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Cafe China Seafood Restaurant

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Main Foyer, The Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Cafe China)
+61 7 4041 2828
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The husband & i went here for our 8th wedding anniversary dinner.. We eat alot of Chinese take out delivered to our home, so we where expecting something like that.. BUT the meals where huge & pretty dam good.. It was $87 for both of us for dinner & a alcoholic beverage each. Definitely recommend this place to everyone.

Thank mrsboots81
Ravenshoe, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we are living in a rural area, and there are no Asian restaurants within a 50km radius, I talked my husband and daughter into going to this restaurant for dinner - next time we will walk further afield. The food was OK but no better than that. We were actually quite disappointed. The only good thing was the Long... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times over the years. Went in for a quick lunch and very disappointed. The entrée salt & pepper calamari was presented without a sauce, was very lightly cooked with pale batter (very much like uncooked batter), salt and pepper not evident. Other entrees we had were vey ordinary. Previously everything was fresh and edgy flavours.... More 

Thank Peter M
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back home after eating dinner tonight with two friends travelling on the cruise ship currently in port. Whilst the other three in the party were not overly fussed on their meals which they classed as "takeaway variety", my main course was beyond description. The Crab Salad with Avocado & Mango looked NOTHING like the photograph in the menu. The... More 

Thank Brenda R
Exeter, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Let's just get the food part out of the way We orders 5 dishes Steamed rice, can't get that wrong Vegetables, was ok, pretty plain Spiced chicken and tofu was nice and spicy Beef curry was tragic, sweet and beef so dried up it was inevitable Dong po pork was ok, but not done correctly, the skin should be soft... More 

Thank Andrew C
Kewarra Beach, Australia
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We have been to Casino Cafe China twice in the last nine months. Both visits have been disappointing, interestingly in terms of food quality and service. We have been left for long periods without food or drinks, when eating yumcha, inexcusable!, and this has happened repeatedly in the same sitting, even after attention has been bought to the fact. On... More 

Thank GerryKewarraWest
Bendigo, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

dropped in for a meal whilst enjoying a short stay in Cairns this week - and although there are currently renovations happening in the foyer of the Cairns Casino - there is still access to the restaurant. Expansive menu but chose well with Crispy Pork Belly and Prawn Hotpot - absolutely delicious !!

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Chose this restaurant for my birthday because it boasted many awards and appeared very classy. The service is very poor. We were served by a young man in jeans, runners and t-shirt. I admit the serves of food were quite large, but the quality was pretty average. Because we ordered quite a bit of food for a family of four,... More 

Thank Geoffrey P
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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Well where do I start. Stood waiting for our reserved table for 10 minutes. Some of our meals were really salty and our duck in plum sauce dish had no plum sauce on it. After telling waiter about this and he bought out a small dish filled with sauce and said this was what they do. Go figure that one.... More 

Thank Pam M
Cairns, Australia
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Just hate it when you do not have a reservation and restaurant is half full/empty, and the reception person huffs and blows and not sure if it is possible to fit you in. Fortunately a wait person jumpted in and we were shown to a table, and seated. 10 minutes later another wait person arrived and asked if we would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Foyer, The Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Cafe China)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 2828

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