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“Best local Restaurant”

Ivan and Lissie's Teahouse
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best local Restaurant”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Ivan & Lissie have owned this restaurant for more than 20 years Their food has always been extremely fresh, very tasty to the point that if they take an item off their menu there are always complaints. they favor seafood., although their entrees such as deep fried mushrooms with Asian spices are so delicious that you want more. In spite of being deep fried, there is no oilyness due to the expert cooking. Their fish of the day with ginger & shallots is another mouth watering treat.
the prices at this restaurant are very reasonable & I can recommend Ivan & Lissies to anyone who wants a place to come to more than once. As well it is BYO so you can enjoy your own wine

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Lennox Head, Australia
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Flavor sensation”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

This restaurant was a great night out, the staff were helpful and attentive, the food was fresh and full of flavor. The menu doesn't change too much with the sauces and methods of cooking matched to the seasonal produce. The long fillets in a light curry sauce were amazing but the others argued their choices ( beef shin, bream in chilli jam) were equally the best. After thinking we couldn't have done any better, the deserts arrived - wow! The sticky date yummmmmm the banana creation yummmmmm. Can't wait to go back and try more of their menu. Btw it's byo.

  • Visited February 2014
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Australia
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Always Very Good”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We have eaten here many times, and are yet to have a bad meal.
The menu does not change that much, but the seaford varies according to the season. The cooking method and sauces remain the same.
The standouts are the Lentil Parcels, Asian Beef Shin (boneless) and Budha's Pleasure ( a wonderful vegetarian dish)
Mind you, all the other items on the menu are very good.
Lovely hosts; Ivan, Lissie, & their son Matthew.
It would be rated a 5 if it was "silver service". Mind you it does have a nice casual atmosphere.
Highly recommended, especially wit a group so you can share the flavours.

  • Visited June 2013
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