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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Brisbane

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Brisbane? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Arsonist restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1345)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Manly
About the restaurant
A restaurant experience the Bayside has never seen before. A luxe dining and specialty bar, where fire is the hero.
Top review
2xtrbl
Dined 2 days ago
Wait staff was amazing, love be the food and cocktails/. Changed staff so new Mgr a challenge, I am not a fan!! Still My fav restaurant but they have lost some good people lately.
A photo of ZA ZA TA restaurant
4.7
4.7 (897)
$41 to $100
Middle Eastern
Fortitude Valley
About the restaurant
A place where worlds and cultures collide, experience the soulful vibe of Tel Aviv with our forward-thinking vegetarian menu, designed to be shared and savoured among friends.

Inspired by the Middle East, with hints of the Mediterranean, ZA ZA TA delivers a distinctly modern twist to centuries-old flavours, set amongst a sprawling urban oasis.

Break bread, eat, and drink well amidst a warm setting rich in eclectic character.

Top review
KaylahS
Dined 4 days ago
A very impressive and well thought out menu which makes eating vegan food an absolute delight. The service was outstanding, we were so well taken care of. I can't wait to come back and try some other menu items.
A photo of Mr Wabi restaurant
4.7
4.7 (324)
$41 to $100
Asian
Brisbane CBD
About the restaurant
Looking for the best Asian food in Brisbane?

Mr. Wabi is a blend of sophisticated Asian fusion street food with eclectic cocktails, tap beer and boutique wine to cater for the urban professionals in the heart of Fortitude Valley.

Wabi means to accept the aesthetics and the beauty of imperfection. This connects a deep meaning between street food that’s imperfect in nature and accepting the beauty within as the dishes are upgraded to appeal to a more sophisticated palate.

Mr. Wabi is fun and approachable, with a focus on quality produce and service to encourage people to come together for good times.

Located in the bustling inner-city nightlife strip of Burnett Lane in Brisbane City, our menu showcases a wide selection of Asian fusion dishes coupled with a fantastic unique selection of cocktails. We aim to be one of the best places to eat in Brisbane.

Top review
Liamvip
Dined 2 days ago
Outstanding dumplings and bao. The prawn and pork wontons the best I've ever eaten. Generous and luxurious prawn and char siu rice. The xiao long bao are good but others from the likes of Din Tai Fung are better. I would definitely return and recommend visiting. Only criticism is the disorganised service as they brought all the food out at once and so inevitably some dishes got cold.
A photo of Mr. Vain restaurant
4.7
4.7 (288)
$101 and over
Pan-Asian
Fortitude Valley
About the restaurant
We believe in making ordinary food extraordinary, with our seasonal menu inspired by New York's Chinatown. We aim to highlight fresh, quality ingredients, and presenting them in an approachable yet unique style
through techniques of gastronomy. Our goal is to deliver our guests a gastronomic experience in a warm and approachable atmosphere that features an aesthetic blending of New York's Chinatown restaurants and bars.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The service was lovely, and food was amazing. Definitely recommend!
A photo of The Terrace - Emporium Hotel South Bank Brisbane restaurant
4.5
4.5 (850)
$40 and under
Contemporary Asian
South Bank
About the restaurant
Take your days and nights to new heights at Emporium’s iconic Terrace, Brisbane’s premier open-air rooftop bar. With a bespoke retractable ceiling and operable glass roof, bask in subtropical luxe all year round as you soak in the unrivalled views across South Bank Parklands, Brisbane River to the city and beyond.

Raise your days and heighten your nights for any occasion at the Terrace.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Food and service was great!!! The big screen behind the bar was very bright. The wine recommendations was great.
A photo of Sasso Italiano restaurant
4.5
4.5 (682)
$41 to $100
Italian
Woolloongabba
About the restaurant
This is Sasso. Your local neighbourhood Italian, made different. Dig in, all are welcome here.
Takeaway available online orders only - check us out here: https://sassoitaliano.orderup.com.au

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
First time there & am definitely going back :) The food was amazing and the music too Thank you!
A photo of Casa Chow restaurant
4.5
4.5 (231)
$40 and under
Contemporary Asian
Woolloongabba
About the restaurant
Casa Chow is a high-energy, up-tempo bar & restaurant introducing Brisbane to the vibrant fusion of Chino-Latino cuisine.

This culinary style emerged from the mingling of Chinese & Latin American cultures, blending classic Cantonese flavours with bold Latin ingredients for an unforgettable dining experience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Good service. Great food and a DJ playing hot Latin mixes
A photo of Vela Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (31)
$40 and under
Thai
West End
About the restaurant
Discover Vela, Brisbane's newest modern Thai sensation nestled in the heart of West Village. Brought to you by successful serial restaurateurs, Vela promises a vibrant, upmarket and refreshing dining experience, blending traditional flavours with an inventive flair; redefining Thai cuisine in Brisbane.

With its spacious 200+ seat venue adorned with funky and modern decor, guests will indulge in flavourful dishes and showstopping cocktails from sun up to sun down. Whether it's an intimate dinner or a grand celebration, Vela welcomes you with open arms. Select from our customisable à la carte menu, banquet menu, or allow our hospitable team to craft unforgettable experiences in our function spaces for your perfect party or group booking.

Join us at Vela, where every meal is a celebration of heritage, flavour, and the joy of shared experiences. Make your reservation today and discover why Vela is Brisbane's newest culinary hotspot.

Top review
AmandaR
Dined 3 days ago
We enjoyed an amazing meal, service and experience. The $95 banquet is well worth it. Will be back! Thank you
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4.4
4.4 (2000)
$40 and under
Australian
Sandgate
About the restaurant
Following a recent refurbishment of the our charming 154-year-old pub, the Full Moon Hotel has completely transformed its venue! Light-filled interiors and hand-picked furniture, our restaurant transports you to a coastal paradise. Curated to represent the heritage Queenslander homes and iconic legacy that is Sandgate and Shorncliffe. Kick back, relax & indulge on one of 34 beers on tap, experience our wine list and explore cocktails, overlooking the picturesque bayside.

A carefully crafted menu showcasing the best Queensland has to offer with a menu awash with quality, locally caught seafood, premium beef and produce. A range to suit any foodie!

With quality entertainment throughout the week, the 'Moon ensures the good times roll - from brain-busting Trivia, Musical Bingo, Curry nights & more. Along with some of Brisbanes best musicians live on stage performing your favourite pub hits to originals all weekend.

Top review
TinaB
Dined 6 days ago
A go place for us for special occasion lunches and if we feel like a lovely lunch with a view. Food and service is consistently good and you can't beat the views of Morton Bay.
A photo of Vapiano - Garden City restaurant
4.1
4.1 (193)
$40 and under
Italian
Mount Gravatt
About the restaurant
There are few cuisines more comforting than Italian food and with everything going on in the world right now, we sure need as much comfort as we can get!

As always, at Vapiano, we’re continuing to bring traditional Italian recipes to life with a dash of Aussie spice and the best Australian produce (sourced from within 150 kilometres of each restaurant where possible).

With favourites like our Carbonara or Bolognese pasta, and Margherita or Barbeque Pollo pizza, you won't be disappointed! Dine with us today and experience a slice of Italy in Mt Gravatt.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
its was pretty good. but the food lacked flavour at
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