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AU$20 - AU$40
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious, specially the Turkish pizza. The staff were attentive and friendly. The service was quite fast. I went with my Turkish friend and she said the food was 100% original.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am very familiar with Armenian food so this was right up my alley. Knowing that I would be very critical it was a test! Well MADO passed the test. We requested to sit inside which had tons of character, loved the decor! Our waitress...was amazing, very helpful and sweet! Lucky for us we were there on the night there was entertainment in the form of a belly dancer. She only performed for a short time which was just perfect before our meal arrived. We started with the mixed dip platter and grape leaves, yummy!!!! Our meals were just as good a couple of us ordered the mixed gill platter which was devoured and my husband got the kofte kibbeh, he did enjoy them very much but the ones he has around here are smaller and to him just a bit better. We finished off with amazing desserts. The baklava was A+ not too sweet just right. The turkish coffee and turkish delight was gorgeously presented on a pewter tray with the pot of coffee and cup with the turkish delight in the center. A great way to finish our meal.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

This was a great venue for our group of 16. The staff were friendly and attentive but not intrusive. The food was delicious and there's a good choice of drinks. Prices are reasonable. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

A must-visit in South Bank! We had a great time here, the belly dancer was amazing. The food was delicious too and it was great to have a few vegan options. It was very warm in the restaurant though.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024 via mobile

A totally lovely experience of Turkish meze! Everything tasteful and home made. We know Turkish food, so we know what to be happy about☀️ Service is excellent, and our waitress for the afternoon knows her menu! Thank you! We'll be back☀️☀️

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024

We were delighted with our lunch on Tuesday, it was my wife's birthday, and we hadn't had a Turkish meal for some time. The ambience was amazing, and the service was brilliant being the highlight of our lunch. We couldn't fault our experience with a...special thanks to Burcu (Not sure correct name). she was the only waitress on this day the 6th of February 2024. We were surprised with a dessert topped with a candle and singing Happy birthday. After paying the bill we were given a lovely traditional bracelet for good luck. We judge a restaurant buy the way we were welcomed making us feel like we were family. Thank you so much for a truly wonderful Turkish experience.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

This is a large restaurant with plenty of inside and outside dining. It overlooks a flat, grassy spot which makes it great for kids to run off a bit of steam while waiting for meals to arrive. It's not a long wait though; we were...there early, about 6.00 pm and while there were already several occupied tables, the food came quickly and was good and hot, a sure sign it was all freshly cooked. We had the Cheese Rolls and Mixed Grill Platter, both shared between two of us. Both came with a small salad, the latter with rice. All very good. The waiters were all very attentive, friendly and efficient. We live in the Arbour, above the Little Stanley restaurants but we'll be back to this one - it felt more relaxed, almost like a well-loved neighbourhood restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

We have been to Madonna before and returned again. We had a great meal, the mixed grill platter and mixed dip platter. The food was delicious and the service faultless. See you next time.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

Visiting from Melbourne where we have a fantastic range of Turkish eateries casual and more formal, we were keen to try Brisbane’s ‘award winning’ Turkish on the river. Unfortunately there were no icli kofte available, the falafel were dry, the vine leaves commercial, and the...boat (stuffed) eggplant was pedestrian. All were served with a commercial (packet) salad mix and unappetising in appearance. So disappointing!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

Just average. Service was excellent. Dips were so so - have had a lot better. Bread was great. Calimari was delicious - lovely and tender with light tasty coating. Chicken casserole was bland and over cooked - I suspect a big pot stewing in the...kitchen from which it was served. Had to get some chilli sauce (not made on site) to give it flavor.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

what a great diner yesterday! there was good vibe here, nice decoration, service is friendly and professional, good ambiance and the food is delicious. We had chicken shish and tzatziki appetizer with traditional bread still warm. So delightful.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

Excellent service even with restaurant at full capacity. Staff were attentive and engaged without being annoying. We had no booking but the bloke conducting seating welcomed us with open arms and promptly seated us. Food was something we had never experienced before, in particular we...had the Mixed Grill which comprised of a variety of Turkish favourites. A taste I wouldn’t give justice to if I tried to explain. To top off the night, a belly dancer came out to entertain about 8pm!! She was great, vibes of the restaurant were amazing! We would LOVE to go back when next in Brisbane!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Really delicious food, wonderful staff and a nice space for lunchtime. Would recommend for all, especially families

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

First of all, you are welcomed like only Turkish people know to do it and you immediately feel at home. Then , the food is brilliant, with a lot of variety , nicely presented and the service is fantastic , always with a smile.The food...is authentic and you feel transported in Turkey.Great variety of mains and desserts. Finally, the location is very nice, next to the South Bank promenade. If you are in Brisbane, it must be on your bucket list .More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

Had get together with 3 couples at Mado last week. Shared plates for starters - order extra bread - with Haloumi just amazing. Mains again shared from squid - so tender, lamb cutlets - amazing, and chicken - yum. Waitress Duygu was so helpful and...sorted all our issues from wheelchair seating to drinks and food. We got train in which solves a lot of parking and driving issues after a few quiet drinks. Highly recomment.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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