Ally Chow

4.3
74 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Contemporary Asian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
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 - 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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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 74 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ER
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
Sydney / NSW
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
Sydney / NSW
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
Melbourne / VIC
4 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
Melbourne / VIC
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
1 review
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
Sydney / NSW
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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HP
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Large plates were tastier than the small plates. Noodles in particular were delicious. The spring rolls were lacking in flavour.

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TP
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Waitress was lovely very patient with our children and helped make my hubby’s birthday special

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TM
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved everything about our dining experience. We will definitely be back

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NL
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

My Son recommended Ally Chow. He's a real foodie, so I always trust his recommendations. I booked a table for 6 at 7:30. We arrived a bit early, and were welcomed and seated. It took 15 minutes to ask for our drink orders, and another 15-20 to receive our drinks. We were informed that neither of the wines we ordered were available, neither the Sauvignon or Shiraz, so we opted for the lesser priced choices. The food we ordered, overall, was amazing. The Agedashi Tofu, Eggplant, San Choy Bao, Soft Shell Crab Bao, were delicious. The pork and Chicken Skewers were over cooked and quite chewy. One of our guests was Gluten and Dairy free, and after asking the chef if the Tofu was Gluten free, we were told that there was the slightest bit of gluten with the soy marinade. While, she was served a non-marinaded piece of Tofu, it should be noted that, it should not say *gluten free, on the menu, if, in fact it isn't. I feel that the restaurant was understaffed, and while we were told that there was a problem with the eftpos machine, it just seemed that service was a bit frazzled. We would certainly give Ally Chow another chance.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, different flavours. Good value. Funky atmosphere and good service. Well worth a visit.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Food and atmosphere really good (we sat outside). The service was great when it came but we had to wait 30mins between entree and main and then another 20mins for the bill. We had young, tired kids and I think they were short-staffed. Won't stop us going back though.

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L
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every meal that was bought out was lovely. We had a few small meals to share and one large and it was plenty for 3 adults.
Great night and great service with tasty great food

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LW
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to this restaurant on the recommendation of my daughter who hasn't actually been here but follows Ally Chow on insta (she is a real foodie and thought they would be worth following based on their posts). So we tried it, and was not disappointed. Food looked and tasted beautiful. Staff, very polite and professional. Wicked chef. Well worth travelling up from Banora. We will be back to try "Sunday Chow Chill Outs".

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CO
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great staff with a good vibe inside. Food was tasty and cocktails were delicious

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CL
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed this food. Two had the banquet and they absolutely LOVED it. I am coeliac and so ordered with guidance from the fabulous staff from the menu and I LOVED it too. Nothing was a bother. Every meal has been fabulous.

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W
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant! We thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday Chow Session for Mother's Day. The service was outstanding and food did not disappoint. A fabulous vibe and cocktails to die for! Value for money and a delicious mix of modern Asian cuisine. Loved it!

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JL
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food with great service there was 10 of us and we were all looked after great .... thanks

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KM
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great setting and ambience. Recommend the duck noodles and sticky pork.

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JC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I wanted to try Ali Chow as we had heard good things about it. Lovely atmosphere ( bit quiet because it was a weeknight ), great service. The food was very tasty but some of the serves were a bit small, even by tapas standards. The kingfish salad was delicious but very small for $19. The pineapple we had for dessert was lovely and different and enough to share. Really enjoyed the cocktails we had as well.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Food was amazing, cool ambience. Loved the experience and will be back!

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M
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, lovely food and ambience. We celebrated a birthday and received special attention.

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CL
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ally Chow is the best find in ages. Friendly knowledgeable staff who really care about your experience. Food served promptly with grace and good conversation. Great menu.

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