Thursday, July 4, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Cool La La: Wok This Way To Flavour Paradise!

Cool La La, located in the heart of Airlie Beach, serves mouthwatering Asian Modern Cuisine and drinks, alongside some classic cocktails.
The Asian inspired restaurant offers a delectable range of non-vegetarian, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options and substitutes, and is open six days a week (Tuesday to Sunday) from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
Abbi Gatdula, the owner of Cool La La, bought the business six years ago from a couple in the Whitsundays who have now left the area. Growing up in the Philippines Abbi mentioned how owning a restaurant there influenced her decision to open Cool La La. Abbi enthused how she loves being able to “interact with people”. The restaurant celebrated its 6 years last week.
When asked what her favourite part of owning a restaurant was Abbi told us it was getting to know all the locals in the area.
“The locals and the social aspect, I like connecting with them”.
The restaurant also serves an array of cocktails, mocktails, wine, beer and soft drinks. Abbi highlighted the fantastic offer they have on their Espresso Martinis. The martinis are available to buy at the restaurant for a sensational $10.
“We have the cheapest espresso martinis in town,” Abbi expressed.
Abbi wanted everyone to know that Cool La La is open and encourages everyone to come and get a taste of the Asian cuisine that the restaurant has on offer.
“We’re indoors and we’re open”.

What is your favourite dish on the menu?
The Sweet and Sour Chicken and Sacha Sauce Pork Fried Rice. Especially for people who are who haven't been there before or are a first timer I always recommend them.

What are the most ordered dishes on the menu?
Pad Thai, Beef Cheeks, Green Curry or Garlic Butter prawns are customers most ordered dishes.

Abbi Gatdula, the owner of Cool La La. Photo supplied

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