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Golden Drum Chinese Restaurant

) #767 of 1,089 Restaurants in Canberra $$ - $$$ Chinese, Asian
Shop 1 14 Childers St | Located on University Avenue Side, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 499 829 019
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible14%
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“dumplings” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
Shop 1 14 Childers St | Located on University Avenue Side, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

ordering the lunch special before 1pm should ensure it is reasonably fresh, and hot? Served cold (they were meant to be hot). Explained situation, apologies accepted and they tried again. Not heated through second time around. Claimed they cooked dishes again. Even tea was tepid....More

Thank MDFL
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Yum cha was fresh and delicious except for one set of dumplings which was slightly off. Completely understandable given the place has recently changed management and they must be going through a few teething issues, they replaced them immediately and were very embarassed. The wait...More

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

When in Canberra, I went along with a mate to check this restaurant out. He likes his Asian food and it had a good number of Asians eating there. Good sign one would think. It's got a nice enough décor, so that's a good start....More

Thank Stephen E
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Some food raw, not very flavoursome, service slow and chaotic - ruined a special celebration lunch They seem new at this- i hope they lift their game but we wont be back.

Thank Jill F
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Service was terrible and the food was average. The rice came at the end the meal and the calamari was chewy. Did not get a chance to eat the duck as we would have been late for a concert. Will not go back despite its...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Our meals were fabulous. XO prawns., spiced crispy duck, chicken pao, cummin crusted beef and stirfry vegetables...4 very satisfied persons and not a scrap left.

Thank Carmen E
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had a great time hear staff were very good and friendly. The food was very good and we found out a lot of Chinese eat at this place. We were the only Aussies in the place , but did get looked after. And the...More

Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Excellent and authentic food (choose from the spicy menu rather than westernised dishes for the best results)

Thank visitor296
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I'm not a big fan of Chinese food but as my friend and I walked around the uni we noticed it was crowded with a lot of Chinese customers so thought it was a good place. Ordering took a while. I had asked the waitress...More

Thank Madshus
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Close to Llewellyn Hall and a great place for a pre concert dinner. I have eaten at the Golden Drum many times and love their food. Wonderful variety and delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 14 Childers St | Located on University Avenue Side, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 499 829 019
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