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Etsu Izakaya


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  • Average price $75
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Aburi salmon
Ebi tempura
Tuna (maguro)
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Ratings & Reviews


based on 666 reviews
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Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Anastasiia Z.
    Anastasiia Z.
    • 13 reviews

    Love this place! Vibe, service & a food is great! always fresh oysters & sashimi platter is yum! I would highly recommend it for everyone. Love that it’s so hidden as well

  2. Nyrell M.
    Nyrell M.
    • 2 reviews

    Could not fault anything about our experience whilst dining at Etsu. Service, food drinks, friendly staff- perfect in every way. Last time we dined the atmosphere was more electric but we are putting that down to covid, will dine there again and again

  3. Audrey A.
    Audrey A.
    • one review

    I’ve been here three times now and the food is consistently amazing. The vegetarian maki is the best maki I’ve ever had (even when I used to eat meat), and the decor and vibe of the place is really fun.

  4. Sophie B.
    Sophie B.
    • one review

    Excellent service and food was delivered promptly but not too rushed. Spicy edamame, pork ribs and signature dessert are a must order! wine, beer and cocktails were also great. All around a wonderful experience. Only suggestion might be that music was a bit loud.

  5. Chrissie K.
    Chrissie K.
    • one review

    Wow ???? the food was amazing and the service was brilliant best restaurant I’ve experienced in a long time

  6. Paul S.
    Paul S.
    • one review

    Heard good things before we came so our expectations were high. Unfortunately we were disappointed with meal sizes. Presentation was pretty good on most dishes though

  7. Kritsada K.
    Kritsada K.
    • one review

    The restaurant is perfect for my birthday! Everyone enjoyed the the food and atmosphere Thanks all the staff for hosting us definitely going back for try some more food!

  8. Zach E.
    Zach E.
    • one review

    Without a doubt one of the coolest places with some of the best food on the Gold Coast! Absolutely love Etsu

  9. Emmie A.
    Emmie A.
    • one review

    We especially love the sashimi and sake here. All the menu options are so, so good! Service is attentive and energetic and the atmosphere is vibrant and buzzing.

  10. Rachael F.
    Rachael F.
    • 2 reviews

    We have lived here for 10 years. My husband is a Chef. Our favourite restaurant on the Gold Coast Love it

  11. david h.
    david h.
    • one review

    Excellent food and ambiance great service and very friendly staff great value . Little bit too loud music but still a great night beer was nice and cold

  12. Stephen W.
    Stephen W.
    • 2 reviews

    Great food, if a bit too noisy. The place can be slightly hard to find, but that maybe a good thing. Our table services was exceptional. The wine list was good. We chose the $85 set menu and it was a really generous amount, with great variety. Parking can be a bit difficult.

  13. Benny H.
    Benny H.
    • one review

    The food was up with the best on the Gold Coast. Traditional Japanese with some modern twists but maintains the essence of the cuisine. The seating arrangement is an experience in itself. It was a busy night and the service done their best to keep up

  14. Ken Q.
    Ken Q.
    • 29 reviews

    Excellent food and service

  15. Rosemary N.
    Rosemary N.
    • one review

    This was one of the best meals I have had since moving up from Melbourne 2 years ago. I loved the venue, hidden behind a non disclosed door, the atmosphere inside was beautiful and the food was incredible. Try the seared tune, and the seaweed salad. They were my two favourites. I would definitely go again.

  16. Rocky W.
    Rocky W.
    • 51 reviews

    Great to find a good Japanese restaurant on the Gold Coast. Terrific atmosphere, food was delicious, staff attentive. One of those places on my favourites list.

  17. Jennie L.
    Jennie L.
    • 13 reviews

    Wow !! So good we are young back Monday

  18. Deb C.
    Deb C.
    • 3 reviews

    Had a great night

  19. Janet B.
    Janet B.
    • one review

    Knowing you are at the right door is hard - just slide back the white door under the red lantern - but when you get inside the food is wonderful - thoroughly enjoyed it.

  20. Teresa C.
    Teresa C.
    • one review

    This restaurant use to be our favourite Since the owners have been investigated with the tax department for not paying their staff properly the quality and size of the food has gone done hill dramically So disappointed They had a great local following

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How to get to the restaurant

2440 Gold Coast Highway., 4218, Mermaid Beach, Australia, RestaurantAddress

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About the restaurant

?Traditional Yet Trendy

Hidden in the heart of Mermaid a Beach is the modish Etsu Izakaya. These guys mission is to serve traditional Japanese cuisine imitating that which you'd find in Japan itself. The dishes range from sushi and sashimi to skewer grilled meats and vegetables.

The perfect place for a hot date, Etsu has a romantic and mysterious atmosphere. Their fondness for dark lighting gives the impression that it is candlelit and the restaurant's style is chic and exclusive. If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, Etsu is the ideal place for a first date as the dishes are both delicious and exotic.

After dinner Etsu provides traditional Japanese sake at the bar where you and your partner or date can kick back and relax. There is a choice between traditional Japanese whiskeys and cocktails as well as more Western choices. If you're looking for an exotic experience in an upmarket and modish environment Etsu Izakaya is the perfect place for a meal.

Best dish: Crispy teriyaki chicken with orange jam.


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