Ally Chow

4.4
91 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Contemporary Asian
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Asian/Fusion fully licensed restaurant located in the heart of Nobby Beach. Delicious food, handcrafted cocktails and a unique atmosphere. Perfect venue for your special event or function up to 50 people, alacarte or canapé style.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Asian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation
Monday - closed
Tuesday - Friday lunch from 12noon commencing 13th November 2018 Tuesday - Friday - 5pm with last bookings at 9pm
Saturday - Sunday - 12pm with last bookings at 9.30pm
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Phone number
(07) 5572 4068
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
We can
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Lavarack Road
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

BYO Wine - Tuesdays!

Bring along your favourite bottle of wine and enjoy complimentary corkage each Tuesday.

Terms and Conditions: Valid only on Tuesdays, Wine ONLY, Not available public holidays

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 11 September 2018

Ends: 11 March 2019

Availability: Tue 17:00-21:00

Weekend Chill Out Banquet $69.00 per person

Enjoy 6 courses with unlimited beer, bubbles and thai basil caipiroska drink package for a 2 hour setting

Terms and Conditions: Available from 12pm - 4pm Saturdays and 12pm - 6pm Sundays only

Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: 8 August 2018

Ends: 8 February 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-18:00
Sat 12:00-16:00

What 91 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

Overpriced , small portion and con-fusion combination dish. Wine was pricey and served in a tumbler ? Appeared less than 110 ml

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S
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Beautiful menu. Love bao night and so happy they put the duck bao and dessert bao on the list.

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TC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous!! Been now three times and never disappointed or leave hungry! So much variety, awesome wines and great atmosphere!
Staff make it. We had a girl on her first shift, couldn’t fault her. The two guys were ace, knew it was a birthday and made the night so much nicer! Thank you, will be back xx

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DB
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great value for money and hospitality to match. defiantly worth a look.

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BD
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Poor service. Some salvage attempted by the manager but not enough. 40mins before our drinks arrived and constant order fumbles

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JP
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went rob Ally chow with 8 friends for my partners birthday, the staff were very accommodating all evening! I baked a cake and they cut it and presented it with fairy floss and sparkler candles. They really went out of their way! The food was delicious and so were the cocktails! I’d definitely recommend it to everyone.

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FO
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service & knowlegde by Phillip was outstanding and pleasant. The food was almost outstanding especially the Agadashi tofu, however the Daikon broth with the Pork & ginger dumplings was over salted. We had a number of small share dishes and enjoyed them all. We also enjoyed the selection of Sake. Music inside was too loud to be enjoyed so we sat in the lane which was fine. The menu is relatively small but the combination of herbs and spices is creative and beautifully presented. Thank you to both of our Male Waitstaff who were able to carefully and precisely describe each dish and thank you to Chef - the best food for taste & value we have enjoyed out without pretence for a very long time on the GC. We will return.

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R
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Food was good, service was good when it came to food but we only ever got asked for drinks ONCE! So we all had one drink each. The staff were super quite to get our plates and before I knew it they were gone and I couldn’t ask for another drink. No one even asked us if we wanted another drink.

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T
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was fabulous. Will definatley be coming back

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RP
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Good menu. Interesting cocktails. Cool decor and mood lighting. The food was nice but felt it could of had a bit more punch and flavour. Reasonable prices. They made a mistake with our order but were happy to take it off the price.

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V
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved Ally Chow. I booked for 16 people and the staff could not have been more accommodating from booking to increasing the numbers on our booking to helping us decide what food and drinks to order to splitting the bill 16 ways! The food and drinks were exceptional! Can't wait to come back and try the banquet. Thank you Ally Chow for an amazing night for my friend :)

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LS
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food in the banquet was amazing. Delicious, fresh and interesting!

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MH
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Rafa and guys make you feel welcome. Great food and ambience

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BR
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can’t beat $5 Bao buns on a Thursday and so delicious too

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K
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We love Ally a Chow, we have been here several times and it’s always awesome. This time we went at a busier time and the service was not as fast- we were asked twice what type of water that we wanted and it still didn’t come out until our other drinks came out but other than that can’t fault it. Food was delicious as always!

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MF
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great creative meals full of flavour with lots of favourite ingredients but not obscure. Really comfortable atmosphere, friendly service with great recommendations and fun drinks with a comprehensive drinks list. Fabulous.

