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China Plate

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5 11 Kennedy St, Canberra 2604, Australia
6260 7555
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant looked quite stylish and offered BYO wine so the deal was done. It was a terrific dining experience. The two front of house ladies were pleasant, helpful and very efficient. Our food selections turned out to be great, especially the 'Chatting Pork Buns'. Very happy to recommend China Plate - we'll be going there when next in Canberra

Thank mack_cee
Melbourne, Australia
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121 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found in a picturesque part of Kingston, Canberra, China Plate is a worthwhile destination for typical and original Asian dishes. Offering a broad menu including appetizers, noodles, curries, main dishes and sides, China Plate is both licensed and BYO. Service is friendly and prompt across the board. Being amongst a party of political junkies, we'd been intrigued by recent federal... More 

Thank KICon
Melbourne, Australia
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103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped into China Plate because the music at the place next door was just too loud. What luck for us. Great food in a cool and restful atmosphere. The service was bright and friendly without being intrusive. We tried the prawn dumplings as well as the spinach and prawn. (both excellent) The whole lemon sole was perfectly cooked as was... More 

Thank GrantEd256
Canberra, Australia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a favourite of mine! The staff are great, super friendly and always happy to help you put together a delicious combination of food! Strongly recommend the basil chicken and vegetarian spring rolls! Yum!!

Thank David M
Brussels, Belgium
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597 reviews
482 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our food was slow to arrive and was disappointing when it did. Laksa lacked spiciness and flavour and the salt and pepper squid was limp rather than crisp. If you're after Chinese in Kingston, go for the ever-reliable Portia's Place.

Thank higvin
Canberra, Australia
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Went with a family group for dinner on a Friday night. I love my Chinese food but have never tasted dishes as tasty as I had tonight. Not cheap but worth every cent.

Thank Michael A
Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

China Plate is an absolute favourite because of the food. Service is excellent & location is good but the consistently good food makes China Plate a favourite go-to. Quality ingredients & good sized servings make China Plate great value for eat-in & takeaway.

Thank Camille0312
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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89 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We went to China Plate because it featured on Kitchen Cabinet (the TV show). The dumplings were great. I liked the scallop dumplings best. The staff were friendly and the prices reasonable. About $60 for two people with no drinks.

Thank Oz t
Canberra, Australia
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The staff a very friendly and if you are not sure what you want to order they will certainly help you. This is a very popular place to eat and whilst you may be able to just walk in and get a table during the week it would be best to make a reservation for the weekend. The food was... More 

Thank anmarand
Canberra, Australia
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461 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We've been many times for lunch and dinner but this was our first Sunday Yum Cha. They weren't serving pork buns because the rain apparently had an effect on them! Nonetheless, all the rest of the food was very tasty -- with the duck pancakes being the highlight. My go to for fresh tasting modern Chinese.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 11 Kennedy St, Canberra 2604, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: 6260 7555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?