Chu The Phat

4.4
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446 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Chinese, Korean
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Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday - Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(07) 3255 2075
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Brendon Barker
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Private Party Facilities
The eclectic and exciting venue caters for groups of 20 to 300 with a range of unique spaces, including a laneway and outdoor bar connecting bustling Melbourne Street with trendy Fish Lane. Chu the Phat also offers a large mezzanine level, looking out over busy Melbourne Street, and an intimate bar area on the lower level.

Book your Christmas Function today with Chu the Phat!
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Private Party Contact
functions@chuthephat.com.au: (07) 3255 2075
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Merivale Street
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Public Transit
South Bank & South Brisbane Train Stations within walking distance

Cultural Centre Bus Station

Southbank Ferry Terminal 5 minutes.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 446 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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K
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was phenomenal, as was the service. We had a waiter-in-training who was enthusiastic, friendly, and doing a great job for his first night, while the waitress he was shadowing was attentive to us and encouraging to him. The pair was fantastic! And of course, the food could not have been any more delicious. It was quickly prepared and got us to our show on time and with full bellies!

L
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

The food is incredible, and it was quick too which was great because we were heading to a show. It was noisy so it’d be great to opt for a quieter area.

EL
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I liked that there was a special gluten free menu for my friend. The waitress was very helpful and patient. We had the banquet and was very full at the end. A lighter dessert choice would have been nice, the chocolate and ganache was just really too heavy, delicious, but heavy.

PW
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really nice meal with family pre theatre. Would go back

LB
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect meal in a great location. Banquet 1 was lovely. Good cocktail too. Would recommend this spot.

JH
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

This was a return visit, food was excellent but on this occasion service was poor,we got forgotten about but this was acknowledged and corrected by the manager. Will return again.

GR
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My wife and I are regulars here and we like the food service and ambience.

P
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, funky decor. Service was okay. Waiter really tried to upsell even though we weren’t interested. Love the dolls!

SC
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food is superb! Service can be a little slow but still worth it for superb food

KJ
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

On arrival stood at reception for 15 minutes waiting to be addressed whilst waitress looked a a computer screen telling me to wait

DP
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the deluxe banquet. Food was wonderful. Tasty, and good sized meals for the group.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great and good was delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was great

KA
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Julia was our waitress and she was amazing. Attentive, warm and fantastic knowledge of the menus. Great value and absolutely delicious food!

J
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent food. great seperate bar area. good value at happy hour. banquet was great-plenty of food,all was yummy plus dessert. highly recommended!!

SB
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and the banquet is incredible value for such non pretentious yet delicious cuisine. Highly recommend.

WR
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed the food very much. Interesting choices to be had on the menu. Everything we ordered was really yummy. Kids came and found something to eat and enjoyed it. Found the service to be spot on and very professional.

c
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Dumplings were a bit hard but service was great and the chairs were extremely comfortable

C
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great staff, great food! If you haven't been then you should go! If you have been then go again!

RD
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food delivered promptly with great customer service. We sat outside and it was good, but might get a bit chilly in colder weather.... but the food is worth it!!!

GC
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Great place with sensational atmosphere. We went for a birthday and ordered the banquet feast for $60 each. I made a mistake with the reservation but they were awesome and found us a table outside. Service as spot on. Sadly the food was 50/50. Some dishes were delicious. Some not really up to scratch. Tough beef and lack luster dumplings.

MS
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was fantastic but was a tad noisy but that was because the restaurant was so popular. Will definitely recommend it to friends

JA
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was impressed immediately with friendly staff greeting us. Loved the whole layout & feel of the restaurant too. Our waiter was very attentive, friendly & helpful & guided us on the gluten free choices on the menu for my wife. The food was excellent! Definitely will return.

BO
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Wednesday deal. Cocktails were delicious and food was amazing. Will be coming back soon!

CO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Always dependable. Highly recommend NaN Anna’s Chicken.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and quality service. Couldn’t fault it! Duck bao buns are to die for

NM
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was great, the service ok and the noise a bit over the top. It was Saturday night and it was a full house so we did expect the noise. We had the banquet and was very impressed with all the main dishes and side dishes.

KK
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Great service and tasty food for the most party. Unfortunately the only drawback is the noise — consistently a problem. Please put noise softening textile wall hangings or something to cut the noise! Unfortunately it detracts from the otherwise good customer experience!

TB
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

We had the $45 Banquet the starters were beautiful but the mains were a bit tastless, would have preferred something with a little more flavour which would have given us an appetite to come back again and order from the menu. We wanted the banquet to get a taste of everything but it didn't overly wow me. The bar tender with the blonde pony and mustache was one of the most capable bar tenders, handling an abundance of orders and taking control of everything, before he started shift it was a bit chaotic. We would come back again for a different menu.

NL
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Banquet very tasty and great value.
Great service and great food.

P
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

5pm Reservation -Service was terrible.. we waited 20 minutes for service, then had to sit at the end of a long table with a family who left and their dirty dishes remained on the table for the 1 1/2 hours we were there.. food was ok, but there is certainly better options in Brisbane.

RA
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service :) will go again! Gladly recommend friends

YV
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was fantastic and great value for money and would recommend to all friends and will be hoping to go back in the near future

MD
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service was on point and the menu options were varied and accommodated vegetarians and gf diners.

SK
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Gorgeous food - lovely decor.
As we were going to the theatre after dinner, we told the waitress we needed to leave by 7pm. However our main courses hadn't arrived by 6.55 and we had to chase that up. When the mains arrived at 7.05pm, we had to gulp it down and run - a bit disappointing as it would have been great to enjoy the food.
That said, we would happily go back again - with no time constraints.

CB
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Will be back. Qxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxx

TB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great night at Chu the Phat. Food was delish, cocktails on point and Service was excellent. We’ll definitely be back!

DR
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time, first the $60 banquet, this time the $45 banquet.
So much delicious food, you wont go wanting for either menu.
Awesome fusion food and great service from all the staff.
Will definitely return soon!

JL
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Service needs to be better. Keeping an eye on how we are going with drinks etc.

RB
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have already recommended at least 5 couples. I trust they will have an enjoyable time as we did. thanks again it was delish and the team where wonderful