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Karen's Diner - Perth, Subiaco, AU-WA

Karen's Diner - Perth

4.0
4
177 reviews
$A40 and under
American
Karens is an interactive diner and an absurdly fun experience. At Karens you will be greeted and waited upon by rude waiters who in return are expecting you to give it full Karen. A place where you can complain until the cows come home because we literally don't care. You can expect good food, good fun and a dining experience like you've never had before. Let us know if it's your birthday, if your name is Karen and for the love of Karen don't ask to speak to the manager....

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2 people

22:30


Booked 24 times today

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. TH

    TracyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Karen's Diner was great. The atmosphere and staff are great and funny at that. Will definitely recommend and return again, my son lives in Melbourne and is looking forward to going there with his friends too
  2. JB

    JenB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Food was prity good but the price wasnt good at all. $60 for 3 entrees. the feeling in the dinner wasn't that great and the people serving weren't very funny
  3. JP

    JasmineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Hilarious Exactly as advertised- good food, terrible service The games were a fun touch
  4. ZE

    ZoeE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    For a karens restaurant it was terrible. My partner and I were treated with no disrespect no attitude no rudeness it was like sitting at a table at McDonald's, while the rest of the customers deffinetly got the royal Karen special. Not sure if it's because of how intimidating we look but that should have been more a reason to dish it. The only thing we enjoyed was the food
  5. KT

    KellyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great fun place, loved the fantastic atmosphere. Staff are very good at their job. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a unique funnily hilarious experience. Get ready for fun patrons!!!!
  6. SI

    SimoneI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    We had fun! Awesome burgers. Great vibe. Thanks guys!!
  7. S

    Shazex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Expected to have a better time. Expected better “interactive” banter. Expected to actually get to eat food. Staff were definitely rude, which was great, but they did not adapt well to being given some back chat which was what we were hoping for! They tried way too hard to be rude and was bordering on corny! They ended up just completely ignoring us to the point when we finally got their attention to order, they had closed the kitchen so we couldn’t actually get to eat! The hype is not worth it. Granted they did waive our bill for the one drink each and a round of incorrect shooters. Expected more, extremely flat ambiance
  8. V

    Vicki

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We did enjoy the experience, but we found that there was too much of the "F" word being used. Karen is a whinger and complains about everything and knows everything. There is not usually foul language involved. We don't mind bad language but the "F" word seemed to be used in every sentence repeatedly.
  9. C

    Customer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We recently been to Karen's to try what this hype was about. We were well aware of the concept of Karen's so went there for few laughs We were pleasantly surprised for the food as it was really nice. But the staff was rude to the point that you don't find it funny and no laughs which we were hoping for. I think staff need to be more trained to mix humour with abuse rather than constant swearing. There were couple of groups left without ordering their food. We felt quite uncomfortable and afraid to ask anything else. So definitely wouldn't be returning and suggested friends to not try this restaurant
  10. EO

    ErinO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good, staff were so funny and will definitely be back.. good laugh
  11. KM

    KyleM

    Perth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good fun, burgers were great. Thought the charge for sauce was rich and don’t remember it being disclosed on the menu. Burgers are already at a premium price to have to pay for sauce but I guess it is Subiaco. Beer with the meal would have been good
  12. N

    Natasha1

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Got kicked out due to fun banter. No rules were breached …ordered a second bottle of wine among five people and basically was refused. Came to have a fun evening and left feeling ripped off! Will never come again or recommend others to go.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great from the get go. The staff were very rude and abusive. Keep it up
  14. NJ

    NothappyJan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We thought it was going to be good natured, aussie banter type humour, but the girls took it too far and were extremely nasty, not funny at all. We were all very anxious to even get up and leave for fear of being caught in the line of fire. Food was good.
  15. GP

    GlenP

    Perth

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    Whilst we understand the poor service side we would think you would still want to make money. We couldn’t get a drink for 30 min upon arrival
  16. KL

    KerryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience, the staff were hilariously rude!!! My girls loved the interactive parts of the night too.
  17. AP

    AliP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A fun and different night out. Not for the easily offended!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    The Karen experience was really fun, but the food was terrible.
  19. l

    lees

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    Quite disappointed in the size of the joint I expected it to be bigger, maybe more food range and drinks
  20. VR

    VanessaR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    I like the concept… but not as good as I have heard about other Karen’s diners in Australia. Perth has no atmosphere about it….Food was good
  21. J

