Some restaurants are experiences and others are places to get a meal. The former is lovely and there is nothing wrong with the latter. Ice Cube is the latter.
The location is handy to the Imax Theatre, if that is where you happen to be, and it's convenient for a meal after the show. There is lots of parking, though at city prices.
We have eaten at Ice Cube three times now and the staff is consistently helpful, pleasant and patient. The decor and environment are excellent for a Sunday afternoon lunch where one can sit near the water and watch the world go by.
Like I said, the food is not extraordinary. My grilled trout was overdone last time I was there and it was overdone this time too. I had asked each time for a "sashimi" middle, which the waiter understood as "medium rare" , consistently, each time the middle was well done. The kipfler potatoes were greasy as were the beans. There were supposed to by almonds amongst fish but and there were: about three. My wife's salt and pepper crayfish was heavily fried. Serving sizes tended to be small.
The essence of the problem is that the food doesn't measure up to the price. About 30% cheaper would have represented fair value. I would imagine that such a price reduction wouldn't pay the rent of this premium site but, to be frank, that shouldn't be the customer's problem.
So, does this mean that Ice Cube is a bad place for a meal? Not really. It's handy and pleasant to eat at and the staff is nice. The food is no great shakes but, if you're not too fussy and you're around the area and feeling peckish, and you're credit card isn't already to stretched, it'll do.
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