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“Hectic Atmosphere - Good Authentic Chinese”

The Eight Modern Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #1,651 of 5,835 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Hectic Atmosphere - Good Authentic Chinese”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

First, let me say our party of 8 dropped in here without a reservation in the middle of Chinese New Year week. We were delighted that they fit us in with only a 5 minutes wait. This was the busiest restaurant I had ever been in. But service was amazingly slow, even though very service person was literally running from place to place in a frenzy. We waited so long to order that we decided the waiter gave up on the stupid Westerners what or how they wanted to eat. But we were here for a party and enjoyed each others company. We stayed long enough (2 hours) that the commotion eased up and the staff actually came around and were friendly and helpful. The food was fantastic. BBQ meat platter had a variety of delicious meats but not enough quantity to justify its $38 cost. Steamed Mixed vegetable turned out to be subtly flavored chinese cabbage. Fabulous sweet and sour pork. Fried long beans were delicious - although we didn't order them - maybe they were part of the mixed vegetable platter. Szechuan beef was unlike anything we had ever had - steamed in a fiery oil & liquid mixture loaded with dried chills. The prawn with poe a pod dish had immense shrimps cooked to perfection. This was a quite chaotic but ultimately satisfying meal.

  • Visited January 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

We were going to a concert so were looking for a quick meal. The service was excellent, fast and efficient - every time you looked up someone was there without standing on top of you. The food was top quality. One meat dish, one veggie dish, 2 steamed rice, 2 drinks and pot of tea less than $70.00. All within 1 hour.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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“Dont leave Sydney without a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

Yum Cha is there specialty - a wide range of foods that will make it hard for you to go to any other of this type.
VERY busy,but they can handle it - believe us its an experience.
On the top floor of a shopping plaza
We have had some LONG lunches there before there recent renovation

  • Visited November 2011
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