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Yamagen Japanese Restaurant

9.2/10
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7 Staghorn Ave, 4217 Surfers Paradise (QLD)See map

Average price $85

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Restaurant menu

  • 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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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.2/10
based on 286 reviews
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Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Craig T.
    Craig T.
    • one review
    5/10

    Expensive, poor authenticity- avocado and lettuce salad is not Japanese, scampi was not tempura but panko, toothfish was overcooked and chewy, ordered sake hot and received room temperature - omakaze menu was overpriced - overall we were very disappointed after previous excellent meals there.

  2. Bree T.
    Bree T.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent service and food!

  3. Melissa A.
    Melissa A.
    • one review
    8/10

    Great sashimi. Attentive staff.

  4. Cheryl C.
    Cheryl C.
    • one review
    10/10

    A delightful experience! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Certainly well worth the cost. For anyone who loves Japanese food this is a restaurant not to be missed! Highly recommended!

  5. Marian J.
    Marian J.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely beautiful food every single time we go. Favourite restaurant ever! We drive from Brisbane just to eat there and straight back. It is never disappointing. Wish We lived closer so that we could go more often. Great value for money.

  6. Carolina A.
    Carolina A.
    • one review
    10/10

    This restaurant was amazing! The food was so beautiful and delicious with an amazing menu and range of Japanese cuisine. Service was also very good and didn’t take very long for all our food to arrive. Overall a great meal.

  7. Gary D.
    Gary D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantabulous spangly magnifico

  8. Yvette S.
    Yvette S.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    We loved the food at Yamagen. So much flavour. Our waitperson was very friendly and informative. I have a booking to come back in a couple of weeks and I am looking forward to it.

  9. Rory C.
    Rory C.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Really good. Need to close doors in winter is the only complaint. Food awesome

  10. Vincent N.
    Vincent N.
    • 20 reviews
    10/10

    Went here for our engagement celebration. Staff were lovely. Gave us a free celebratory drink. Food was absolutely delicious. Sashimi was fresh. Scampi was my favourite. Would recommend to everyone!

  11. Greg N.
    Greg N.
    • 15 reviews
    9.5/10

    We found the waiter and the food quality excellent and due to uncertainty with the drinks menu we went with the sake flight and was presented with an informative and excellent match to the meal. We had the mid range degustation menu and thoroughly enjoyed the quality of the ingredients and presentation. Will certainly visit again.

  12. Linda T.
    Linda T.
    • 5 reviews
    9/10

    Booked a tablet but still need to wait for another 10 mins. Food were really nice. Most of the staff were friendly. Just wish all those set menu would included dessert as well. We enjoyed our night there - thank you for the experience and we will definitely go back next time.

  13. Anne M.
    Anne M.
    • one review
    10/10

    The restraurant was lovely the only thing I didn’t like was the music annoying and the same beat more calmer music or none at all would have been better

  14. Angelo D.
    Angelo D.
    • one review
    9/10

    We went last night with my family, while we wating to take us to the table(15 minutes) I was observing the barman preparing cocktails, he was keeping touching his hair at least in 15 minutes 8 times! From 7:52 pm. Never washed his hands, kepping touching every bottles, glasses, screen tablets for enter the orders go to talk to a group of 3 ladies a quite few times with the attitude look at me l am working at this place l am a king! But never washed his hands! Check on your security cameras not a professional barman for this beatifull restaurant. The chefs and the waiter who helped ud through the night they were really professional and polite!. I could see the chefs cooking with passion, the food was delicous! fantastic presentation of the plates and the service was spot on! Just the young ladies serving food in the dress shoud show more personality one true smile will change their life too customer will be happy to tip them more! But they looked like there were at a funeral! Too serious l understand every human been has bad and good moments! By the way the rest was very good! Just educate the barman don't punish him, just give him a chance to him to learn from mistakes! Thank you

  15. Vivien T.
    Vivien T.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Yummy food and great service...will definitely go back there again.

  16. Lauren B.
    Lauren B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Exceptional EVERYTHING! Great for different dietary requirements (I have Coeliac Disease), great wine, amazing staff, great vibe. Perfect.

  17. Colleen E.
    Colleen E.
    • one review
    7/10

    The place was recommended by friends. We had multiple dishes from the sushi platter and scampi to pork skewers and wagyu tartare (which was my favourite) The food was okay, rather nice, but for the price, l was expecting to be wowed and we weren’t. The ambiance and service was good, and the wine selection extensive. I would not visit again however.

  18. Sonia P.
    Sonia P.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    AMAZING!!! This is by far one of the best Japanese food I had on the Gold Coast. Very well presented, menu with original dishes and absolutely divine taste, very quick and efficient service. Staff was very welcoming and caring. I strongly recommend it and I will return as soon as I get the chance to :)

  19. Yuri L.
    Yuri L.
    • 17 reviews
    10/10

    Delicious food. Excellent service.

  20. Sharon F.
    Sharon F.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    The food was great, but our waiter was terrible, he was a really young kid. It took ages for us to order and especially our drinks. Then we only got two as we didn't even receive our third. Was disappointing as was our 15 year wedding anniversary and wanted it to be special and we came out really disappointed.

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How to get to the restaurant

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

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Gold Coast & Hinterland

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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