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VR
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food!

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ER
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome.
Food was great. Service was amazing. I would love to come again.

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PW
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great find when we were visiting Nobbys Beach. Food was super tasty, we had the banquet to sample many dishes. Loved the decor and ambience and staff were very attentive.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing flavours, unusual cocktails and great service. We took Geelong family there and had a great night.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, great drinks, beautiful spot. Highly recommended.

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T
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great service great food love the place value for money

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KM
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing outlook, lovely fun staff, great location

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S
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great and had gluten free options available. Soft shell crab was amazing. Our waitress was brilliant, best I have experienced in a long time. Fun night with great food and value for money.

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c
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food was really nice flavours but it came out quite cold. It was a cooler night so I was disappointed. I wouldn’t have minded if the price point was lower but I paid a lot and Therefore had higher expectations.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I dined at Ally Chow last Friday night with a couple of girlfriends for the second time. One word- amazing! The food, cocktails and the service was excellent. We ordered different share plates as they had changed their menu since I had been there and everything we ate we loved! I would happily recommend this restaurant to anyone, and the Saigon Sally cocktail.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a great Sunday afternoon at Ally Chow's. The food was great, the staff were friendly and really looked after us. All in all a fantastic thing to do on a wet Sunday! It's an amazing deal on a Sunday as well and really fun for a group get together.

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BM
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Probably the best restaurant on the Coast at moment

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JE
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was great but let down by service. We felt tucked away in the front corner of the bar.. don’t recommend sittting there.

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GQ
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Good service, good feel to restaurant, food could be better, nothing wrong but no meal really shone, very rushed in serving meals , beef cheeks & stir fried vegetables lukewarm. Will try again Midweek hopefully quieter. Value for money average.

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L
7 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Unfortunately this time the food we chose fell short of the mark in our view, not sure if it was our choice of food, but it just felt as if the sweet/sour component of the meals wasn’t on track . Im not an expert but this is how I felt ; Service was good except we asked for no coriander in anything and we got coriander with everything. Then we ordered sparkling water and every time the waitress bought over a new bottle of water it was plain. U can’t really get it wrong as sparking water has a black top on it ; this was done 3 times in the end we couldn’t b bothered asking for it to b changed. New waitress on that night ; she was lovely it was the other waitress who couldn’t give a damn of what water she bought out.
Not sure if I will give this restaurant another try as there r better Asian fusion restaurants about. Sorry it’s my honest opinion

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LC
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Graet food
Great service will reccomend to friends and Family for all occasions

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LE
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good location, great food and excellent service. Attended for a date night, and although noisy at times we still enjoyed the night. Will definitely be back.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Very disappointed with the banquet, extreamly salty, very heavy meals with lots of noodles filling up courses. We were sat is side laneway in extremely uncomfortable bar stools at a high table, reservation was made 5 days earlier. Service was lacking, the poor waiter was run off his feet.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent staff. Even they missed our drink order, the food just brillant. Still recommend

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i
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Being a customer with an Asian background, I give this restaurant a stamp of approval. The chefs really know how to cook such delicious Asian Fusion dishes. I will definitely be back!

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S
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Best food on the Gold Coast! Clean, fresh , innovative and above all extremely tasty

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BD
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We were in the alleyway at the front. Great atmosphere. We had a selection of small plates to share between 4 people - great tasty food. friendly and quick service. Highly recommended!!

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DP
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an absolute experience! Love the decor and set up and vibe of this establishment.

Drink selection was good - although a couple of asian inspired mocktails would have been awesome to for the people who don't drink alcohol - perhaps a vietnamese/cambodian style lime crush would go down well especially in summer.

The satay chicken kebabs were so delicious and the meat so tender.

The short rib beef spring rolls were also incredible and the dipping sauce yummy.

Desserts were on point and loved the deep fried ice cream with the sherbet and salted caramel (although really wanted to receive the sauce in a pouring jug to pour on myself) and the vanilla panacotta was amazing especially with the plum wine brother and dragon fruit.

Definitely will be back again next time down the coast.

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AV
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Disappointing would be the best way to describe our dining experience. We chose the banquet menu which gave nothing away when it came to being quite clearly pre-prepared. Noodle dishes were prepared with store bought noodles... shredded duck was almost absent and the scallop dish was over done to a point where the scallop coukd not be detected. Won't be going back

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