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Yamagen Japanese Restaurant

7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5584 1200
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sashimi” (31 reviews)
“edamame” (7 reviews)
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the Omakase set menu. Oh my, there was so much food and so amazing. Every time they brought more food out they would explain what was in the dish. Yolanda was looking after us. She was so amazing and even asked us if...More

Thank Tmanwarring
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beyond incredible ., the Kobe steak with garlic and wasabi butter was beyond belief incredibly beautiful meat melted in your mouth superb .. staff perfect . The surroundings Japanese gardens and bamboo blowing in the wind perfect .. You can taste the incredible care of...More

Thank Melissa Louise B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stop your search right now this place is beyond incredible. From start to finish this was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had at a restaurant. We were greeted by the sensational Kent who made us feel welcomed and pumped us up for what...More

Thank Alexandra R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came with a group of friends for a birthday dinner they managed to cater for a vegetarian and ciallac whilst doing a banquet menu for the whole table. Food was amazing and highly recommend for anyone.

Thank Taco B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Defiantly get the 9 course omasake if you like to try a bit of everything. It’s the best value for money and defiantly fills you up by the end. Each dish was beautifully presented and so delicious. Our server was lovely he accidentally ordered me...More

Thank reviewsonstuff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 star food, great atmosphere, survice was nice and quick. Great variety of food in the set menu and Staff were very helpful.

Thank Stay36500468048
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food, drinks and service were all amazing. Our server, Chloe was extremely informative and helpful. And the manager, Kent was very organised and lovely. Would highly reccomend!

Thank Cassie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to a business dinner on Thursday night at Yamagen at the QT Hotel Surfers Paradise.I loved the high quality sushi and sashimi plus the lamb cutlets(which seemed a bit out of place in a Japanese restaurant!!).Great service and atmosphere.

Thank DavidFD7586CR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is amazing, Kent and his wonderful staff are so friendly and make the dining experience truely perfect. We have three little girls so getting out to enjoy a date night is rare, upon arrival we were instantly made welcome. We did not have...More

Thank EleshaandRicky
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first posted a review on Yamagen's Facebook page on 21 June: The food is delicious and beautifully balanced in flavours. I highly recommend the chocolate fondant - the best dessert I’ve ever had. I really enjoy how knowledgeable each server is about each dish...More

Thank Krystel D
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18 November 2018|
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Response from geckogirlj | Reviewed this property |
You would have to email them to ask. But I recall seeing some vegetarian options with the salad, grilled haolumi cheese, edamame etc...
14 April 2018|
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Response from QTAndyR | Property representative |
Smart Casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Surfers Paradise
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5584 1200
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Yamagen, a champion of the Gold Coast dining scene for over 30 years, has had a major facelift. Following a complete redesign by internationally renowned designer, Nic Graham, Yamagen is now bringing boisterous welcomes, smoking kushiyaki grills and the electric vibe of downtown Toyko to Surfers Paradise from 28 July 2017. Blending old school kitchen samurai skills with new school chef invention, Yamagen reinvents a traditional Japanese izakaya with a stylish and innovative twist. Spanning three unique spaces (the bar, table-seki and sushi counter) Yamagen’s culinary journey is crafted by chefs Yoshihiro Yamazaki, Mitsuo Yoshino, Kei Sato and Shintaro Kosugi. Offering a long list of craft beers, top-shelf sake, Japanese whiskies and cutting-edge cocktails, like the Utsumi Sour (Tanqueray gin, peach liqueur, aomomo peach, lemon) and the Dragon Ball (shochu, pomegranate liqueur,yuzu, lime, eggwhite) the bar is the perfect place for the thirsty to start and finish their evening. Seating up to 76 guests and serving dishes such as 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 (15 guests), 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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