about us

About the Owners


Sam and Annie Hui of August Moon Chinese RestaurantSam and Annie Hui have been offering their outstanding Chinese cuisine and friendly service to the people of Coffs Harbour for over 20 years. Their first business venture - the Thingsyummy Cafe - was opened in December 1989 and became an instant sucess. It was here that Sam and Annie developed their now famous specialties such as Satay Chicken and Crispy Beef. These highly sought after dishes led many customers to travel long distances just for a taste.

In October 2006 the Thingsyummy Cafe closed its doors after 17 years of business. By December 2006, Sam and Annie had relocated their business to Sawtell and the August Moon Chinese Restaurant was opened. Located at the Sawtell Hilltop, the August Moon certainly stands out for many locals in the Sawtell community as well as visitors to the area. It also remains a favourite for many old friends/customers who travel from Coffs Harbour to support Sam and Annie.

With its warm atmosphere, striking interior and friendly service, the August Moon has earned its reputation as one of the popular restaurants in Sawtell. Located at the Sawtell Hilltop and open six days a week, this place is a must for any lover of fine Chinese cuisine.


About the Chef


Chef Jabe of August Moon Chinese RestaurantJabe Chan began his culinary career in Hong Kong in 1971. He relocated to Australia in 1977 where he worked as a chef in various Chinese restaurants throughout New South Wales and Queensland including Sydney, Canberra, Wollongong and the Sunshine Coast.

In 1988, Jabe opened his own restaurant in Urunga where he continued to work for 14 years. He joined the team at the August Moon Chinese Restaurant as head chef in 2011.

Jabe's specialty lies in his unique seafood dishes. With over 40 years' experience, he continues to delight customers with popular dishes such as Imperial Sweet & Sour Fish and Salt & Pepper Prawns.


Opening Hours:

Lunch (12.00pm - 2.00pm): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Dinner (5.00pm - 9.00pm): Wednesday - Monday
Closed on Tuesdays (Except Christmas holidays)
address 2/114 First Avenue, Sawtell NSW 2452
phone number (02) 66 587 888