The Gold Coast's best Japanese
Japanese food probably isn’t the first cuisine that springs to mind when you think of the Gold Coast, but it’s certainly been booming - from casual diners and trendy izakayas to extravagant feasts (and more options to come when 8 Street opens soon!).
Whether you’re craving katsu or sashimi these places are sure to get your rice sticky when it counts.
Muso | Mermaid Beach
If Japanese is what you’re craving then be sure that you’ll be nori-ing on the finest when you come here. With monthly specials like spicy beef brisket ramen and a classic menu that never fails, you’ll feel like you’re sitting in the middle of Toshimaen.
Ramen Danbo | Southport
If plates of gyoza, bowls of ramen and edamame make you weak at the knees, then schedule a physio because Danbo albeit the new kid on the block is soooy good. If you’re ramen lover, do yourself a favor and try the rich ramen here.
JFX | Southport
This hard and fast eatery is good when you’re in search of umami but are a little short on the money. Check these guys out for $8.90 lunch specials.
SOMETHING A BIT FANCY
Yamagen – QT| Surfers Paradise
With an interactive sushi bar, Queensland’s largest whiskey selection and meats grilling over binchotan charcoal seven days a week, you’d better make your way down to the prestigious Japanese Izakaya – Yamagen.
Kiyomi – The Star | Broadbeach
Boasting two chef hats, Kiyomi is a must check out for any Japanese lover. With menus changing seasonally, you can’t go wrong with their seven-course Omakase menu – just be prepared to open your wallet.
Misono Japanese – The Marriot | Surfers Paradise
Hibachi meats, sushi, nigiri and a show all at once, that’s what you’ll get at this budding teppanyaki restaurant. Prepare yourself for a giggle before you come here because the chefs are absolutely hilarious. Open for dinner 7 days a week, this place is perfect for any occasion.
Itoshin | Mermaid Beach
All about authenticity, Itoshin has been in the Japanese game long before instagram was filled with sushi dates and ramen. Come here and enjoy loads of fresh, high-grade sashimi and a great sake menu to match.
Etsu Izakaya | Mermaid Beach
One of the trendiest spots on the Gold Coast, this place is perfect for a date and a drink, but most of all this place is known for its creative Japanese cuisine made for sharing, from the sushi bar to the robata grill. It’s time to wok and roll!