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“Would have been good, but for the smokers” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Japanese Garden Cafe

Japanese Garden Cafe
Ranked #6 of 37 Restaurants in Cowra
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne
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61 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Would have been good, but for the smokers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

I settled in, at an outside table, to enjoy a decadent afternoon tea. All was going well until several people at the table next to me lit up their cigarettes. I had to move inside - staff were quite accommodating about this.
BUT - the place to eat here 'is' outside. Until such time as smoking is banned, then eat somewhere else otherwise you'll be forced inside and you'll miss the best part of the experience.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“It was ok but food took too long”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

We arrived in the morning for an early lunch. At the time of arrival there were only a few people. So we ordered and waited for our food. And waited. And waited. Over an hour later, our food arrived. We didn't understand why it took so long in the morning as there were only a few people at the time of our ordering. The food was nice, though a little pricey, but the long wait for our two dishes completely spoilt our experience, so we will not be coming back.

Visited April 2013
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Goulburn, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Food ok, shame about the smokers!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Thought it would be nice to have lunch at the gardens. Had to sit outside as we had our small dog Ruby. Gratefully they allow dogs in the gardens. Food was ok - maybe a little overpriced but acceptable. Unfortunately we couldn't escape the smokers on a nearby table. Will be glad when it's illegal to smoke near eating areas. Otherwise was a pleasant experience.

Visited January 2013
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Cowra, Australia
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Yummy with great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

we took one of our grand-daughters to the Japanese Garden Cafe. service was good and the meals were nice. she enjoyed dinosaur nuggets and we had a melt with salad and tempura fish and salad.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“GREAT SCONES”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

best scones I have ever tasted in a long time.We where greeted with a friendly smile and the cook came out and informed us that the scones had just came out of the oven.We orded another lot of scones as they where delish.

Visited February 2013
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