while the restaurant is needing a refresh the food remains quality with quick service and very reasonable pricing.

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Thank CJBJC
Perth, Australia
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2015

The restaurant is dated which is fine if the food was amazing which it isn't. We ordered combintation chow mein, combination satay and special fried rice. Nothing special about greasy, cold rice with some pork on top of it. The dishes were bland and the chicken tasted a bit funny (almost like vinegar). The serves were on the small side... More 

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Thank LordandLady469
KARRATHA
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not really impressed with the dated interior. Food also left a lot to be desired. Arrived cold, greasy and tasteless. Staff were abrupt and not very helpful at all. Order was incorrect and the staff did not take criticism very well at all! Will never be back!

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Thank cathy6714

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balmoral Rd | Shop 1, Karratha, Western Australia 6714, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  The Pilbara  >  Karratha
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9185 4333

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