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The Amazon Basin Restaurant

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by Outrageous Jones (subscribe)
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Published February 18th 2017
The fish are alive and well at Glenelg Amazon Restaurant
I had never seen a freshwater stingray until I visited the Amazon Basin Asian Tapas Bar in Glenelg. This remarkable restaurant is very popular, and you will need to book a table for weekend Yum Cha. It is a great place to bring the family.

Amazon River Fish
The fish are the stars at this Restaurant


Yum Cha, wine and whisky are the specialities, and owner Huy Truang and his friendly staff will guide you through the ample menu.

Amazon Basin, Yum Cha, Asian, Glenelg, Dim Sum
Owner Huy takes my order


I especially enjoyed the Asian greens and the radish cake and gyoza. The Yum Cha are fresh and tasty, and well prepared. There is a wide variety of dumplings and also samosas for a change of pace. There is also a range of main course menu items and platters if that better suits you and your guests.

Amazon Basin, Yum Cha, Asian, Glenelg, Dim Sum
House made Gyoza


The wine list is impressive and locally sourced. Prices for food and wine are very reasonable.

Amazon Basin, Yum Cha, Asian, Glenelg, Dim Sum
Good menu, modest prices


Kid's just love to watch the fish parade around the aquarium. The fish are fully grown and include exotic Amazonian species such as Catfish, Fan Tails and Peacock Bass.

Amazon Basin, Yum Cha, Asian, Glenelg, Dim Sum
Live fish are the stars at Amazon Basin


The aquarium runs almost the full length of the restaurant, so every table has an excellent view. Glenelg hosts here an unusual but good restaurant creating a unique dining atmosphere which takes you by surprise.

Amazon Basin, Yum Cha, Asian, Glenelg, Dim Sum
Impressive Aquarium
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Why? Dim Sum, Yum Cha and huge Aquarium
Phone: 83500086
Where: Shop 2, 4-6 Brighton Road, Glenelg East, SA 5045
Cost: from $8:00
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Thanks for this article and the lovely images - I drove past the shop front (on Brighton Road) tonight and wondered what it's like/whether it's worth the wait... you've convinced me (we love Yum Cha but normally go into Central Market's Chinatown for it).
by Jenny Pickett (score: 3|1714) 1143 days ago
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