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Waterside Oriental Bistro

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5/10 Newquay Promenade | Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia
+61 3 9670 4168
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Anglesea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Waterside is a great choice for asian food in Docklands. Food is great with a healthy range. Choice of wines not so healthy. staff great. Many staff here have limited english. Indeed mandarin is the predominant language here, including with the customers. Waterside is often used by bus groups of chinese tourists. Best to avoid is a bus just arrives.

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Thank Angleseateam
Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

We could tell from the start when we ordered a bottle of wine and very small wine glasses were delivered to our table with the waitress holding the glassses from the top with fingers around the rim. It went down hill from there. We needed to ask the waiter to repeat out order back to us a couple of times... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

A bit pricey but that's the price of quality I guess because they delivered some excellent food. Recommend the mince and tofu and the pepper steak stirfry

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Thank Jason J
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

Food is good, tasty but just too small portion for Chinese food and prices. However, service is pretty nice, attentive, polite compare to another Chinese restaurant. Which is a plus.

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Thank Michael V
Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

I have eaten at Chinese restaurants around the world including Shanghai this would have to rate as my worst Chinese experience-the waiter who we assume was the manager or owner was very unfriendly and unhelpful .The food was over priced and tasteless plus my wife is a vegetarian she expressly asked whether her meal would have any oyster sauce in... More 

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Thank DickF007
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

We were looking for a takeaway restaurant that was close by as it was chucking it down, and this was our only option. It was brilliant! Fresh, tasty and with lots of veggies. We had the chicken curry & rice, beef satay & rice, with vegetarian singapore noodles. A real surprise to have such a good quality meal. We will... More 

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Thank anon71
Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

I ve been working in Melbourne lately and have found this great place. Frank and his wife Julie treat you like family and nothing is a problem. The food is fresh and great value and you definately walk out with a smile, full tummy and money in your wallet. They even did my favourite dish of chicken and ham roll... More 

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Thank Ian F
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

We went on a Sunday afternoon and had an eight course set menu yum-cha. The food was hot and delicious and served in the typically efficient unobtrusive chinese manner. The decor, comfort and view of the restaurant was outstanding.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5/10 Newquay Promenade | Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9670 4168

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?