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“Great music great food”
Review of Obsession

Obsession
Ranked #1,295 of 4,406 Restaurants in Brisbane
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Brisbane Australia
Level 6 Contributor
72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great music great food”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

My wife and I were wandering down Little Stanley Street on South Bank in Brisbane on a Thursday night looking for the right restaurant when we heard some fantastic classical piano music. It came from the Obsession Chinese Restaurant, so we ate there.
The young guy playing the piano was Jayce McNeill, a third year Queensland Conservatorium, student who studies classical piano under Natasha Vlassenko.
And he could play complete sonatas and nocturnes by memory. We were very impressed. So apparently are the restaurant owners for Jayce has been playing there for two years.
Funny thing was the last time we in that restaurant was two years ago and he was impressive even then.
There are set tables inside and plenty of al-fresco room too. W e sat at a table for two inside and found the atmosphere very pleasant. The staff were helpful and the service excellent.
The restaurant has an extensive menu in many different oriental styles.
I went for Peking Style Black Pepper Chicken Wok style chicken with black pepper and lemon grass, served with crisped green leaves and fresh lime. It was beautifully cooked and came as big plateful.
My wife chose Mee Goreng Traditional Malaysian stir-fried noodles with potato, egg, chicken, prawn, peas, tomato, and chilli. Again it was a big plateful and, my wife informed me, tasted delicious.
Add to that two glasses of a reasonable chardonnay and the total cost came to $72, which I considered to be quite reasonable considering the quality of the food and the entertainment.
Even the recorded music that was played when the young piano player had left was good too - lots of really cool jazz.
If you go there give Jayce some applause because he really appreciates it. He is there Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings.
Obsession Chinese Restaurant, 5/6 Stanley Street, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia. Phone: 61 (07) 3844 3373

  • Visited October 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
324 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“More expensive than other places to eat but good quality”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We went here to treat ourselves as it was a bit more expensive than other places.
Has quite a classy feel to it.
Service is good- they even make the crispy duck pancakes up in front of you! I've always made them up myself! The were very tasty.
The mains are a generous size.
The owner is lovely and chatted to us.
Really liked the piano playing in the background.
Nice restaurant in Brisbane.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Kitty8704
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Ascot, Qld
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Free fly with your entree.... :-(”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We had a fly in our scallop entree.. Yes the service was good and we didn't have to pay for the dish we found the fly in, but the service could have been the best in town and it would not have mattered, it seriously spoilt what we had hoped would be a good night.. A real pity places like this exist in 2013... Really, really disappointing.. :-(

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Blackhatdave
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A long-term favourite”
Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Brisbane simply because the food, the service and the staff are second to none.

As regulars, we have our favourite items on the menu. These are the Peking Duck Wraps, Black Pepper Chicken and the Kwai Du.

We have never been disappointed by these choices.

The longer-serving staff are always friendly and efficient, and while new staff do come through from time to time, we have seen the more senior staff ensure that customers still receive the high quality service experience regular diners are used to.

One of the very few restaurants in Brisbane where you can still get something to eat at 10pm on a Friday or Saturday night, too (which is how we first discovered this gem in Southbank).

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Ecnalubma
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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3 reviews
“Fast, Hot and Fabulous”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

My husband had the double cooked duck, one of their signature dishes. This was one of the best bites if duck I ever ate. I had the Malaysian chicken curry, great curry. Eat there and you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Mary B
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