BBQ City is a consistently good choice in Adelaide's Chinatown. When you're trying to choose between Gouger Street's many offerings it's nice to have a place that you can count on.
There's nothing special about the service or the decor at BBQ City. It's pretty standard for a casual Chinese restaurant. Value however is excellent. If you eat here on a weekday for lunch (Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, excluding public holidays), the lunch specials menu has about 20 different choices for an absolute bargain price of $7.50 each. That's cheaper than most food court prices and definitely a step up in quality.
BBQ Pork lunch special ($7.50)
When you come to a place named BBQ City, you can't really go past the BBQ. This is traditional Chinese BBQ at its best. The BBQ pork is my favourite as its so sweet and full of flavour. One BBQ choice and rice costs $8.50, two choices is $9.50 or three choices is $10.50.
BBQ Pork, Roast Duck & Soya Chicken ($10.50)
If you're not in the mood for BBQ, there are still plenty of other good options available. The menu is huge and has a mix of both traditional and westernised Chinese offerings. The Beef Brisket with Noodles came with extremely tender and juicy slow cooked beef and some healthy and delicious bok choy.
Beef Brisket with Noodles ($8.50)
If you're a fan of seafood and noodles, you'll probably like this dish almost as much as I do. The sauce is quite plain but the dish has plenty of great flavour. I love how the noodles get a bit of browning from the wok.
Combination Seafood with Handmade Noodles ($11.50)
The BBQ is also available for takeaway so you may be tempted to grab some to go as well. The food at BBQ City is always delicious and very reasonably priced so I recommend you give them a try. I even read on Twitter that John Cleese ate here last time he was in Adelaide. #bonuspoints #bbqcityftw