Chu The Phat

4.4
363 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
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Welcome to Chu the Phat, a vibrant and contemporary restaurant and bar set in South Brisbane’s up-and-coming Fish Lane dining precinct.

With a focus on Asian street food set to engage diners citywide, Chu the Phat draws on flavours from the hawker stalls of Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan.

The younger sibling to Brisbane favourite Madame Wu is set to debut a diverse collection of a la carte dining options, lunch specials and group banquets in a massive multi-level venue with two kitchens, two bars and a variety of unique spaces. A perfect place to grab a bite to eat before heading to a show at Lyric Theatre, QPAC or Convention Center.

Join us every Wednesday from 4pm to indulge in a variety of dumplings or snacks with a martini for only $20 at our funky Doll House Bar.

Special Offers

$10 Fried chicken & Beer night - The Doll House

Enjoy $10 Fried chicken & Beer every Thursday from 4pm at the Doll House

Terms and Conditions: Offer available in the Doll House Space and not the restaurant.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 30 October 2018

Ends: 4 July 2019

Availability: Thu 16:00-20:00

$20 Dumpling & Martini Wednesdays in the Doll House

Enjoy a delicious variety of dumplings or snacks with a martini for only $20 on Wednesdays! Bookings for this offer will be seated in our ground floor "Doll House" area.

Terms and Conditions: Available from 4pm Wednesdays only.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 12 September 2018

Ends: 12 March 2019

Availability: Wed 16:00-21:00

$60 Deluxe Banquet Menu

Our dinner banquet is set to delight, excite and surprise the senses. Designed to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace with great company.

Terms and Conditions: Type-43-DefaultNoteToDiners

Valid For: 2 - 7 people

Starts: 23 July 2018

Ends: 4 July 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 17:00-20:00
Fri-Sat 17:00-21:00

$60 Deluxe Banquet Menu

Our dinner banquet is set to delight, excite and surprise the senses. Designed to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace with great company.

Terms and Conditions: Type-43-DefaultNoteToDiners

Valid For: 2 - 7 people

Starts: 18 July 2018

Ends: 4 July 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 18:45-20:00
Fri-Sat 18:45-21:00

$45 express banquet

Sampling a variety of mouth-watering flavours, the express banquet is perfect for those who want to sample the best of Chu on a shorter time frame. The ideal pre-theatre meet up.

Terms and Conditions: Type-42-DefaultNoteToDiners

Valid For: 2 - 7 people

Starts: 18 July 2018

Ends: 4 July 2019

Availability: Daily 17:00-18:30

$30 Lunch Banquet

Showcasing street food at its best, the lunch banquet is a great introduction to Chu the Phat’s flavoursome menu. Great for a quick lunch during the week or a long, lazy lunch on the weekend.

Terms and Conditions: Type-42-DefaultNoteToDiners

Valid For: 2 - 7 people

Starts: 18 July 2018

Ends: 4 July 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-15:00

What 363 People Are Saying
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KW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Food was delicious. Service was a bit hit and miss - drinks arrived after food etc. We said nothing/didn't complain but the waiter apologised at the time of payment for the disjointed/disorganised service we'd had.

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S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly efficient staff and the food was exceptional. The restaurant layout is very well done but next time we would choose a table inside. The food is definitely out of the ordinary from the normal run of Asian, unique flavors. Stand out was the smoked trout dumplings and the iron egg. A good selection of wines!

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LS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. The staff went out of their way to ensure we ordered the right amount for the table and bought soda water when I dropped food on me!

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LC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Really depends what you’re after. Ingredients were fresh and service excellent. But if you’re after real Vietnamese food then this is not really the place for you. Nice fusion and modern interpretation - good for entertaining.

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H
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I had previously been to chu the phat last year with my partner and thought it was good, so decided to return again with a group of friends. We had 5 people sharing the 45pp banquet and the amount of food they gave us was the same as when it was just 2of us. I left the venue waiting to go get food on my way home. The dumplings they served us only had 4 on the plate!! I had to split one in half and share it! This was in no way enough food for 5 adults. I understand that banquets usually have smaller sizes and more dishes, but this was ridiculous. If you are looking to enjoy a satisfying meal, then don’t come here with more than 2 people.

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U
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful food, accommodating to food allergies. Wonderful service

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AD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks for a lovely evening. Lachlan did of wonderful job as our initial Batman. He was very helpful and friendly. He’s a keeper.
We had a table in Fish Lane which was great. Cool and quiet. I didn’t realise these were available and will request one next time. The service of our waitress who’s name I can’t remeber was also friendly and very helpful. Half of our group of 4 women had dietary requirements. Fabulous food!
Thank you.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our third time back and it didn’t disappoint.
Julia was our attentive server and the best so far.
Love the menu and ambience of one of our fave spots!

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MR
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely tasty food. Probably could have a few more vegetarian options but what is offered is really tasty. Definitely recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was impeccable as usual!!
I would really highly recommend Banquet 2 if you would a taste the best Chu the Phat has to offer.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

I’ve enjoyed the other three times I have been here, just found it to be very underwhelming this time. Won’t be heading back for a while.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I sent a personal email to the manager on Monday 5 th February. Melissa

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KM
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely staff, amazing food, nice area outside for drinks pre or post dinner. My new fav dinner spot for catching up with friends or eve. A quick dinner with my partner and our little boy.

