Cinnabar Chinese Restaurant

3.8
17 Reviews
$40 and under
Chinese
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.0
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4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BarryD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

everything I looked up indicated Chinese.
The bill heading indicated Chinese.
my duck entree was not like Chinese.
the deep fried ice cream was not Chinese.
Staff were capable, my food was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First Timers at this beautiful place. Great food and great company.

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IvetaM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant never fails to please. I've eaten there about 9 times now most recent experience was the de-gustation menu last Saturday 6th of March 2021.

This is my favourite way of dining, and I've had de-gustation in most Australian capitals. I can unequivocally say our meal was excellent value and superb large portions.

The only negative was the desert a very uninspiring deep fried ice cream, which was awful and didn't fit in with the previous superb dishes. I would've finished the repast off with something light like lychees and coconut cream or ice cream. Or even green tea and black sesame ice cream combo.

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KateH
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Food was very tasty, service great. Will definitely be back.

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LozP
London
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for 8 and were nicely surprised to be given our own private room. Food was delicious, especially the handmade chicken noodles and honey chicken. Lovely service as well. Would definitely return if we lived in Canberra (visiting from Sydney).

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LauraL
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.. Claire was extremely friendly and accommodating we were all very happy will be back

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MarB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Overpriced for a very mediocre meal. The service was haphazard, the meals bland and expensive for what was served.

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OpenTable Diner
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing. Don’t order the 200g wagu beef. It’s is neither of these. This use to be an excellent restaurant. It is not so any longer.

Cinnabar Chinese Restaurant
Responded on December 8, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback, we regret to know that your experience at Cinnabar was not pleasant. I remember that you also left a verbal feedback in the restaurant and we assured that we portion 200 gms of Wagyu as a standard and just to make your experience valued, the restaurant manager had offered you a complimentery serve of 200gms of Wagyu&coffee (unmentioned). We have done an investigation and there has no short serving. we look forward to welcome you back

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allanA
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service and a very nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

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Gemma
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Took 40 minutes to take our orders and another hour for our food to be served. And the restaurant was about a third full. Won't be coming back

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Dismal
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience4

Restaurant hadn’t been cleaned before dinner service, dirty carpet, hadn’t been vacuumed from lunch service. One staff member on floor, everyone else called in sick. Very disappointing.

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newage
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was amazing, but the service was not very good it was Sunday and only 2 tables but the waiter was focusing on the other table once they came in. We ran out of water, we asked for more never came, we ordered tea and it never came till we asked for it. The menu where left on the table so we had to place them on the floor as once the food arrived we had no room, empty plates where left on the table as we finished the dishes, and we had to pile them up at the end of the table.
Other wise it was good.
We just felt like once this other table had come in we where no one, yes the other table looked like hard work and maybe regulars, but there where only us and them..

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was incredible. The restaurant was almost empty so no problems with noise or service. Some of the most delicious Chinese I've had in a long time - modest serving sizes and not cheap, so keep that in mind.

LM
LilyM
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Outstanding food—ordered a mix of starters, mains and rice to share among four adults and two kids. The meal was delicious—every dish was a winner. Possibly the best Chinese food in Canberra. Service is slow but friendly. The wine list is good and my kids loved their pink lemonade. Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Asian restaurant in Canberra. Do not miss. Vivian and Sonny do a superb job. The food is fresh, delicate, and immaculately presented. I eat here about once a week.

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Ringsau
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cinnabar took my booking on OepnTable for a 7:45 dinner for two. Confirmed via email. All dressed up we went to the restaurant only to find it closed for the holiday period.

With all other restaurants full we were stuck.

Horrendous service.

FAQs

Cinnabar Chinese Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6140 7038.

Cinnabar Chinese Restaurant is rated 3.8 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.