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Lims Chinese Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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1/8 Partridge Street, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
+61 8 8295 1183
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Adelaide, Australia
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109 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is not fantastic as the outlook is a car park, but apart from that I can't fault it. The food was excellent and the service superb. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank CraigS1974
Gympie, Australia
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226 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to come here for dinner by an Adelaide local and were very glad we did. We like good Asian food, and this was great. Excellent food, and very good service. The Malaysian duck was beautiful and the Szechuan steak fantastic. Well worth going there!

Thank Barbara B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attentive service, tasty food with medium portion sizes (not too big or small). Clean, relatively modern decor. Short soup was a hit for us along with the rooster decorations!

Thank Jo S
Adelaide, Australia
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Went here recently with friends. Spring rolls were really tiny, vegetarian patties were nothing more than tiny (I mean like 10 cent size if that) blobs of batter with a few peas and chopped carrot in them, then deep fried. Soup was average at best. The other dishes were ok but way overpriced I thought for what you got -... More 

Thank Sarah B
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Lims is your "old school" Chinese restaurant. The decor, exceptional service and atmoshpere takes you back to the 70's. The menu is reasonably varied with most of the basics. Amazigly, we found prawn cocktail on the menu (served in the retro stainless steel cocktail bowl...) and it was delicious. Then we had the Malaysian roast duck and Szechuan steak for... More 

Thank Andrew R
1 review
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The food was outstanding, best I've eaten by far! service was excellent, the staff are so friendly and accommodating, highly recommend!!

Thank Sean D
Adelaide, Australia
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217 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I know you will all think "Here she goes again" BUT we went to Lims on Saturday and the food was utterly outstanding!! Now we come here a lot! Our favourite Chinese Restaurant in Adelaide. Saturdays food was sublime absolutely fantastic. We started with a big warm welcome as always. My husband went with the chicken and sweetcorn for a... More 

1 Thank chris w
Berri, Australia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I have been to Lim's Chinese Restaurant several times and the service is always excellent. Hot towels are provided to refresh and cleanse your hands prior to service. Food is excellent and has never been anything else but that. Service is great. I will definitely be going back again. This restaurant has been operating for 40 years and is still... More 

1 Thank Beryl O
Adelaide, Australia
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217 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

On entering tonight we noticed that the decor had been updated. If looked really lovely. Yin, Fong and Phil greeted us warmly as usual and I feel that such a great welcome is just wonderful. The food was awesome and very tasty!! Can't go by the hot and sour soup and the crab and sweetcorn. No one does hot and... More 

Thank chris w
Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great friendly service, food very good and so tasty. price very well . The only restaurant who considered enough to give a break between courses. The waiter ask us great service . A place which will definitely be on the revisit list and any of our friends or family coming here we will tell them a great place to eat

Thank lisa g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/8 Partridge Street, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Glenelg
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8295 1183

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