It's not often that you find the best restaurants inside your local shopping centre but Sunnybank's food courts provide exactly that. The southern Brisbane suburb has a large Asian population and as a result, is the place to go to for a range of different Asian cuisines.
Sunnybank Plaza is a large suburban shopping centre with a cinema and 130 specialty stores. There are more than a dozen Asian eateries, many of which, despite being small, hole in the wall style restaurants, receive rave reviews. The Hakataya Noodle Bar in Surfers Paradise has been crowned the best ramen in Australia and its Sunnybank counterpart also receives rave reviews, while Lai Lai Restaurant is known for providing a quality value for money meal.
The Market Square Complex offers seafood markets and butchers offering meats like rabbit and duck. This is also the place to go for a whole roast duck. Get Japanese soups and noodles at Top Noodle and fresh sushi from the Sushi Train, authentic Malaysian at the Malaya Corner or a selection of other Eastern delicacies.
Sunny Park is a smaller shopping centre with a handful of restaurants and eateries. Newwway Karaoke – offering karaoke with your lunch or dinner – is a fun option.
So next time you're in the mood for an authentic Asian meal, skip Fortitude Valley and make the trek to Sunnybank.