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PRICE RANGE
USD 7 - USD 16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, excellent food and a reasonably priced wine list. The lamb cutlets were excellent and the dips delicious. All 8 people enjoyed their meal and the service was unobtrusive, yet there. If you wonder where to go for a friends catch upC kids included,...make Mados the place - we were not disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2022

8 of us ate here tonight and it was a great night. Fabulous food, service and location. Sadly I live in Sydney or I would be a regular here. Highly recommended

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 May 2022 via mobile

It was a rainy Sunday lunch …. And we were warm and dry at Mado. The food was fresh and delicious - and the service wonderful. Our waitress (who also explained the wines well!) made a suggestion that we share 2 meals between my husband...and I - so we shared the lamb cutlets and mixed grill! A great idea. Sooooo yummy and with that great smokey flavour. Our family also had the falafel and the calamari - and both loved their dishes too. Obviously a very popular place … and now we know why!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

Amazing ! We just had my partner's 40th birthday here. The staff are brilliant, food amazing. Everyone had a great night! Everyone worked hard to make everything seemless. Always our favourite restaurant in Brisbane.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022

We come here often, and it is always a 10/10 experience. The food is absolutely delicious and authentic Turkish cuisine, the restaurant is very clean and has a warm and cosy vibe. Their service is excellent. I highly recommend you experience it. If you're going...for the first time, the Mixed Grill is a bit hit.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022 via mobile

We ordered the calamari and mixed grill dishes, both of which were cooked perfectly and seasoned well. Customer service was excellent as always, a great restaurant to bring your family or have a date at because of the location.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile

MADO restaurant is truly the best Turkish food i have experienced. The restaurant is tastefully decorated with antiques making it unique, warm, cosy & inviting. The staff were friendly, warm , welcoming & happy to assist. We started with the dips & Turkish pide, followed...by mixed grill, adana plate, chicken & lamb shish & the calamari was mouth watering. I'd like to thank all the staff at MADO. We look forward to visiting again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 15 April 2022 via mobile

Quality kebab outside with a beer. Good food and good service. Starter was great and the bread nice and fresh. Can see why they won awards.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 15 April 2022

My wife and I had an excellent time for lunch at Mado Restaurant. She was not convinced at first to try Turkish cuisine but she loved her vegetarian pide with such good ingredients wrapped in an excellent and slightly crusty bread. I enjoyed very much...my 4 delicately spiced lamb patties too. The staff were helpful and very professional. Beautiful decor too. We will be back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 April 2022 via mobile

The rating raised expectations. Lamb cutlets were not served pink but tender and succulent nonetheless. The Barramundi was dry and over cooked. The aubergine boat was uninspiring. Overall the food was very average. Service was disengaged. If you're looking for grilled meats, salad and chips...this is the order of fare.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 April 2022

This is my favourite restaurant. I love the service and the food. Last week I tried the barramundi kebab and I will be ordering it again.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 February 2022 via mobile

Great atmosphere overlooking park . Service perfect . Food fantastic. Plenty outdoor seating definately not squashed together

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 5 January 2022 via mobile

Have visited this restaurant a few years ago when in Brisbane and decided to revist as it is as good a Turkish as we have had. It did not disappoint as service and food were very good. Can highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 December 2021

This was our first night in Brisbane, having flown in from Norfolk Island. Everything - staff, service, menu, food was excellent, and we even had a belly dancer that evening who was very good. Wish we could have tried more dishes, but we will go...back when we canMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 25 November 2021

I attended a group lunch at Mado Restuarant and had an amazing time. The staff were helpful, patient and professional. The decor had everyone in our group talking - felt like we were in a restuarant in Turkey. The food was delicious and the menu...was substantial. On top of that the location is amazing. Thank you to all the staff. :)More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Yes, MADO Cafe & Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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MADO Cafe & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5