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U 1 2 Fletcher St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6680 8808
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 17:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant used to be so good. But having tried it again after a disappointing meal a couple of months ago, unfortunately there has been no improvement. What is going on ? Is there a new chef ? Such a pity.

Thank Irina T
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. I have never experienced such a rude reception at a restaurant in my life. Four of us were invited to be seated at what was set up as a table for three. A waiter brought over a chair for the table before a second waiter walked over and somewhat aggressively said that it wouldn't work as it was a... More 

Thank Gabby B
Dendermonde, Belgium
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Because we didn't make a reservation, we had to wait 30, 45 minutes until we could get our table. Was it worth the wait? meh... The food wasn't bad, but not exeptional either. The portions was so big, that I didn't have to search for lunch the next day.

1 Thank MYRiameke
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Have been here on previous visits and the service is always quick. The food is always tasty and plentiful. We'll worth a visit

1 Thank Tony P
Sydney, Australia
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135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Next time we come here (And there will definitely be a next time) we'll remember to order one dish between two people. We were warned the mains were large portions. From the Sung Choi Bow to the Banana Fritters everything was delicious. The Sung Choi Bow is two portions which seems to be the norm of sizing for all the... More 

2 Thank TrevorDoornbos
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Very very busy restaurant which we thought was a good sign. We waited 30 minutes for a table and when eventually we were seated the table was sticky. We ordered one starter and two mains with a beer and a cocktail. The drinks were great, the starter was fantastic (spinach pakora) but absolutely massive. Thank goodness we only ordered one!... More 

Thank LauraGolf
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Have been visiting this wonderful eatery when we holiday in Byron for a few years now and the food is always fantastic, they cater really well for gluten free and understand cross contamination issues for allergies. We had the BanfBang Chicken and Bangalow Pork Belly last night and both were amazing, fresh and full of flavour. The staff are knowledgable... More 

2 Thank Lizb4747
Byron Bay, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The food as usual was tasty and full of luscious ingredients. The chicken bangbang was amazing as was the combination fried rice with extra meat. Frankly speaking it was the best value I have ever experienced in a restaurant. I did not expect such good value in Byron Bay where the opposite is often the case. The service was quite... More 

2 Thank antichrist666
Byron Bay, Australia
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Yum Char menu Thursday to Sunday is a must for lunch - as a local I find it hard to resist chef Tipi Heng's version of Yum Char - beautifully made dumplings and a great list of chefs yum char specialties like snapper with mango chutney and honey chicken - and the coldest Tiger beer in town to set the... More 

2 Thank Paul W
Byron Bay, Australia
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The position, atmosphere and service with this restaurant are all excellent. Staff are friendly and efficient. Food portions are large and it's difficult for one person to eat a main meal alone. However the food was disappointingly bland. It isn't authentic Asian food.

Thank valockert

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$31
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 1 2 Fletcher St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Shire  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6680 8808
Modern Asian cuisine at its finest. Dinner every night and Yum Cha for lunch on weekends. Great selection of teas and wines, hand picked to complement the food. A necessary experience in Byron Bay.

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