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“Best cocktails in Brisbane” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Siana - CLOSED

Siana
Price range: US$ 35 - US$ 35
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff
Brisbane
Level Contributor
29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best cocktails in Brisbane”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

Haven't tried the food but love the fresh and unique cocktails. Beautiful view out over the Brisbane river, too.

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18 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
182 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Not Much More Then The View.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Siana Restaurant Eagle Street on Saturday night for a good friends birthday. We arrived around 630pm to a near empty restaurant and by 7pm the place was nearly full. So it is best to book. If you are really wanting to go.

The tables (of which there are three) are long high bars two meters wide that stretch from the back to the front of the restaurant. The chairs are high and hard to get up on if you have any disability, (however comfortable once your in). While trendy the seating makes the experience less intimate being seated across from your friends and next to strangers. However the tables are stylish and complement the river view.

The menu is a mix of yum cha, curry, sushi and Asian fusion dishes. We decide to go with the Platinum platter $35 per person a communal feast. The food a mix of pork buns, sushi, naan bread, duck rolls and curry puffs was smartly portioned so all parties could reach their selection without causing a neck injury reaching across the table. The food was tasty but not all that special. The duck rolls are very good however the other food was fairly standard.

The cocktail menu is interesting with a take on classic cocktails with edge. We ladies started with a lychee martin while the boys began with a jug of Heineken. The martins took so long our food came before they did. When we eventually had a chance to order our second round the boys second jug of beer was served with warm glasses and the pressure of the increasing patronage level was evidently taking a toll on the service staff.

When our second choice of cocktails “Brazilian Rose” came after 15minutes they did not taste the way the over exaggerated menu made them out to be. The cocktails tasted so bad that none of us could drink them. When we were able to find a staff member to comment about our dissatisfaction 10minutes later there seemed not much the waitress could do. When we said the cocktail was undrinkable with a chemical taste, she commented that “I tasted it myself and that is how it is suppose to taste”. (why was the waitress tasting our cocktails?)She brought us some sugar syrup at my request but it really did not help. Our $51 worth of cocktails wasted we tried to get the check. Still seating at our uncleared plates 30minutes after finishing we finally got the check. Before leaving we also noted another section of the table had also had problems with their cocktails and had received a refund.

All and all it was a fun evening but it is evident that the wait staff need more assistance (they are friendly but clearly under pressure)and the bar staff need some cocktail training. If you are desperate to experience the view and the food do. But don’t expect much.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Ipswich, Australia
Level Contributor
156 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lovely spot for views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

lovely to sit and have a drink and overlook the river food is good can get crowded

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Brisbane
Level Contributor
61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Pretentious and very overpriced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

Paid something like $50 for a few mixed sushi and three greasy spring rolls. Sushi was no better than the fish shop up the road so are paying a lot for ambiance and an annoying lay out.

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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
156 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Excellent Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

Siana's is in a great location overlooking the Brisbane River and the Story Bridge. The food is very good, and the service top quality. We're probably a bit old for the place, the evening crowd gets quite noisy and it can get uncomfortable.

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