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“Interesting restaurant - has potential!”
Review of JazzCat Restaurant - CLOSED

JazzCat Restaurant
Price range: $6 - $36
Cuisines: Asian, Australian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Modern Asian-Australian music boutique restaurant in Paddington, Brisbane. Live music is played every Friday & Saturday night by our musician owner Mr Hong Ma.Eat well, relax and be 'Jazzy' free. That's our motto.
Reviewed February 9, 2013

First impression of this restaurant - cute, quirky surrounds - perhaps the chairs could do with a cushion (unless you have plenty of your own!) Service was attentive and friendly, without being overbearing. The food we ordered was interesting and tasty.....the guinness duck - excellent, but the vegetables that were described as steamed - well the carrot and capsicum - hadn't been near any steam - completely raw! The idea of live music is wonderful and too rare in Brisbane but unfortunately the room is too small and it gets lost in the conversations that end up with everyone yelling to be heard! Think we might return when the music is off!

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Thank Helenjen
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Relaxing, casual restaurant. Service could be better though and more professional. Don't consider staff chatting loudly about their personal lives or eating and drinking in view of customers whilst eating, to be appropriate. When we asked for condiments we should have been given, it was met with questioning by a staff member and we were made to feel as customers, we were burdonsome.

Thank ket72
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

First, the good things. The food arrived very quickly (although I was the only customer) and the waitress was friendly (although having asked for my opinion of the food, didn't have a clue how to respond to it). Second, the bad things. The food was lukewarm and the portion tiny. If you advertise a special of the house of duck and mashed potatoes, I would expect more than a minuscule duck leg and small helping of spuds for $28. The vegetables were cold. Maybe the Japanese food is better. Maybe they think every dish, even hearty ones, should come in Japanese sizes.

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Thank MarkDodgson
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

What a little find in a back street of Paddington. Quirky decor, this is an old house converted into 2 main rooms one containing a piano. The menu is really eclectic - mostly dim sum based, but also a good mix of other dishes such as risotto, pork belly, tiramisu etc. Good, solid, friendly service. Music is a bit too loud though - small room, wooden floorboards, lots of people in small room - makes forva hard time talking without shouting!

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Thank Christina T
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Took family to "Jazzcat" realistically 6 adults, décor and service were ultimately the best part of the night. I might call the food Japanese fusion and the menu was very attractive but cant say that what arrived on the plate equalled the anticipation. The dumplings/goyza were all nice, the stand out being the pancake wrapped baby octopus balls. Couldn't in anyway recommend the Crisp Chicken Salad and the S&P Calamari was passable. As for the mains we ordered the bride had the Mushroom pasta which had potential but lacked a sauce to bring the dish together, the Garlic Prawn fettuccine, "great prawns" stated the youngest son "but the pasta's yuk NO sauce" as for my daughter she had the yoghurt marinated lamb cutlets over cooked to the point of WELL DONE a "Master-Chef" NO NO and the sweet potato mash wash passable.The eldest son (a discerning FOODIE) and I ordered the XO noodle stuffed Chicken breast, great chicken, nice dish (too much capsicum) great apple chutney, but again the dish lacked something to bring it together, maybe a little XO sauce. Desserts were basically a selection of cakes those ordered were OK, the tiramisu offered plenty but lacked the coffee punch any Italian mama's homemade. We BYO'd wine, a couple of cocktails, spirits and coffees were purchased and 3 x $8 corkages rounded our Bill to $40 per head, so not an expensive place to eat, but sorry Jazzcat we WONT be back to check out any improvement.

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Thank dodgr1057
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