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Golden Drum Chinese Restaurant

Shop 1 14 Childers St | Located on University Avenue Side, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6162 1882
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  • Average16%
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“dumplings” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
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Shop 1 14 Childers St | Located on University Avenue Side, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Finally, Canberra has something getting close to authentic Sichuan and Hunan cuisine. The boiled fish (shui zhu yu) and chilli chicken (lazi ji) are the best in the capital. It's new, so they're still trying, and it's better value than it's older competitors.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I liked the food as a chinese native. I ordered spicy cauliflower and one serve of rice, they literally gave me a bottle of. The waitresses are among the nicest you can find in the world.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cachiet2018
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Excellent venue for a pre-show dinner so long as you book or arrive early, as this venue is very popular for a good reason. We watched many people, including friends, being turned away because they were at capacity. All dishes were sumptious and we had...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank robertmE4936MR
Reviewed 20 May 2018

After taking our 5 year old grandson and his parents to an "Idea of North" concert at the Street Theatre, we looked at the crowded tables and almost walked away. We've been before, so we knew why it would be busy - good food, pleasant...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank BlackLabel1820
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We called in here for a bite to eat after seeing an early comedy show at the nearby Street Theatre. The service was friendly but slow, and the dishes we had were alright, without being exciting, but perhaps we just didn't choose well. Lots of...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Jane and Kim M
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I was here for a pre-theatre dinner with friends. We ordered 6 mains to share and every one of them was delicious. The portions were very generous but we ate the lot! We were particularly impressed with the variety of veg which were part of...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank meredithhtb
Reviewed 24 September 2017

My wife and I recently had dinner here as it was next to where we had parked our car. This area is close to the Australian National University, which has a large number of student new dorms and many overseas students. We found the place...More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Nice Chinese food, particularly good if you like chilli but plenty of options if you don't. Can be a bit variable in the food quality, but still ok to regularly visit.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 10 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

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank MDFL
Reviewed 17 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

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank JosephB1503
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 2 6162 1882
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