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Purple Sands Chinese Restaurant

180 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3123, Australia
+61 3 9882 3688
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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“dim sum” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 3:00 pmAll hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
180 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3123, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We lived locally and decided to go there for Yum Cha today. We found the food to be good and thought that we have found an acceptable Yum Cha place for future until we tried to have a friendly conversation with the front of Manager....More

Thank oscarewe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered Chinese food the other night from this place. Waited more than 75 minutes for it to be delivered only to find the food was average. Then had to follow up with Restaurant because they had billed me twice for the experience.

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed July 3, 2017

What can I say about Purple Sands Restaurant? I reviewed it in August 2016. A busy Saturday night. Food was very good. We were a large table of 13. Ordered their signature dish of seafood noodles. Darwin mud crabs were in season and the dish...More

Thank Sim L
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure if this place is under new ownership, if definitely feels like standards have dropped over the past 12 months from where things used to be for this Hawthorn staple. The food is ok. Dim sum was a little wet (?) though the...More

1  Thank Marc B
Reviewed May 26, 2017

Nice food with a good extensi=ve choice on the menu, prices for take away were not bad, though if you eat in is more expensive.

1  Thank Simon H
Reviewed May 1, 2017

This restaurant wins the WORSE customer service award of ALL TIME. We got this special offer - Yum Cha Buffett which we of course understand don't order too much to prevent food wastage etc. Probably half way through our meal a waitress abruptly came to...More

Thank ChuTheTraveller
Reviewed April 24, 2017

***DO NOT EAT HERE!*** We had a terrible experience with this restaurant. We came here for lunch on Anzac day and everyone was disgusted and disappointed by their food and service. The mid-aged female manager was very rude and bossy the whole time. The food...More

1  Thank bryan-melb
Reviewed March 6, 2017

It's nice to find a Chinese restaurant that is relatively quiet and has a few dishes that are totally reliable and always delicious. That's Purple Sands! Our go-to dishes are the stir fried ginger prawns and vegetables (so succulent!) and good ol' Beef in Black...More

1  Thank Julie H
Reviewed November 6, 2016

We have been dining regularly at this restaurant for about 8 years. The food is great with very generous servings, presentation is great. Contrary to what someone else has said the manager, Daelyn, is absolutely delightful and one of the reasons we go there so...More

3  Thank dcs_liz
Reviewed November 2, 2016

We visited this beautiful restaurant last night, food was amazing and waiter was extremely patient with us ordering. Food was served in an orderly manner and not rushed. My friend has special dietary needs which was made especially for him leaving out the ingredients that...More

2  Thank 536murielw
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Jonathan L
February 19, 2015|
Response from RocktheCazbah | Reviewed this property |
As I'm not gluten intolerant I can't answer you question - you'll need to contact the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3123, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Hawthorn
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9882 3688
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