Step Into Foodie Heaven in Adelaide This Chinese New Year

Sheep are so 2015. It’s the Year of the Monkey now, and we expect everyone to act accordingly – swing from the rafters and have fun! Oh, make sure you head down to Gouger Street on February 13th as well, where the 2016 Lunar New Year Street Party will be kicking off in all its glory.


Star House


If a bountiful feast of proper Cantonese yum cha is what you’re seeking, this cheerful, intimate and impeccably serviced eatery is the place to find it. The steamed meat buns and Canton roast duck are particular faves of ours, and you’re bound to find something suitable on the proudly displayed wine rack. Find out more

“I have been back to Star House on several occasions for yum cha. This time around, food has been consistent and high quality. The warm freshly baked egg tart is a must try dish. Star House has cemented its place as our family’s favourite yum cha restaurant in Adelaide.” – chopsticks


Happy Corner Chinese Restaurant

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There’s no corner like a happy one, right? This smart, polished restaurant serves up a sumptuous blend of authentic Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine, with just a few Western influences thrown in for good measure. The dumplings and lemongrass chicken are just phenomenal, and the staff are always delighted to see you. Simply roll in, pull up a red-patterned chair and go to town! Find out more

“This restaurant is fabulous. We have been there twice and the food is amazing, the staff are so friendly. No cheap and nasty Chinese food here, good quality and fair pricing. An enjoyable night each time.” – PINK hair & beauty

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Shanghai Teahouse


If your idea of a perfect Chinese meal just isn’t complete without a nice cup of tea, Shanghai Teahouse is most definitely the place for you. Combining slick, contemporary stylings with an extensive range of teas imported straight from Shanghai, this is a wonderful spot to settle in for a yummy feast of dim sum. The Yu Shiang Chicken and Smoked Tea Duck is also well worth a try. Trust us! Find out more

Familiar with Shanghai Teahouse already? Why not review them on True Local?

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Concubine is a vibrantly modern take on the traditional Chinese restaurant. The expert kitchen team is proud to mix Far Eastern recipes with the very finest in local produce, so make sure to investigate the specials menu for maximum flavour. Especially the Australian lobster tail in homemade XO sauce. Mmm… Find out more

“One of Adelaide’s award winning restaurants, they celebrate local produce here and do it, oh so well. The duck pancakes are to-die-for. That’s a death row dish right there. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.” – ReviewedbyCheri

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Zenhouse Tea Corner


Those less carnivorous among us can face a distinct lack of choice at many restaurants. Luckily, Zenhouse is here to bring the tremendous tastes of Asia to all with its delectable range of vegan and vegetarian options. Try the Kong Bao Not-chicken; it’s a thing of true beauty. Find out more

“This was my first time eating at an actual vegetarian eatery and so I found it a little harder when choosing my foods, so I stuck with the spring rolls, samosa and dim sims. They were yummy. I love their wall of teas that you can choose from and also buy to take home.” – xbabydollx

It’s always a good idea to spread the love and good fortune, so don’t forget to review all your favourite Chinese restaurants on True Local.

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