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“Wasnt looking forward to it - boy was I wrong”
Review of Tukka Restaurant - CLOSED

Tukka Restaurant
Price range: $20 - $33
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Tukka Restaurant continues to delight your taste buds. You'll be discovering one of West End’s specialised restaurants for native ingredients, which turns native Australian food into an internationally recognised gourmet cuisine.In our Brisbane Restaurant, you will taste the best regional and Australian produce and you're supporting local farmers. We incorporate the freshest ingredients from our bountiful countryside, oceans, bays, even our own garden and combine them with native herbs, spices and berries to produce a true taste of Australia. If you want something really special, try our five or eight course degustation tasting menus with exquisitely matched wines.
Brisbane, Australia
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Wasnt looking forward to it - boy was I wrong”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Hubby chose this restaurant when I suggested a few who do degustation menus. I was hoping for another so was not as excited about his choice. I have since eaten my words!
We partook in a 7 course meal and at around 110 per person, I have to say that it was very reasonable for what we received.
Highlights - the tasting platter with berries, seeds, variations of meats
Possum and pork belly pie - yes please..I would eat this everyday, it was amazingly great
The fusion of flavours and the pairings of dishes were really something special
Presentation is wonderful
Staff were very attentive and personable, even having a few jokes with us
Lowlights - the atmosphere is positively uninviting, I just didnt like the setup of the restaurant and the toilet area - could be made far nicer
Tips - when booking ask for inside seating - as there was a freezing cold corridor of a lean-to that had plastic sheeting up as wind protection. To go to the toilet, you needed to walk through this and almost into the kitchen.
The food was amazing - really enjoyable, really different, and every mouthful was a taste sensation - which had everyone oohing an aaahing.
If you want to impress, you will do well to come here - just make the place look less temporary please!!
Will go time and again, because the food was brillliant and they apparently change their menu seasonally four times a year. Book us in, we will be regulars!

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Deemel
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Brisbane, Australia
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333 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Delicious dining experience!”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Tukka is a delicious dining experience - completely different to any other (unless you've dined at the Red Ochre Grill). Authentic Australiana produce and tastes created by a chef with both imagination and flair in presentation. If you're looking to zing up your palate with some genuinely interesting and different foods - this is the place to go. Forget about taking the visitors - treat yourself!

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Helenjen
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Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Excellent food.”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Very nice place in Brisbane to taste kangoroo and crocodile! The restaurant is cozy, the food is very good and the price is fair.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank marcolopes
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Look no further - great Aussie food right here!”
Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

This place serves great food! We only had starters (native food for two) and main courses (kangaroo and wallaby - though it was lam this particular night). This was a great night for the tastbuds, but not for our budget.
The personal are very friendly. So differently go here for a special dinner!

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Thank Trautner
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Real Aussie food”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

Visitors to Brisbane should include an evening at Tukka. It's not cheap, so budget $100 per head, but it is a unique experience of truly Australian 'tukka'. Kangaroo, possum, emu, croc and native nuts, berries and herbs, all beautifully cooked. Try the Degustation with selected wines for Best value.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank MrsMack130
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