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8 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Victoria, Australia
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We should have kept walking . We were hungry Philip Island was full so we went in . I'll sum this up as fast as possible . The service was bad the table were covered in a bad plastic cover the glasses were dirty We handed them back . The food looked burned I thought it might just look that... More 

Thank David A
San Francisco, California
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Beware! Restaurant is packed from Chinese tour groups not because food is good. The food is worse than Dollar Chinese food. Service was extremely rude. First I went to change plate because the plate is full of lobster scrape. I personally bring the plate to waitress because there is zero service in the restaurant. The waitress is unhappy that she... More 

1 Thank Wanderlust_Taiwan
Traralgon, Australia
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484 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 755 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Busy on the island...they managed to get us in ?!? I was impressed. I should not have been. We were seated quickly and that may have been the best part of the experience. The staff, whilst doing their job, were not at all what I would consider friendly not professional. The food... well , have you ever walked away from... More 

1 Thank Crystalline4u
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I've never had green honey chicken before. It was awesome! Almost as good as the crab stick sheets and sliced floury fish cakes in the seafood dish. The blind old people seemed to love the place.

1 Thank FussyGlobeTrotter
Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Dined on a Wednesday night and the restaurant was bustling with many large tables of bus groups. By 8.30pm the restaurant was quite empty and even a a couple turned away from dining in. The menu is adequate the food is good but not outstanding. The restaurant is licensed but the wine list consisted of a choice of 5 white... More 

Thank 3023Kitty
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I went there on a tour with a group of about 10 people in Jan 2015. We had dinner there containing 6 dishes, 1 soup and plain rice. I must say the quality of the food was terrible. I'm a Chinese. I know what good Chinese food taste like. Those are the poor quality Chinese food. They tasted plain and... More 

Thank a2milk
Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was a little taken aback by the bold "All meals contain MSG" written on the menus, however I give the operators credit: they are honest. I had a reasonable meal which was comparatively priced for the location. It would be a hard choice between this restaurant and the other option on the opposite side of the street.

Thank Andy3121
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Love the food here, particularly the home made dim sims! Definitely recommend stopping by, particularly at dinner time for a nice atmosphere. It's right near the water too, so the location is amazing!

Thank hannahlouey
New Orleans, Louisiana
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357 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

how can a restaurant succeed with so little effort put forth? well, be the only place open on xmas day in a tourist town, where a hungry traveler needs to eat something. other than that business plan, i cannot understand how a chinese kitchen can produce such poor quality food, a staff be so disinterested and the prices be so... More 

Thank worldexplorer53
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We have dined at this restaurant with friends and have always found the food high quality with lots of variety. Great vegetarian choices too . Service excellent

Thank PenguinCruisers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
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  • Address: 8 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: 59522722

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