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Paul's Asian Affair

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22 Alma Rd | New Lambton, Newcastle, New South Wales 2305, Australia
+61 2 4952 5989
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Today
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overcharged me, Said that the online menu was different from the one in store. Food wasn't even worth it. Worst experience and rude staff!

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Thank Daniel C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Huge variety of dishes! I had the pad Thai and my partner had a curry they were both great and good price!

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Thank Steph S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The best soft shell crab ever! Prawn dumplings too! Best modern Asian restaurant in Newcastle. Owner in kitchen how can you go wrong? Thanks Paul

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Thank karen-Lee_Barry
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times now albeit a few years apart from each visit. Never had a bad meal in this restaurant, delivers every time! Recommend the satay chicken main, Bombay chicken for those who like their spice, Mongolian lamb. Staff all friendly. Only gripe is that it's a little overpriced.

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Thank thebeerlover
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I googled pauls to get phone number to make reservation and clicked on trip adviser by mistake. I was surprised to see there were so many bad reviews. Then i remembered the last two times i had been there was very disappointing. I decided to go one last time to give him a chance to redeem himself. We arrived early... More 

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Thank John Anthony S
Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Friends have told me how good this place is. My experience was not that good. The service was slow and the food was average. The restaurant has won many awards in years gone by but none in recent years. Not sure what has changed but I don't think I will be returning. Very disappointed as I really expected something much... More 

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Thank Bob G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I got takeaway from them and their food was terrible, the service was awful and the meals were so expensive!!! Left a bad taste in my mouth.

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Thank Miranda B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Over priced dinner. Pineapple in the satay sauce. The vegetables tasted like they had been sitting in the fridge in stale water. The water offered at the table tasted like the detergent hasn't been washed out of the glass properly. The peppered fillet steak was the only saving grace.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I ordered takeaway food from online from there website. price came $48 and went to the restaurant girl (with glasses) she charge me $68 . then I said to her price in website is $48 and why u charge $68. she said the prices 5 years ago and can't change on website. she was very bad and because of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant for years and always get looked after when ever I am in Newcastle. Paul and his staff go beyond with there food and service Paul is always good at suggestions to try new food and go outside of your comfort zone . If you don't know what to order talk to the staff... More 

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Thank Lisa G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Alma Rd | New Lambton, Newcastle, New South Wales 2305, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4952 5989

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