Perth-based gourmets have a long standing love affair with Chi Restaurant, a Southern Chinese cuisine specialist with premium trappings, but if you haven’t yet experienced dining at Chi, now’s your chance to book some of the city’s most coveted tables. Standing head and shoulders above the competition, Chi’s Victoria Park premises – easily accessed along the Albany Highway – are designed to cater to diners with a taste for refinement. In the kitchen, artful East and Central Asian culinary techniques combine with fresh Western Australian produce to create signature delicacies like the range of ‘Breath of the Wok’ dishes that are along a major drawcard. Yet there’s more besides on offer. Bookings are essential.
Perth’s Chi Restaurant is masterminded by second-generation Chinese chef and gastronomic entrepreneur Man Yiu Wu, whose cheffing father cut his teeth in prominent Hong Kong restaurants before moving the family back to Perth in 1976. Passing on his culinary acumen to his son, Man Yiu quickly earned a reputation as a skilled cook of China’s finest regional cuisines. Always a major player in Perth’s Chinese restaurant scene, Chi is Man Yiu’s jewel in the crown, winning accolades since opening its doors in Victoria Park back in 2004. While maintaining a commitment to Cantonese cuisine, Chi’s menu is bristling with Chinese dishes that straddle the length and breadth of the great Asian nation.
Chi’s award-winning selection of Chinese specialties include dishes that must be pre-ordered (simply leave a note when you reserve online), something that already underscores Chi’s reputation as a truly gourmet Chinese restaurant in Perth. Live lobster, snow and mud crab and two-style whole fish are on the cards at market price, subject to seasonal availability, while the eight treasure whole duck, slow-cooked pork hock, and classic Peking duck served over three courses are legendary meat dishes. Also popular at Chi’s Victoria Park restaurant are the mouthwatering, brothy Chinese hotpots packed with basil chicken, beef brisket, roast pork belly, Chinese sausages and more, or the huge selection of seafood main courses. Topping many a food critics’ annual list, we shouldn’t have to remind diners that advance online bookings for tables at Chi Restaurant’s Albany Highway address are strongly advised!
CHI is one of our all time favourite places for a meal. Always has a nice vibe, is usually busy but the staff are on the ball & the food always comes out hot & quickly. Is not horrendously priced liked some other places either. Would recommend to anyone
The food is as good as I remember from when I first ate at this gem. Really nice welcoming owner who I had a great conversation with before my meal. Highly recommended on all fronts
Excellent venue, the restaurant has been a favorite for a while. The waiters were very attentive and the food was great too. We will go as a big group again
Great Food . Excellent Service and Crispy Skin pork in clay pot. The rice was fresh and the crispy duck in plum sauce was great as well.
Service was excellent. Two of my friends were quite late coming to the restaurant. Staff were polite and patient with us (the early ones). We ordered the entrée whilst waiting for the other two. Eventually they came and enjoyed the food tremendously. Moira, who has not been at Chi before, commented the excellent food to the young lady who served us that day. Keep up with the wonderful service.
I have to give this a miss for 6. Although the waitress was polite and obliging, she did not give us forks/knives/spoon when satay sticks were served, only chopsticks. She said that forks/knives/spoons would only be given during the main courses. It was hard to eat the satay sticks entrée as the meat was too tough without the fork to "drag" the pieces from the sticks.
service was attentive. Pleasant ambience. We ordered 5 dishes for 6 adults and they were adequate. The special of the day recommended was very good We had the cuttlefish stirred fried with chive flower, 3 wine basil chicken, braised beef brisket, yam duck, long beans with sambal all turned out well.
My in laws love this place! It is our new go-to Chinese restaurant in the Vic Park area. Owner Manny is very involved and usually has good recommendations for food so feel free to ask
Excellent food with great suggestions from Many . We had the Peking Duck followed by dishes suggested. Ingredients are always fresh. Would happily recommend to anybody who wants Asian food without the gloopy sauces
Food was good. We made a reservation and somehow ended up being seated next to the waitress station which was a bit annoying since the couple before us didn't have a reservation and got a much better table. But all in all nice staff and nice food.