Take a food lover’s tour of Adelaide’s Chinatown with our guide to the best Chinese eateries on Gouger Street. From Adelaide’s tastiest roast duck to the best yum cha restaurants, take a bite out of the top Chinese restaurants in Adelaide.
An Adelaide dining institution, Ying Chow showcases the Cantonese cuisine of Guangzhou – tea-smoked duck; salt and pepper squid; red vinegar ribs – in a bright and busy, no-frills eatery. Be prepared to queue on weekends.
114 Gouger St, Adelaide
For a flashier take on Chinese fare, served in a contemporary setting, sashay into the award-winning Concubine. The menu uses the finest South Australian ingredients in dishes such as Barossa free-range chicken and sweetcorn soup, or SA prawns with XO sauce. Along with Chinese cooking styles and flavours, expect culinary influences from Thailand and Malaysia.
132 Gouger St, Adelaide
If you’re craving a Chinese meal after midnight, then hightail it to East Taste (open until 1am midweek and 2am on weekends). Try the signature dish of BBC (broad beans, bean curd and Chinese chutney), with shallot pancakes and salt and pepper eggplant.
119 Gouger St, Adelaide
Get your yum cha fix at Star House, where you can choose from a printed menu of 90 dishes midweek, or enjoy the traditional trolley service on weekends. Stock up on plump har gao dumplings and fried yam puffs.
31 Gouger St, Adelaide
Another favourite destination for daily yum cha, Ding Hao also does a roaring trade in hot pots. Take a peek at the paper menus lining the walls for regional specialties such as goat hot pot and braised sea cucumber.
26 Gouger St, Adelaide
This bright and airy eatery is a dependable option for Peking duck, crispy skinned chicken, and a range of warming hot pots. House specialties include Australian native ingredients such as kangaroo and crocodile.
85 Gouger St, Adelaide
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