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39 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
8221 6303
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Below average yum cha. A lot of the dishes were cold and the char sui was overly sweet. Soft shell crab very salty and the onion was not cooked properly, with a harsh flavour. Fried rice was yellow and soggy, you could taste the oil however not like fried rice. Only wish we could get good yum cha in Adelaide.

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Thank Glenelgtravellers
Nullagine, Australia
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384 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Following the golden rule of follow the crowd, we went yum Cha to Starhouse Restaurant. Everyone else is quite empty except this joined! At 11.30am, we had to wait ten minutes for a table! The myth is busted once the food is tasted! The crispy pork is quite good, but not as crispy as they charge, the soft shell Crab... More 

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Thank Mei Y
Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

been coming here for years. Always outnumbered by local Chinese people which I always find reassuring . great for big groups of people and food always fresh and tasty. Chicken feet and steam chive and prawn dumplings particularly good.

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Thank Gill H
Adelaide, Australia
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332 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Sunday family lunch. Booked ahead which is important. Shown to table promptly by friendly staff. The resturant was packed. Food started arriving immediately we sat down. Lots of choices, and most dishes we ordered were fantastic. Limited wine list. Reasonable pricing. Highly recommend

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Thank Coroona
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We went with a group of 10 for dinner and we all liked the food and we would definitely go back and try more on the menu, they live tanks full of fish which I would love to try.... Give it a go!!

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Thank sunbuns2014
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This place is terrible. I couldn't believe my experience. The description of the dish in the menu did not match the actual dish that came out. Among a number of issues, it was covered in bok coy, which I can't eat but there was no mention of bok coy or even vegetables in the description given in the menu. The... More 

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Thank cfl0ur
Denmark, Australia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We felt like we had walked through a doorway into China with the atmosphere and service, and the yum cha was delicious. We ordered 4 dishes between the two of us and that was more than enough for lunch. The other patrons were all mainly of Chinese origin, so I would say that was the best guage for the quality... More 

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Thank weedsmith
Adelaide, Australia
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I've only ever been to Star House for the yum cha, and while I'm sure what's on offer during other times is great, I'm quite happy to only have been there for yum cha. It's just plain delicious! The dumplings are always fresh and full of flavour, they don't skimp on fillings in anything. My favourite has always been the... More 

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Thank GrabYourPassport
Adelaide, Australia
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258 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

My dear friend from UK had dinner with me last week. I am so delighted that we have the best Chinese food in South Australia!

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Thank Jeff K
1 review
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Our family of four had a wonderful Monday lunchtime yum cha here. The food was all very tasty. Being from Sydney where we have a plethora of yum cha options to choose from, we had high expectations and it's safe to say that our expectations were well and truly met.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$21
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: 8221 6303

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