Nando’s Subiaco Review

Nando’s Subiaco

Nandos are famous for their Portuguese flame-grilled chicken, which is quite nice, and a good alternative to the deep fried KFC. The best thing is the perri perri sauce, which I buy form the supermarket and use at home. Thankfully you can choose the level of hotness. The chip are pretty good too. The only problem I see is that the price is too much, particularly once you order drinks and sides.

Other Things You Should Know

  • there are many other stores around town
  • open lunch and dinner every day
  • their sauces are available for purchase

Location & Contact

  • address: 375 Hay Street Subiaco, WA 6008
  • phone: 08 9381 9797
  • web:

Grill’d Subiaco Review

Gill’d, Subiaco

Much to their angst, here is another ‘foodie’ blog about Grill’d. Maybe they don’t like them because the reviews are not always in their favour. Grill’d burger are pretty good, but I have a problem paying top dollar for any burger. The basic burgers are very good, but I don’t even want to try the fancy ones like the Goats Cheese & Hummus burger, or the perfect pear with a chicken breast, poached pear, fig paste, avocado, Spanish onion, rocket and parmesan. If I want gourmet food I’ll go to a gourmet restaurant. Just stick to classic burgers and do that well, and I’ll be happy. There is a great range to satisfy everyone, including veggie burgers and specific diets. They do a pretty good chip too, and are kid friendly, so I like to go to Grill’d.

Other Things You Should Know

  • open every day 11am  to 10 or 11pm
  • there are a few other locations about Perth, and they are elsewhere in Australia too.

Location & Contact

  • address: Subiaco Square – Corner of Roberts Rd & Rokeby Rd, Subiaco, WA 6008
  • phone: (08) 9380 9497
  • web:

Wagamama Noodle Bar

wagamama-logoWhen I first went to Wagamamas it was a bit disconcerting sitting side by side with your fellow diners. This is now commonplace, and it does have it’s advantages, and is part of the experience. They serve Japanese and other Asian cuisine inspired food, mostly noodle and rice dishes, at  reasonable prices.  Wagamama is a successful international restaurant chain, with more than 90 restaurants around the world. We have been to several, the latest was in Subiaco, WA.

Food & Drinks

The restaurants are kid friendly, which is part of the attraction for us.  Not only do they provide crayons and paper for the kids to play with, but all children under 12 eat for free. The children’s menu is not the standard chicken nuggets and chips, though the majority of their choices did have chicken. The rest of the menu is mostly noodle as expected, but a good choice of flavours and regional specialties.

Our Meals

I had Yaki Soba – teppan-fried soba noodles with egg, chicken, shrimps, onions, green and red capsicum, beansprouts and spring onions. garnished with mixed sesame seeds, fried shallots and pickled ginger. It was a good as it sounds. My partner did not have such a great experience. She ordered a vietnamese beef  salad from the specials menu. It came out bland with the noodles undercooked. She is not one to send back food, but she had no choice this time as it was unedible. They happily took it back and returned with the same dish cooked as it shoudl have – cooked noodles and lots more flavour. The chef apparently cooked it this time! For the kids meal, we chose chicken skewers (Yakitori), which came on a fun serve of long noodles.


The staff were great, even though we moved tables to get a better view, and sent back one of the mains. Young and cheerful, they were efficient and there when needed.


It was a windy evening, and we were not too sure about our choice to sit on the balcony exposed to the elements a bit. The space to ourselves and the comfy lounges made it worthwhile. It is probably easier to eat your meals seated at the long tables.


Reasonably priced meals, which you would expect for a mostly rice and noodle menu. Drinks were a bit pricey, I never like paying over $7 for a local beer.


It is a nice casual place to go out, and not too expensive. We will go back.


Wagamama Subiaco
Shop 1 / 3 Roberts Rd
Subiaco 6008
phone     (08) 9388 6055