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Reviewed 17 March 2021

I used to live in Coffs for about 8 years and this became a staple for takeaways. So much so that it has always been my benchmark for all other Chinese food wherever I have moved across Australia. While I have eaten in before, most...of my experiences were take away. Dine-in was always good too although it is not the greatest internal decor you will ever see! However i had not visited for over 10 years so coming back I was anticipating picking up some dishes, especially the boneless lemon chicken. I was horrified at some of the recent reviews and when we were all getting takeaway on the first night at the hotel I steered everyone away and towards another restaurant while I ordered from Harbour Palace "just in case". My dish was great! I was relieved! Just as good as i had expected and no long wait. Feeling confident, we all ordered from there a few nights later. All the dishes were good. No skimpy portions, all good sized. Very flavoursome and aromatic. There was a comment alluding to me hiding the place from them on the previous occasion! So, while I am sure other people's experiences and expectations may differ, my two experiences were great and I will hotly look forward to any other chance of coming this way (hopefully not another ten years away though!)More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 11 February 2021 via mobile

Duck, honey prawns and combination rice in white sauce. Was delicious! Thoroughly enjoyed it, I recommend.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 19 July 2020 via mobile

We ordered take away over the phone & got it exactly as we ordered in a reasonable time frame. The spring rolls were good I ordered spicy pork ribs which was also ok. However the fried rice was dry & tasteless maybe prepared well before...we also ordered garlic king prawns they too also lacked taste. The honey chicken was ok Pretty disappointed for the price and over all expectation We have eaten there before but the last 2 times disappointed KrisMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 23 April 2020 via mobile

I use to work here. Terrible hygiene in place in the kitchen. I would not recommend eating here. Find somewhere else.

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 1 February 2020

Unfortunately we ordered the San Choy Bow and like the author of “Awful food” we couldn’t even recognise the dish, if it wasn’t for the iceberg lettuce we would have thought it was something totally different. It was made with little chunks of what looked...like leftover Christmas ham, there was no pork mince or water chestnuts, just slimy sauce with reheated frozen veggies (not regular Chinese vegetables). We also had Combination Short Soup which was equally disappointing. There were no Chinese vegetables just good old Aussie cauliflower and broccoli that tasted like they came from a frozen packet. The sliced chicken and BBQ pork were chewy, there were no prawns and the liquid was almost tasteless very salty. When asked if we enjoyed the meal, we told them we didn’t and the lady on the register could only say “Didn’t the waitress tell you the San Choy Bow was made with ham?” Well no, she didn’t, but in any case it was dreadful and I’ve eaten in many Chinese restaurants and I’ve never seen it made with chunks of ham. We had 10 people at our table, all with different meals and only one person thought their meal was ok. We certainly won’t be going back again.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 24 January 2020

best honey steak in coffs harbour definitely recommend this restaurant so far the best we have found

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020

As a Coffs Harbour local we have enjoyed This place for over 20 years. Our recent visit was very disappointing, something must have changed as the food was terrible, unfortunately we won’t be back in a hurry. On a good note, as usual the wait...staff service was great. The poor reviews seem to have started this March as list below and would like to see them get back to there previous best. Must be the chef..More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 19 November 2019

Short soup ok but rest of the meal was tasteless and awful, not fresh meat. Ordered San Choy Bow and I didn't even recognize what it was, a runny sauce mixed with cut up squares of chicken and ham (see pic) - this is not...San choy bow!!! Fried rice was completely flavorless and our other dishes had a lot of oil floating on top. Felt ill after eating.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 26 September 2019

I have been buying takeaway meals here for many years, but the standard of cooking has fallen significantly recently. Last night the short soup liquid had droplets of oil or fat floating over the top. The curried chicken and rice had tough, chewy chicken with...bits of cut bone and gristle that had to be removed from the mouth by finger tips. A lot of rice but very few vegetables. The takeaway was collected about 5pm on 25/9/2019.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 21 September 2019

Takeaway order 21/9/19 5.30pm included a small SPECIAL fried rice paid for. On opening the rice, it was not special and clearly plain barely fried rice: no pork, 2 prawns and quite insipid. Disappointed. Thought about returning but already home so threw out as tasteless.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harbour Palace

  • Yes, Harbour Palace offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Harbour Palace offers delivery services.

  • Harbour Palace is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5