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25 Childers Street | canberra city, Canberra 2601, Australia
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We were surprised to find the all you can eat yum-cha only cost $20 per adult and $5 for our threenager. There were plenty of steamed and fried dim sum to choose from. Speedy and friendly services make it easier for us to choose it as one of our favorite places to go to for a casual yet satisfying lunch.

1 Thank Amitch13
Canberra, Australia
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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Yum cha at Spicy Ginger was good value and service was good. The dumplings and pork buns were also good but the fried dishes - calamari and chicken were greasy and not very appetising. Consequently we ate greens, dumplings, shallot pancakes and pork buns.

Thank Jane2901
Canberra, Australia
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

$22 all you can eat. Good, yum, service, nice, friendly staff, would you like more Sir? Great place in the city to grab fresh YumCha. Not sure why I didn't know about this one.

Thank Leo H
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a steady flow of steamed dumplings, pork buns, fresh steamed green veg, deep fried calamari & deep fried chicken pieces, and an assortment of pan cakes. All very fresh and tasty. The tables were full and the group room hosted a seemingly endless stream of young children.

Thank avp393
Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Real nice buffet yum cha for $22/pp. They also have ala carte if for whatever reason you don't feel like having yum cha. It's really nice food with good service.

Thank Jess T
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
259 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

There's heap to like about this place - lovely service, nice decor, $20 for all you can eat Yum Cha is incredibly reasonable. In terms of flavour, you get what you pay for - quantity over quality. That's not to say the food wasn't well prepared or was inedible by any stretch, just that the restaurant needs to make a... More 

Thank Jean B
Canberra, Australia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

A small group of us went on a Sunday for lunch time all you can eat yum cha. The restaurant was pretty busy on arrival, but quietened down swiftly. We had quite a long wait before we were served drinks, and an even longer wait for some yum cha to arrive. Most of the time we weren't able to choose... More 

Thank Taryn T
Karratha, Australia
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118 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I was hesitant to go here after seeing mixed reviews but so glad we went. $20 all you can eat yumcha was really good. All the dishes you expect, tasty & fresh, nice staff & good service. We booked and at first thought we didn't need to but by the time we left it was packed. Food was yummy! As... More 

Thank myboyfriendsanerd
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

I went for a workday lunch with a friend and had the spring rolls (which were tasty) and we shared a honey chicken (not my fave dish on any day - but was also quite tasty). My issue with this place and why it gets only 3/5 is because it was quite expensive. Average cost of a main was about... More 

Thank LittleBrunetteAussie
Canberra, Australia
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

If you are after usual meals served at a usual Chinese restaurant then this place may not be to your liking. This place serves food that are close to being authentic although with a twist to cater for Western tastes. We come here often and my comments are: -This place can be very busy specially for lunch as tour groups... More 

Thank RobndAnge

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Childers Street | canberra city, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: 02-6162-1708
near australian national university

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