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“Terrible and expensive. Cheap pub quality sold as fine dining.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Mizuna Restaurant - Novotel Oasis Cairns Resort

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Mizuna Restaurant - Novotel Oasis Cairns Resort
122 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #258 of 429 Restaurants in Cairns
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Terrible and expensive. Cheap pub quality sold as fine dining.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The meat they buy is from old free range livestock, tough and loaded with gristle like the worst pub quality you have ever had. They present plates like a poor fine dining imitation at full fine dining prices. Skip the $40.00 per plate meals and the Mizuna all together.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Tamuning, Guam
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Basic, filling food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The food was adequate and filling, but nothing special. At breakfast only a buffet was available. Being a light eater, I would have preferred an ala carte option.

Visited May 2013
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Steak great, kids meals good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We ate twice at dinner and breakfast twice at this restaurant. Steer away from the fresh seafood platter - not so fresh, but the rest of the food is lovely. The kids meals are good value. The steak is excellent but the service is superb.

Visited February 2013
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Geelong, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“So glad we chose to dine in”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Mizuna at Novotel is a more than capable restaurant in its own right, far away from servicing lonely business types who prefer to dine in at the hotel.
We arrived late on our first day and so, opted to eat in and we were very impressed not only with the food, but with the level of service we received from our waitress with a North American accent. We discovered that with so many seasonal workers, the standard can vary, but Novotel have chosen their staff carefully and it shows from their knowledge of the food and wine, to their impeccible presentation and manner. Excellent work.
The food itself is both accessible and interesting, a difficult balance to strike but done well here. I ordered the tempura soft shell crab, which perhaps was a little heavy on the batter but had a lingering, sweet spice. I followed this up with a chicken dish that featured perhaps the best wild rice I've ever tasted.
If staying at Novotel Cairns, don't hesitate to book dinner at Mizuna.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

During our stay, Mizuna has a 2 course menu and 3 course menu option which we tried. The food is excellent and is good value.

Visited December 2012
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