Whether you’re into bibimbap, barbecue or bulgogi – the city’s Korean digs have you covered. Check out WaraWara, Maru and Madtongsan II on Elizabeth Street, Hanwoori on Mary Street and The Journey Korean Kitchen on Charlotte Street. Funny Funny on Burnett Lane will give you your spicy fix and for Korean fried chicken, Chi Mc on Creek Street is where you’ll want to be.
There’s no bigger crowd pleaser than a typical American spread. If you’re a burger fan, you’ll like Miss Kay’s on George Street, Red Hook in Gresham Lane and Miel Container on William Street. For the wing and brisket fans there’s the aforementioned Miss Kay’s and Red Hook plus Buffalo Bar on Mary Street. If it’s a sports bar you’re after then Fat Angel in Eagle Lane is where you’ll need to go and head to Santa Monica on the corner of Edward and Ann Streets for California vibes year round.
Taro’s Ramen is located on Queen Street (right near the Student One digs) and is an institution in Brisbane. Known for its super hot and spicy noodle soups in pork broth, it attracts a serious city crowd for lunch every day of the week. If you’re more of a sushi type or chasing some karaage or katsu chicken curry check out Sushi Edo on Elizabeth Street, Kadoya on Mary Street and Karaage on Adelaide Street (in our building). For gyoza Harajuku Gyoza in Albert Lane has you covered, and for Japanese barbecue hit up Yakiniku Hachi right below Student One Elizabeth Street. At the same Elizabeth Street location visit Koto Sanpo for all things matcha and Amai Kawaii for a sweet treat.
If you like your pizzas traditional, you’ll love Coppa Spuntino in Gresham Lane, Corbett and Claude on Elizabeth Street and Verve on Edward Street. Coppa Spuntino is also great for pastas and Corbett and Claude for gnocchi (their gnocchi is gluten free #winning). There’s also Vapiano in Albert Lane for a bit of everything at a good price and of course Domino’s on Queen Street for a big cheezy pizza when you’re on a budget.
Longing for a spicy laksa? Or a sweet and sour stir-fry? Check out Singapore & Co Uptown on Albert Street, PappaRich in Queen Street Mall and Jackpot Dining on Elizabeth Street. These are all student-friendly on the wallet and have all the good Asian Fusion favourites as well. You can also try out Lucha Kitchen and Bar, which is conveniently located in the Elizabeth Street arcade for Australian inspired Chinese food. If you’re more of a dumplings person, New Shanghai in Queens Plaza is the locals’ favourite.
The Mexican eateries in Brisbane will give you something to taco ‘bout. For classic tacos and associated Mexican eats don’t go past Comuna Cantina in Albert Lane, and they also have an extensive list of ‘gram worthy cocktails so get your camera ready. On the fast food front there’s also Guzman Y Gomez in Queen Street Mall, Post Office Square, Eagle Street and their 24-hour location on Albert Street, and Mad Mex in Queens Plaza.
For the very best thai food in the city check out Phat Elephant in Post Office Square and Kimm Inn in Queens Plaza. Both do spectacular curries and all the favourites like pad thai, fried rice and delicious satay. The team behind Phat Elephant have recently brought out Phat Boy on George Street, they balance traditional Thai dishes with modern twists. Another new kid on the block is Na Bangkok, which is located in the Elizabeth Street arcade and serves up epic Thai feeds.
Whether you’re a pho fan or just like the odd rice paper roll Little Saigon Grill on Albert Street, Roll’d in Queens Plaza and on Edward Street, Saigon Salad Roll on Adelaide Street and Mrs Luu’s Vietnamese Canteen on Tank Street have you covered.
The best turkish food-on-the-run is to be found at Kebapp kebab store on Adelaide Street.