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“Not quite as good as it looks.”
Review of Man Bo Restaurant

Man Bo Restaurant
Ranked #324 of 471 Restaurants in Geelong
Price range: $15 - $67
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed May 12, 2013

A family gathering of yum cha to celebrate Mother's Day was marred by poor service and insufficient food. This was surprising to all of us as yum cha in other restaurants usually involves the customers waving trollies on as food is so plentiful. At Man Bo many of the trollies and trays were taken straight past us without stopping, and our efforts to attract the attention of the staff, and to request a balance of steamed and vegetarian food (much of the food on offer was fried) weren't successful. The staff were pleasant when we did speak to them, but not attentive.
The food was reasonably tasty but not out of the ordinary range, Prices were high for the quality. The wine mark up was fairly high, but it was nice to see some local wines. The interior of the restaurant is very polished and pleasant. However, I doubt that we'll return.

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1  Thank Fiona E
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Have been wanting to try Man Bo for a couple of years and finally made it for dinner. This is a beautiful restaurant and it must be said that very little has been spared to make it this way - even down to the cloth hand towells in the rest rooms. The service was excellent with our every need attended to politely and promptly.
The meals were very, very good. It's as good a Chinese meal as we have eaten and the flavours were all impressive. We went for one of the banquet menus (couldn't decide on individually!) and were not disappointed. The meals were piping hot so clearly were not sitting around waiting to be served. We will be back.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Had a great meal at man bo. We had private seats for 2 next to a cupboard and curtain not at the line of tables for 2. I find these too close together and people listen to your conversation which drives me nuts. We had San choi bau and then Peking duck. Also we had vegetables with garlic and ginger and special fried rice. Just delicious, with excellent service as well. Love the interior design, very shanghai grand. Can't wait to go back loved it!!!!!

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1  Thank heleconiaGeelong
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

When the newish owners of this restaurant brought some Melbourne big city flare I thought great, we are finally going to have a quality restaurant. Well the surrounds are nice, potential is great. Unfortunately the food is only as good as all the rest of our good average take-away shops. The difference between them is this restaurant costs twice as much.
Not likely to return in a hurry. Doesn't matter China Town is only a hour away.

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1  Thank GregGeelong
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Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

We had a pleasant experience at Man Bo, the food was fantastic, a little on the pricey side, but well worth it in my opinion. The service was good and the food was served quickly. The atmosphere was very nice, we sat in a lovely private booth, the restaurant is spacious and I would highly recommend dining at Man Bo to any in or passing through the area.

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Thank KiahC89
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