Rice Paper Scissors CBD

4.6
367 reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
BORN OF A DREAM FROM TWO BEST MATES SITTING CURB-SIDE ON THE STREETS OF BANGKOK, SAIGON AND SINGAPORE – STUFFING THEIR FACES AND EMBELLISHING MANY A STORY WITH AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR (TWO TOO MANY!)
A dream to open a place that embraces the well-loved style of Asian street food. A place with no rules but to have fun with a beer in hand… a place that weary travellers to South East Asia know and love.

Way back in 2013, the boys fulfilled that crazy idea of opening a restaurant where you only used your hands to eat. The food was great, the cocktails… even greater, but best of all were the amazing experiences shared. Food tastes better this way.

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Experiences

  • 5 Dishes Banquet for 5+!

    A$45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    To our guests joining us for a booking of 5+, we can't wait! Please note you will have to dine from our 5 dishes banquet menu ($45 per person): you will be able to pick 5 dishes from the entire a la carte menu and it includes rice. As always, we are able to cater for dietary requirements so let us know in the notes at booking time and your waiter prior to ordering so we can tailor the experience accordingly for your group and take you through the options. You will have 2 hours to enjoy our delish food and cocktails!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 367 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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CharlesN
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, nice presentation, lovely staff, would dine here again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The staff was amazing, props to our lovely waitress with a fish bag as an earring ☺️ you are a star. The food was very nice and plentiful and the drinks where really good too. The only downside to the experience was that the music inside was too loud at times. But that was all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Food: prawn sugarcane, thai fried chicken was good, but the rest: pork belly over cooked, they could do a better job with kangaroo meat and egg plant was a mush!
Service: we found only two people friendly, no one was ready to serve, take the order.. they took 20-25 mins just to get a glass of wine.
And they tricked us in getting the $45 set menu, where as it was $45 per person! Food was a waste, money down the drain.
NEVER COMING BACK HERE, not recommending it to anyone.

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Tinsley
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Quality has gone down and the price has gone up - very disappointing

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DeanB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First restaurant booking after lockdown and it didn't disappoint. 5 delicious courses for $45 was great value. Good service and everything came in a timely manner.
Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful hospitality, cannot recommended enough!

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Jacob
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good selection of drinks as well. In a lovely CBD laneway.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was great!

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CasperL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As per usual, fantastic hospitality. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. New menu additions were so yum.

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EmmaD
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and plenty of it, staff where very attentive, had great banter with our table and kept the drinks flowing.

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TraceyB
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love dining outside at this venue which has good heating even on a cold winters night. The view isn’t wonderful but you really don’t notice. The food is always outstanding and the staff are wonderful. We always have the five course deal which is great value.

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KatieW
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

The outdoor seating was really lacking, the ground was uneven, have the heaters were not on, the lighting was poor and it just felt disappointing, I wasn’t aware the booking was for outdoor but definitely ask to not be seated there.

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Natalie
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flavours of food were amazing and staff were very helpful and nice

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JanV
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

We won’t be back

Service was lovely from the staff
However the food was way too salty and went home with stomach cramps

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BarZoop
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Josh our host was friendly and funny. We had a great time and the food/ambience was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic; attentive staff, great food, loved it.

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SharonL
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was spot on, venue, food and staff. I have wanted to dine here for a long time and we weren't disappointed! We will be back :-)

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ChristinaT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious and enjoyable but definitely on the lighter side. Everyone left feeling hungry still

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Gregv
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

quality food. quality service. reasonable price. go for it

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Not often you leave feeling hungry, although the food is tasty it’s over priced and very small serves. We left dinner and went elsewhere for some Traditional Thai food.
We had the $40 p.p option with 5 choices, not worth it

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AlisonB
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

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GabrielleG
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants anywhere in the world, you cannot go past the Pinot Tuna *drool*

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vipElisaS
14 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Had no idea this place had move to new location! It's bigger and bright and you can make bookings too.
We didn't get our table on time, due to the fact guest had overstayed their time limit before us, so we were made to wait for the table!

Music was too loud inside, had to yell to speak to my friend across the table!

Food was okay but overpriced for $40pp for five dishes, been to other places like this, $32 pp, such a better value !

Staff were not warm enough, freindness wasn't there unfortunately and head male person at door greeting diners wasn't the nicest in his manners !!

The toilets were used by male and female, only two toilets, for me this is a safety issues and concern about ones safety as its up a flight of stairs!!


The menu was a little hard to read, two different colour writing, the gold side was real hard to read, the food was good but not sure if I would come back here, too much choices around the city.

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NaomiW
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant. I especially loved the Yellow Vegetarian and Sri Lankan Beetroot curry.

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RobynW
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful food! We had 5 dishes to share and all were packed full of favour, seafood cooked to perfection! The pork and prawn bettle leaf is outstanding.

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JustinE
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Rice bowl is gross!!!, and The calamari was overcooked :( but amazing food other then that.

