Madame Wu

4.4
1054 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions

Madame Wu, in Brisbane, serves a fresh and tantalizing spin on contemporary Asian cuisine in its wildly exotic and stylish restaurant. For ideal starters, try an array of dumplings, such as the lamb dumplings with spicy Sichuan sauce, the fried fish dumplings with coriander verde sauce and the pork dumplings with corn puree, all of which are delicately prepared and perfectly seasoned. Some of Madame Wu's specialties include the pan-fried Mooloolaba prawns in nori seaweed butter with rainbow chard, the roasted pork belly with herbs, peanuts and hot and sour sauce and the tender beef cheeks braised in sugar and soy with black bean and chili sauce. Vegetarian dishes, like the stir-fried mushrooms braised in jorim broth with steamed tofu and the green beans fried with soy bacon, are simply delectable.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Contemporary Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(07) 3229 5070
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Brendon Barker
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Private Party Contact
Ruth Stevely: (07) 3229 5707 ext. 3
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Charlotte Street
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Parking Details
Secure parking or street parking
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Public Transit
Eagle Street Pier Ferry Terminal
Eagle Street Bus Stop 155 (near Charlotte Street)
Central Station - 500m
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Entertainment
Live music Friday afternoons
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Special Events & Promotions
Functions and private dining available
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Express Lunch Banquet $40

*Lamb dumplings, eggplant & sichuan sauce
*Tang sui chicken ribs
*Steamed duck buns
*Beef cheeks braised in rock sugar & soy black bean & chilli sauce
*Crispy pork hock, stir fried kim chi & apple
*Stir fried wok greens w oyster sauce
*Steamed rice

Note: banquet items subject to change and seasonality

Terms and Conditions: Not available on public holidays and special event days ie Melbourne Cup, Riverfire etc.

Valid For: 2 - 7 people

Starts: 13 August 2018

Ends: 13 February 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:30

Banquet Menu 2 - $85 per person

A premium three course banquet with seafood, lamb and chicken, all exotically prepared and packed with flavour. Perfect for that special occasion or to treat yourself to a real culinary experience.

Terms and Conditions: Not available on public holidays or special event days including but not limited to Riverfire, Melbourne Cup etc

Valid For: 2 - 7 people

Starts: 9 August 2018

Ends: 9 February 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00-14:30 17:30-20:30
Fri-Sat 12:00-14:30 17:30-21:30

Banquet Menu 1 - $65 per person

Enjoy a selection of some of Madame Wu’s favourite dish; this three course banquet will allow you to sample flavours and spices from across Asia. From delicious salads and dumplings, a filling selection of mains and sides to a perfect finish with dessert, you will not be disappointed. Enjoy with a cocktail or glass of wine from our extensive bar.

Terms and Conditions: Not available on public holidays and special events days including but not limited to Riverfire, Melbourne Cup.

Valid For: 2 - 7 people

Starts: 9 August 2018

Ends: 9 February 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00-14:30 17:30-20:30
Fri-Sat 12:00-14:30 17:30-21:30

What 1054 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great lunch time 'special' menu at a very reasonable price served with a jug of cocktails - yum!

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KM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food, we had the lunch banquet - great value and was very filling. Great location and our waitress lovely.

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

Great spot on river, good ambience, not crowded. Food high standard and different. Great service.

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E
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

We went with a group of 8 the week before and had a fantastic meal. Great service and food.
Sadly this time round it was a terrible. Couldn’t eat 3 of the dishes at all. We had the $85 a head banquet between 2 of us.
Two very different experiences.

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KG
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went here to celebrate our son’s 29th birthday as a family. We had the $65 banquet which was ample portions to leave us satisfied. They gave our son a liquor as a birthday gift. We finished the evening with Espresso Maltese Martini’s. YUM!!!!

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D
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. And the service is excellent. Great food (we’ve had both a la carte and the banquet) and gorgeous cocktails. Thoroughly recommend if you like fresh interesting food, good seafood options and twists on classic Chinese dishes.

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KH
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food, outstanding service and we got sat at the best spot in the house to watch the fireworks!
Love love you guys and going to Madame Wu, I always have such a great night at your restaurant - thanks so much for another lovely evening 💜

Kitty Hunter

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E
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such fantastic service! Staff really went out of their way to ensure such a special lunch.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Bad experience with one waitress who was rude and told lies about some item on the menu.

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KG
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant has great food and excellent service as well. Overall a good dining experience.

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KR
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great view and efficient friendly service staff.

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PD
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Loved it, but I don't like being asked for a tip - this isn't the US ; )

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TH
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Good but service slipped dramatically towards the end of the meal
View nice but only for 1 person out of the 4 on our table
Rather expensive for the experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Outstanding food. Nice view. Definitely going to come back

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B
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We come here for all special occasions and are never disappointed! Can’t wait to come back again!

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MR
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant .. the food is sublime. Highly recommend...

