Where to eat Asian food in Port Douglas: The Best Restaurants and Bars

October 4, 2019 Jasper Kershner

Reviews on Asian food in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia. Tuck into succulent five-star meals in Port Douglas, the culinary gem of Queensland, or suck down a killer cocktail at a casually swanky lounge. A perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the rainforest at Daintree and the beaches at Cape Tribulation, this Queensland town has an out-of-this-world setting. Sunbathe on the golden sands of Four Mile Beach, then melt into perfect pampering at one of Port Douglas’ glorious day spas for the ultimate in relaxation. 
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9. Royal Spice Seafood & Indian Restaurant

26/22 Warner Street Corner Grant Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia Asian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Delivery [email protected] +61 7 4099 6543 https://www.facebook.com/Royal-Spice-Seafood-Indian-Restaurant-665366966921885/
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4 based on 118 reviews

Royal Spice Seafood & Indian Restaurant

Royal Spice Seafood Indian Restaurant one of the best indian and seafood restaurant in Port Douglas. We are specialist in both cuisine seafood and indian dishes. Our staff are very friendly. We respect our customer from all over the world. We can make dis

Reviewed By Aussiewoz

Visited here recently with a friend for dinner and sadly, it was not a great experience.We had booked a table because it was Saturday night, thinking the place might be chockers. We needn’t have bothered. When we arrived, I think the number of patrons increased to approximately twelve. Amazing for a restaurant during the high season in Port Douglas that perhaps could seat forty plus! In my dining experiences this was not a good start. With the benefit of hindsight, we should have just walked out.The restaurant does not seem to have an arrival area for diners, so we stood just inside the front door like two shags on a rock and waited to be acknowledged. Finally, the waitress came over, no greeting like ”good evening” and simply said, “table for two?” We said we had a reservation, but with the restaurant three quarters empty, that was definitely a waste of time.We had brought a bottle of wine with us as it’s a BYO, which I’m sure the waitress must have noticed as I promptly opened the wine when being seated. Our waitress smartly departed not bothering to say “I’ll get your wine glasses”.The restaurant looks ok on the inside but sort of bland. Nothing on the walls, tables arranged perfectly in line, military style, no warm ambiance. Well none that I noticed.We checked out the menu and didn’t take too long to decide our order was going to be a Hot Vindaloo Lamb and a Medium Vindaloo Chicken. Because there were so few diners, we were naturally expecting smart, good service. But no.And so, we sat and waited, and waited and waited. No wine glasses so we could sip our wine and our order still not being taken.Eventually our waitress returned, took our order, grabbed the menus and started to bolt. I had to raise my voice a bit to get her attention when she was walking away and asked for our wine glasses. I added that if they arrived quickly, it would be appreciated. No apologies from our waitress about the wine glasses being a no-show. However, she did come back reasonably quickly.So we sat, sipped our wine, waited, sipped our wine, waited, sipped our wine, and waited, and waited, and waited for our food.I think we had consumed about half our bottle of wine by the time our meals finally arrived. Keeping in mind there were only about twelve diners and most of them were already eating. Maybe there had been only one person in the kitchen.Well, about our meals. They were served in nice little metal bowls with handles. When they were plonked on our table my first thought was that we hadn’t ordered entrees. There was lots and lots of Vindaloo sauce in each bowl but sadly not much meat. We had ordered rice for two people but it arrived in a very small bowl and really was barely enough for one person. But we soldiered on without complaining.My chicken was tender, my sauce perhaps a bit hotter than medium but not much meat hiding in the sauce. My dining partner remarked that his Vindaloo Lamb was not hot as ordered. His lamb appeared to be hiding in his sauce too. No vegetables arrived with our meals, perhaps they needed to be ordered separately. Our waitress never asked if we wanted vegetables at an extra cost.So, with very little to eat we were ready to depart fairly quickly.When we did there was hardly any other diners left, but we still had to wait at the cash register while the manager slowly totaled our bill with his adding machine. Two meals and rice!!!! No mathematics challenge there.We checked the bill and discovered that we had been socked six dollars for using their wine glasses. A heated discussion ensued as we hadn’t noticed this charge on the menu or perhaps on a little sign on the table or being notified of that charge by the waitress.We noticed that the bill total was fifty two dollars and change, and during all the to-ing and fro-ing with the manager, he wanted to increase our bill to fifty five dollars. Yeah right!!!Finally, our bill was amended to fourty six dollars and we departed.When departing I felt like shouting out at the manager the well-known Aussie saying “Not Happy Jan”’ but restrained making that outburst. You might remember the TV commercial back in 2000.Before writing this review, I must say I saw several good reviews on TripAdvisor, however there were many negative ones like this one.There were reviews with headings like- Disappointed, Really Poor, Shocker, Worst Indian Ever, Bad Experience, Terrible, Not Worth A Visit and Not Great.With the restaurant not being open for lunch, their only income is from dinner patrons and with only so few on a Saturday night, we still wonder how they survive.I have written over four hundred reviews for TripAdvisor and don’t like writing negative reviews but on this occasion, I felt it was warranted.Perhaps we caught them on a bad night, or perhaps they didn’t have much chicken and lamb on hand, but I’ll never know as I’ll never be back. For me, dine here at your own risk.

8. Mini Star of Siam

12 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia Asian, Thai Dinner Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, BYOB +61 7 4099 4707 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Star-Of-Siam/104926332903362
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4 based on 31 reviews

Mini Star of Siam

Reviewed By Chris - Steph K

Can't recommend this place more. We had the house (duck) curry and the massaman curries as well as some chicken satay skewers and Thai fried rice. The fried rice was nice, but nothing special. What was special was the curries - absolutely to die for. Left us both wanting more, even though we were so full!

