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Yamagen Japanese Restaurant

9.4/10
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7 Staghorn Ave, 4217 Surfers Paradise (QLD)See map

Average price $85

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A popular gem amongst our premium selection of the trendiest restaurants right now

Traditional Japanese cuisine alive in a playful Tokyo dream. Neon lights and statement style, Yamagen is where you'll taste it. An izakaya dining experience made to share for a night of vibrant refined flavours. Smoking signature kushiyaki, sushi and delicate market-fresh sashimi.

As the Gold Coast's first fine dining modern Japanese restaurant, we have a history of igniting senses. Electric Tokyo feels matched with tasty culinary worship. With Omakase dining we let you choose your own food adventure. Drink to vibrant nights and relaxing times by indulging in the country's most extensive Japanese whisky collection.

Executive Chef Adam Lane sets the Gold Coast dining trend with his mix of old school and innovative Asian flavours. With a star-studded background and international acclaim, in Adam's culinary arts we trust.

Meet the Chef

Simplicity, quality and great flavours are the defining roadmap by which Adam Lane approaches his food, delivering an eclectic and boundary pushing menu for Yamagen which has taken sophisticated Japanese dining to an entirely new level. With dishes as visually spectacular as they taste, Lane has reinvigorated the Gold Coast's longest running Japanese restaurant, transforming it into a must-dine premium destination, worthy of travelling for. His menus are designed to inspire a sense of “occasion” and intrigue where guests come together easily to enjoy. The share style menu draws from the classic Japanese schools of sashimi, robata and modern Japanese share plates in new and exciting ways. Adam works closely with Queensland suppliers, boutique farmers and specialist growers to deliver the freshest and best tasting local seasonal produce for his menu.

Restaurant menu

Chef Adam Lane
  • Average price $85
Sashimi zensai 8pc
$35
Tuna, salmon, kingfish, snapper
Sushi and sashimi platter 12pc
$45
Chefs selection of seasonal sashimi & nigiri

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Thinly sliced snapper
Fish Tacos and gyoza
Oysters

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Reviews

9.4/10
Excellent351 reviews
9.5/10

Food

9.4/10

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9.3/10

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  • Ashwin S.
    Ashwin S.

    20 May 20222 reviews

    8.5/10

    Great ambience and good food. Good service.

  • Daryl L.
    Daryl L.

    17 May 20221 review

    10/10

    Food was exceptional and our waitress, Carli, was briliant.

  • John A.
    John A.

    5 May 20222 reviews

    10/10
  • Shannah L.

    30 April 20221 review

    10/10

    Such a great restaurant where we went to celebrate our anniversary! We had the $90 per person banquet and a few cocktails and it was lovely. We would definitely recommend to anyone!

  • Tracy B.

    28 April 20221 review

    10/10

    We loved every aspect of Yamagen, exceptional service, menu was superb, and the restaurant itself is gorgeous. Thank you for looking after us, we had a fabulous evening.

  • Lara D.

    27 April 20222 reviews

    10/10

    The food was amazing. The waitstaff were wonderful. We were there for a birthday and they went out of their way to make it special.

  • Sonia P.

    27 April 202212 reviews

    10/10

    An amazing dinner in an amazing restaurant! Food was divine as always!

  • Jason L.
    Jason L.

    1 April 20224 reviews

    10/10

    Good service and excellent food.

  • Nicholas S.

    26 March 20221 review

    10/10

    The restaurant is great. Food is plentiful and delicious. Wine list also extensive.

  • Alice B.

    5 March 20221 review

    9/10
  • Val K.

    26 February 20221 review

    10/10

    This is a great restaurant have eaten here many times and always great Would definitely recommend when visiting the Gold Coast Staff are amazing and the detail of all the meals are amazing

  • Victoria J.

    11 February 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Absolutely fabulous, 10/10, couldn’t fault it

  • Hollie D.

    5 February 20221 review

    10/10

    Beautiful atmosphere and the food was full of flavours. Loved it all

  • Chris C.

    2 February 20221 review

    10/10

    Yamagen was an amazing little restuarant. The ambience was amazing and the service was incredible. The food was insanely delicious, will definitely be heading back

  • Ella K.
    Ella K.

    2 February 20222 reviews

    10/10

    The food was delicious and the atmosphere were very friendly

  • Angela K.
    Angela K.

    21 December 202116 reviews

    8.5/10

    Great food but very small portions and slightly slow service. Amazing cocktails!

  • Faize B.

    15 December 20212 reviews

    10/10

    The best in all aspects...

  • Roman S.

    11 December 20217 reviews

    10/10

    This is nice restaurant with good quality food! the desert was amazing. We normally dont get it, but this was well worth a try! I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Risa Y.

    10 December 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Such a great restaurant ????food was so yummy????

  • Charlie B.
    Charlie B.

    3 December 20211 review

    10/10
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7 Staghorn Ave, 4217, Surfers Paradise (QLD), Australia

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About the restaurant

Meet Yamagen Japanese Restaurant, the hottest new Izakaya on the Gold Coast.

Blending old school kitchen samurai skills with culinary innovation, Yamagen reinvents a traditional Japanese izakaya with a stylish and innovative twist. Spanning three spaces (the bar, table-seki and sushi counter) there's something for all tastes and occasions.

Offering a long list of craft beers, top-shelf sake, Japanese whiskies and cutting-edge cocktails, the bar is the perfect place for the thirsty to start and finish their evening.

Menu highlights include Sashimi Tacos and Master Kobe Wagyu MS9+ straight from the kushiyaki grill, table-seki is the restaurant's main dining area and the best place to take advantage of the full Yamagen experience.

With a limited capacity, the sushi counter is Yamagen's exclusive dining space. Here, guests experience an authentic omakase - a stream of market fresh sashimi and sushi, as well as delicate share plates, like Yellowfin Tuna Tartare - expertly selected by the chef.

Regardless of where you start or finish, Yamagen embodies true Japanese omote-nashi - the art of hospitality. It's all about exceptional food, an electric atmosphere and an interactive dining experience.

This is stylish and innovative izakaya dining that will transport you to the vibrant back alleys of Tokyo... so get ready for the hustle and bustle.

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