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ML
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I came to celebrate a 70th Birthday, The service was excellent the food outstanding and would recommend to all. We will find others who are celebrating 70th birthdays and will be back

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DH
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very enjoyable family celebration was had at Madam Wu. Food great and nice wine was enjoyed by all. The view was pretty good too.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

When we visit Brisbane we usually make sure we have a meal at Madame Wu (when we can get in). A favourite.

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CB
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

We arrived before the restaurant was even half full. The waitress was very attentive, but the main dish took just over an hour to arrive. We ordered two appetizers, both which we didn’t like and one main dish and a vegetable dish (green beans). The green beans was the only dish we could eat. The flavors of the other other dishes were either flavorless or smothered in heavy sauce (lamb dumplings). The main dish was a pork ragú and rice cakes- the worst dish I’ve ever tasted anywhere in the world.
We were also unlucky to have a loud table of people next to us. However, the ambience was nice, noisy people aside.
Beautiful views of the river.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service with special attention to our special celebration.. Great food. Highly recommended.

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GH
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my partner to Wu's for her birthday, for both of us it was the first time. The restaurant is well positioned, great views, great food and service.. They have their own special touches that made our night a memorable one.. Special thanks to our waitress Marion who's service was exceptional... Thank you again... See you again soon

Grant and Sylvia..

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PH
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good food , good staff, well worth visiting

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L
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

I have been to Madam Wu several times in the past two years and as result chose it as the destination for a celebration lunch for 4 people 3 of whom had never been before and for the first time ever I left disappointed. After requesting a table to suit the celebration we were placed to the side behind a large group of women. The chicken main we ordered was flavourless and whilst I appreciate they were busy the service was slow and we often needed to try and get the attention of wait staff to place orders. Not my usual experience so would return but know the other 3 I bought with me won’t. Hoping it was just a one off.

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IB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tasting menu was to die for. So many delicious items on the menu so the tasting menu was a great way to try most of them out. So happy that we walked out of there very full. We often find these tasting menus to be of very little value. This was just right. No need to be rolled out of the restaurant, but also no need to drop in KFC or Macca's to fill you up :)

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JC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant. Everything is on point (the venue, the service and especially the food).
The only thing that was a let down was that I requested flowers and a birthday message which I even called to confirm and on the night there was nothing on the table, no flowers or birthday message.

Thats about it.

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LR
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great food. I’d recommend the classic Wu cocktails and the banquets.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

food was fantastic and service was outstanding. two large tables in front of us (20, 30 people) meant food took a while but Madame Wu's felt bad enough about this to provide a free dessert. Unexpected (these queues happen sometime especially from now till Christmas) but most welcome.

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KT
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints. Brisbane finally getting the food scene right !

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MN
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

perfect place for either lunch or dinner.
Location was awesome.

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t
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

absolutely friendly service with exceptional food. will be returning again

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TR
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food, wine and service was great, however there was a large group of very, very loud young ladies right behind our table which made us leave early. Would have liked to stay a bit longer and enjoy the view and have another glass of wine.

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S
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food & Waiter service was great during dinner however towards the end of the evening someone in our group slipped on the slate style tiles on the balcony area and didn’t receive adequate service/care from the staff from a safety perspective considering the restaurant has a duty of care to their patrons.
Another person in our party had to request that an incident report be done incase the injury was deemed serious once medical assistance had been received. To hear one of the staff brush off the injury and say it’s probably just shock is quite disappointing considering Madame Wu is reputable fine dining establishment.
Further to this, once staff attended our party with ice and to check if we needed anything this waiter then also slipped and nearly fell over on the same tiles but brushed it off by saying oh I only slipped because I’m wearing $3 Kmart shoes. This alone proves that the outdoor tile area is far too slippery and consideration should be given to rectifying this to avoid future incidents.
After seeking medical assistance, the knee injury has been deemed quite serious further emphasising that something needs to be done regarding the outdoor tiles at Madame Wu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My Birthday

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SP
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food, lovely presentation and exceptional service.

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HC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, seated outside on the balcony overlooking the river with an amazing view of The Story Bridge lights. Booking at 5:30 so while lovely to look at, the wind did wip around the table umbrella (annoying). Once the sun set, it was worth it though as the city lights started coming on - it made for a wonderful setting.

Table service needs to improve - we all felt as though we were constantly trying to get the attention of wait staff to order drinks.

Table of 6 - had to order all food at once - which didn't allow us to control the time in between entrees and mains. Disappointing as I couldn't finish my main - too full!!! And didn't have room to try dessert :( We all felt if we were able to control this, we would have spaced it out reasonably over the 2 & 1/2hr seating giving us plenty of time to finish what we ordered and then order more from the dessert menu.

Food was outstanding!!! I believe the food, location and ambience are what make this restaurant special and I would definitely recommend it. Will go back again with just myself and my partner to see if we have a better service experience with just 2.

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C
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was great and the staff accommodated our seating and specific food preferences - highly recommend!

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RH
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Very busy and a little crowded - they seem to squeeze a lot of tables into the space

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AC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Went there with my husband and a couple visiting for South Australia, made us proud of our city, the food was just amazing and we had such a good time in a very nice vibe

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D
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Consistently good food, wine, service and ambience

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