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“Food fabulous - just don't expect smiling waiters.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Sammy's Kitchen

Sammy's Kitchen
Ranked #21 of 1,352 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$13
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Food fabulous - just don't expect smiling waiters.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

We've been going to Sammys for years. And it's always the same. They're very rude most of the time. Can't recall any of them smiling. Why do we go back? Food is nearly always fabulous and they serve you so fast which is handy if you're going to the movies or just want a quick break from shopping. If you want a leisurely meal go elsewhere or you could try only giving them your main meal order after you've eaten your entree (annoys them but does mean you can string the meal out longer than 30 mins). They'll nearly always squish you in so don't expect an intimate meal because you'll be sitting very close to other diners. But like I said - food is great. They still do fried rice the old fashioned way ie more than just rice, egg and peas. Veggies are divine, everything is fresh - never had a dish we didn't enjoy. They'd probably get more stars (and more tips probably) if they were just a bit friendlier. Not sure they'd care too much - they're always crowded.

  • Visited July 2014
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Canberra
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Sammy's Kitchen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Bookings essential for big groups on lunch outings.

Pretty standard menu with choice of either individual meals or 'tapas' style dishes with steam rice. Their banquet packages looked pretty decent too.

Service was quick and the food arrived in less than 10 minutes after placing our order (which was a good thing as we were on our lunch break from work).

Overall, tasty food at decent prices in Civic. Would definitely return again.

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

If you are interested in above average Asian food, that does not cost an arm and a leg, Sammy's is the Canberra Asian place for you. Lively atmosphere in the heart of the city even early in the week, prompt service, and simply wonderful Asian dishes. Two thumbs up!

Visited July 2014
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Canberra
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“Amazing service!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

My family took me out for my birthday and it was amazing. We were looked after the minute we walked in and our food came out so fast. Excellent service and very tasty food, best in town! Five stars well deserved!

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Leetonia, Ohio
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“Good food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Come here with my family some time ago we enjoyed they food. But........,....,... Found it very noisy and crambed when you need to back your chair out it is very difficult as not to bump in to they person behind you.

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