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Mizuna Restaurant - Novotel Oasis Cairns Resort
Ranked #296 of 606 Restaurants in Cairns
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

We had a special three course menu, designed by the resident chef. So fresh, mouth watering and I would love to be back there ordering more food.

Visited November 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrible and expensive. Cheap pub quality sold as fine dining.”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

The meat they buy is from old free range livestock, tough and loaded with gristle like the worst pub quality you have ever had. They present plates like a poor fine dining imitation at full fine dining prices. Skip the $40.00 per plate meals and the Mizuna all together.

Visited October 2013
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Tamuning, Guam
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Basic, filling food.”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

The food was adequate and filling, but nothing special. At breakfast only a buffet was available. Being a light eater, I would have preferred an ala carte option.

Visited May 2013
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Mooloolaba, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Steak great, kids meals good value”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We ate twice at dinner and breakfast twice at this restaurant. Steer away from the fresh seafood platter - not so fresh, but the rest of the food is lovely. The kids meals are good value. The steak is excellent but the service is superb.

Visited February 2013
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Geelong, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“So glad we chose to dine in”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Mizuna at Novotel is a more than capable restaurant in its own right, far away from servicing lonely business types who prefer to dine in at the hotel.
We arrived late on our first day and so, opted to eat in and we were very impressed not only with the food, but with the level of service we received from our waitress with a North American accent. We discovered that with so many seasonal workers, the standard can vary, but Novotel have chosen their staff carefully and it shows from their knowledge of the food and wine, to their impeccible presentation and manner. Excellent work.
The food itself is both accessible and interesting, a difficult balance to strike but done well here. I ordered the tempura soft shell crab, which perhaps was a little heavy on the batter but had a lingering, sweet spice. I followed this up with a chicken dish that featured perhaps the best wild rice I've ever tasted.
If staying at Novotel Cairns, don't hesitate to book dinner at Mizuna.

  • Visited January 2013
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