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“EXCELLENT FOOD”
Review of Ming Dynasty Chinese Restaurant - CLOSED

Ming Dynasty Chinese Restaurant
Price range: $18 - $120
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT FOOD”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

What a wonderfull addition to Palm Cove Restaurants. The food was fresh and tasted superb. This place definately needs promoting. Word of mouth will make this the 'go to' restaurant on the strip.

We did not find the wait excessive and as it is all cooked from fresh an wait was well worth it in every way. Just sit back an enjoy the ambience with a glass of wine, after all that is what you are on holidays for.

They were doing a roaring trade with take-aways. The staff were very pleasant and attentive.

If you want McDonalds speed then go to McDonalds!!

We will be back on our next visit in May.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank CarolnGreg
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English first
London
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice food but far too long a wait”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

We chose this restaurant due to the reviews on TripAdvisor. Firstly the food was nice, probably some of the best chinese food in Palm Cove. If you are prepared to wait then you will have a nice meal, we waited atleast 90min and the restaurant wasnt full. Front of house was poor, most tables hadnt been cleaned in hours. Mains are almost 30 dollars each, whilst nice for this price we expected much better.

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Thank RichnKel
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Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Seriously Avoid!”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Arrived at 5:45pm on New Years Day for a family dinner..greeted and told the chef was ex Hilton and best in FNQ/Cairns, first group in and still had not had dinner served at 7:30pm..told oh we are very busy you wait, at which time we walked out..just avoid this one guys!

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Thank Darren H
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Australia
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Surprising”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Under recent new management this restaurant is a real surprise. The chef cooks everything fresh (no frozen vegetables or meats) and you can taste that in the food. We had a couple of entrees and a main chicken dish and all were delicious. We spent some time chatting to the waitress who is from Shanghai, enjoyed a reasonably priced bottle of wine and a pleasant breeze sitting outside. This place is small but worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Clare013
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Fresh authentic food all made from scratch!!”
Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Amazing food .. recomend chow mein combination.. & garlic prawns are tasty.
Best Chinese in cairns district by far. We are locals :-) this was my second visit to Ming dynasty. All I can say is ... YUMM!
Indonesian waitress very friendly.
Service in general needs attention though. removing of empty plates and observing if we needed more drinks was very slow. We would have ordered much more wine if someone cared to ask us...& your profit would be greater!!
The food is extremely high quality with everything made from scratch. Taste is unbelievable! Please train your staff to be more hospitable & we will be recomending to everyone ! No one even asked us how the food was ? I'm a chef and been in the industry for years so I know whats good. & my comments are hopefully constructive criticism! Thankyou for bringing authentic Chinese food to cairns.

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1 Thank chenelledennis
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