We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Ginling Chinese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
609 Marion Road, Plympton, South Australia, Australia
+61 8 8374 1288
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 46: English reviews
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Twelve for dinner so we choose the Banquet D. Had about ten courses and could not finish all the dishes. Excellent value for money, good quality Australian Chinese food and unobtrusive service made for an excellent celebration. Remember if you want the duck in a banquet then advance notice helps.

Thank ChiefsQBdad
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We have driven past this place for years and never ventured in until now. Great authentic Chinese food. We had the $26pp for 4 people banquet and literally rolled out of the restaurant with a take away container. Every dish was delicious. Decor is very basic but can't beat the value for money for a very tasty dinner.

Thank digard7
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Six of us hit Ginling for dinner late on Tuesday evening. the roast duck seemed even better than before, The combination omlette is great and the kids loved the honey king prawns. Forget the scallops with ginger and shallots - there is better on the menu. The beer was cold and the service friendly and the prices affordable for the... More 

Thank Phillip K
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Returning after many years the decor still seems the same but the food and service is outstanding. The staff are very friendly and helpful and you dont' have to wait long for your meals. We shared are courses which were large servings and everything was so tasty and delicious especially the Chicken Satays and Honey Chicken. The takeaway area was... More 

Thank heatherbM8820YG
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We are regulars at Ginling and have been for 15 years. We'd come here just for the Roast Duck. Crispy skin and the sauce is fantastic. We like ours boneless with Broccoli.YUM! YUM! Our other favourites are the large Spring Rolls, Salt and Pepper Squid, Black Pepper Steak, Scallop Omelette with XO Sauce, Pork and Green Beans with Chinese Olives,... More 

Thank Phil L
Adelaide South Australia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Hubby and I went to the Ginling last night 1st Oct. for dinner - the food is so delicious - obviously true to flavour because 90% of customers were Chinese - great indication of authenticity. Just love this place and the food.

1 Thank Gabriel999
Level Contributor
23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best places for Chinese food in the South. Despite its outdated place/furnishings, the food compensates it. Food is one of the tastiest and authentic(appears) in the south area of Adelaide. Noodles is the best but you have to specify if you want really the Asian style, and they would do it for you. The servings are also... More 

2 Thank Juan B
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We go there a few times a year, i.e. Mothers and Fathers days.The place looks uninspiring from the street but that means little with Asian restaurants! Perhaps arriving for Saturday lunch means the staff aren't over-stretched, so service is prompt & efficient, and food arrives quickly. We always order things we can't be bothered cooking at home, so roast duck... More 

Thank Andrew T
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were about 20 in number ranging in ages from an 8 month old to a 93 and were seated at two tables .The service was prompt , the choice of dishes was broad and shared on each table and was universally well received , delicious , hot and fresh. Could not have asked for more and Granma was most... More 

Thank Brian N
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I had the pleasure of catching up with a friend on Saturday night and we decided to have dinner at the Ginling. It doesn't look much from the outside and even on the inside is a little on the dated side, but that didn't bother us. We had booked and were running a little late, but that was not a... More 

Thank Adelaidian_2

Travellers who viewed Ginling Chinese Restaurant also viewed

Plympton, South Australia
Plympton, South Australia
Plympton, South Australia
Plympton, South Australia
Plympton, South Australia

Been to Ginling Chinese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 Marion Road, Plympton, South Australia, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Plympton
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8374 1288

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ginling Chinese Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?