What a surprise this restaurant is.
The first time we visited was because we were staying in a motel nearby and couldnt be bothered driving anywhere for dinner, so we walked inside what appeared to be a basic cafe style restaurant Asian restaurant and ordered a couple of dishes. From that moment on, we make an effort to dine at the Vistana whenever we are in the Newcastle area.
The food is wonderfully presented and the taste is just sensational, leaving all the other Malaysian restaurants we have visited in their shadow.
Parking isnt easy, so my recommendation is to go into the Mackers car park next door and leave the car there. Take a beer or some wine with you as the restaurant doesnt sell them, but there is a bottle shop across the other side of the Pacific Highway if you dont mind walking up to the lights to cross.
Having been back a few times now I can assure anyone with a taste for Asian food that the experience at Vistana will leave you looking for an excuse to move house to Charlestown just to make it easy to enjoy their food at least once a week!!!