After the destruction of the horrific fires, the Corona virus is presenting another significant threat to our state. There have only been two confirmed cases to date, but the panic has spread to thousands. Chinatown is one of the areas most affected, not by virus itself, but by the psychological fear that comes with it. The threat has already had an impact on the economy in Australia – effecting our export, tourism, hospitality and retail industry, that rely so much on the Chinese tourists.

In reality, businesses in Chinatown are taking precautions and they want to let people know they are a safe territory, just like anywhere else in SA. Restaurants, strictly cleaned with spotless hygiene standards can be seen now, more than ever.

Come visit a place that has been spreading charm and goodies through Adelaide for the past 30 years. “Can you imagine our city without Chinatown?”, said Steven Marshall while dining in Chinatown this week. It’s your street to enjoy fresh local produce combined with culture and exotic flavours. From a walk-through cheap eats sipping your bubble tea, share a Yum Cha feast with the family to fine dining on the weekend or have a fancy date night eating spicy lobsters, Chinatown has everything to keep your family and friends entertained and fulfilled. Don’t let unfounded fears change the way you live, especially in our own homeland.

So, over the coming weeks, enjoy the Fringe Festival and Adelaide’s Mad March season, but we urge you to explore and try the exciting live culture that Chinatown has to offer. There, you will also find the warmest hospitality, welcoming smiles, delicious food and gain a peace of mind, for helping out more members of our South Australian Community.

Check out some of the businesses eager to welcome you into their home:

Ba Guo Bu Yi Chinese Restaurant

Get that tingly sensation with the spicy dishes of Ba Guo. With the amazing current offer of more than 50% off on lobster and barramundi, it’s time to indulge yourself at this Chinese feast icon!

Open from Monday to Friday for lunch from 1am to 2pm and dinner 5pm to 10pm; Saturdays and Sundays only for dinner.

Contact: (08) 8212 0000

98/100 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000

Facebook& Instagram: @baguobuyi.adl

Hibiki Yakiniku

For the best of Japanese Wagyu and seafood BBQ restaurant in Adelaide

113 Gouger St Adelaide SA 5000

Instagram @Hibikiyakiniku

Chao Chow

A fast version of traditional hotpot that is more affordable, convenient and healthier

45 Gouger St Adelaide SA 5000

Instagam @Chaochow_adelaide

Fun Tea

The brand has been reinventing the trendy bubble tea non-stop. Their latest addition is a collection of Snow Mountain smoothies! Shaved ice smoothies, including milk tea flavour, topped with whipped cream and a bunch of other goodies.

Open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm; Sundays from 11am to 8pm

Shop 3, 31 – 39 Gouger Street Adelaide SA 5000

Shanxi Noodle Bar

Watch the traditional shaved noodles being prepared from scratch and enjoy it in a beautiful space with historical pictures that promotes cultural exchange.

Open from Monday to Friday for lunch from 1am to 2:30pm and dinner 5pm to 9:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays open from 11am until 9:30pm

Contact: (08) 8211 8898

305 Morphett St, Adelaide SA 5000

Meet Fresh Dessert Shop

Popular around the world for its Taiwanese desserts, Meet Fresh have just introduced a new range of Snowflake shaved ice desserts topped with fruit and ice-cream. You can also find different versions of the popular Taiwan Taro balls.

Open from Sunday to Thursday from 12pm until 11pm; Fridays and Saturdays open from 12pm until 12am

Contact: (08) 8123 8503

61A Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000

Koi Hot Pot and BBQ Buffet

The one and only hot pot buffet in Adelaide! It has been causing a frenzy since its opening with $10 unlimited beer, unlimited ice-cream and now adding to the menu Korean BBQ!

Open every day from 5:30pm to 10pm.

Contact: (08) 8212 8618

36 Wright St, Adelaide SA 5000


Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot

This world-famous chain brings to Adelaide traditional Chinese hot pot in a themed restaurant that makes you feel in China.

Open from Monday to Sunday for lunch from 12pm to 3pm and dinner 5:30pm to 12am;

Contact: (08) 7006 5222

123 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000


ChongQing House

Specialized in Szechuan dishes, the restaurant offers food homemade charm, a favourite between the locals.

Open from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm and dinner 5pm to 9pm

Contact: (08) 8212 0327

133 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000


The Hibiscus Tree

Your fast-food Hot Pot option, if you are craving the dish and want it now! Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner (11am to 9 pm)

Open every day from 11am 9pm

Contact: (08) 7225 5806

23 Field St, Adelaide SA 5000


Simon Taste

Have you tried Chinese charcoal barbecue? Grab a table, choose your skewers and share with friends.

Open from Sunday to Wednesdays from 5pm to 12pm; Open until 2am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

(08) 8123 2223

14 Market St, Adelaide SA 5000


Han’s Patisserie

Get the ready for their Instagramable Asian Fusion desserts. Must try: Watermelon fruit cake, Lychee and Raspberry gateau

Open Tuesdays – Sunday from 11am to 6pm; Open until 10pm on Fridays and 7pm Saturdays; Closed on Mondays.

96 Wright St, Adelaide SA 5000

Star House Chinese Restaurant

Brace yourself for a yumcha coma at this Cantonese staple restaurant located on Gouger Street. Get your yum cha cravings fix here; you’ll surely find you favourites on the extensive yumcha menu Star House has to offer.

Words by Iris Guo (IG Marketing solutions)