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Ally Chow

4.2
42 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Contemporary Asian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
  • Tapas
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
Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
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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
What 42 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 17 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

This place was just fantastic. My mum had heard great things about Alley Chow - and with the number of great little foodie places (both similar cuisines and others) now on the Goldie it had some stiff competition. Admittedly we picked an ideal night just after holidays and early for the little person in our group and it was really quiet - but in a good way. Food was outstanding and Service was impeccable, down to the manager/owner (?) realising that the glass of bubbly Dad ordered had gone flat and replaced before Dad himself had noticed himself. Was no trouble asking for a highchair, however the menu is really suited for us big kids so we brought food for little one (though he dug into the coconut rice!) We've watched Nobby Beach change over the last 30 years and loved it back in the day through to now and Alley Chow is a welcome addition (I almost dont want to go back when it's super busy....almost!)

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2.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Rubbish - the waiter was clipped and gave poor service - the meals were not as per menu - no crab in dish 😳

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Easy and relaxed night. Staff very eager to please. Food was quick and tasty

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3.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Service was poor, food was above average, ambience was nice inside however we were seated on the street and asked to sit inside. We never heard back from the waitress...20 - 25 mins until a bottle of wine we ordered came to the table overall service was quite lacking.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Amazing food, super cool venue. One of the best on the GC

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

A striking informal laidback first impression. The alleyway seating area unique. Various table layout sizes and height and locations providing
choices. Great cocktails. Food fusion definitely. Well presented and tasty as... nice work Ally Chow.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Funky new spot with a great range of delicious food and a chilled atmosphere. Definitely would recommend the beef skirt and pulled duck!

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Exceptional food, drinks and service. Cannot fault anything and I have had the whole menu! The staff give great foo choices so always ask what they recommend. Highly recommend

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Beautiful place with beautifully presented food. A little pricey considering portion size. Overall a good experience with very good service from friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Recommend the beef skirt and snapper. Oysters were amazing and worth the price. Great venue and cocktails.

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Great flavoured that were fresh and original. Was a lovely meal. Also the wines are very reasonably priced. In all a nice setting for asian fusion .

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3.0Dined on 9 March 2018

I had high expectations but thought it was a bit average.
The pulled duck was very good, everything else was so so

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Great little spot. Funky decor and vibe. Loved the food and the cocktails 💁🏼‍♀️

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4.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Had dinner for my birthday at Ally Chow recently and was extremely happy with the experience. Food was cooked to perfection and was delicious! I also had an issue with my booking (was completely my mistake) and the staff happily resolved this immediately. Without a doubt would recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Great night out and some creative dishes. We did the banquet #2 and left very full.

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

The Girls had a lovely afternoon - special birthday for one of us - and the staff were very attentive. The food was melt in your mouth. We chose to order a variety of sharing plates and we weren't disappointed! Going back for seconds in some instances. Cocktails, bubbles and ambience - a great afternoon. Only one thing I would change, the Gold Coast has been experiencing an extreme weather event - it was quite hot and very muggy, something other than the industrial sized fan to cool the clientele would be beneficial. Will certainly go back though. Thanks to Stan and the Team, nothing was too much effort. Well done! Linda

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Yummy food, lovely service & a fun place to dine! Great cocktails too! The duck was amazing and so was the pana cotta. I would definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Great to see a casual and funky spot with a great vibe, good service and tasty food - the food was very well priced and delicious, the cocktails were awesome and the service friendly. The menu offered a variety of dishes and I will definitely be back to try more. Some of the food was the best and most authentic asian food I've eaten - matched with a vietnamese coffee martini - YUM

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2.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Food was very nice however it took nearly two hours for all of the banquet food to arrive. We were placed outside beside a 40th party function with they also had on which was very loud. No air conditioning or fans which made it very hot.

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

We had to ask for cutlery to serve the food as it was share food and not hygienic to use our own chop sticks. Also had to ask for serviettes as was given one for 4 people ? Would like to see a slightly cheaper “house wine alternative” could also do a French option ie 1/2 or 1 litre house wine in carafe. Would not mind it being cask wine or off pump. Could be a win win for all. Food was superb.

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Amazing quality food and flavours, excellent service & cool vibe. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on 7 February 2018

Staff very friendly and capable. Food was good (chicken only just cooked) but there is so much competition around in this type of cuisine that for me it didn't quite compete. Wouldn't take much to be much better. Music too loud.

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5.0Dined on 4 February 2018

A friend and I had dinner at Ally Chow. I had the Chicken Breast which was cooked to perfection it was so soft and not at all dry! It was served in a soy-ish sauce which was a bit too strong for my taste buds but I just dipped each bit of chicken in and it was perfect that way. I also got some rice on the side to have with it which was also great. For an entree we got the chicken Bao to try and the flavours were perfect! They were happy to make one of their cocktails into a mocktail for me and this was also delicious! The laneway we sat in was a little bit loud at peak time and our only other complaint was that they didn’t have the marshmallow and banana spring rolls I desperately wanted to try! The vanilla and dragonfruit dessert I had was amazing though so it alllmost made up for this! Staff were super friendly and helpful with seating and food and drink choices! Overall a great experience!

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Superb! The banquet menu was brilliant with very generous with serves. Cocktails are a must - especially the Gin Gin and Melon Mojitos! Highly recommended. Terrific staff and gorgeous interior.

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3.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Lights in the alley need to be sorted, inside ambiance is amazing (we were seated outside in the ally), outside ambience is like you are eating under searchlights

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2.0Dined on 1 February 2018

Very small servings and limited menu. Small cocktails and overall not very good value for money. The crab salad was tiny and tasteless. The bao was just average as was the chicken dish. Good fitout but menu needs improvement.

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2.0Dined on 31 January 2018

Sorry - hate writing bad reviews for places that had great staff and friendly and happy people working there - but that's what this is for right....
The food was NOT up to scratch - the bettle leaves were tastless.... The Duck was dry.... Prawns were OK... The chicken wings were sooo salty they were almost inedible.... I wish it was better - but it just wasn't.

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4.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Ally Chow had a great atmosphere, wonderful staff, yummy cocktails and delicious food. Was a very hot night though and no air-con so got a little stuffy. Well worth trying though.

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4.0Dined on 25 January 2018

Great restaurant fantastic food and fantastic fit out.

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4.0Dined on 25 January 2018

Had a lovely night, staff really friendly. I was seated at the bar which was great but unfortunately for me right next to the water station my chair was knocked by wait staff getting the water for other diners over ‘7’ times and I’m not a big person so I couldn’t really shift in anymore so I got knocked again and some of my cocktail ended up in my dinner so we couldn’t finish that dish oops ! It’s only just opened so maybe afew kinks to work out but I’ll definitely be back

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5.0Dined on 25 January 2018

Great service, and another great spot on the GC. Our waitress had great knowledge of the menu, and service was faultless.

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5.0Dined on 24 January 2018

An amazing new restaurant with a cocktail list that needs further exploration from myself. Couldn't move past cocktail number 1...Frose !!!

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