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Cafe China Seafood Restaurant

Main Foyer, The Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 2828
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible18%
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“abalone” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Foyer, The Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Staying over the road and wanted something different for dinner and chose Chinese, this had some good reviews but from the first serve I was disappointed. The small entree I asked for got served after one of the main courses and it was poor food....More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Greeted and nurtured by the maitre'd it was like being at home with Les from dynasty. We chose our victim in the form of a live trout and our caretaker efficiently scooped our victim from its liquid home and steamed it to perfection. It's pearly...More

Thank TheTravelingAuditor
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We looked around for somewhere to eat and came across this restaurant which was very expensive and the food was only average. We didn't end up having our mains as we had been waiting so long! People that were coming into the restaurant after us...More

Thank Liisa and Dave B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is excellent and if you don't visit it you will miss out on very nice and well prepared cuisine. The food is excellent and the waiting staff are friendly and efficient. Price for both food and drinks is very reasonable. Cleanliness and layout...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Quality is ok, service nothing special, it’s a disappointment compared to the other restaurant in the casino. If the mains were half the price it would be ok, but the prices are over the top for such an average experience. Look elsewhere.

Thank T M
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Dined here with friends and had a wonderful night. Great wine list and we hit the cocktail menu too. The food delicious and good proportions. To top the night off the service was fantastic. Will definitely return.

Thank wazzat69
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Been going to this resteraunt for over 15 years and have rarely had a bad service/food. Lots of menu items to choose from, live lobsters and abalone in the tanks for the big spenders. Dim sum,crispy pork, duck, fish are all available. Prices are mid...More

Thank carly j
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Been here twice once for the yum cha and then for dinner on each occasion the food was excellent also i could not fault the service if at the casino this place is a must try

Thank kenny b
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Great authentic and packed seafood laksa. I am a local and cant believe i dont come here more often. Great, warm friendly service too. Wow! I'm in love....

Thank Georgia B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Dinner at Cafe China with friends. Six of us in total. Very disappointed with all aspects of the experience especially being located in the Pullman Casino. Service very poor after being seated there was no sign of anyone for quite a while, When they did...More

Thank PeterS3382
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Cheryl B
16 June 2016|
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Response from Smiffreview | Reviewed this property |
Hi I can't remember exactly but they did have a live tank to choose crab or lobster from. Hope it works out they have for you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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