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“Just ok” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mulu Char Steakhouse - CLOSED

Mulu Char Steakhouse
Waterfront at Aurora | 4-8 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
0754790022
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Price range: $15 - $61
Cuisines: African, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Sunshine Coast's waterfront steakhouse. Maroochydore CBD, superior venue, views of the river & live entertainment. Mulu Char brings together influences of Africa with the freshest & finest ingredients using local produce. The grill, centerpiece of the menu with superior prime cuts of meat, we cater for all tastes with a selection of seafood, chicken, vegetarian, gluten-free & African specialties. Feel immersed in the spirit of Africa surrounded by artwork, original artifacts & African music.
Maroochydore, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Three of us dined there last week. Didn't make a booking so were grateful they had a table. The lighting is pretty poor so made reading the menus difficult. The winelist was hard to read and the waitress wasn't much help recommending one. One of us asked to havehe the prawn entree as a main and the waitress said no, they didn't do things like that. When we insisted she went out and checked with the chef she came back and said yes they could - but there would be 8 prawns for $32!! Apparently the entree has 4 prawns and is $16 so they obviously doubled it! One meal was a lamb curry that was delicious although the menu said it came with chutney but it didn't. The steak meal came with a very small amount of peppercorn sauce and when we asked for some more sauce the waitress said "what sort of sauce was it?" To be honest we couldn't remember and yet she came back with a jug full of some sort of chutney sauce - surely they could've remembered what it was?

We didn't' bother having a dessert - (a) we weren't that hungry and (b) the lacklustre attitude of the place didn't really invite us to stay longer. I doubt we'll go back as it's a bit pricey for what it is. (Note - they have two listings on this website - the other is just called Mulu Char so I'll be posting this review on that one too)

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Nice lunch spot. Very tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Stppedfor a quick linch with a friend. Was very good but not excellent. We enjoyed our meal but the decor is not quite there.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sunshine, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great alternative eating experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We love this place - the atmosphere and the decoration of the place are great. The locality is also very good (overlooks maroochydore/cotton tree). Our 9 year old was a bit skepticle at first and wasn't impressed that we were taking him there - but soon found that he thoroughly enjoyed himself and has asked to go back.

the food is beautiful and is differetn from anything else that you would normally eat.

Visited September 2012
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Maroochydore, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Shocking”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Went to try this place for a second time, and wont return.. Firstly no background music, no atmosphere at all
The service was very slow an hr for food, Scallops came out cold, another was the bruschetta, cream cheese on bread???? . The mains ! salmon was raw, ribs had very little meat on them and the chicken was pretty tasteless and the coleslaw also..
All that was on the tables was 1 salt shacker.. no coasters for drinks, had to get up and get our own napkins.
This is not a restaurant.. better meals at a local pub.. give it a miss

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Maroochydore
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Disapointing Experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We have eaten here several times. Under the original ownership it was always a good experience but it seems to be running downhill. Our last experience started madly when they could not find our online (Dimmi) booking. Fortunately I'd printed out the booking confirmation so they did eventually find us a table. It was a busy night but service was extremely slow and wait staff seemed disinterested. Usually the steaks are very good but this night my medium rare steak was burnt black underneath and very dried out. Will give this restaurant a miss in future.

Visited December 2012
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