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The Rinks Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Australian
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40 Junction St, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2541, Australia
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 14:30
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Got a seat as soon as we arrived, left with a menu until waitress approaches asking what we were were ordering. Told her our order (for 2 people) large special fried rice, Mongolian lamb and cashew chicken. She told us we would not need that much and proceeded to talk us out of getting two mains, we tried to tell... More 

Thank georgia s
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Often dine here as the food is some of the best Chinese in town. The staff is friendly and efficient. The prices are very good.

Thank Karen A
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Nice restaurant with prompt, good service and pleasant atmosphere. Food is usually delicious and the lunch specials are particularly good value.

Thank Topsy M
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

We enjoyed a Valentines Day dinner at Rinks. Was freshly cooked, well presented and very tasty. Staff were very helpful and courteous.

Thank Kev C
Nowra, Australia
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

We are glad to say that after some issues with kitchen staff/chef's the Rinks is now back on track! We love our fairly regular visits to the Rinks - finding the food great! The service is great and the prices reasonable considering the big serves you receive! Well done to the team for getting back on track! We are back... More 

Thank Jacqui B
Nowra, Australia
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

We eat at the Rinks regularly. The food is free of msg, they are quite proud of that claim and as I am sensitive to msg it is safe for us. The food is generally of a consistently high quality. Very occasionally we have had some inconsistencies but they would have more than 1 chef so I guess that happens!... More 

Thank Mel2612014
Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

It's a little disheartening to read Glenn J's review, as last time I thought this restaurant was clean and cooked lovely food, but I to experienced something I didn't think would occur with this restaurant having the HACCP rating, a hair in my dish, and I am sorry, I know these things happen but they really are off-putting. This coupled... More 

Thank -AusAdvisor81-
Shoalhaven, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

We met for a business lunch at Rinks Chinese Restaurant, operated by Annie Zhao,conveniently located inside Nowra Bowling Club. A young female with dark,curly hair called Ash was on hand to serve our group. This young,female waitress muttered a definite racist remark at our group of five people in audible voice and I would have categorised the remark as discrimination... More 

Thank olivershoalhaven
Nowra, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

Alex and Annie Zhao (owners of The Rinks in Nowra) must have worked tirelessly get the HACCP rating as mentioned, because it certainly wasn't the result of the quality of the food prepared and served by staff at The Rinks. My name is Glenn J and we visited The Rinks in early 2014. The meat appeared undercooked,almost raw when they... More 

3 Thank Glenn J
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

Best Chinese in nowra, the salt and pepper squid is excellent. Thai 16 is awesome if you like a bit of chilli. I eat there regularly and have never been disappointed. Glenda and the staff provide excellent service.

Thank Gizo-1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Junction St, Nowra, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2541, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Shoalhaven  >  Nowra

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