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    • ADDRESS:
      8 Jianguo Zhong Lu,
      near Chongqing Nan Lu
      建国中路8号, 近重庆南路
    • PHONE:
      5468 0118
    • AREA:
      Huangpu
    • METRO:
      5 mins walk from Dapu Bridge
    • HOURS:
      Daily, 10am-12am
    • CARDS:
    • PRICE:
      $$$$$
    • WEB:
      -
    • HAPPY HOUR:
      Daily, 4-7pm and 10pm-12pm, buy one get one free, all drinks except bottles of wine
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      Kakadu is a modern casual Western restaurant with a small but plush lounge and a menu scattered with "bush spices", game meats like crocodile and kangaroo, and a range of standard steaks, pizzas, and pastas.
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    • Happy Hour

      Aussie restaurant / BBQ Kakadu on Jianguo Lu has a two-tiered happy hour, with all drinks (except bottles) buy-one-get-one from 4-7pm and again from 10pm-12am.
      Nightlife | Kakadu | daily |
    • Kakadu's Big Saturday Barbie

      Australian restaurant Kakadu does an all-you-can-eat barbecue and free-flow Asahi beer and soft drinks every Sunday. The selection of food includes "beef, lamb and pork chorizo sausages, marinated chicken fillets,...
      Dining | Kakadu | Saturdays until Apr 16 2016 |
    • Kakadu's Monday Night Ribs

      Kakadu's offers half price on their ribs every Monday. That's bbq pork barbecued pork ribs marinated in Kakadu's spicy Bundaberg rum and Coke sauce, served with chips or mashed potato, and salad or chilli-lime...
      Dining | Kakadu | Mondays |
    • Early Bird Breakfast

      Kakadu offers 50% off their breakfast items from 10-11.30am every day of the week. They have rare game meats here like kangaroo and crocodile, plus a range of standard steaks, pizzas, and pastas, though options are...
      Dining | Kakadu | daily |
    • Double Happy Hour

      Australian restaurant Kakadu has two happy hours every day from 4-7pm and 10pm-midnight. They offer 50% off on all their alcoholic drinks except bottles of wine and rum. That's a sound deal right there.
      Nightlife | Kakadu | daily except Sat & Sun |
    • Oyster Deal

      Kakadu offers a dozen live Australian oysters for 150rmb on Tuesdays. The oysters are shucked, laid out on a bed of ice, and are presented with lemon wedges. The Australian restaurant also has several game meats on...
      Dining | Kakadu | Tuesdays |
    • Teacher Appreciation Night

      Sweet deal for teachers every Wednesday night at long-running Aussie restaurant Kakadu on Jianguo Lu. International school staff members get 50% off any item on their dinner menu. Half-price on steaks, seafood, ribs,...
      Dining | Kakadu | Thursdays |

    ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • 2016-01-26 Finished

      Kakadu's Australia Day Barbecue

      Kakadu has their second Australian day bbq buffet on January 26, three days after their first one. This one is cheaper, going for 148rmb for adults and 74rmb for kids older than six. Kids under six eat for free....
      Dining | Kakadu | on Tue Jan 26 2016 |
    • 2016-01-23 Finished

      Australia Day Roast

      Big Aussie party here. AustCham Shanghai and the Australian Shanghai Association is hosting an Australian Day celebration with a roast at Kakadu. The party includes free-flow beer, wine, bbq, a Pavlova bake-off live...
      Dining | Kakadu | on Sat Jan 23 2016 |
    • 2015-12-25 Finished

      Christmas Day

      Just a straight-up Aussie Christmas buffet for 348rmb for adults and 174rmb for kids. Here's what's going on with that: "Salads, Cold Ocean Prawns, Cold Cut Meats, Cheese & Dried Fruits; Pumpkin & Ginger Soup, Mashed...
      Dining | Kakadu | on Fri Dec 25 2015 |
    • 2015-12-24 Finished

      Christmas Eve

      For their "Aussie Christmas", Kakadu has a three course dinner featuring "Emu Carpaccio served with pickled beetroot, rocket, parmesan cheese and a horse radish and mustard aioli. Or Grilled Garlic Prawns in a creamy...
      Dining | Kakadu | on Thu Dec 24 2015 |
    • 2015-04-01 Finished

      Half Price Ribs

      Nice Monday night ribs deal at this Aussie restaurant. Every Monday from 6-10pm, they do a half rack for 74rmb or a whole rack for 114rmb, served with chips or mashed potatoes and salad or chili-lime butter sweet corn...
      Dining | Kakadu | Mondays |
  • Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    happyckuo
    Joined Dec 26, 2011
    Is Taiwanese
    Posted 2 Reviews
    We were a party of 9 including 2 kids, and we pre-ordered 4 full racks and 1 half rack one day ahead. The staff consisted of a completely clueless Chinese guy, 2 Filipino girls and a Filipino manager. We assumed the lady that walked around the restaurant constantly holding her infant baby and gave us a menu is the boss lady.

