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Taste Of China Restaurant

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36 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 3668
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good, traditional Chinese fare. Fresh and tasty. Service was OK, and a little pricey. I think that is indicative of Cairns full stop though.

Thank Nikkis1962
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered salmon and it's good. The unfortunate thing is that they provide terrible customer service. Cairns is supposed to be a beautiful and multicutural city. Any person regardless of race should be treated equally. We were Asian not Chinese and seated next to Caucasian customers. The service was fast for them and were asked a few times if everything... More 

Thank Lei N
Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointed. One should not leave the restaurant feeling hungry after ordering the 'banquet'. Had to request one of the meals after they seemed to forget all about it. Stingie.

Thank Paul S
Rockhampton, Australia
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is worth going to for a healthy, solid & simple meal on a regular basis or for a special array of food for a special occasion. I really enjoyed the food my two colleagues and I ordered. See photo of the Ma Po Tofu. They additionally had wine, which they were happy with. I had jasmine tea. The... More 

Thank FlossyWorld
Cairns Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food and service. They have a new chef from Shanghai via Sydney, and is a seafood specialist. We had Peking duck, steamed Garlic oysters, ginger coral trout, and prawn dumplings - all were excellent. I am of Chinese descent, so am pretty fussy about Chinese food. Can definitely give a thumbs up while this chef is in town.

Thank rustyreenie
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Food was not fresh and very dry. We ordered various starters, some extremely salty, others extremely dry. For 4 starters we payed $AU80 this did not include drinks. The water was tap water and tasted off. We thought it was a complete waste of money and time waiting.

Thank Aura L
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Please don't waste your time or money going to this place. We wanted a nice Chinese meal and this restaurant looked ok. Was put off by the extremely exorbitant prices but as we had sat down at the table we couldn't exactly leave. My mum is on a restricted sodium diet so when we requested a short soup with just... More 

Thank Lissa76
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Never done one of these before so not really sure where to start but here goes Visited this restaurant on Xmas day night with my husband and 2 small kids age 5 and 2 waited over 20 minutes to sit down at are table as they where busy serving other table all though are table was empty we was told... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Last time, about 5 years ago I had a disappointing trip at this restuaraunt but my mate talked me into giving it another try and I couldn't have been happier. The food was full of flavor, especially the Kung Po Chicken (nice and hot), and the staff were so friendly even giving us chop stick lessons.

Thank Russell G
McDonough, Georgia
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113 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Stopped in for dinner. We ordered the same food we get back home in USA. The food here had a lot more flavor. I was very happy with service and food. I would eat here again. If you like it fresh they had a few tanks with fish and stuff to pick from. We do not order from the tank... More 

Thank RodDaly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 3668

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