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“An experience not to be missed if $$$ is not an issue”

Wasabi Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #48 of 376 Restaurants in Noosa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 65 - US$ 108
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The only 2 hat restaurant in Noosa, Wasabi restaurant & bar overhangs the scenic Noosa River, opposite the Noosa Recreation Reserve. The entirely waterfront dining space has spectacular river views with amazing sunset vistas by day and a warm, contemporary, intimate dining space by night. Voted Queensland's #1 regional restaurant for the Good Food Guide, awarded two chefs hats, listed in Gourmet Travellers top 100 restaurants, and voted the Hottest Regional Restaurant in the Australians Hot 50 List, Wasabi's food has a contemporary sensibility that is still deep rooted in Japanese purity.
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

It was a last minute decision to take the plunge and dine like royalty. We booked on Thursday morning for Friday lunch. I asked for a table with a view, and I think if you are looking for a view, go for lunch and not dinner. The weather plays a big part in the whole experience. We were sitting right at the edge where we were able to open the louvres and allow the breeze to come through. It was almost surreal. The restaurant itself was very well decorated and fitted out. It even comes with the traditional floor setting which would be a great experience. The choice of music was a little odd. Jazz music all afternoon. I was imagining traditional Japanese music and would believe that it would be more appropriate.
The food, I am not sure how to write a review without carrying on forever. We selected the 7 course omakase. I am not going to go through every course. But will highlight the particularly memorable ones.
The spanner crab tempura, was a standout. The batter was bubbly and light, the custard, was very difficult not to mop up every drop. The dish incorporating the onigiri and duck broth, was just amazing. The broth was so rich, but clear and somehow refreshing. The dessert, was unexpectedly fabulous!

The service is impeccable. All the table service staff very knowledgeable and explained every dish. Whether or not they really knew what they were talking about, I don't quite care. It isn't easy to remember all of the components of the dishes, not to mention explain it to the diners.

If you are not going to think of how much it costs, and how expensive every mouthful is going to be. It will be a very enjoyable experience. It isn't just about the food, but the whole experience itself. This is definitely a restaurant that also feeds the eyes. Every dish is painstakingly beautifully prepared.

If it is a special occasion or a treat for someone special, by all means make a reservation. But if you are going to keep thinking of how much it costs, perhaps don't bother as it will spoil the whole experience.

By the way, 7 courses was sufficient to feed us both. Both my partner and I have very healthy appetites.

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We had high expectations after this was recommended to us.
Unfortunately it didn't live up to it.
The wagu was just average. Wasn't bad but was far from great and after being charged an extra 25pp for it we expected more.
On a positive note the lamb gyoza's
The nigiri were good.

Maybe it was an off night.
Which isn't acceptable at the price.

6  Thank Beached-Taco
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

From the moment we arrived, to the music play list, to the dish introduction at every delivery, the nine course degustation was nothing less than impeccable. Worth the splash.
The only faulter i could give was if they had added to the Japanese experience with a warm towel at the end of the meal, yet really nothing more to say here!

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Wasabi offers lovely Japanese in a great environment overlooking the Noosa river. Blow the expense and just do it!

1  Thank BindH
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant rivals testuya for me without the testuya price tag, beautiful dishes that have so much depth.. Service is amazing, I will definitely be back. The food was that good I didn't even think about taking photos

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