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“Not as good as expected” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tatonka

Tatonka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lee, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Not as good as expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Some great reviews on Trip Advisor took us to this restaurant but it didn't live up to expectations. They didn't have the wine we wanted and then had no pizzas. How you can run out of pizza is beyond us especially when they talk a lot about their unusual pizzas. Food took over an hour to arrive and to be fair was of very good quality when it did arrive. Street hawkers and drunk Russian took further shine off the night although the driver (who was also the waiter) was cheery and good natured on the way home.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Family trip to Thailand”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is certainly worth a visit, even if we have only rated it average. The food is very well cooked and if the fusion tastes are to your palette then you will have a very good meal. We found some of the fusion dishes very nice, others did not hit the mark. The wine list was good and the service was also of a high standard.

Visited July 2013
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We went here twice during our week at Laguna, it is nothing short of excellent.
A passionate chef, a rare find, great staf and a fantastic innovative menu, it will nit disappoint.
Regards Harold, keep up the great work, we look forward to coming back,

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent fusion food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

I ate here twice this time. One with my family, another one with my friends. I was delighted in both times.

After reading the excellent reviews here, our family went there first. Dine there as the first time, we ordered our main course, and asked the Restaurant owner, Harold, to make some recommendations. It turns out to be a very good dinner. The appetizers are especially good, we tried 4 types of them. The Pamelo prawn is the best, and all the others are also good.

Our friends didn't like western style food that much, however, we know that they will love the food here in Tatonka. The food here is not traditional western, but it is a fusion between western and Thai to us. Anyway, tastes awesome!

My friends followed our advice and we ate here again. Loved the food again. The date we ate for the 2nd time is my friend's daughter's birthday. We preordered one birthday cake, and it was well made. We had a happy experience here in Tatonka.

Highly recommend.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“You will not be disappointed!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on the recommendation of other chefs in the area. The place is sweet, with tables scattered under vines and cool music. Atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming.

Menu was great. We started out sharing some fantastic tapas. Which could have actually been a meal it itself.

The mains were massive! Can give the fish a big tick here. What I liked about it was that it was authentic food, not churned out, but cooked with love. Very home style.

Wine list was small but
considered.

Pre-dinner cocktail was average, but no biggie. The overall experience made up for this small blip. Chef Harold and his lovely staff are well worth visiting here, just make sure you go with an empty stomach. Yummy.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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