The impact of the Coronavirus on both Australia and the world is immeasurable.
Adelaide’s Chinatown is currently experiencing this impact, with the beloved precinct experiencing a massive loss of visitors, with many businesses forced to take extended breaks.
Chinatown is an integral part of Adelaide’s identity and a haven of culture and exotic flavours, having established its cultural importance over the past 30 years.
From walk-through cheap eats, to sipping your bubble tea, sharing a Yum Cha feast with the family, fine dining on the weekend, or date night eating spicy lobsters, Chinatown has always been an inclusive space.
We’ve compiled a list of businesses that you should check out over the next few weeks, many of which have sensational deals at the moment.
Ba Guo Bu Yi Chinese Restaurant
Get that tingly sensation with the spicy dishes of Ba Guo. With the amazing current offer of more than 50% off on lobster and barramundi, it’s time to indulge at this Chinese feast icon.
Contact: (08) 8212 0000
Address: 98/100 Gouger St, Adelaide SA
Shanxi Noodle Bar
Watch the traditional shaved noodles being prepared from scratch and enjoy in a beautiful space with historical pictures that promote cultural exchange.
Contact: (08) 8211 8898
Address: 305 Morphett St, Adelaide SA 5000
Meet Fresh Dessert Shop
Popular around the world for its Taiwanese desserts, Meet Fresh has just introduced a new range of Snowflake shaved ice desserts topped with fruit and ice-cream. You can also find different versions of the popular Taiwan Taro balls.
Contact: (08) 8123 8503
Address: 61A Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000
Koi Hot Pot and BBQ Buffet
The one and only hot pot buffet in Adelaide. It has been causing a frenzy since its opening with $10 unlimited beer, unlimited ice-cream and now, Korean BBQ.
Contact: (08) 8212 8618
Address: 36 Wright St, Adelaide SA 5000
The brand has been reinventing the trendy bubble tea non-stop, with the latest addition a collection of Snow Mountain smoothies. Shaved ice smoothies, including milk tea flavour, topped with whipped cream, along with a bunch of other goodies.
Contact: (08) 8345 4217
Address: Shop 3, 31 – 39 Gouger Street Adelaide SA 5000
Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot
This world-famous chain brings to Adelaide traditional Chinese hot pot in a themed restaurant that makes you feel in China.
Contact: (08) 7006 5222
Address: 123 Gouger St, Adelaide SA
Specialising in Szechuan dishes, the restaurant offers homemade charm, and is favourite with locals.
Contact: (08) 8212 0327
Address: 133 Gouger St, Adelaide SA
The Hibiscus Tree
Your fast-food Hot Pot option. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner (11am to 9 pm)
Contact: (08) 7225 5806
Address: 23 Field St, Adelaide SA 5000
Have you tried Chinese charcoal barbecue? Grab a table, choose your skewers, and share with friends.
Contact: (08) 8123 2223
Address: 14 Market St, Adelaide SA 5000
Get the ready for Instagramable Asian Fusion desserts. Must try: Watermelon fruit cake, Lychee and Raspberry gateau
Contact: 0491 061 215
Address: 96 Wright St, Adelaide SA 5000
Star House Chinese Restaurant
Brace yourself for a yum cha coma at this Cantonese staple restaurant located on Gouger Street. You’ll surely find a favourite on the extensive yum cha menu Star House has to offer.
Contact: 0434 110 327
Address: 1/31-39 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000