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Alby's Chinese Restaurant

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9 The Esplanade, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
+61 7 4778 5706
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

sad place, I hope they are going to have an idea to improve their long time business. It's time to change!

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1 Thank Dario F
Queensland, Australia
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Dined at Albys for dinner with a party of four. Dont be put off by the restaurant decor it might be simple but the food and service was good. We ordered entrees and a mixture of beef, chicken and pork mains and they were all good. Service was friendly and fast.

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Thank renee2794
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Went here with family, we were the only ones in the restaurant. We ordered the dim sims and spring rolls for entree. Mains, curried beef, combination satay, chicken with cashews, salt and pepper pork and a special fried rice. All the food was delicious and well presented. The service was very good. This is a byo, bottle shop nearby. Very... More 

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Thank Bceeingu
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

You cannot fault this restaurant for good old fashioned Australian Chinese food, took me back to my childhood. All the favourites, sweet and sour pork, beef and black bean, honey prawns, lemon chicken.....served with love and character in a typical basic bright light Chinese restaurant.

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Thank woodsmen_11
Mission Beach, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I have only eaten the prawn & mixed seafood dishes here. The ginger shallot prawn was fresh & delicious; the dish I recommend. Yum. The special sauce prawn is also very good, which includes vegetables. The curry prawn was nice although not particularly unique. The garlic prawn was loaded with vegetables but the impression is the garlic was from a... More 

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Thank Nick D
Townsville, Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Ordered chicken satay and what came was pre prepared chicken bits with beef gravy with curry powder in it. !!!!!!! At least that's as close as we could get to describing what we tasted. Very shopfront with no atmosphere

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Thank Sue P
Melbourne, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Everytime we visit the island, my chinese food loving husband insistd on eating here. In the past the food has been average, but fine when we come in the off season and have limited options. The past year or so the food has been absolutely awful! It doesn't look right before you even attemot to eat it. It is very... More 

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Thank sammazz
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Food was delicious but we should have taken it out instead of eating in. Restaurant was empty apart from us, decor is really old and tacky and it was a bit awkward. But service was great, the owners are lovely people and the food was good, and good value. Definitely the place on Maggie that had the most vegetarian options... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

If you are craving Chinese this is the only place you will get it on the island. A struggling business, but worthwhile supporting if you can overlook the arguments between the husband and wife in the kitchen.

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Thank KellyG10
Magnetic Island, Australia
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

We dine at Alby's almost weekly..We live on Magnetic and usually take friends to this restaurant..None have ever been disappointed..Try the Salt and pepper fish [locally caught fish] The best dish one could hope for..The prawn dishes are always far too much with more prawns that most restaurants..Several friends say the salt and pepper pork is the BEST they have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 The Esplanade, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Magnetic Island
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4778 5706

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