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“Nice and cheap”

Jenny's Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #64 of 596 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$14
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Cash Only, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice and cheap”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Visited this little place and got the lunch special (beef satay with boiled rice) for $11.90. Food was indeed cooked fresh with plenty of meat and veg in. They don't add MSG either. Dish was quite tasty but not as tasty as other similar meals I've had. Maybe it's because there was no MSG? I don't really know. Nice service and presentation, with food arriving on a sizzling hot plate. Definitely worth a visit.

1 Thank Scook84
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“cheap and fresh meals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

having lived in cairns we have been to Jenny's a number of times
it is clean , cheap, fresh food, crispy vegetables in meals ( not those soggy stuff )
most meals are made to order this is why it is so good they have a hot box if you are in a hurry and the food does not sit in it for very long
they are very busy and you can get meals are under $10
they are in a arcade called main street arcade about half way in
staff can not do enough for you they are friendly and helpful also you can get a pot of green tea and it is $2 per person they use real tea not tea bags which is my pet hate
we offen go for a good cheap meal they are only open during the week days but are worth going to

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank neevon
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Cairns, Australia
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191 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Worth Seeking Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

Jenny's is one of those little gems you stumble across from time to time. It's located in a bit of a dingy arcade between Grafton and Lake Streets and is really a pretty humble cafe with seating nearby. The seating is shared with several other outlets in a little food court of sorts.

But the food here is absolutely fantastic. Aways fresh, absolutely clean and the tastiest Chinese food you'll probably find. It's as cheap as a fast food take away, but the quality of the food is the equal, and in some cases better than many any expensive Chinese restaurant in Cairns. For me the pick of the menu has to be the combination won ton soup. Lots of fresh vegetables and two types of meat all in a soup that is just heavenly, all for 12 AUD if I recall correctly. I would be surprised if you could honestly say you've eaten better won ton soup anywhere. It is just fantastic.

Jenny's is a little difficult to find, there are a couple of arcades that link Grafton and Lake Streets, but it is well worth finding this place. It is fantastic. Just fantastic.

  • Visited November 2013
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3 Thank markjackson100
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