Melbourne obviously has no shortage of quality Chinese restaurants, but some may be surprised to find that one of the best is found far from Little Bourke Street. Situated right by Jackson Court Shopping Centre in Doncaster East, Phoenix Soars Kitchen is an award-winning, ever-popular Chinese restaurant where the casual atmosphere and relaxed staff belie the refined cuisine and top-shelf dining proceeding from the kitchen. Meat is the main event here, and you can watch in awe as highly experienced chefs chop and dice perfectly marinated and cooked chicken and duck into mouthwatering morsels right in front of you. It’s not only for carnivores here, though, as plenty of vegetarian options grace the menu, along with a huge selection of richly flavoured traditional Chinese soups and of course plenty of sweet treats. Phoenix Soars Kitchen is no secret, and queues have been known to form down the footpath, so booking well in advance is strongly advised.
Our table was tucked away so close to other tables that we couldn't get to our seats. Service was slow although they reminded us that we had to leave after one and a quarter hours. Food was ordinary.
The bbq pork ribs were beyond amazing! Would definitely go back for seconds. Wanted to try their soy chicken or steam salted chicken but they ran out of chickens! Oh well, next time!
Nice food but too noisy to hold a proper conversation. Long q for takeaway, which reveals good food. Loved to come back again and taste other dishes.