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“Great food”

Alby's Chinese Restaurant
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Magnetic Island Queensland
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

I have heard a lot of bad comments about Alby's cooking and for the life of me I cant understand why. .As a lover of Chinese food I have tried nearly every Chinese restaurant in the Townsville area and believe me when I say that Alby's food is hard to beat . Yes I do agree that his fried rice could be cooked a bit better along with his Dim Sim's ,but try his combination long and short soup or even his Chicken chow mein ,you will be pleasantly surprised. Its making me hungry just thinking about it.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank thinedge
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good old Chinese”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

Case of you had one Chinese restaurant you've had them all. Not saying it was bad, but was far from special.

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1 Thank ritzy1978
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Magnetic Island, Australia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Authentic Chinese food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We dine at "Albys' quite often and have never ever had a bad meal there..It's renowned for the authentic food.All dim sims, spring rolls and wantons etc. all are made by hand and not out of a freezer like most restaurants..The restaurant is BYo and has a great selection on the menu.His rice is quite famous and a meal in itself...Very reasonably priced and Alby will describe all meals in detail..Will prepare a meal thta's not even on the menu.
Don't be put off by the exterior....The food is superb..

  • Visited November 2012
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3 Thank JackAustralia
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Queensland
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Worst chinese I've ever had!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Fried rice didn't even taste like it had been fried ~ tasted like just boiled soggy rice. It was open late, but I wouldn't reccomend it.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank choonga
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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food on a small island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

Freshly prepared upon order means some waiting time, around 20-30 minutes. It's worth it. One cook with the help of his wife made to order. I wouldn't recommend eating in unless you really need a place to sit and eat. The decor is not representative of the flavor of the food.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank ziggyoutandabout
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