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“Highly recommend the quails....”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Xanadu on Collins

Xanadu on Collins
Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in Edge Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Xanadu on Collins provides the most authentic and fresh Chinese food for all food-lovers. ** Please Note the kitchen closes 30 minutes prior to closing time.
Australia
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56 reviews
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“Highly recommend the quails....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

This place has the best salt and pepper quails - service good. We heard about their famous quails and decided to stop in at lunch just after 2pm, owners were due to close at 2.30pm but were very accommodating with our requests and short notice in placing this order. I would visit this place again.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Chinese Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2012

I visited on a Sunday evening,a large party of diners were in but the staff coped fine. The food was very good too,I had sweet and sour pork.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

This was our first (and last) visit to xanadu. After weeks of hearing good reviews we were disappointed with both the food and service. While the salt and pepper quail was delicious and well cooked, the radish pancake was burnt underneath. The sugar cane prawns were also over cooked and chewy. the pork and prawn dumplings were almost indelibly salty.

The service was dull and basic, we arrived for a late lunch and were rushed to order. No suggestions or recommendations of what to order. Plus we were not informed that BYO was permitted despite telephoning prior to our arrival. On settling the bill we were asked how was everything and we gave an honest answer which was not acknowledged and there was no price reduction for the burnt food.

We did arrive 45minutes before closing time so perhaps this may explain the poor quality of food, however there is nothing here that other Chinese restaurants in Cairns do not offer. The golden boat has far better yum cha and atmosphere.

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Cairns, Australia
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“good chinese food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

good Chinese, Cantonese cuisine down by Edge Hill. Me and my wife are suckers for Asian food and we saw this restaurant down the road we jumped on it. We ordered fish maw, chicken and some rice to go with it, it was excellent.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Daorong
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Cairns, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Authentic and delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

This is a great place for a family or business get-together, particularly if you are sharing dishes. The service was friendly, though a little slow, though the food definitely made up for it. The amount of Chinese people in this restaurant at 11am on a Saturday is a pretty good illustration of how good this place really is. (Make sure you try the pan-fried dumplings).

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Kate H
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