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Permanently Closed - Sifu Restaurant

19 reviews
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$40 and under
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Chinese (Canton)
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  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Traditional, sleek and contemporary. SIFU, pronounced “see-foo”, is a Chinese eatery on the Gold Coast that will take you on an extraordinary culinary journey.

Our master wok chef creates authentic Cantonese and Schezuan experiences, using a skilful blend of traditional methods and modern techniques that will tantalise your tastebuds. Enjoy specialty dishes celebrating premium local produce and seafood from our tank that is plated with precision. Explore Chinese wines and beers as well as award-wining wines, spirits and tea offerings.

Relax in the main dining area or entertain in a private dining room. SIFU is the title given to someone that is a skilful master.

SIFU is an elegant, upmarket Cantonese Schezuan dining experience you’ll never forget. SIFU simply must be experienced.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Chinese (Canton), Chinese (Sichuan)
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday 6pm - 9.30pm
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Phone number
(07) 5592 9988
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
Please contact us directly on 07 5592 9988.
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Private Party Contact
SIFU: (07) 5592 9988
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Parking Details
Complimentary 3 hour parking. Tickets are validated at the restaurant after dining.
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Public Transit
Florida Gardens Tram Stop
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Special Events & Promotions
Please contact us directly on 07 5592 9988.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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2.0Dined on 31 January 2018

Our 5th visit - unfortunately the head chef was late coming in and the other chef only spoke chinese - we had a special order for wonton soup and then mains to be delivered to our table 20 minutes after soup was eaten - special order for soup could not be provided - they then offered our main courses before the new soup order - (the mains had already been cooked) but we declined the offer confirming that we did not want our mains as reheated food when it came time to eat the mains. Finally after one hour the substituted soup order was served and once eaten then we gave the go ahead to cook and serve the mains - out came the sweet and sour pork (yum) and the fried rice (yum) then about 10 minutes later out came a sizzling plate of seafood with XO sauce, we had specifically requested and it was ok'd by the supervisor for sizzling prawns with XO sauce. - there were 2 prawns on the plate and the sauce was VERY gluggy - we asked them to remove that dish from the table - and we were offered another dish but declined as we had just about used up all of our patience. The supervisor apologised and did not charge us for the sizzling plate - very disappointing - especially after we have had excellent service and food on our previous visits.

4.0Dined on 20 December 2017

The food was very nice though a little expensive.
The only issue we had was that the writing on the menu is too light to read especially with the dim lighting there and what made it worse was that my wife didn't bring her reading glasses. So the font could be larger and darker for older people and those with poor sight.

3.0Dined on 16 December 2017

We attended for a special occasion on the weekend. The food was good and waitresses seem friendly enough, however, After the empty dishes were taken away, the table remained dirty for excess of 20 mins whilst we requested 3 times (to different waitresses) for it to be cleaned. The waitress finally came and looked like she never wiped down a table before.

I note the table beside ours remained dirty the whole time we were there, after the diners finished their meal and left shortly after we arrived.

The bar bench was also dirty and not wiped down.

There was no supervisor or manager on site, with only young people running the show, and no accountability.

The bill was in excess of $220. Food was good but I would prefer to take my business else where based on the poor service received.

5.0Dined on 5 October 2017

Best authentic Chinese cuisine we have ever had. Will be back for more quite often!! SOO GOOD!!! Making my mouth water just thinking about it...

4.0Dined on 23 September 2017

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The food was pricey for what it was. If you have had a similar tasting dish at a lower price, then you would understand. Other than the over priced food, it was a nice experience with good food and good staff.

3.0Dined on 19 August 2017

Unfortunately, for the price of the meal, we did not find this value for money.

3.0Dined on 3 August 2017

This is my 3rd visit. The first time was exceptional.
For me it has clearly gone downhill in regards to the quality of food.

3.0Dined on 22 July 2017

Excellent venu & location.
Could not fault the food beautiful fusion of Asian favours well presented and authentic!
This place could easily become a fine dinning
Restaurant and popular place to eat fantastic Chinese food!
The one thing which could easily be fixed is the lack of experienced wait staff
The service let you down badly!!
Really nice friendly staff but a serious lack of knowledge in service! Silly things like not explaining to customers what they ordered was no longer availible instead of waiting for us to flag you down to say our friend had not received his entree & we had finished ous the mains started to come out! The table hadn't been cleared
This place could be an absolute gold mine & place to take friends. Seriously good food, the bar was great & modern! It was run as if it was a motel restaurant!!!!

4.0Dined on 8 July 2017

The food and service was excellent. The was our first time at Sifu and being locals, we have been searching for a good chinese restaurant.
My only criticism is the price of wines on the wine list! To make this restaurant a regular, i would need to be able to choose a " house " wine which would make the whole dining experience more affordable!

5.0Dined on 2 June 2017

Great value for the Chinese banquet. Good choice from the menu items and, generous serves and the food flavours were great. Friendly supervisor and table staff.

4.0Dined on 12 May 2017

Very good modern Chinese meal. Comfortable seating and good quality cutlery. Has a good selection of wines. Overall a good experience.

5.0Dined on 5 May 2017

Great food with great service. Most amazing items on the menu that never fail to tantalise the taste buds! Will be back!

4.0Dined on 28 April 2017

This is my second time at Sifu and as before the food was excellent. Couldn't fault a thing.
The staff were courteous if a little standoffish but no big deal. The only thing I would like to see improve is the ambience. The restaurant is very large and both times I have been (most recently on a Friday night) I would estimate that only 20% of the tables were occupied. As such you had better bring your own atmosphere as it is rather soul-less.
That being said it is as good Chinese food as I have ever found on the Gold Coast and will continue to go there for the quality of food alone.

5.0Dined on 28 February 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed a banquet meal with my daughter, the other evening. We each had a cocktail and they were delicious. Sifu's staff were lovely and attentive. I appreciate everyones efforts in making this a pleasurable experience for the both of us.

Thank you all, when in town will certainly come back.

4.0Dined on 2 February 2017

The food was well presented with very good flavours. Everything was fresh, service was really good as there weren't many people about. The only thing I would really fault would be the bowls you eat from were too deep. Other than that dinner was lovely and they brought out a beautiful dessert cake for my mums birthday. A very nice surprise. A definite positive change from the run of the mill Chinese restaurants.

5.0Dined on 24 January 2017

very handy to have such a nice restaurant option at the hotel and not have to look elsewhere

2.0Dined on 10 December 2016

Staff were no where to be found after seating you. You have to hunt for them to take your order. Same thing after you've had your meal. No one takes your dish away. But they were quick to ask you've paid when you walk out. As for the food, I don't think the kitchen tasted the food they serve - high sodium.

5.0Dined on 9 November 2016

Really enjoyed the meal and the service was excellent and the price was very reasonable

5.0Dined on 29 October 2016

Layers of incredible, authentic flavours made the food at Sifu absolutely outstanding. A beautiful atmosphere that is calm and relaxed considering the high level of service and five star feel. We couldn't have been looked after better by the friendly and helpful staff... it felt like VIP treatment for the average person. Loved it and we will be back to try more of the menu next time.