Ally Chow

4.3
54 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Contemporary Asian
Top tags:
  • 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
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

Sunday 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 - 6pm Sundays only

Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: 6 June 2018

Ends: 2 December 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-18:00

What 54 People Are Saying
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BD
5.0Dined 2 days ago

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
5.0Dined 2 days ago

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
2.0Dined on 15 July 2018

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
4.0Dined on 14 July 2018

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
4.0Dined on 7 July 2018

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

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TM
5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

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

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NL
3.0Dined on 5 July 2018

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
4.0Dined on 4 July 2018

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

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AM
3.0Dined on 22 June 2018

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
5.0Dined on 20 June 2018

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
5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

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
4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

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

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CL
5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

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
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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JL
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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KM
5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

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

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JC
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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JH
5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

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

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M
5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

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

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CL
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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GC
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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LN
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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DT
4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

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

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RS
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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MT
5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

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

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OT
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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A
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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J
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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AW
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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BP
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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EB
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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KC
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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SL
5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

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

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TM
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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DH
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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JG
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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ZH
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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L
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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CB
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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CS
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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