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Cafe China Seafood Restaurant

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Main Foyer, The Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Cafe China)
+61 7 4041 2828
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is terrible. Overly salty dishes, scallops had a TON of sand in them (or the scallops come with the beach?) roasted BBQ platter poorly done.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wanted to have some delicious Chinese food for dinner and wanted to try this place, unfortunately food tasted off, quail very very dry and smelly. portions of meals very small. We ordered the scallops with vegetables the scallops were raw and vegetable over cooked. No taste or flavour, no customer service, no atmosphere and no going back to this... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm Chinese & from Vancouver. Food & service was below avg at best & overpriced. The wraps on the dumplings way too thick. Had 6 dishes & only 2 of them were average... salt & pepper calamari & the prawn rice rolls. Note that the charge for Chinese tea is $3.50/person which is absurdly high. Guess I'm not at home... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The set up of cafe China was neat and as expected. Service from staff was also great, however some of the food was a letdown. Eg, the crispy skin chicken was not crispy. On a positive note, the entree and the fried rice was above standard.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner tonight & can honestly say it'll be the only time. The service is some of the worst Cairns has to offer & the food was very average to below average & expensive. We'll go back to the better restaurant's in Cairns.

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Thank Lyn M
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located within the Casino hotel complex, this place offers a Fast and pleasant service. The Chinese food is good with fresh products around seafood and fish of course. Excellent fried rice to go along a yum cha formula! Reasonable pricing, at 25$ per person with a beer you will have a good experience.

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Port Douglas, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We was had dinner here on Sunday night . My family we ordered soup and some main dish for dinner and then we are waiting for the soup take around 30 minutes to served, but only 2 soups for my kids have served . And then 15 minutes later they bring all main dish put on the table , I... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Took long time friends and family to Café China Seafood Restaurant that were visiting Cairns for the first time. This is my very first review on Trip Advisor and I am so happy to say I have never had a better Chinese meal. My visitors have left Cairns today very happy tourists and say they will return to Cairns and... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Have enjoyed lunch before at Cafe China and have just had a visit back. Really good yum Cha, reasonably priced and great service. The only complaint I would have is that there is not enough chicken choice and too much fried dishes

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Clifton Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I found the restaurant very busy and have been meaning to visit for sometime. Food was reasonable, but nothing special. (My local take out prepares a better special fried rice.) Meal size was moderate, but choose other restaurants if you are very hungry and have a big appetite. Food was clean and fresh and enjoyable. It just wasn't anything super... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Foyer, The Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Cafe China)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 2828

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?