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“Great Promise - No delivery”
Review of Rice Queen

Rice Queen
Ranked #20 of 307 Restaurants in Fitzroy
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Fitzroy
Description: Located at 389 Brunswick Street, Rice Queen transports you into the world of kitsch Asian design where you can forget about the troubles of the day while sipping cocktails, enjoying sakè or nibbling on dishes handpicked from a range of different Asian cuisines. Our menu is geared toward shared dining and is best enjoyed by ordering a range of dishes for the table and experiencing as many flavours as you can. It also features a host of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. Our drinks list keeps things intimate with a smart selection of wine, fantastic cocktails, sake and beers that reflect and complement the food. We also have a fabulous private Karaoke Room that can comfortably host 15 people (although we have squeezed more in!!), perfect for pre or post dinner fun. Lunch and dinner is available seven days from midday with the kitchen open all day.
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Firstly let me say that the Restaurant looks great as you walk past. But once inside, it become clear that this is a Bar/Nightclub that has tables and they serve Basic Asian food.

I should have realised when I saw the DJ, that this was not going to be a great experience to talk. It was later confirmed when the waitress could not hear us to take our order.

The food was very basic, and mostly flavourless. I had the Singapore style calamari .... The calamari pieces numbered three, were grey and at first I thought it was ham. We were informed at the beginning of the ordering process that the "kitchen works in sections and the meals will not come out together"

So if you are out for an EXPENSIVE drink, great place with Asian inspired bar snacks. If you are out for a meal where you would like to talk as a group... go somewhere else.

The team who work there though were fantastic and friendly, really welcoming..... but the noise and the food were a let down.

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Thank MrCraigBD
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