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New Pan Asian restaurant opened on Liverpool waterfront in March 2010
PRICE RANGE
£32 - £40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Thai
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overpriced average food! The salt and pepper chips had no flavour. Ordered a Malaysian curry which said it had spices in, it tasted like coconut! When the waitress asked if we liked it we said we thought it would be more spicy from the description...and she replied you should have said we can make it more spicy! Also added their own 10% tip on the bill for a table of 4 which included 2 children. Would not come back!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came up from Bristol. Was recommended to this restaurant. Bit worried regarding the reviews. We booked 17 30 to see the sunset. WOW not disappointed. The staff were absolutely brilliant. The food was excellent and so we're the cocktails. We chose the set menu and...it was fabulous. We were not disappointed.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very poor quality food. All meat had been pre frozen ( squid chewy , scallops wet and no taste, prawns edible !) the beef and chicken was bland and no substance when eating , very disappointing and waiter just said , sorry … end of...story … overpriced and although set overlooking the river I made a mistake by going here 😳More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely view, however, I didn’t enjoy my food. I don’t think it gives good value for my money. Our host was also very friendly, however, she wanted my full attention when she saw I was talking with someone on the phone. She told me (and...my friends) quite rudely that I need to pay attention to her so she can give us the right order. Whilst that is understandable, I don’t think she realized that I was talking with someone on the phone, instructing my friends who were lost how to get to the place. I would go back for the view and maybe drinks - but not for the food.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2024 via mobile

Oh we just loved it! We walked up and it seemed very quiet, so wondered if there was going to be a vibe. Oh when we got up to the restaurant it was amazing, loads of people dressed really nice. Staff were really lovely and...welcoming. Menu was huge and the views are actually unbelievable. I’ve missed out on this restaurant my whole life & cannot wait to return! Three of us so went for the set menu A worth every penny. Served beautifully and fresh warm plates for each course. So tasty. Had a nice few bottles of wine and finished with lovely espresso. Really can’t wait to go back and show others how amazing it is!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

Amazing staff were friendly from the start great food and the kyozo sauce was something else was amazing. Definitely planning on going again. Great views alao

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

Came here without a reservation on a Saturday night and did eventually get a table so can’t complain too much! Also the food continues to be good. However there are a lot of problems with this restaurant. We used to come here quite frequently many...years ago but stopped as it is somewhere that relies a little too heavily on being a trendy flashy place and also somewhere to drink hence can attract some dubious clientele. On this occasion we had to move tables after a fight broke out on a nearby table! Also, the service is hit and miss although some of the staff are lovely. Pick your time to come here carefully!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

Over hyped. Warmed up poor quality Chinese food. Far superior Chinese food in chippies in the area. Do not bother. No meat on the ribs. Hot and sour soup wasn’t very nice full of jellied mushrooms. Rice was like microwave stuff. Duck very dry. Starting...to seem a bit run down in there also not what it was ten years ago. Best avoided head to China town or local Chinese restaurants for a proper job.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2023 via mobile

Wow This place is a must visit if you like Asian food What an experience The building The food The staff We visited for my birthday as a treat All the food was outstanding Clean, fresh enjoyable lots of flavour The staff were knowledgeable and...attentive and advised if we weren’t sure what to have Truly an amazing experienceMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023

Came in after the river of light. The restaurant was very busy as i assume everyone was expecting fireworks just like me and my family. It was a shame there was no fireworks from the council. The restaurant still catered for us with no booking...and staff were very friendlyMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

What a great night we all had at this restaurant, never been before was invited by our friend Ian for his 50th birthday meal with some of his family and friends and of course our good friend his wife Denise I would definitely recommend this...restaurant to my family and my husband’s family in fact the next family visit we get from family this is the place we will be heading Food was excellent, service was excellent, there’s nothing like a good night out that had it all ,good food , good company and of course lovely cocktailsMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

Got engaged to my partner on Wednesday the 20th of September and it was absolutely fantastic. The food was amazing and I take my hat off to all the staff as they set it all up for me and recorded the whole thing. The atmosphere...was unreal and I would advise anybody to go and have a meal here again the food and service was faultless. Me and my partner will 100% be returning. Good food great place great staff and good prices.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

Very nice place for good view. Very poor menu very expencive food for the food we eat plate for 2 with sea food mix 36£ and the plat is so poor is just for 1 person no for 2.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

Disgraceful service and average food.All this restaurant are interested in is taking your money and getting you out for the next sitting 💰 it’s like a conveyor belt.Avoid at all cost and book somewhere else.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

Matou Matou Matou what can I say I feel so let down I have been a regular visitor to the restaurant since the end of 2020/21 but last night everything was second rate shortage of staff apparently some staff members had left due to university...commitments an order for drinks that we are still waiting to arrive????? so much so it was quicker to remove myself from our party and go to the bar and get the drinks myself. Drinks! tried to order on three different occasions 2 Strawberry Daiquiris only to be told you were not serving them but as my very observant guests pointed out to me people on other tables were being served them made me look very foolish hopefully the next time I visit things will be better as a footnote when your spending £300 on a night out you would expect a lot more than what I received last nightMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Matou is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4