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Creative and inspired Japanese dining experience
 - 1603 Bar, Brisbane City, AU-QLD

1603 Bar

4.2
4.2
36 Reviews
$40 and under
Japanese
The fun starts at 1603 Bar. A contemporary speakeasy serving Japanese and local beer, wine and the classics. Cocktail lovers will enjoy sake-infused delights that will transport you to Japan.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian, Creative Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (07) 3237 2330
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Brisbane CBD
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 1603 High Tea

    A$89.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Introducing our brand new Zen Garden high tea., specially curated to delight your senses and transport you to a world of Japanese culinary delights, paired with a glass of sparkling on arrival. *********PLEASE NOTE THAT WE REQUIRE 24 HOURS NOTICE TO PREPARE THIS EXPERIENCE******* we are unable to accommodate any high tea bookings made without notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
    1603 High Tea Photo

What 36 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

Noise • Moderate

36 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing experience 😍 Cute decor and good service. 2 out of 3 our party have dietary requirements and staff were very accommodating. Looking forward to go back again

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  2. PhilipG

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice secluded spot. The waiters knew their foods.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This is more of a hotel lobby , the menu on the website here is wrong . It is simply a bar menu . We were too hungry to move . Nice staff but not well trained . It was a very disappointing experience .

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  4. Ricardo

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The Desert was a very disappointment. the chocolate was expense, extremely hard to eat and taste like an old sponge. The deep fry pineapple also taste like it was fried in an oil which were used to fry some seafood before. foods and drinks were ok .. no major complaints ...

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  5. GaryL

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu was poor, quality of food poor, environment pleasant and service was very good!

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  6. Sam5

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience doing their high tea... it was a really awesome aesthetic, and the waiter was friendly and attentive. Plan to return for dinner at some point in the future.

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  7. KerryB

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, hidden gem for people up that end of town. Would be even better if they had some more local craft beer options. A stylishly funky space too.
    1603 BarResponded on March 1, 2024
    Hi Kerry! Thank you for taking the time to review us at Bar 1603. We appreciate the kind review and are glad you enjoyed your experience here. We will try to rotate in a few more local craft beers, until then we've got 2 lovely Japanese style craft beers: Yuzu Sour and Pale Ale from yoyogi down on gold coast! Thanks again and see you soon hopefully! Cheers

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  8. AnnetteH

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a perfect birthday surprise for my daughter. Combined Japanese food with a perfect balance of sweet and savoury- enter Bar 1603. Just so relaxing and the mocktails were a hit all round. Highly recommend this for something or someone special.

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  9. starkindler

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    What a beautiful high tea presentation! Maria, our server, brought sparkling conversation to our experience and made some good recommendations for our mocktails. More lighting would have helped to see our beautiful high tea set. The pace and flow of the drinks could have improved, as it would have been nice for the table water to come out right after sitting, and drinks to all have come out at the same time.
    1603 BarResponded on February 22, 2024
    Good evening! Thank you for taking the time to review our high tea in Bar 1603. We are delighted you enjoyed the presentation and conversation! Thank you for the feedback regarding the lighting and drinks service, we have forwarded it onto the food and beverage team for further improvement. Thanks for coming and hopefully see you again soon!

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  10. SusieQ

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing experience having our first Zen Garden Hight Tea! Food was absolutely first class and presentation was exceptional. We will definitely be back!
    1603 BarResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hi Susie! Thank you for taking the time to review Bar 1603, we appreciate the kind review and feedback! We look forward to welcoming you again soon, have a lovely night!

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FAQs

1603 Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for 1603 Bar

27-35 Turbot St, Brisbane City, AU-QLD 4000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Brisbane CBD
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian, Creative Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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