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Yamagen Japanese Restaurant

9.6/10
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7 Staghorn Ave, 4217 Surfers Paradise (QLD)See map

Average price A$85

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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.

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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 A$85
Sashimi zensai 8pc
A$35
Tuna, salmon, kingfish, snapper
Sushi and sashimi platter 12pc
A$45
Chefs selection of seasonal sashimi & nigiri

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9.6/10
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  • Rocky W.
    Rocky W.

    July 23, 202258 reviews

    10/10
  • Monique L.
    Monique L.

    July 22, 20221 review

    8.5/10
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle B.

    July 12, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    The restaurant was great! A small group of 4 ordered a set Menu Omakase & finished with Japanese whisky tasting flight. We loved it.

  • Lillian C.
    Lillian C.

    July 2, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Amazing service and ambience. Food was delicious and well presented. Loved being here. Will definitely recommend to friends. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Lou T.
    Lou T.

    June 23, 20221 review

    10/10
  • Ellysha L.
    Ellysha L.

    June 17, 20221 review

    10/10

    Food and service both exceeded my expectation Went here for a friend birthday and the waiter was exceptional, gave us recommendations and explained every dish. We felt very taken care of

  • Mark R.
    Mark R.

    June 15, 20221 review

    10/10

    Delish food...not a complaint and prompt friendly service. Worth every cent ! Great room . I won't book an early sitting again as we had to leave for the 7 30 sitting !@

  • Matt M.
    Matt M.

    May 21, 20221 review

    10/10

    Delicious food in a fun, classy vibe

  • Ashwin S.
    Ashwin S.

    May 20, 20222 reviews

    8.5/10

    Great ambience and good food. Good service.

  • Daryl L.
    Daryl L.

    May 17, 20221 review

    10/10

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

  • John A.
    John A.

    May 5, 20222 reviews

    10/10
  • Shannah L.

    April 30, 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.

    April 28, 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.

    April 27, 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.
    Sonia P.

    April 27, 202212 reviews

    10/10

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

  • Jason L.
    Jason L.

    April 1, 20225 reviews

    10/10

    Good service and excellent food.

  • Nicholas S.

    March 26, 20221 review

    10/10

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

  • Alice B.

    March 5, 20221 review

    9/10
  • Val K.

    February 26, 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.

    February 11, 20222 reviews

    10/10

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

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

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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