Adelaide, South Australia

2014 Restaurants & Catering - Awards for Excellence - Best Chinese - SA
Situated on the corner of Hutt and Wakefield Streets, within the square mile of Adelaide, House of Chow is a stalwart Chinese restaurant that has been operating since 1983. Owners David and Roz Chow have gone to great lengths to maintain the restaurant's reputation as one of the city's best Asian eating houses. House of Chow is perfect for group dining with an extensive banquet menu on offer and take-away also available.
Opening Times

82 Hutt Street
Adelaide CBD
Tel: +61 8 8223 6181
Asian, Chinese
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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House of Chow serves Chinese cuisine tweaked to suit western palettes and, judging by the awards the establishment is collecting, the kitchen is getting the balance just right. All your favourite go-to dishes are available, whether you want to dine in or take away, from spring rolls to the Peking duck.
A sister eatery to the often awarded Assaggio Ristorante in swanky Hyde Park, this suburban favourite has earned its own stripes, being voted "Best Café" in 2012. It has a similarly rich décor of mocha, slate and funky hot orange – and if you can get past the seductive sweets cabinet flaunting herself at the entrance, then a hearty meal waits inside. The expansive dining room's feature wall extolls gastronomic sentiments of, "Who eats well, lives well" and, "A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine". Many will agree, and the vino list here offers pickings of grappa, moscato and other Italian imports, among domestic drops.
The menu is a satisfying read, with surely something to please most - soups, pasta, rice, seafood, pizza, salads and meats. In Assaggio style, dishes show a modern recognition of traditional Italian culinary ways. There is a slight spin on things, literally, with five popular appetisers presented to share, on a mini lazy Susan. Menu staples include farmhouse chicken soup, mushroom-filled aborio rice dumplings flavoured with vegetable broth, Calabrian veal and pork meatballs, seafood spaghetti, and Abbruzzi style pork, fennel and chilli sausages with fondo bruno glaze. The little ones ("i piccoli") get their own menu, while young and old alike will have a hard time keeping their noses out of that desserts display. Its in-house pasticceria is this café's pride and joy.
Assaggio Café is also on the Flavours of Campbelltown Food Trail – the local council's initiative to recognise, celebrate and share all of the many wonderful food producers and businesses in this region. The Food Trail's Bus Tours often stop here for lunch - a sure sign this Italian neighbourhood noshery is on track.
Roz Taylor
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150 pax
Award Winning / Hatted
Function for 100-300
Function for 50-100
Private Dining Room
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Weddings
Restaurants & Catering - Awards for Excellence - 2014
Best Chinese - SA
82 Hutt Street
Adelaide CBD SA 5000
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Clint Walker - 28/03/2012
Consistantly quality food, but the menu is a little dated. Barely no desserts. Should take some chances……princess Jen on MKR's could show you!
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