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Etsu Izakaya

9.7/10
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2440 Gold Coast Highway., 4218 Mermaid BeachSee map

Average price $75

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  • Average price $75
    Special request
Aburi salmon
Inside out salmon & avocado roll, topped w/ seared salmon, spicy aioli & soy glaze
Ebi tempura
Inside out tempura prawn & avocado roll wrapped in soy sheets w/ spicy tenkasu & jalapeno aioli
Tuna (maguro)
Inside out tuna & avo roll, topped w/ seared tuna, chives, dry miso & sesame yuzu sauce
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.7/10
based on 846 reviews
Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review. The global rating is based on all ratings and reviews but only those written in English are displayed.
Quality of food :9.7/10
Service :9.6/10
Setting :9.5/10
  1. Candice L.
    Candice L.
    • one review
    10/10

    We have visited multiple times it’s always a wonderful experience great food, drinks and ambiance will definitely keep coming back whenever we visit the Gold Coast!

  2. Kandee T.
    Kandee T.
    • one review
    10/10

    One of the best Japenese restaurants we’ve ever eaten at in Australia. Great service, awesome atmosphere, amazing cocktails and fresh beautiful food. Highly recommended and we’ll definitely be back.

  3. Kasun J.
    Kasun J.
    • one review
    10/10

    An excellent selection of Japanese and fusion food and an amazing selection of drinks--highly recommended, and the staff are well-informed, friendly and efficient :)

  4. Nicole R.
    Nicole R.
    • one review
    10/10

    You will not find better tasting food anywhere! The service is also top notch! Friendly and superb! It is our favourite restaurant on the Gold Coast!

  5. Anna P.
    Anna P.
    • one review
    10/10

    The time in Etsu was amazing, food was great, staff very friendly,we are really happy to dine in:)))))) Definitely we will come back and will recommend to our friends!!!!

  6. Craig D.
    Craig D.
    • one review
    10/10

    A great surprise from start to finish. From when you slide back the barn door to find this bustling energetic restaurant. Nothing like a traditional Japanese restaurant. But the food is fantastic, the service is spot on and although not cheap, is definitely value for money.

  7. Rafael C.
    Rafael C.
    • one review
    7/10

    Etzu was one of my favourites places in the gold coast until today. I brought my employees for dinner and drinks And after one 1.5 hours waiter came to us and brought me the bill - he was giving me some pressure to pay the bill and leave! very disappointing.

  8. K R.
    K R.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    Wonderful food, amazing drinks and great service. Can’t help but feel pressured to vacate our table despite being sat later than originally booked. We were aware of the 2 hour window and were respectful of that. We were booked for 6:15 however weren’t seated until 6:30 and told at 8 that another table were booked at 8:15. We left at 8:30 after finishing up our drinks and noticed that another table was empty, set and ready for another booking and no one waiting. I feel like we were pushed out and that leaves a bad taste in your mouth after enjoying great food and great drinks. I know the restaurant is trying to cater for other bookings but they should never make you feel pressured to the point that they are telling you that you have to leave, especially when there is no other people waiting!!

  9. Carol K.
    Carol K.
    • 20 reviews
    10/10

    We love this restaurant and always come whenever we visit the Gold Coast. The food is always excellent and the service ditto! The staff are also obliging with our seating requests since we're a couple of oldies!

  10. Tanya P.
    Tanya P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Exquisite delicious Japanese food, we loved it.

  11. Jaye B.
    Jaye B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely amazing food. I did read the menu on line and choose a list of plates we all wanted to try before we arrived. I showed our waiter who was really helpful and knowledgeable about the entire restaurant. It did make it easier as we don’t go to a lot of Japanese restaurants. Everything was so well presented and tasted amazing. Food came out in a perfect order and was the best shared experience I think we have had. We will be back and the soft shell crab sushi and that stake will be on our table again for sure, along with other plates we didn’t get to try. Desert is a must. Thanks for a great evening Fox.

  12. Marisa M.
    Marisa M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Behind the wooden barn door is a cool Melbourne laneway vibe restaurant.. The food is fabulous and designed to share amongst the table.. great drinks and staff are very knowledgeable of their menu’s and are great with suggestions if you are unsure what to order.. couldn’t fault this little gem

  13. Deanna N.
    Deanna N.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Absolutely loved it. It was a second visit and even better than the first time we went. The food was exceptionally well balanced and enjoyable. I waste it was an absolute delight

  14. Theoni M.
    Theoni M.
    • one review
    10/10

    The staff were fabulous and the food was delicious. Looks like nothing from the outside however once you walk in, it’s absolutely gorgeous. Definitely will be going back again. Highly recommended.

  15. Alex B.
    Alex B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely superb from start to finish! Seated at the bar with great service, the food and cocktails could not be faulted. Will be back any time we're in the Goldy.

  16. Siobhan M.
    Siobhan M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    one of our favs, we're regulars and we love it - food is always great and the atmosphere - super! The oysters ponzu are a firm favourite and the sushi is awesome. also recommend the kingfish and the scallops dry miso are to die for. Pls bring back the brownie with whiskey ice-cream :)

  17. Jeff P.
    Jeff P.
    • one review
    10/10

    This was such a great find. Once behind the door, great ambience and cool vibe. Choose the set banquet and was not disappointed. Sensational food and service. Will be coming back.

  18. Jaimi H.
    Jaimi H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Staff incredible, food was amazing, specials were great and will be new menu items which is exciting. Atmosphere is always buzzing with energy, great place to be!

  19. Johanna S.
    Johanna S.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    We love Etsu, and have dined there a few times. I’m visiting from Melbourne, and it was a treat my daughter and her partner to Etsu after our isolation. Service is always good and food amazing. The meals are quick (perhaps due to current restrictions) but love the ambiance.

  20. Riley F.
    Riley F.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Such a good night! Customer service was exceptional, Lachlan made a instant connection with our table and took the time to have a conversation. The food was just the cherry on top, so many great flavours and fresh fish it was amazing.

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

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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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