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Purple Sands Chinese Restaurant

) #146 of 206 Restaurants in Hawthorn ££ - £££ Chinese
180 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3123, Australia
+61 3 9882 3688
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
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“dim sum” (2 reviews)
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££ - £££
180 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3123, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say about Purple Sands Restaurant? I reviewed it in August 2016. A busy Saturday night. Food was very good. We were a large table of 13. Ordered their signature dish of seafood noodles. Darwin mud crabs were in season and the dish...More

Thank Sim L
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure if this place is under new ownership, if definitely feels like standards have dropped over the past 12 months from where things used to be for this Hawthorn staple. The food is ok. Dim sum was a little wet (?) though the...More

1  Thank Marc B
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Nice food with a good extensi=ve choice on the menu, prices for take away were not bad, though if you eat in is more expensive.

1  Thank Simon H
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This restaurant wins the WORSE customer service award of ALL TIME. We got this special offer - Yum Cha Buffett which we of course understand don't order too much to prevent food wastage etc. Probably half way through our meal a waitress abruptly came to...More

Thank ChuTheTraveller
Reviewed 25 April 2017

***DO NOT EAT HERE!*** We had a terrible experience with this restaurant. We came here for lunch on Anzac day and everyone was disgusted and disappointed by their food and service. The mid-aged female manager was very rude and bossy the whole time. The food...More

1  Thank bryan-melb
Reviewed 6 March 2017

It's nice to find a Chinese restaurant that is relatively quiet and has a few dishes that are totally reliable and always delicious. That's Purple Sands! Our go-to dishes are the stir fried ginger prawns and vegetables (so succulent!) and good ol' Beef in Black...More

1  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We have been dining regularly at this restaurant for about 8 years. The food is great with very generous servings, presentation is great. Contrary to what someone else has said the manager, Daelyn, is absolutely delightful and one of the reasons we go there so...More

3  Thank dcs_liz
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We visited this beautiful restaurant last night, food was amazing and waiter was extremely patient with us ordering. Food was served in an orderly manner and not rushed. My friend has special dietary needs which was made especially for him leaving out the ingredients that...More

2  Thank 536murielw
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Dined here last night on a Scoopon voucher - deal was for $200 credit towards food & drink. The owner/manager named Daelyn is a nasty woman - she will lie to you and scam you and cheat you. I had the horrible experience of having...More

3  Thank Shweta L
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The customer service is so bad and the dishes do not look so attractive. The waitress who picks up phones and welcomes customers at the front is impolite and rude to both customers and other staff members!

1  Thank Joy66666
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Jonathan L
19 February 2015|
Response from RocktheCazbah | Reviewed this property |
As I'm not gluten intolerant I can't answer you question - you'll need to contact the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3123, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Hawthorn
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9882 3688
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