108 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

9
108 reviews
Recommended
(9.3)
Food
(9.1)
Service
(9.0)
Value for money
(8.1)
Atmosphere
(9.1)

dined on Wed, 24 Apr 2019

(5)
As genuine Yakitori and whiskey lovers we were so keen to try this place and love it, but unfortunately reality didn’t live up to expectations. Booked over a month in advance, but it seemed we were placed at the most inconvenient spot in the restaurant, right near the toilet entrance (the place literally lit every time the toilet door was opened, which beside a large group was often). Apparently a table for 2 can’t book seating in the tatami seating booths which are more private, so there was only a choice of bar (yakitori or whiskey) seating when booking, this is fine however it seemed there were plenty of other couples, including walk-ins, that rules were bent for who were able to take this prime tatami seating on the night. Service was slow...very slow. There was a big group and this is where the service attention seemed to go, clear the place wasn’t prepared for such a large group. Seated at the whiskey bar and served by the bartender meant your food order was taken last behind the continual queue of drink orders that kept coming. Obviously too much pressure for a professional bartender to manage all the drink orders for the restaurant and provide personal service to individual diners - they need to fix that. Amazingly cool fit out, and yummy food, but poor service, seating for couples and lack of priority and consideration for advance booking brings it right down. Having specifically booked to enjoy the Japanese whiskey bar experience, we left feeling like this was a disadvantage against us. When you wait weeks for a special experience only to have a couple of drunks wander in and be seated beside you, it was the final straw. We left feeling disappointed and underwhelmed. Sometimes a hidden door might not be as cool as it seems.

dined on Sun, 21 Apr 2019

(9)
The live music was a wonderful accompaniment to our meal, and the host was very gregarious. It’s difficult to find, but it makes it feel like a special find.

dined on Sat, 20 Apr 2019

(9)
Our new favourite

dined on Mon, 1 Apr 2019

(10)
Great atmosphere great service great food

dined on Sun, 31 Mar 2019

(9)
One of the best Yakitori Bars I have ever been too! And I’ve been to some of the best! The skewers were delicious and so tender without compromising on flavour.

dined on Tue, 26 Mar 2019

(10)
Lovely staff with real passion, great fresh meals and choice of drinks, 3 seating options and love the ambiance. A must try the house whiskey. If your at Burleigh this place is a definite choice restaurant.

dined on Sat, 23 Mar 2019

(10)
I would say it’s most probably my Favorite on the GC

dined on Sat, 9 Mar 2019

(8)
Service was spot on and very welcoming. If you are a couple, would recommend sitting at the kitchen bar to watch the chefs prep

dined on Fri, 8 Mar 2019

(10)
Great atmosphere- mushroom rice and scallop skewers to die for. Red rice wine- a true celebration

dined on Sun, 3 Mar 2019

(10)
love the place one of our favs
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About Iku Yakitori Bar

After our many adventures through Japan, we developed a serious addiction to the abundance of delicious Yakitori Bars scatted throughout each area. The smell, the taste and the sound of the burning chicken juices dripping onto piping hot Binchotan charcoal.... Ahhhhh... I'm hungry just thinking about it!!!

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