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The Sapphire Chinese Restaurant

23 Byron St, Inverell, New South Wales 2360, Australia
+61 2 6722 2266
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“steamed rice” (2 reviews)
“duck” (2 reviews)
“spring rolls” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
23 Byron St, Inverell, New South Wales 2360, Australia
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Dined here recently and I was initially sceptical seeing the decor. It is very dated and a bit dingy, could definitely do with some love. The service was friendly but slow. The owner was busy doing deliveries so the waitress struggled to keep up even...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank mark2390
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

It is nice food,have never had a problem with that.They just need to clarify where they deliver to.I have not had a problem in ages,and now suddenly they won't deliver to the nursing home.It is not fair,we give them regular business every week.If they can't...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Julie H
Reviewed 5 February 2018

The service was slow but the food was plentiful and tasty and hot and country Chinese. The staff were friendly and obliging. The restaurant was not crowded and the ambience was great.

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Anne N
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Ordered a meal to a motel from this restaurant - hot and sour soup, combination steamed duck, steamed rice. It arrived on time with a lovely delivery person. The food was absolutely first-rate for a traditional country-town Chinese restaurant. The servings were very generous: I...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Steven C
Reviewed 27 December 2017

If you like a traditional "Australian" Chinese feed then it's worth a visit but it's certainly not "authentic" Chinese fare. I wasn't disappointed as we certainly received a decent serving and the menu didn't promise anything that what was served. A couple of cold beers...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank billyX4246RK
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We were very hungry when we arrived in Inverell and both my wife and I felt like a chinese meal. The first Chinese restaurant we saw as we drove down the main street from the west was The Sapphire Chinese Restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Grahame L
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We were new to town, passing through...a local friend suggested this restaurant...they didn't disappoint. Hubby and I had Sweet and Sour & Chicken and Cashews, plus a fried rice...both flavoursome and filling meals (with enough leftovers for brekky the next day ;) )...for about $50....More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank KaznStew
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Many people would consider a country Chinese restaurant to be just another Chinese restaurant, but the Sapphire provides an great meal well above the typical Sydney Chinese The Malaysian addition to the menu provides a flavoursome option. The staff are helpful and the waiting time...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Vacationer689469
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We ate at the Sapphire Chinese Restaurant a few times many years back and loved the food then. Having returned again to Inverell from Sydney we decided to give it another go even while we'd heard it had changed hands. We were not disappointed, the...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Hannah852_13
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I visit the restaurant many times. The new owners are lovely. I also get a weekly regular order delivered to my mother. They are so efficient, She loves the curried prawns and rice. We also get some for us. The lunch specials are also good.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Julie H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Byron St, Inverell, New South Wales 2360, Australia (Formerly Sapphire Chinese Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Inverell
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6722 2266
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