Brisbane Phoenix Chinese Restaurant

4.2
72 Reviews
$41 to $100
Chinese (Canton)
Please note: If your booking time is unavailable, please call us on 07 3175 2566

Phoenix Restaurants is a Chinese restaurant group that has been operating in Australia for 20 years since 1999. We are specialising in yum cha, seafood cuisine, organising functions and weddings. There are 4 large format restaurants in New South Wales that can accomodate thousands of customers at one time.

In providing Brisbanesiders our famous mouth-watering yum cha as well as our always contemporary and traditional a la carte dishes, we feel honoured to be serving you in such a beautiful food precinct in CBD Brisbane. Our welcoming and friendly staff are always there to service you and your guests.

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What 72 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
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3.9
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4.1
ambience
3.8
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rebecca
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice environment, good food and services. Highly recommended!

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MorrisG
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, superior service, and value for money.

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Kirstie
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best yum cha and chines food I have had in a long time just amazing and fresh.

Great service also.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous, best yumcha in QLD by far.
Crab Xiao Long Bao was sensational.

Service was terrific as well.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good, fresh and very tasty but service was ok, staff tended to ignore us unless we really made it obvious we needed them.

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Lilly
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is perfect for my dinner.
Food, service...I strongly recommend this restaurant!!

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Nadia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favourite restaurant!!! Quality is unreal, staff are amazing and food is to die for! The vibe is beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing people and what a beautiful venue

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food and atmosphere, excellent drinks and quick service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was really not great. It was so difficult to get the waiting staff’s attention. Waited 15 mins to get some soy sauce, no one checked on the food. Wanted to have desert but couldn’t get anyone’s attention to order, we waved and raised our hands but they were just too busy, tried about 20 mins and gave up.

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DJaiden
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Price for food was too overpriced for the quality and portion of the meal. The customer service was terrible it took 50 minutes for us to get our food. Other people that ordered after us got their food before us which isn’t right.

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MJxx
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I had an extremely unsatisfactory visit to brisbane phoenix restaurant. I visited in a group of 4 people for lunar new year on feb 12. We had made a booking for 8pm and arrived promptly on time, to a fairly empty restaurant and a long queue outside. When my partner enquired about our table, and mentioned we had a booking, he was told that “everyone has a booking”, indicating the long line out the door. This was despite the fact I asked a person in the queue if they had a reservation and they said they did not.

Once we finally were seated, it took another 30 minutes for anyone to take our order. In this time four other tables were seated and had their orders taken, and I had to ask a waitress to even get any service.

We ordered four dishes and a fried rice between us. The first dish (a bbq platter) arrived fairly promptly, and then nothing arrived in the half hour following. We had no rice (plain or fried) with which to eat any of our dishes. After the half hour, another dish (crispy chicken) arrived. Approximately 15 minutes later the barramundi arrived with the fried rice. The last dish (scallops) never arrived at all. It was only at toward us finishing the fish and rice that we asked about the scallops, and ended up just deciding to cancel the dish.

The food was average, palatable but not amazing. However two out of the four dishes preceded the rice, which made them salty and difficult to eat on their own. For the exorbitant fine dining prices they charge I expected much better - this was not fine dining.

I am astonished that, for what I imagine would be one of the most demanding days for a Chinese restaurant with massive demand, that the restaurant was unequipped to handle the number of orders. Their staff and time management skills need massive improvement as I can only rate my experience as significantly subpar.

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WENDY
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

We were there for a Valentine’s Day dinner menu which was very limited and over priced. Our last dish came 45 minutes late.
Service needs to be improved. One of the waitresses poured water so aggressively and spilled water on bag and didn’t apologize

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GarryB
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Ambiance was non existent for CNY. Service average, didn't know 10pm close and lastly refusal to split bill because I hadn't read the fine print on a walk message means we will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We dined on Lynda New Years Eve. The food was tasty overall but the service was chaotic, several times we were brought the wrong meal and had to ask for updates to our actual meal. Apparently they were training new staff but training should have been done before this event. For the price we felt very disappointed by the service and quality. Not up to scratch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Chinese food!!! Best in Brisbane!

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Winson
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food... Excellent Service
But it cost a bit more...

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AAna
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff service was the best, menu selection and food was amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was terrible, food mediocre and over priced for what it was, food forgotten about and not brought out. Waited over an hour and a half for our food.

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Besidema
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Was rushed out before finsihing meal with bill shoved on table , requested water and never given it , staff gruff and rude , staff babbling in Chinese right in front of us . High price doesn’t justify this

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Justin
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Pretty Good Yum Cha though a bit on the pricey side. Seating next to the kitchen not the best, but all in all, a good experience.

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YMur
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Food is good, atmosphere was fancy. Staff were friendly. I’ll come back with more friends then can share more plates

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great but
They were extremely slow and forgot dishes

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Lena
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a la carte yum cha. The food was great, ambiance excellent and the service fantastic.

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VanessaH
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

You couldn't fault the food. Generous portions and delicious food. It was busy in the restaurant but service was quick.

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Judykenya
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Please remember to serve Food with Fork and Spoon
Definately not 2 Folks

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andrew
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Ambience and service was excellent. Food was good as well.

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Speni
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Sensational food? Worth the wait for service? You decide.

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BriG
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My friends ordered the Banquet. Highly recommend, much better value for money. I order off the gluten free menu and was unfortunately very disappointed in both value for money and food quality.

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CryoA
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Most of the food was nice but a little overpriced in my opinion, and some of the dishes got to us not as hot as I would have liked. We ordered a bowl of rice which they forgot about and we ended up cancelling since we were nearly at the end of our meal. The location however is away from the hustle and bustle of the city and a nice place to have lunch and a good chat with someone. Not the best yum cha I've been to, but does the job if you're in the mood for it.

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vipJohnD
Brisbane
24 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We elected to go for a la carte for lunch. We had a very enjoyable meal, particularly liked the Pippa Duck. I liked being presented tea to start. The wine/beer list was extensive & well priced. We'll definitely be back, planning to try the Yum Cha next time.

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Poodlelady
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Charged for 2 teas when only one was taken.
Plates are dearer than other Asian places I attend.
I dine regularly at Sky Phoenix and Parramatta Phoenix and both are superior to the Brisbane one.
Validated parking for lunch is too expensive too.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat here most weekends and it’s a wonderful experience. Yum Cha is great and staff are wonderful. Highly recommended

LV
LuisV
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and food what more can you ask for

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Lilly
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, loved the duck pancakes, salt pepper squid and the sticky pork with black vinegar, everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. Staff were friendly and efficient. We will be back!

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Hess
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pheonix Brisbane had amazing food! Was a great experience and excellent service too, especially when i had to make changes to my reservation a few times.

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SalomeC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, the best Chinese outside of Melbourne!

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Tony
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Short of waiter/waitress! Need more service! Hope will improve next time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best yum cha in the town

KW
KatharineW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, superb service, will definitely dine here again soon

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Brisbane Phoenix Chinese Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

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.