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Asian Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Melbourne Building 32 West Row, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6262 6233
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My eldest son came home recently from America, his first visit in quite a while. To celebrate a family dinner was in order and his cravings were for great Chinese food. The choice was restaurant was obvious as over the last fifteen years we have had many celebrations and family dinners at the "Asian Cafe". As usual the food was... More 

Thank Peter B
Canberra, Australia
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dined here again recently, having been several times in the past. The food is fresh, very very tasty, and there is a great selection. The decor is modern and simple and the service is friendly and prompt. Will definitely go there again :)

Thank Jon Q
Canberra, ACT
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was an opportunity to catch up for dinner after work on Friday. The restaurant is great as the food and service is good and the bonus is that you can have a proper conversation. I would recommend the Mongolian pancakes, crispy lamb and five spice honey chicken. The coffee isn't bad either.

Thank bluezen
Canberra, Australia
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been countless times and have taken visitors to Canberra. Both business lunches and friends dinners. King Island Steak is outstanding and must have. All good is great and way above the "norm" Chinese food.

Thank Tracy G
Hobart, Australia
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I would have eaten at this restaurant at least 50 times over the past 5 years. Why? Because I have never had a poor dish here. The service is always great, the range of dishes is excellent, their wine list is small, well-priced and good. My only complaint is their lack of a Thai Green Curry - which I find... More 

Thank Tasilee
Newcastle, Australia
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

It was 12 months since our last dinner at this most pleasant restaurant, and things have not changed. The food is excellent, the staff delightful and the duck as good as ever. We visited two nights in a row and were not disappointed. We will be back next year.

Thank Beryl R
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Brilliant food and great atmosphere. Good for a quite dinner and chat with friends. Decent price and great service. Would recommend.

Thank Temika G
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Never had a bad meal but not exceptional. Servings are good size and take away is quick. Be cateful if nuts on table - got charged although never asked for them.

Thank Realmelbourneperson
Merimbula, Australia
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176 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I was taken there by family for a quick weekday lunch and I must say that it was surprisingly good indeed. From the street it is visually a little underwhelming. However do not be put off by this as it really is an excellent Asian themed restaurant. The menu is comprehensive with something there for the most fastidious. Food serves... More 

Thank David W
Canberra, Australia
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This restaurant is a favourite (hence the title) because the quality is superb even though it is westernised to an extent. Service, the food choices and the wines are of a quality without being over the top from a price perspective. Family birthdays - like last night - are very pleasurable where there is space and friendly staff.

Thank Chris M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Melbourne Building 32 West Row, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6262 6233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?