Passable, but not exciting
Posted on 10 / 06 / 2012
Our first experience of Kuan Yin was a late lunch on a Wednesday. The place was full and we thought that to be a good sign. However, when we got down to business, we realised that this venue is not special at all.
Our waiter was friendly, but had very little English and seemed flustered by the numbers he had to deal with. Our two entrees - deep fried calamari and some other seaweed/fishy dish that we just couldn't get the waiter to explain properly to us - were tasty and reasonably priced, but the mains - two different lunch sets - were very basic and rather bland, as well as not filling enough.
Kuan Yin's interior looked tired, and the lino floor has seen better days. Perhaps this venue can impress people who are new to mock meat restaurants, but for those of us who are used to this sort of thing, there is certainly better food and service in Brisbane. After all, if you really do crave a vegan chicken drumstick, you can always just get your own, frozen from Inala!
This restaurant would benefit from more experienced wait staff, an interior overhaul, and a far more detailed menu. It's really not enough to get a picture of a meal if you still can't work out what the ingredients are!
Entrees, Medium Price, Friendly staff
Staff lacking English, Tired decor, Boring mains