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Southside, South Brisbane, AU-QLD

Southside

4.6
4.6
1370 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
A jungle-set urban oasis in the heart of the Fish Lane dining precinct. A Mod-Chinese restaurant brought to you from the folks behind Rick Shores. 

Head Chef Benny Lam has curated a specialist menu that will tantalise the taste buds. The venue is set to feature house made dim sum, and the classic Chinese wok style dishes which the team is known for, alongside the inclusion of the venue's own noodle rolling room which is set to catch the glaze of all pedestrians through Melbourne street. 

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (07) 3067 7269
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Benny Lam

What 1,370 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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1,370 Reviews
  1. LeanneC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As we were a group of 9 we had to have a set banquet. That said, the staff were very happy to accommodate any special dietary requests. The food was great, lots of flavour and the right portions, no one went hungry. The service was outstanding. This was the perfect restaurant for a catch up lunch with friends. Highly recommend.

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  2. BELLACRISTINACONN202310

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    beautiful thank you :) we had a great time and will come again soon

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  3. mjmol0

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sensational! Food and service exceptional! We will return.

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  4. Razor

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The kingfish sashimi was outstanding but the scallop and prawn gyozas and the share pork belly dishes were not the knockout I was expecting; a bit disappointing really. Our waitress was very helpful and friendly.

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  5. ChloeS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a beautiful restaurant and delicious food and wine.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and fantastic service. Highly recommended for Sunday lunch

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  7. Jude

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the $108 set menu and also ordered a few extras. You would think that there would be plenty of food for that amount of money, but it really was not much at all. While the food itself was very tasty, it was disappointing to get such little value for money. Also, there was rice and pita that came with the mains, with no sauce or gravy suitable for dipping and mixing. This was quite unusual.

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  8. Helen

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love coming to Southside, it is always great service and the food is on point. My enjoyment level does change for the better if we sit upstairs as I love the decor and ambiance - its just a bit more special!

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  9. HannahL

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and wonderful, friendly service. Can’t wait to come back!

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  10. MaddiJ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply divine food. Especially the Dim Sum menu, I could have rated purely off this for days. The Share/Mains price a little $$$ for the size of the dish. Can only comment on the Coral Trout, small portion for $55 + accompaniments required. Setting and ambience was beautiful. Will recommend and will revisit!

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  11. Nhipho

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food nothing special, just like a normal Chinese food can eat at sunnybank

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  12. pamelaL

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the flavours of the food. In particular the prawn toast wa exceptional. Highly recommend. The lamb main was also excellent.

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  13. GerardF

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely long lunch at Southside. Sat outside on a hot day but there was a lovely breeze and plenty of shade. The food and service were great! Highly recommended

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  14. NicoleM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service, food is fabulous and the staff are very accommodating when you are heading to the theatre! Thank you brilliant as always Southside!

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  15. MarjieB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Personally I would say 10/10. Don’t look at the menu, just order the signature feed me and enjoy. Everything was perfectly portioned, cooked, presented and balanced.

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  16. JasenA

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was perfect. Assistance with the menu was as expected from previous sessions.

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  17. GarryD

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Memorable evening for our anniversary & our waitress was wonderful!

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  18. LindaP

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Southside is one of our favourite restaurants. The dishes are so flavoursome that we always get the Roti bread to mop up the tasty sauces. Staff are always friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The vibe is very relaxed with good ambience. Love the cocktails too.

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  19. Anon

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks served in plastic cups, the crab tasted old and was disgusting. Service was horrendous, server was impatient and not welcoming. The whole dining experience was designed to turn people out as quick as possible with food prepared ahead of time instead of to order. Nothing more than overpriced glorified takeaway in a hipster location. We wont be back.
    SouthsideResponded on 22 September 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience. However, we're a little confused by a few of points in your review. You mentioned, the use of plastic cups and a crab dish, and we wanted to clarify that we don't use plastic cups nor serve a crab dish at our venue. We're also having trouble locating your booking based on the information available to us. We'd love to chat with you directly to help better understand your experience and ensure we’re addressing the right details. Please feel free to reach out to us at seatme@southside-restaurant Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us, and we hope to connect with you soon! Kindest, Southside Restaurant

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  20. Janice

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was divine , a delectable combinaton of flavours. Our waitress was also lovely and provided amazing service.

