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Total Score

9.1
368 reviews
Recommended
(9.1)
Food
(9.3)
Service
(9.0)
Value for money
(8.3)
Atmosphere
(8.8)
Scott Humphris

dined on Tue, 15 Oct 2019

(10)
Outstanding and thoroughly enjoyable evening. Food and service 2nd to none!

dined on Sat, 5 Oct 2019

(7)
Service a bit disappointing and food is slow to come out. The food is great.

dined on Sat, 7 Sep 2019

(8)
Beautiful food n friendly wait staff.I found the temperature of the room a cold- had to keep my jacket on

dined on Fri, 7 Jun 2019

(10)
Service above and beyond.... knowledgable.... pleasant.... and extremely happy..... was driving a beautiful dinner experience for my daughters 11th birthday
Owen Paulson

dined on Sat, 4 May 2019

(8)
Great relaxed atmosphere

dined on Sat, 12 Oct 2019

(10)
Best dining experience in Queensland. Yamagen are cooking some seriously good food and offering some seriously good service. 100% coming back.
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Takosu Tuesday

We are fusing elements of the electric pop-culture of Tokyo’s urban flavour and the vibrant streets of Mexico to create the ultimate gastronomic experience, with a bespoke taco menu. The catch? We are experimenting with our creations and need your feedback, and as a thank you for your taco expertise – have one on us!
When
23 Sep 2019 - 30 Oct 2019
Tue 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Perrier-Jouët presents 'The Art of Tasting'

QT and Perrier-Jouët have partnered to create a mini-series dedicated to the art of champagne pairing. Join us for an intimate tasting to experience Yamagen Executive Chef Adam Lane’s effervescent exploration with an exclusive Perrier-Jouët Champagne pairing. Seared Huon salmon belly, kara sumi, edamame, ume shiso pickled cucumber, paired with Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blanc $55 Please note dietaries for this promotion may be politely declined.
When
30 Sep 2019 - 17 Nov 2019
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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I-Yama-Vegan

In celebration of World Vegan Month this November, Yamagen Japanese is annoucing I-Yama-Vegan. Introducing a 6 course Vegan Omakase menu and Vegan cocktail list. The omakase must be selected by minimum 2 pax.
When
01 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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About Yamagen Japanese 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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