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MK
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and amazing food. I highly recommend this place.

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TK
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My husband & I had a magnificent dinner at Chu the Phat before heading to a show at QPAC. The food was fantastic & the service exceeded our expectations. Our waitress had the courtesy to ask if we were seeing a show to make sure we were served in time. She knew the menu well, answered all our questions in a friendly & knowledgeable manner & her recommendations were perfect. Highly recommended! We will certainly dine here again.

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KL
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous innovative Asian cuisine. Great friendly service! Loved the cocktail list. Will definitely be returning.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

They had McClaren Vale red on their wine menu 😁sensational ✔

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food. Great service. We hit Chu the Phat before a gig at the Riverstage and weren’t dissapointed.

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D
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic group dinner on Saturday night. Staff could not have been better; all friendly and knowledgeable about the food choices.
Can highly recommend the buttermilk chicken, chicko roll and all of the dumplings!
Will definitely be coming back :-)

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SM
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a lazy long lunch. Food was great and prices reasonable. Staff were great too. We sat outside this was a great choice for hot day. All around, i highly recommend Chu the Phat. Will be going back :)

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JR
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a stable inside..not was right near the kitchen and it was swelteringly hot...ask for outside if possible it was much cooler... otherwise the food was lovely and the service was great and we had a lovely night

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BR
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

I had dined here previously, possibly 8 months ago and enjoyed it immensely. The food had been exceptional, the atmosphere brilliant and the service casual yet attentive. On this occasion the service was friendly and competent enough. Though, considering the restaurant was empty, as we had a 5 pm sitting before a show at Qpac, we found ourselves on several occasions trying to secure the attention of a waiter to order a drink or what have you. Prices were what you would expect. The food, though not poorly prepared had a clumsiness to the flavour. Certainly too heavy on the fish sauce and flakes for me. All in all I was very disappointed as I had been looking forward to taking my Wife, Mother and Daughter there and had praised the restaurant to them. That said, the Pig Tails and Cape Grim Beef dishes were good. All in all, the fit-out is great and promotes a good atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful if you can locate them, yet have an overt air of not wanting to be there. I would not return of my own volition. If invited by a friend would attend with lowered expectations and an optimistic hope of being wrong.

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DP
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Food and ambiance was fabulous but the service was very slow

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k
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

we have been before and were extremely happy , this time we had the banquet and it was average to say the least ...... we were also positioned around the corner on our own and it had no atmosphere..... I am guessing it would have been better to choose our own dishes , as even the spring rolls we added were just OK ....

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IM
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was on point. Food tasted great. Atmosphere was vibrant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was delicious and service that matched

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MR
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Chu The Phat, have been there many times and will keep going back!

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LM
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service, great food and atmosphere. We will definitely come here again.

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Y
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food! Our host was lovely.
Ordering the banquet is a great idea for groups, dishes seem small but left everyone feeling full! Was almost hard to eat dessert!!

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NF
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food amazing service. One of the best places I’ve eaten in Brisbane. Highly recommended

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RG
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing! Would absolutely go again and again and again. Our waitress was delightful; the food was $$ but delicious and very filling; the cocktails were quite reasonably priced and also delicious. Peak dining time (eg 7:00 - 10:00PM Fri/Sat) would not be suitable for someone with sensory/hearing/claustrophobia issues as it was quite loud and cramped.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service, perfect for a catch up!

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PW
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Venue location is great as is the food and service. We had a great night out with really good food & service in a great modern environment. Thanks Chu the phat you did a great job.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

This was our first visit. We have been to Madame Wu many times and came to CTP due to the sister restaurant relationship. The food was outstanding! Service could have been better - we were at our table for 2.5 hours and after we’d ordered food, wait staff didn’t t check back in at all for drinks etc until we waved someone down for dessert. Otherwise, fantastic meal and we will be back!

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HD
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our waitress was lovely and so attentive, friendly and obviously happy to be there.
The food was great and sitting outside despite it being a hot day there was a beautiful breeze coming up the laneway.

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p
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fine dining Asian street food, done very well. Will return.

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a
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We were a group of 9 so we had to order the banquet, which was ok by us. The food was average. In particular the pork bun was dry and the dessert was heavy and cloying. The dessert would have been much better with green tea icecream rather than green tea ganache. Quite a few of us left the dessert.
Service was fine and our table location outside was great. The food came out fast so it was good for feeding a group quickly before a 730pm show, but if we were just going there for the food I would be very disappointed. I don't think the food was particularly good value for money.

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BR
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 1

Food was delish and service was great...communication was great with our 1st welcome waitress (can't remember her name) and she was spot on with our food arrival as we were going to a show...only down side was that we were at the back near lane way...
Thanks guys n we'll be back
Billy

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JW
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Staff were excellent and we couldn't fault the food . We had the lunch time banquet and it was just the right amount ! The only thing the music was up really loud but that's being picky as everything from timing with the food , our service and food was excellent.
Our new regular !

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KW
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

Food was disappointing - food lacked depth of flavour

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