    Janine

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The music was too loud and it was hard to hear and talk with my friends.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with friends for our anniversary’s and we were in stitches of laughter the whole time, just loved it for was bloody amazing! Those chips just delicious. Thanks for a great lunch. Will be back!!
  23. SE

    SamanthaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely had a laugh and a blast !! Staff was absolutely amazing and food was fabulous!
  24. CP

    ColbyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was awesome and the staff were exactly how we expected, played their role perfectly. Don’t go here if you get easily offended. Do go here if you love things a bit crass, a bit crude and very funny.
  25. M

    Mish

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Fun night. Good laughs. I think the staff need to remember not to pick on the patrons personal appearances though. I went with a very already hesitant overweight girlfriend and as soon as they started calling me plastic and picking at my fillers etc it started to make her feel uneasy as if she were next.. all in all, still good fun.
  26. JM

    JasonM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    You know what you’re in for and it delivers Fun night!
  27. L

    Lena

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Great burgers, very filling, fair prices. Horrible service as expected,but put a smile on everyone's face had a great time they put on a great performance..
  28. KR

    KeziaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the absolute best time. My mum did not want to go as she was nervous and she laughed the whole time. Laughter was just what we needed. Food was yum too!
  29. CG

    ChelseaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a fun experience. Definitely worth a visit!!
  30. CC

    CarolC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Karen's Diner is built on bad service. The service we received was terrible, but this was expected, and the staff were lots of bad fun and amusing. The service troubles you have are quite funny and be prepared to be yelled at or belittled. The milkshakes are divine, but don't offer any milk alternatives. However, the there are two issues with Karen's diner, firstly the overuse of the word f**k - it gets spoken too much by the staff, the consistent swearing loses the appeal of bad service and heads into the category of vulgar. You only have a seating for an hour. So, if you want dessert be prepared to ask for it straight up, because we were told we couldn't order it because time was up; the diner needs to make money and offering dessert could be worked into the timing of the bad service structure, rather than letting money go elsewhere. Fun night but the bad service could be improved to be actual "quality bad service" but still with a great diner experience. I would recommend it for a one-off visit.
  31. MS

    MichelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for the experience and we stayed for the food and experience! What a laugh. The food was Diner food and we all enjoyed it. The staff were awesome. Just the right amount of Karen attitude. A big highlight was when Queen Daddy got on the mic and interacted with the restaurant. We will be back.
  32. NS

    NaomiS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good, different day out. They were out of chicken wings, but we enjoyed it and the food was good.
  33. E

    E880

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Without being a real Karen it was quite loud so was hard to have a conversation at our table. Would have been good to get more than one drink too but we enjoyed ourselves and the staff were fantastic
  34. SS

    SarahS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    Our food order was wrong, the cocktails were horrible and tasted like they had no alcohol. Extremely overpriced for what we received. We left bored and disappointed.
  35. PP

    PaulP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Went for the concept. A one off type of thing I think as the food not that great.
  36. K

    Kayezzz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really loved the experience! It was a shock though when there was no banter back and forth lol cause I'm used to that, so I was firmly put in my place! The only thing I would like more of would be interaction from the staff; we were one of the first ones when it opened, and I know there were other customers to look after, but I'd have liked more abuse to be honest! I also used the "c" word and was told I couldn't, but naturally I didn't know if the girl was joking or not!!! Will definitely take unsuspecting people there!!!
  37. JW

    JustinW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    All a bit "meh" to be honest and underwhelming. I guess being from Perth we are hardened and used to bad service so maybe that's why we all thought the so called abuse and humour was way below what we expected. Maybe because of the report last week about the working standards but it seemed that the "actors" were very lacklustre in their performances. Food was a bit better than we thought but we didn't expect much. Would I recommend....nope. Had far better theatre dining experiences. The fee for using a debit card and fact they don't take cash was quite frankly farcical.
  38. LE

    LEESAN

    Perth

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Shame the food was so average it is not hard to make good burgers but ours were soggy and left all feeling like crap
  39. DT

    DominicT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As we arrived we could tell that the staff didn’t even want us around. The staff threw the menu on the table with the outmost care and took the order with a generous side of sarcasm. Definitely will be good to go again
  40. SK

    SpaceK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the concept and it as definitely a fun experience. The food was great diner food and made sense.

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Karen's Diner - Perth is rated 4 stars by 177 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

22:30


Booked 24 times today
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375 Hay St, Subiaco, AU-WA 6008

Additional information

  • Area

    Subiaco

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

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