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Alby's Chinese Restaurant

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9 The Esplanade, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
+61 7 4778 5706
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We were studying the menu outside and the owners popped out and asked us whether we'd like to order something as they were closing soon, which we felt was very thoughtful of them. They made us a delicious sweet and sour chicken with the best veggie spring rolls ever. A must try!Very friendly and swift service.

1 Thank Melliandra21
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

sad place, I hope they are going to have an idea to improve their long time business. It's time to change!

3 Thank Dario F
Queensland, Australia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Dined at Albys for dinner with a party of four. Dont be put off by the restaurant decor it might be simple but the food and service was good. We ordered entrees and a mixture of beef, chicken and pork mains and they were all good. Service was friendly and fast.

1 Thank renee2794
Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Went here with family, we were the only ones in the restaurant. We ordered the dim sims and spring rolls for entree. Mains, curried beef, combination satay, chicken with cashews, salt and pepper pork and a special fried rice. All the food was delicious and well presented. The service was very good. This is a byo, bottle shop nearby. Very... More 

1 Thank Bceeingu
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

You cannot fault this restaurant for good old fashioned Australian Chinese food, took me back to my childhood. All the favourites, sweet and sour pork, beef and black bean, honey prawns, lemon chicken.....served with love and character in a typical basic bright light Chinese restaurant.

1 Thank woodsmen_11
Mission Beach, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I have only eaten the prawn & mixed seafood dishes here. The ginger shallot prawn was fresh & delicious; the dish I recommend. Yum. The special sauce prawn is also very good, which includes vegetables. The curry prawn was nice although not particularly unique. The garlic prawn was loaded with vegetables but the impression is the garlic was from a... More 

1 Thank Nick D
Townsville, Australia
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Ordered chicken satay and what came was pre prepared chicken bits with beef gravy with curry powder in it. !!!!!!! At least that's as close as we could get to describing what we tasted. Very shopfront with no atmosphere

Thank Sue P
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Everytime we visit the island, my chinese food loving husband insistd on eating here. In the past the food has been average, but fine when we come in the off season and have limited options. The past year or so the food has been absolutely awful! It doesn't look right before you even attemot to eat it. It is very... More 

Thank sammazz
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Food was delicious but we should have taken it out instead of eating in. Restaurant was empty apart from us, decor is really old and tacky and it was a bit awkward. But service was great, the owners are lovely people and the food was good, and good value. Definitely the place on Maggie that had the most vegetarian options... More 

1 Thank babsd33
Townsville, Australia
Level Contributor
38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

If you are craving Chinese this is the only place you will get it on the island. A struggling business, but worthwhile supporting if you can overlook the arguments between the husband and wife in the kitchen.

Thank KellyG10

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Restaurant Details

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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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  • Address: 9 The Esplanade, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Magnetic Island
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4778 5706

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