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“addicted to yumcha”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Tasty T Cairnlea - CLOSED

Tasty T Cairnlea
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Thai
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“addicted to yumcha”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

the yum cha here is fantastic. i have been now 4 or 5 weeks in a row! the price is very reasonable for quality of food. the restaurant looks great and has a very warm and cosy atmosphere. the staff are genuinly friendly and warm and we are always greeted with smiles. i was very impressed by the owner and wait staff recognizing me after a few visits which makes me feel more at home. the wine list is acceptable with a few very nice bottles though not an overly wide selection.
the dinner scene at china t was also very good. again the staff are great and the ambience is still warm. food fatastic! you do however have to reach further into your pocket. compared to other chinese restaurants. this may be a little dearer though you really do get what you pay for. a very small price to pay for great service and great food.

  • Visited July 2011
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3 Thank joey_santi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

We are one of the regulars at china t cairnlea. We have dined in many times during dinner and lunch! As always upon entering, we are greeted with nothing but smiles. This is consistent throughout our dinner experience as we were treated with the utmost customer service. Prices are reasonable to those who are willing appreciate the atmosphere and ambience that this restaurant has to offer, not only their food. Well, that's really the reason why we keep coming back. Good food, great people! P.s Just a note, out of all of our visits, not once did we receive a bill where rice or tea had amounted anywhere close to $54, even with 5 people or so :) cheers!

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3 Thank JustinM1977
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Happy at first..but surprised by a few things!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2011

We were happy enough at first. The restaurant is tastefully decorated, the service was very good. The menu was very good and we chose a variety of dishes..noting that the prices seemed reasonable even if at the top end of what was expected.
The wine list was ordinary at best....not a lot to choose from and what was on the list was nothing to write home about.
During the meal we were offered the usual refills of chinese tea as well as rice...only to find on receiving our bill that both were being charged for! I can forgive the rice..just....but the tea? There were only 3 of us and yet the bill for the tea was $27!!!! 3 refills. The same applied for the rice.. 3 refills = $27!!! so.. for rice and tea..$54. Add in the price of meals and desserts plus 1 bottle of wine.. an unexpectedly expensive evening..
I can't remember the last restaurant I ate at where I was charged for refills for tea, or rice.
Needless to say.. we won't be going back to this one.

  • Visited June 2011
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2 Thank christophera52
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Melbourne, Australia
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1,558 reviews
923 restaurant reviews
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“Great Chinese Food at this newly opened restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2011

When we dined here the restaurant was not open a week yet. Its located in the Cairnlea Town Centre below the Fernwood Gym.The ambience of this restaurant is very good and quite up market and as such the prices are slightly higher than the neighbouring chinese restaurants. But I can honestly say the meals we ordered were much better also. The meals ordered were Special Fried Rice, Duck in Mandarin Sauce and Cantonese Fillet Steak. All were very good. The duck tender and tastey and the fillet steak just melted in my mouth. We also tried the fried banana and ice-cream as our desert. When we dined here the restaurant was not yet licenced to sell alcohol but expected this to happen very soon. A special mention to a waiter called David who really looked after us.

  • Visited May 2011
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6 Thank tommomelbourne
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