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Shop 77-78 71 Giles St | Kingston Foreshore, Canberra 2604, Australia
+61 2 6232 7997
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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522 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ten of us went for dinner. They had a private room set up for us. It was a little tight but since we didn't need to move around it didn't matter. We chose to have the Banquet meal. The food was really delicious and all of the allergies were taken care of as well as the vegetarian In particular the... More 

Thank Evelynne G
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived on a Saturday night without a reservation but were greeted with such professionalism and politeness by our lovely (and very beautiful) hostess. The service she provided was impeccable and we enjoyed some humorous banter with her - she was a delight. For dinner we ordered Xinjiang Lamb Skewers ($16.90) Famous street food from China, tender lamb skewers char-grilled with... More 

Thank Gardengirl212
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stick with your local cheap & cheerful Chinese restaurant & you'll probably be a lot happier - and a lot richer. Dishes are nice but nothing special & certainly not worth the outrageous prices. 2 duck pancakes for $16!! Really!! Décor is lacklustre & service sporadic

1 Thank exhostieAdelaide
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely night! Staff was lovely, great ambiance and my friend and I could have a proper conversation without having to talk loud or worried about other people. Just a nice vibe and the food was beautifully served, very tasty. 5 stars to the wagyu beef dim sim, amazing! Would go back there in a heartbeat.

Thank Flavia M
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for birthday dinner. The interior in the restaurant was very nice and we like the atmosphere. The service was very nice and helpful. But the dishes were a bit disappointing unfortunately. It wasn't very bad but nothing special. The price is not cheap, for example $15-20 for entrees and $+30 for main. The presentation was not good... More 

1 Thank francescays
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amongst the arctic temperature, the grey transparent curtains allowing a view to the boring suburban street, was a crew of staff with not an ounce of charm or interest in the customers they were fleecing. The food was okay but no where near as tantalizing as what their well paid copy writer made it sound. I would recommend you could... More 

1 Thank 189annettel
Canberra, Australia
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478 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Wild Duck twice this month, taking two different visitors. We chose it because the food caters for a variety of needs (gf, df, vegetarian), because it tends to be quiet, and because the service is always attentive to special needs - with a lovely welcoming touch. It's Asian fusion, but largely Chinese and the flavours are delicate.... More 

Thank Sue T
Darwin, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great food in a cosy location with very friendly staff. Enjoyed crispy duck pancakes & dumplings for starters. And a duck and chicken main with rice. Def be going back soon!

Thank ShazLass
Canberra, Australia
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We had the Valentines Day set menu after a great experience two years ago. Whilst the food was good without being outstanding the service was very poor and certainly not at the level we would have expected for a $89 per head meal. Every step of the experience had hitches. We had to ask to order a drink despite the... More 

1 Thank FergusandAnn
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Four oldies and two Gen Xer's had a fantastic meal at Wild Duck. We each had entrees and mains, one desert and beverages. Took our own wines the bill was $65 each. Very friendly service in a small but nice setting.

Thank Graham C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 77-78 71 Giles St | Kingston Foreshore, Canberra 2604, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6232 7997

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