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Shop 1 14 Childers St | Located on University Avenue Side, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 499 829 019
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12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Some food raw, not very flavoursome, service slow and chaotic - ruined a special celebration lunch They seem new at this- i hope they lift their game but we wont be back.

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Thank Jill F
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Service was terrible and the food was average. The rice came at the end the meal and the calamari was chewy. Did not get a chance to eat the duck as we would have been late for a concert. Will not go back despite its good and convenient location near Llewellyn Hall.

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Thank Tim L
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Our meals were fabulous. XO prawns., spiced crispy duck, chicken pao, cummin crusted beef and stirfry vegetables...4 very satisfied persons and not a scrap left.

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Thank Carmen E
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had a great time hear staff were very good and friendly. The food was very good and we found out a lot of Chinese eat at this place. We were the only Aussies in the place , but did get looked after. And the owner is so funny and loves a joke.

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Thank Wayne W
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Excellent and authentic food (choose from the spicy menu rather than westernised dishes for the best results)

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Thank visitor296
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

I'm not a big fan of Chinese food but as my friend and I walked around the uni we noticed it was crowded with a lot of Chinese customers so thought it was a good place. Ordering took a while. I had asked the waitress for popular dishes but she wasn't very helpful - I don't think she was confident... More 

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Thank Madshus
2 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Close to Llewellyn Hall and a great place for a pre concert dinner. I have eaten at the Golden Drum many times and love their food. Wonderful variety and delicious.

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1 Thank Julie C
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2016

If you are vegetarian there are few choices and they are not very good. Also they used so much MSG I had a headache by the end of the meal.

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Thank Cynthia P
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

After attending a university lecture we were looking for a reasonable meal without going further into Civic. Flower drum is close to the School of Music, the Street Theatre and ANU. Good range of dishes with reasonable prices.

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Thank Warren C
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

Friendly staff more than willing to adapt meals to provide 'gluten free' options. Choice between spicy and not spicy meals. Very good sauces and we all enjoyed our large servings.

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Thank rossm603

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 14 Childers St | Located on University Avenue Side, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 499 829 019

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