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“Great food, great service but......” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ishka Resaturant

Ishka Resaturant
The Breakwater Hotel Hillarys Marina Sorrento, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Ranked #883 of 1,471 Restaurants in Perth
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Perth
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Great food, great service but......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I gave this one very good because the service and food were great - the thing that let it down was the noise from the tavern below. Shame as if not for that I would definitely return.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Perth, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

1st class restaurant above the boardwalk. Great food, pretty good service and good wine list. None of our table had a bad meal and the views are great.

Be careful of getting a table overlooking the bar below. The noise can be intrusive. The centre tables are fins

Visited September 2012
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Perth
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great food, great wine but don't expect the conversation!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Shared a beautiful meal with friends at Ishka. The food and service were impeccable. Unfortunately the noise coming from the bar downstairs drowned out any conversation that we tried to have. It certainly wouldn't be the place for a romantic dinner or one where you wanted to chat quietly over a lovely meal.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hobart
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28 restaurant reviews
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“High Priced with a distinct lack of service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Went to Ishka's with friends and family to celebrate a graduation, after being told it was one of the best restaurants in Australia. If this is the best, I'd hate to see the worst service you could be given.

Noisy, incorrect drinks orders, food orders mucked up, entrees missing items and delays in mains meant I would never go back. No apologies for the mistakes or delays.

Of note was our entree's, turkish bread with EVOO, balsmic and chorizo, 3 of the 4 didn't turn up with chorizo, when we complained, the waitress brought 2 serves out, and didn't bring the last one out until prompted again. No apologies other than a cursory "sorry".

How this place won restaurant of the year, I have no idea, definately not judged on the night I was there.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff
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19 restaurant reviews
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“Noisy, expensive - just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

We visited Ishka restaurant on a Friday night and our table was right above the outside bar area. It was very noisy and we had to shout above the noise from the bar and the music to have any sort of conversation. It was a special occasion as it was our daughter's 40th birthday and we had recently arrived form the Uk so hada lot of catch up conversation to do.
We were shown to our table but no - one approached us for the first 10 minutes and in the end we had to ask for water and if the table was being served by anyone. it was a few minutes later before the waitress came to take our orders - not a good impression for a restaurant that seems to think it is first class.
The food was OK, nothing special. Two of our party had the Tasmanian beef fillet which was not cooked medium rare but more medium - this was the most expensive dish on the menu as a special. Yes we should have complained but it's not in our nature to make a fuss.
All in all the food was disappointing, absolutely no ambience whatsoever due to noise, service quite good when it finally started. We visit Perth regularly but we won't go to this restaurant again.
To those Brits visiting WA, the poor exchange rate contributed to making this an extremely expensive night however all the Australians we spoke to during our stay agreed that this was one of the most expensive places to eat.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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