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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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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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Truffle wagyu tartare
Quail
Sushi and sashimi platter
Scampi tempura
Thinly Sliced Snapper
Sashimi and Sushi Platter

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.4/10
based on 253 reviews
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Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9/10
  1. 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

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Sonia P.
    Sonia P.
    • 8 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 :)

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

    Delicious food. Excellent service.

  7. 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.

  8. Sonia C.
    Sonia C.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing, highly recommended

  9. Sandy L.
    Sandy L.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    Very helpful staff. Delicious food!!! We had Kingfish and snapper sashimi, tempura toothfish, wagyu beef skewers and lamb cutlets. So yummy and well presented!!!

  10. Leanne C.
    Leanne C.
    • 7 reviews
    9.5/10

    We really enjoyed our meal here. We opted for one of the set menus and the delights kept coming. A wide variety of dishes which included the expected fish, but also lamb and beef. Everything was beautifully prepared. We recommend a visit and we will dine there again.

  11. Sarah B.
    Sarah B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Yuri L.
    Yuri L.
    • 17 reviews
    9.5/10

    Delicious food. Great service.

  13. Bertie F.
    Bertie F.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We did the Omakase menu for dinner - perfect amount of food and it was all delish. Couldn’t fault any of it

  14. Rebecca B.
    Rebecca B.
    • 14 reviews
    9.5/10

    One of the best Japanese restaurants I’ve been to. The sashimi tacos were a standout but all of the food was super tasty. Great service & selection of drinks topped off a great night out

  15. Harley T.
    Harley T.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    We have been to this Japanese restaurant many times and the food is delicious with excellent service. The food is exciting Japanese and is always beautifully presented and tastes awesome. Well worth the visit for Japanese food and with a great selection of drinks available.

  16. Andrew B.
    Andrew B.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    The food was refined and well presented. Service attention was excellent.

  17. Shirley Y.
    Shirley Y.
    • 9 reviews
    9/10

    Food was great and very well priced! Restaurant was very busy and food came out a bit slow but we still had a great time regardless.

  18. Doug M.
    Doug M.
    • one review
    5/10

    The food had a few nice dishes but for the price it was OK. The service overall was also OK.. they forgot an item from the degustation menu - we ordered a few extra plates- and also our drinks(; one of the plates took a long time to come out despite asking the staff on 3 seperate occasions and each time to be told it’s almost done (took a further 25 min from when 1st asked a plate of prawns). Then there was a large table that came late (also had the degustation menu) and to catch up our meals coming our were delayed.

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

    Nice Japanese food. Excellent service.

  20. Janis K.
    Janis K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely wonderful food from the cold sashimi to the waghu meat. We had the set menu at $70-00 each. Perfect size for us - didn’t have us leaving hungry or over full

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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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