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Chow! A Taste of South East Asia

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our first time. I had only heard good things about Chow and can confirm that is was as good as everyone said! My children initially were not keen to try the menu, but by then end they all asked to make sure we...eat here again. Also - in this COVID climate, the staff had their mask on, seated us with good social distancing and had lots of hand sanitiser available.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a good experience. A great location on the waterfront and good efficient service. Oysters and prawns proved delicious, is a must visit.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Chowdarwin2014, General Manager at Chow! A Taste of South East Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tony W Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review! We really apricate your feedback and support and we hope to see you at Chow again soon :) Kind Regards Grace

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a disappointment! After all the hype I'd heard, we decided to go and have dinner there. We arrived before 6, the place was basically empty and after scanning the area they could 'accommodate' us! We ordered friend rice with extra chicken (there was no...extra chicken) The bun vermicelli bowl with grilled chicken was dreadful. It looked and tasted as it had been sitting for a few hours. The chicken was disgusting and it wasn't even hot, it was room temperature! I wont be going there again that's for sure!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Chowdarwin2014, General Manager at Chow! A Taste of South East Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tassh We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your dining experience with us. We want all our customers to have the best experience with us here, that's why our waitstaff do multiple meal checks to ensure everything is ok and give us an...More

Reviewed 18 December 2021 via mobile

Heard this place won the Darwin Laksa Festival Golden Bowl award so decided to see why. We found the chicken and prawn Laksa not only watery and relatively tasteless but the prawns weren’t cooked. I pocked the remainders down to the bottom of the bowl...hoping the soup would cook them but to no avail. A very disappointing lunch and will stick to our favourite.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 16 December 2021 via mobile

This is one of our most favourite Darwin restaurants, the food is always fresh fast and exceptional quality. My partner loves the laksa and we both love the green rice flake springs rolls. There are so many fabulous meals on the menu and the cocktails...are awesome alsoMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 13 December 2021

I've been to Chow! twice in the last month, simply had to try their entry in the Laska festival, and then went out to dinner with a friend as I was so impressed the first time. The menu is an interesting fusion of classically Thai...dishes like Pho and Bun Bowls, combined with Indian style curries and of course, Laksa. Everything I've had has been delicious, and the waitstaff are really helpful if you can't decide. Cocktails are amazing too! Try a Ho Chi Min Sling or Chuck Norris.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2021 via mobile

Great meal, fantastic cocktails and I suggest the lychee slushy with a dash of vodka. Staff made our dinner more enjoyable. With such a great range of Asian food and fine cocktails you have to book or you might miss out.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 24 November 2021

Sadly I had 2 issues with Chow, salt and pepper calamari was tough…. Seafood laksa was padded with 5-6 large cubes of rubbery tofu which was not in the ingredients on the menu..but obviously meant less seafood…. Why do restaurants seem determined to destroy their...own business….. the owner needs to get it sorted….More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 7 November 2021

We had a lovely meal last night, every dish was just great butter chicken, grilled chicken breast and the fried fish fillet. Tom our waiter was very pleasant, attentive and friendly. If you are heading to the Waterfront make sure you have a meal at...CHOW.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Chowdarwin2014, General Manager at Chow! A Taste of South East Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2021

Hi R3228UUkarls Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great 5 star review! We love you enjoyed dining with us and we appreciate your feedback of our food and service. We hope to see you at Chow again soon :) Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 5 November 2021

Arrived late after wrong order delivered, Food cold. Ordered Butter Chicken - inedible and ended in garbage Green Rice Flake spring rolls were so deep fried needed chainsaw to bisect them Paw Paw salad OKMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Chowdarwin2014, General Manager at Chow! A Taste of South East Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2021

Hi Chris You called last night to make a pick up order as the kitchen was closing. You then called back wanting delivery, which i went out of my way to organize for you as you had already missed the cut off point for delivery....More

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Frequently Asked Questions about Chow! A Taste of South East Asia

Yes, Chow! A Taste of South East Asia offers takeaway services.

Yes, Chow! A Taste of South East Asia is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Chow! A Taste of South East Asia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4