Best Restaurants in Sunnybank, Brisbane - G&G

Suburban Foodies: Sunnybank

Restaurants Sunnybank

Yum cha, baby, yum cha.

The southside ‘burb is known as the city’s assembly point for authentic Asian tastes, with crowds flocking to Sunnybank streets for ramen, sushi, and Korean BBQ on the daily.

It’s time to look on the Sunnybank side: these gems can’t be missed!

Taste Gallery | Market Square

It might not be as well-known as some, but if you’re keen for a yum cha feast, Taste Gallery is the spot to do it at. Sit down and await the food coma with basket after basket of steamed pork buns, deep fried crispy duck and a whole lot of dumplings.

In the Jin |409 Mains Road

Looking to make all your hot pot wishes come true? Then chin chin to In the Jin, Sunnybank’s latest and greatest steamy restaurant! Specialising in Chengdu-style hot pot, In the Jinn is beloved for their super spicy broth options, plenty of buffet delights, and a very Lady Gaga-esque quirk: order the wagyu strips and they’ll come served on a Barbie doll as a meat dress.

Majestea | Market Square

You’ll feel like royalty when you’re sipping a cup of the high-quality brew from MajesTea, whether it be a fresh fruit tea or one of their bubble teas topped with cheese foam. Think cheese lychee oolong, cheese watermelon green tea and cheese black grape.

Sonder Dessert | 7 Farne Street

It’s not often we miss our morning latte (in fact, we’re pretty sure HR has a rule against it), but for Sonder, we’d swap it for matcha tea any day. The Japanese tea house rolls out desserts that will have you captioning every Insta shot kawaii – we’re talking everything from black sesame ice cream to the rose and lychee cheesecake.

Coffee Square | Market Square

The décor might be simple at this Taiwanese spot, but the menu sure isn’t, with pages and pages of noodles, stir fries and curries. With 211 flavoursome dishes including sizzling Mongolian beef and seafood ho fun up for grabs, you’ll have no problem finding Taiwan for you.

Seoul Bistro | 2/152 Turton Street

They say ‘all you can eat,’ we say ‘you’ll regret that in half an hour.’ We’re always up for a challenge though, and Seoul Bistro’s wing buffet is exactly that. The small bistro spot fries up chicken worth shaking your tail feathers for, with seven flavours to try in your free-for-all night of all-inclusive wings, chips, and homemade iced tea.

Singapore & Co. | Market Square

Searching for a little bit of Singapore with some big flavours to match? Wok this way for Malaysian food icons like saucy satay skewers and spicy laksa. This Market Square restaurant dishes out stir fries cheaper than a fast food meal and freshly squeezed juices that always bring a line to the counter.

Ramen Champion | Sunny Park Shopping Centre

OK, sure, it’s a little embarrassing for our friends when we whisper sweet nothings to a bowl of noodles, but we just can’t ramen calm when dining at Ramen Champion. Saving uni students and workers who can’t be broth-ered cooking, the Sunny Park joint ladles out six ramen picks. If you really want to challenge yourself, however, give the giant ramen challenge a try.

Suncrop Chinese | Sunnybank Plaza

Feel like those plastic tubs of honey chicken aren’t quite offering the authentic Chinese dining experience? You’ll find the cream of the Suncrop here, with fresh king prawns deep fried ‘till crispy, and their signature mud crab with ginger and shallots.

Southside Bistro | Sunny Park Shopping Centre

Sunnybank’s personal flavour shines through in this all-day spot. While you’ll find plenty of café norms (smoked salmon and poached eggs, for instance) on the menu, Southside Bistro plates up a few left-field creations: and we don’t recommend missing out on the ramen burger or sizzling chocolate brownie.

MAPO BBQ | 9/178 Turton Street

Yeaaaah, you’re gonna want to drop the tomato sauce – this isn’t your average ‘snag on a barbie’ situation. It doesn’t get fresher than becoming the chef of your own table at MAPO’s Korean BBQ. The staff heave platters of marinated meats and sides to your table, which you then load onto the hot plate. Repeat as needed (or, in our case, until pants no longer fit).

Pho Hien Vuong Pasteur | Market Square

Ask yourself: does it really matter if you can pronounce a restaurant’s name if your face is stuffed with pho anyway? Order slurp-worthy serves of beef or chicken noodle soup and prepare for a session of awkward chopstick fumbling. Yep, you’ll need napkins pho sho’.

There’s sunny times ahead, foodies! You can bank on that.

Words by Samantha Chariton and Jacqueline Pon
- The gourmands who use any excuse to get down to Sunnybank.