Rice Paper Scissors CBD
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hi Justin, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are sorry to hear the Warm Rice Salad and Calamari did not meet your expectations, but glad that you enjoyed all the other flavors. We look forward to having you back to try some of our other dishes - I'd recommend our Crying Tiger or Tempura Eggplant buns next time round!

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OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

First time coming to this restaurant. Food was good but still has room for improvement. Rice was a little over cooked for our liking and Roti was little too hard to chew. However we loved the juicy lamb ribs! Delicious and melt in our mouth.

Will definitely come again to try other food next time.

Thank you for a great time.

Rice Paper Scissors CBD
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hi there! We are always looking to improve and we thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback that we can act on straight away. We're looking forward to having you back to try our new and improved Rice and Roti and eat more of our delicious Ribs.

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TomP
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff were extremely kind and welcoming. The food was delicious and very well priced for the quality. Our cocktails were delicious I particularly recommend the espresso martini!

Rice Paper Scissors CBD
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hi Tom, Thanks for your kind words! Looking forward to having you back for more food and more Espresso Martinis.

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vipHayleeM
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience1

Sat in the cold outside on the road next to the carpark :(

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RitaD
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great cocktails and friendly service.

Rice Paper Scissors CBD
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hi Rita, We're glad to hear you enjoyed a trifecta of good food, yum cocktails and great service. We're looking forward to having you back again soon.

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Helen
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waiter was delightful! The food was delicious.

Rice Paper Scissors CBD
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hi Helen, Thanks for your lovely words! We too think our staff are delightful. We're looking forward to having you and your friends back in again.

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NeilC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Highly recommended. A taste sensation.

Rice Paper Scissors CBD
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hi Neil! We love to hear that you enjoyed our yum food and wonderful service. We can't wait to have you back in again soon.

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CarlyS
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous night out to celebrate my birthday! Our waiter josh was excellent and service, food and whole experience was great. We will be back! Thank you

Rice Paper Scissors CBD
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hi Carly, We loved having you celebrate your birthday with us and glad to hear that you found Josh delightful! We can't wait to see you again soon.

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AdrianC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing, great vibes, great food thank you

Rice Paper Scissors CBD
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hi Adrian, We're glad to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the atmosphere of our restaurant. Thank you for leaving us some feedback and we can't wait to have you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Service and venue are lovely.
However portions are small

Rice Paper Scissors CBD
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. We pride ourselves on highlighting the wonderful flavours our quality, locally sourced ingredients in smaller portions. We're sorry to hear that the portion size didn't quite meet your expectations. We promise to work on it and look forward to having you back again soon.

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Sally
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service we had a great night thank you!

Rice Paper Scissors CBD
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hi Sally, Thank you for coming in and thank you for leaving us some feedback ! Can't wait to do it all over again with you again.

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PMK1
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food, excellent service, and friendly staff.

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ViBi
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently brilliant; staff were welcoming and attentive (not like some places where staff see through you when needing service) with good understanding of dishes (not like some places where they have to keep asking kitchen) - as we were the first to arrive we were most appreciative we were seated inside with back support - cosy makes a big difference. Love the attention to food presentation on lovely crockery with the right balance of flavours & textures. Maybe good idea to advise 5 course sharing option is now $40 not $35 as is on menu - still great value. The music was somewhat loud, for me should enhance the mood and not be so obvious and possibly more mellow - possibly jazz genre - though this may no appeal to the younger clientele - otherwise it's a satisfying, enjoyable 90 mins. Love sharing this place with friends especially on their birthdays.

Rice Paper Scissors CBD
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hi ViBi, Thanks for leaving such a great review! We're really glad that you enjoyed our yum food. We pride ourself on putting our service first and we're glad to hear your comments on this. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback and we can't wait to have you back again soon!

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BernardC
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a very good restaurant, but scored less than it should. The reason: they don't offer coffee or tea to finish off the meal. I can't believe that is not offered.. a fundamental for eating out I would have thought.

Rice Paper Scissors CBD
Responded on 7 July 2021

Hi Bernard, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback, we really appreciate it. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time and we promise to work on our range of after dinner options for the next time we see you!

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Burnsy
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great selection of interesting share meals. Even the vegan options were tasty. Service was a bit slow but they were attentive to our requests.

Rice Paper Scissors CBD
Responded on 7 July 2021

Hi Burnsy, We're glad to here you enjoyed our food and even happier to hear you tried some of our great Vegan dishes. Thanks for your feedback on our service, we hope to improve upon it and look forward to having you back again soon!

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FAQs

Rice Paper Scissors CBD does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Rice Paper Scissors CBD is rated 4.6 stars by 367 OpenTable diners.

Rice Paper Scissors CBD does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://giftcards.nowbookit.com/cards/card-selection?accountid=ddabfa01-5408-46ff-a5f9-a6580e2f774b&venueid=2442&theme=dark&accent=118,106,75.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.