7. Koko Poolside Bar & Kitchen

Peppers Beach Club 22 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia Australian, Asian, Contemporary Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +61 7 4087 1000 http://www.peppers.com.au/beach-club/dining/
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4 based on 121 reviews

Koko Poolside Bar & Kitchen

Smile, Relax, Unwind, You’re Our Guest. Barefoot luxury by the pool. Koko inspired by Beach Boy’s song Kokomo that brings those tropical Port Douglas holiday vibes, as well as our signature cocktails. Koko’s is a chic – but relaxed tropical poolside bar a

Reviewed By Christine O

This is one of our favourite eateries when we come to Port Douglas. Beautiful location beside the beach poolside. The chief has changed this year & meals are still beautifully presented, offer fresh produce with a good variety on the menu. We recommend the Duck Breast, Pork Belly and Short Ribs. Anna makes her own recipe for a sensational Margarita!

6. Han Court Chinese Restaurant

85 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +61 7 4099 5007 https://www.facebook.com/HanCourtChineseRestaurant/
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4 based on 390 reviews

Han Court Chinese Restaurant

Reviewed By PedroNP

Tossed up between this and the other Chinese restaurant in the village, and this place won. Did we?Decor akin to a roadside diner, with a decadent, slightly unkempt feel to it. Seated quickly and menu produced promptly, then we disappeared from sight. After some time we managed to attract enough attention to place a wine and food order. Strangely enough, the food was delivered with lightening speed. Some of our dishes were quite good. The Mongolian lamb was dripping with great flavours, the roast duck dry but tasty, and the chicken fried rice was tasty. The spicy chicken dish was strangely presented, with a hint that the added vegetables had come straight from a can. Service, once we got some, was very functional and strained. Not unfriendly, but not inviting chat. Overall, an average experience. Having read the reviews of the other place, we wonder if it is any better.

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5. Siam by the Sea

28 Wharf St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia Asian, Thai Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB +61 7 4099 4384 http://www.facebook.com/siambythesea
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4 based on 637 reviews

Siam by the Sea

Reviewed By Gardengirl212

Had a hankering for some Thai for dinner and we were lucky to get a table at this popular restaurant in Port Douglas. We ordered and thoroughly enjoyed the following:-• Seared king scallops served with cucumber salsa, basil oil and topped with tamarind sauce and wasabi mayo• Marinated tiger prawns with soy sauce and cracked black pepper, battered and crumbed with dry coconut served with sweet chili sauce• Whole barramundi deep fried and served with a green apple saladStaff were attentive and delightful. We had a very enjoyable night at Siam by the Bay and would highly recommend it.

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4. Viet Pho Cafe

7 Grant St Corner Grant street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia Asian, Vietnamese, Soups Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service [email protected] +61 402 519 492
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4 based on 111 reviews

Viet Pho Cafe

Reviewed By Lyndantodd

We have been eating at this cafe for a few years now and its time I let the world know about their 10 out of 10 consistent friendly service, lots of passion in the kitchen delivers great choice of meals with traditional flavours and...... all at a great price!

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3. Star Of Siam Port Douglas

Shop 1 12 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia Asian, Thai Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB +61 7 4099 6912
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4 based on 765 reviews

Star Of Siam Port Douglas

Reviewed By Michael H

After the issues we had a 2 Fish Restaurant (see previous review), we ended up at Star of Siam. For entrees we ordered marinated chicken wings and BBQ Octopus. Both came out in a timely manner and the octopus especially was so tender and melted in your mouth. Not hard and rubbery.For mains we had beef Green Curry and Banana Fish (baked Barramundi). To be honest, the green curry was one of the best I have eaten and the taste and flavors were very similar to those found in Thailand. The Banana fish came on top of various vegetables and was delicious.The staff were attentive and friendly and I would have no hesitation recommending this place to any one.2 entrees, 2 main courses and a few beers cost us $90.00AUD, which I find was very reasonable.

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2. Jade Inn Chinese Restaurant

39 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +61 7 4099 5974 http://www.facebook.com/jadeinnportdouglas
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4 based on 765 reviews

Jade Inn Chinese Restaurant

Reviewed By Rita S

Craving a Chinese meal whilst in Port Douglas and fortunately found this place. You can sit outside on the small patio which we did or inside. Nice restaurant, friendly staff, looks to be owner run. We started with beef in black bean sauce which came to our table piping hot which was delicious and then we had the lemon chicken which can only be described as superb, slight crisp to the chicken batter and the sauce was wonderful. When we asked what was in the sauce the lady replied that it was good because it was made from scratch, say no more! We had a lovely bottle of Wirra wirra chardonnay with it which went well with the meal. Unfortunately not here long enough to go back again which is such a shame as would have loved to try some of the other dishes on the menu, can only recommend highly and hope other people sample them for me!!

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1. zipangu

6/79 Davidson St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia Japanese, Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +61 7 4099 6718
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4 based on 315 reviews

zipangu

Authentic Japanese cuisine, family owned, chef with 50 Years of experience. Small cozy place in country town like old fashioned Papa Mama shop. Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Fully licensed

Reviewed By JimCinNZ

Had lunch here a couple of times because the avocado sushi is very good. It's a small restaurant which lacks outdoor seating but on a hot day the aircon is very enjoyable. Just a little off the beaten track but highly recommended if you enjoy Japanese food. Comfortable with friendly service, and not expensive. One of the better options for lunch in Port Douglas.

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