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  21. Knicks

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Food and drinks menus and service fantastic.

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  22. GaryD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing wait staff and food. We had FODMAP intolerences and they helped to adapt where they could, adn we were fine.

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  23. CaitlinV

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a beautiful experience and actually took me by surprise on how big it is, service was amazing I felt like royalty dining here and our waiter was a sweetheart.

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  24. NicoleB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Kingfish and scallops were outstanding! Fast service, gorgeous wine and Amber was lovely. Recommend having service person walk you through the men x

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  25. VladimirE

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly service, the food was delicious, not too spicy and truly flavoursome. There is a great selection of wines, and the environment is appealing and confronting. The background music was too loud, making it difficult to follow the conversation at the table. The only thing I found annoying. Besides that, great place, great food, and great value.

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  26. BrittneyC

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff and food will defiantly come here again

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  27. AllyC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening to celebrate a close friend’s engagement! The staff were so kind a they even brought over a celebratory champagne when one of our friend’s surprised us with the news of the engagement! Delicious food and drinks in beautiful space, topped off by fantastic staff- thank you for making our night so lovely and memorable!

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  28. Moggiller

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    All dishes good to outstanding; service pleasant but slow. But NOISY, even tho we were seated upstairs in what was supposed to be a quieter area. The music seemed to be set at a level to drown out the occasional passing train. I'd certainly recommend to anyone looking for good food and no conversation.

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  29. AnthonyV

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Main course was a bit slow to arrive but service was generally very good.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice spacious restaurant with lovely staff. The food in general was good with the starters being exceptional: we had the kingfish, gyoza and spring rolls which were all good portions and really tasty. There have been some reviews about the loud music. It was loud when we were seated with a speaker above our table but when we pointed it out, the Maitre'd just turned it down- problem solved! There are also several reviews comparing it to its sister restaurant on the Gold Coast, the superb Rick Shores. This is also unfair as it is a very different experience and different menu. Southside holds its own and I would recommend it as a solid choice in South Bank.

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  31. mack

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service! Brought my dad here for Father’s day and he was given a free beer so we really appreciate that. Would’ve been 5/5 but salt and pepper tofu didn’t quite have enough flavour, still super super happy with the overall experience and will definitely return!

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  32. ShaunK

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Being welcomed at the door was excellent . We were early for our booking but this wasn’t of any concern. Where we were sat was nice and open , plenty of space. The table service was prompt and certainly in no way over bearing. Menu well laid out and easy to follow , no over the top fuss. The waiter was well informed and answered any questions with ease . The food was very good and came out at a steady pace , each dish was explained clearly. Overall, we had a very enjoyable evening.

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  33. Bunsen

    Tropical QLD

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food came out in 5min. Very greasy and expensive. We were really looking forward to this evening, as I had only heard good things about Southside. Loud and awkward music. Waitress and champagne were both lovely.

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  34. SophieR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing!! Will be back thank youuuu❤️❤️

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  35. RebeccaMG

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful to sit outside, with pre dinner drinks at bar and then early dinner before a show. Food amazing, service even better! Highly recommend

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  36. Elliot

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was tasty, desserts were a let down for me personally

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  37. JohnD

    Brisbane

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Feed Me menu for lunch. Enjoyed the tasty selection of raw, dim sum and beef rib main. Loved the roti. Had the apple tarte tatin - really good sweet end to meal

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  38. Mikaela

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the best dinner at Southside last night. Delicious food, quick/friendly service and great atmosphere. I will definitely be back again!

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  39. BrandonT

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There is no denying the quality of the food and the venue. We opted for the banquet menu at $108 per person and then added some extra dishes to that. The quality of the food was excellent but for $130 per person, the quantity was lacking. Was a nice lunch but not good value for that price pp.

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  40. KateM

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and wine, great music and atmosphere. Always love it!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

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Southside is rated 4.6 stars by 1370 OpenTable diners.

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Fish Lane, South Brisbane, AU-QLD 4101

Additional information

  • Area
    South Brisbane
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Executive Chef
    Benny Lam
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
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