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Tai Tai

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113 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Chinese

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Pre/post Theatre
The origins of South Bank’s newest Asian dining experience are steeped rich in history, honouring traditions in Chinese and South East Asian cuisines. Our restaurant is proudly named after the owner’s ancestral great, great grandmother who was, as the title refers to, Tai Tai.

Our location in the heart of South Bank makes Tai Tai one of Brisbane’s most popular restaurants to dine at before a film, show at QPAC or conference at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. We welcome and encourage walk-ins, however limited number of tables are available to book in advance.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 113 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sean
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Highly recommend xaio loong bao dumplings!! Good value for Money too.

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BrionyL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing authentic food. Beautiful location. Impeccable service with amazing staff. Perfect location too.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Missed the bigger menu but great food as usual and great service.

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TrishT
Melbourne / VIC
14 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere highly recommended

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JanetW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding as usual. We had amazing fresh and tasty dumpling, pork cha sui and their special fried rice. So good. Service is always friendly efficient and exactly when you need it. Highly recommend for a great night out.

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KrisR
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Great service. Would highly recommend.

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HayleyC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was delish, restaurant setup was great. Only 1 waitor for the whole restaurant however once food was ordered it came out super quick

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JeremyV
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was friendly and very helpful. The food was delicious, very close to authentic Asian foods.

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vipTrishT
Melbourne / VIC
15 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and food is amazing

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SandyR
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing and the staff were too, making great recommendations even when it wasn't on the menu. Very lovely restaurant. Only downside is a bit of road noise.

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SarahA
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and attentive service. Dumplings were the best I’ve had

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MazH
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is devine combined with great service. This is our second visit and will most definitely be back again.

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AndyH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Authentic southern Chinese flavours - no weird fusion sauces or fancy garnishes. As the dining area is in the 'covered patio' of the ABC Brisbane building fronting Grey Street, be prepared to rug up at night (esp. winter) and be amused with the attention-seeking fast noisy cars plying it.

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JanetW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great place. Service is fantastic. They make you feel like the favourite family member every time we go there.

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SuzanneM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food delicious with great service. Such a surprise treat to get more than you expected.

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PhoebeR
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is so so good and the staff are awesome :)

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vipTrishT
Melbourne / VIC
15 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Really like the location as well

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KarenT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

hello the food was fantastic the service was the best, thoroughly great dining experience and I definitely will return. thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food. Friendly staff. Highly recommend this place.

Greeted by a very friendly host when we arrived. Service was good right up until the food came out. Service lacked a little once we got our meals and it got busier. Staff didn’t offer more drinks or desserts. We would have stayed and spent more money if staff came back to the table. Aside from that, this place is great and I will definitely return again. 10/10 for food.

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CONNOR
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, top tier food, will forever reccomend

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Bernie
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unfortunately quiet during the lockdown re COVID, but the staff were super friendly and attentive. We were one of 3 tables taken, so please support local business! Food was delish, thanks team.

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TracyG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great fresh food. Excellent service. Perfect pre theatre dining

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EddieW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was beautiful, nice environment, only downside was quite noisy from other tables they had a birthday party next to our table, couldn't communicate at all.

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ZaraP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So delicious!!! We have been there twice now, such fantastic Chinese cuisine and the customer service is on point!!!

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JenniD
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food at Tai Tai is always excellent. As a regular I am always amused to see people ordering beyond the capacity of their tummies because everything looks so damn good on the menu! If you want to go to a show I would be seated and get your order in by around 6pm because it does get busy, and the kitchen prepares the vast majority of dishes from scratch - not too many short cuts here, so it can takes 20-30 minutes for food to come out in busy periods (its worth waiting for). Service staff are always extremely helpful, like last time I took a pal with a sesame allergy and they were super accommodating. Highly recommend this restaurant and it only seems to get better over time!

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LoreleiB
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

A great pre-theatre dining option. Some dishes are very lovely, others just ok. Make sure you book!

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SoniaY
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great venue and the food is delicious. Great service and appreciation that one needs a little time to peruse the menu and decide what appeals. It a great spot to meet and enjoy great cuisine before heading off to QPAC. I highly recommend.

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Craig
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Always very busy, so I had to be a bit patient with the food arriving - but all the best places are like that ! :)

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KimE
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Tai Tai! My partner and I love the food, the whiskey and the service! One of our favourite restaurants.

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Kitty
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Food came out relatively quick except when they forgot one of the dishes - the crispy eggplant. The crispy duck was well cooked, but it was disappointing that the sauce was a sweet soy instead of hoisin. The Mongolian lamb was difficult to eat but the sauce it came with was very strange. It was creamy and strange in flavours not like the usual Mongolian flavour in Chinese restaurants. The crispy eggplant which came after we have finished everything and asked for it twice resembled a savoury banana fritter except the eggplany was still hard in the centre. Was not pleasant at all. We also had fried rice which was OK and a mushroom Claypot which was fine. Overall, it was a disappointing experience and not the modern Chinese dining we expected.

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Darren
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

normally I enjoy myself at your restaurant, and I encouraged my friends to join me at Tai Tai for pre show dinner Wednesday night. we were ignored on arrival, shown out table with out a smile more of an inconvenience to the waitress. we had to aske to order 3 times, service was terrible, overall the whole night was terrible, I am sorry I took my friends there..

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Julieann19
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Have been here before and was impressed by the food and second time round was just as good!
Great tasty food and was a busy restaurant at even 6pm
Booking is a must especially if going to a show beforehand
Service was good
Definitely recommend

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FerdinandG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The Barramundi was very delicious as well as the deserts

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DavidT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I had a great meal at Tai Tai with my daughter before the theatre. Brilliant service. Great location. not noisy considering itis an open venue. I loved the waiter actually suggested we did not get the rice (given what we had ordered) I feel most places would have loaded us up with the extra.

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Odie
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have three words.... Dumplings, Dumplings, Dumplings... this place has the best dumplings and if it couldn’t get any better, their customer service outstanding. I will definitely be visiting again and bringing all my friends.. Tai Tai is highly recommended recommended..

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Josh
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

It's a great location but it's just cheap, greasy Chinese food at a high-end price.

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Anonymous
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

My wife said that the food we ordered was of the same taste as what she has eaten in Shanghai. I found it bland though. As this is my review, then the rating is based on my personal preference. However, my taste buds might be off.

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Natalie
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food at Tai Tai was wonderful and we'll absolutely be back. The venue is a covered outdoor area, however it was raining and there was a fair bit of ain coming in the sides which detracted from the meal a bit.

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Ange
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Beautiful food and pleasantly surprised at the quality

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KylieM
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The slow-cooked pork bao buns were exquisite. The fried ice cream with caramelised banana was also very good.
Unfortunately, prawns in their shells (Nonya Pineapple prawns), despite a delicious curry sauce, and thin strips of flour-coated beef in a sweet sauce were not such a hit. No way to clean hands after dealing with prawns other than going to the bathroom.
There was some mess on our table and once the plates were cleared it was obvious we were sitting in front of drips of sauce and spilled rice etc. We had to ask if the table could be wiped down/refreshed and it took some time before that was done. Other than this issue, the service was prompt and friendly.
Very good wine list but a little pricy. I enjoyed the relaxed venue.

FAQs

Tai Tai offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 3186 6966.

Tai Tai is rated 4.4 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.