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“Ripped off, could do better”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of spicy ginger

spicy ginger
Ranked #710 of 1,348 Restaurants in Canberra
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: near australian national university
Canberra, Australia
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Ripped off, could do better”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

After reading great reviews and receiving a living social voucher that advertised fine dining and 20 varieties of dumplings, we were extremely disappointed by our experience that offered neither. When we arrived we were made to feel unwelcome as we hadnt booked even though there were only 2 other customers there and more than double the wait staff. Most of the dishes we asked to order off the menu werent included in the deal (even though this wasnt mentioned, not like we were asking for lobster). This resulted in very poor value for $35 a head and second class service which could have done much better.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Canberra, Australia
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not bad......just average Yum Cha”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Four of us went there as we heard good things about the $20 unlimited Yum Cha. Was a Saturday lunch so restaurant was pretty quiet, service was good, seated quickly, drinks offered etc. Deep fried chicken wings were served straight away, admittedly never had these before at a Yum Cha so assume they were meant to be served cold, batter was crunchy but meat was dry. Calamari was OK, greens were good as were the chicken feet, steamed dim sims selection and dumplings were served piping hot, quite tasty but sadly no pork ribs, tripe or pork buns came to our table. For $20 all you can eat not bad value but limited range....i have heard its much better Mon-Fri.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank inky353
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Canberra, Australia
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132 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Some Nice Sichuan food”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

This is one of the few Chinese restaurants I visit when catching up with my Chinese friends. Love their cold glass noodle dish, beef in chilly oil, and the green beans. In fact, most of the dishes I've tried so far are pretty good.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Qipao
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Canberra, Australia
1 review
“Generous Yum Cha - wouldn't split bill”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

For $20 a head the bottomless yum cha lunch I'd really good value. Lots of steamed dumplings were accompanied by shu mai, steamed pork buns, deep fried calamari, chicken wings, chines broccoli and more. All very tasty. The one complaint: even though we were obviously two families of four, they wouldn't let us split the bill on to 2 credit cards. Most other places don't have a problem splitting a bill in half.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank DavinFifield
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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Authentic Chinese.”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Found this place based on some urban spoon recommendations, it didn't disappoint, friendly and quick service. Menu was pretty diverse with some westernised Chinese dishes, and also quite a few yummy and authentic Chinese dishes. It's in the university precinct, so price is reasonable for most dishes.

Visited November 2012
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Thank adelaideguy99
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