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Barkly Street, Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria 3012, Australia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Best cheap eat in Footscray. Been coming here with the family for years now and have never gotten a bad meal. So much to choose from on the menu, but cant go past the sizzling steak, its amazing! Highly recommend

Thank Tayla M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My grandfather, my father, and now my family have been regulars and I would recommend to anyone looking for great food, value for money & friendly service! My fav is the garlic prawns!

Thank Sarah G
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174 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Generations of cooks have been through this totally wokked out establishment. Like a game of Chinese whispers the taste and the menu has evolved or mutated into a country town Chinese-in-the-pub experience. As usual with these relic establishments the rot has set in when chunkier pieces of frozen schlock overstocked with crunchy carrot and broccoli adorn your melamine oval punishment.... More 

Thank Rex G
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We have been going to Poon's for several years. Always consistent with very good quality meals and good service. Can recommend to anyone wanting a good chinese restaurant with very good table service. No credit cards here which probably help to keep prices down and there is an ATM by the front door.

Thank Ken C
Victoria, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Yesterday the 3rd of September we stopped for lunch at Poon's. There were about 10 other people having lunch and there was a steady throughput of customers especially take away. We had not been to Poon's for over 6 months as we live 40 minutes away. The entrees, mains and side dishes were as if we had been there yesterday,... More 

Thank Alan D
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I love this place. Sure its a bit cheap and run down & the main lady can be a bit rude. But the people who serve you are great and the food is awesome. And you can't complain when you have 2 entrees, 3 mains & drinks and it's under $70. Everything we try we love. Be... More 

1 Thank CraigB1970
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Attended for my brother's Fiancée's birthday. Reasonable value for money here. Only criticisms: outdated decor and over-attentive clearing of our dishes. I felt i was being "hurried along" for the next order or to leave. Perhaps just our experience on the night we attended? - Sunday. This restaurant seems to be more focused on turnover rather than service. My brother's... More 

Thank paulbmelbourne
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This was the first time we went there for a dinner. We didn't know the history or comments/reviews from social media before we went in. Surprisingly food, ambience, service are all very good. Now I will put this restaurant on my list of dining out.

Thank ChristineYong
Melbourne, Australia
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2,214 reviews
553 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Poons are forever locked in battle with Jim Wong's, the other established Chinese restaurant in Fottscray. Poons offer good Australian Chinese food, well cooked and served -- no surprises.

Thank Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant appears to be having an identity crisis. It is marked to non asians and therefore doesn't have chopsticks. The staff here make it clear they just want you to eat and get out if you don't keep on ordering more. As soon as you've finished the food the plate is cleared. The food is similar to what you'd... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barkly Street, Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria 3012, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Maribyrnong  >  Footscray
  • Phone Number: 96874094

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