    I was on time, as usual, at 7 and asked the Chinese guy what the half price ribs come with if any sides, he did NOT know. After a long pause, I asked if he can go ask someone, and he proceeded to go flip the menu on the side. He never came back to answer me before I flagged down the manager and he explained that I can get two sides of either corn on the cob or mashed potatoes.

    After the party arrived we ordered 3 salads and it took a while to come but were gobbled up by us within minutes. The salads were good portions and tasted 4/5 however they looked a little too similar to one another. I thought they could maybe play up different vegetables a little bit more.

    Forgot to mention the tedious ordering process. Apparently after much explaining, we were NOT to choose EITHER corn on the cob or mashed potatoes for the sides, but instead to choose TWO out of the corn or mashed potatoes or SALAD. Since we had 4 full racks and one half rack, I told the waitress why don't we just order 9 sides, but she could not understand. I then said why don't we do 2 salad sides for the first rack, 2 mashed potatoes for the second rack and so on but she kept insisting we have the option to two DIFFERENT sides per rack. Eventually we ordered one rack, it's two sides, then the next rack and so on and so on until the last half rack.

    The ribs did not come until 9 PM. We had asked them so many times where our food was that we the waiters were beginning to be afraid to come to our side.

    The ribs were delicious, portion enormous. The value is great. We had a great meal, albeit drawn out due to the ribs arriving so late. The other table that arrived after us got their ribs first and they had long finished before ours even arrived.

    The manager offered us a drink on the house to make up for the ribs being late, and it made us all very happy. We immediately forgot and forgave about the late ribs.

    We could not finish and took 3 half racks home. We were 5 women and 2 men and 4.5 full racks was too much. I would suggest half a rack per person is enough unless the party is all men with a great appetite.

    Out with the old, in with the new
    For Kakadu on May 18, 2015
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    DagmarSolange
    Joined Jul 31, 2012
    Is Australian
    Posted 2 Reviews
    After seeing the post on smartshanghai for a plate of ribs I excitedly sent it to my friend and planned a Monday evening feast. We had started with the incredible oysters (service, cocktails, decor, etc) at The Nest which arguably set our expectations a tad high, but regardless of this what was promised at Kakadu was significantly below what we received.

    Monday can be pretty quiet dining in general so I get it that restos want to up their business with deals. Thing is, you can't just get people in the door with an ad for ribs and then deliver them lukewarm service and COLD RIBS. Are you serious? Cold Ribs?!? The only reason we came was because we were lured in by the thought of succulent, smoky, delicious ribs, and instead got some almost, nearly, not really warm meat drowned in sauce.

    Luckily for us they were accompanied by some sweet corn also drowned in sweet&sour sauce - gross. If the place had been pumping and staff were running riot I would have had less beef, but there were only 2 other tables aside from ours so this is nowhere near acceptable.

    Furthermore, when we explained to our waitress that the ribs were cold, she first had to go and discuss with the kitchen instead of taking them away directly - also not legit.

    The staff appear to mean well, they just aren't properly trained. Management should really get their act together or soon we'll be seeing another resto go into administration. Wouldn't be such a bad thing in this instance I suppose.
    Return Visit
    For Kakadu on December 11, 2014
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    Atmosphere
    With Friends
    funkatudinal
    Joined Aug 25, 2006
    Posted 13 Reviews
    Sometimes when you are a fairly regular type of bloke at a restaurant, you don't put in any efforts to review it. God forbid a cackle of Poms should start to frequent the place. Our even worse, Yanks. But here we go, Kakadu.

    Kakadu is a stalwart, a legend, an institution. There's that. But there's a whole lot more. On this last visit, I had "several" glasses of very serviceable red wine at happy hour prices, served by an excellent bartender with a lead-handed pour. God bless you and I hope Santa brings you something special.

    Dinner was a selection of crab spring rolls - crispy, excellent - combined with a nicely cooked sirloin - medium rare. What I love is that you have great food, not pretentious at all, with great wines and nice people. Like a good Australian mate. Hangs out, swears a bit, great character. Keep it up, Kakadu.
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