Garuva: "Garuva is GARUUVY!" Brisbane Restaurant Tip by mesoblonda

Brisbane Restaurants: 251 reviews and 332 photos

  Entrance to Garuva. Don't blink you may miss it!
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      Entrance to Garuva. Don't blink you may miss it!
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This place is funky, funky cool! And obvious yet hidden. The sign for Garuva is literally the size of an 8.5" by 11" sheet of paper and you must walk down a lush garden walk prior to getting to the door.

Once inside, coolness abounds! The music played allows you to slip right into a very cool space. BE SURE to have a drink in the bar prior to dinner. Chairs? NO...you're going to sit on the floor on bean bags, enjoying the yummy (and I mean YUMMY) drinks!

And dinner...once again, you'll sit on the floor. Not only do you sit on the floor but your party has it's own completely curtained dining area! You can hear the people around you at other tables but you cannot see them.

Favorite Dish: All of the food was good and is meant to be shared so don't take a stingy friend along, take your generous companions who want a few bites of this and a few bites of that. The type of food said to be served at this restaraunt is stated to be "Indonesion" but I completely disagree. It's a fusion of food from different countries...all of it good!

There was a Prawn and Pumpkin Fritters dish...it was incredible and MUST be eaten with the dipping sauce. And the Warm Thai Beef Salsa. Everyone loved them both!

I recommend two dishes per person and be a good friend, share and share alike!

Address: 324 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Price Comparison: about average
Phone: 07 32160124
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 5
Theme: Eclectic/International
Website: http://www.garuva.com.au/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 18, 2006
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