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Bird's Nest Restaurant

West End Central Shop 5 220 Melbourne St | South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3844 4306
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“skewers” (58 reviews)
“yakitori” (74 reviews)
“chicken skin” (11 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
West End Central Shop 5 220 Melbourne St | South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Whenever I am in the Valley this is our go to place. Food is always excellent, service is great and prices are reasonable. Nothing more I want.

Thank Jon P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good for lunch. Reasonable price at $12.00. The food was delicious and the service very good which is great at lunch as, if you are on a lunch break, you do not always have unlimited time.

Thank ChrisBX6511RZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice setting inside, great relaxing feel but it just meets expectations every time... u can go wrong here, good pricing but load up as the portion are a tad small for a big bloke but not gunna complain when u get quality food like this.....More

Thank Ben W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for dinner on a Wednesday night at 6pm. Happy hour is from 6pm-7pm (Fortitude Valley) and beers are $5 instead of $11.50. Great yakitori options with the chicken skins being a highlight. I also love the taro chips with caramel sauce and the cabbage...More

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Great staff, great food and awesome atmosphere. Highly recommend it. They're coming up with new dishes all the time. They listen to the customers.

Thank 400joh
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We were in Brisbane for three days for the Japanese Festival in the West End and used this restaurant to set the mood. The festival was very crowded and the lines for food huge so this place proved to be the best option. We had...More

Thank GraftonRiverguide
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Always Fantastic food great services awesome selection of alcohol you want the best yakitori in town? Look no further! :)

1  Thank viktor p
Management response:Responded 20 July 2017

Hi Viktor, Thank you for your great review. We're so glad you loved our yakitori. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

After seeing Emi & Marie on The Hot Plate we said if we ever went back to Brisbane we would visit. We were not disappointed in any way. Sensational food coupled with great service and we had a wonderful time.

Thank Hoozi51
Management response:Responded 13 July 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We’re delighted you enjoyed our restaurant on your trip to Brisbane. We can’t wait to have you back again soon!

Reviewed 19 June 2017

We visited the Fortitude Valley restaurant on Fri night. I had high hopes for this place because I loved Yakitori when we were in Japan and I wasn't disappointed. It felt just like some of the restaurants we visited there, the food was so tasty...More

Thank Emma A
Management response:Responded 13 July 2017

Thanks Emma for taking the time to leave such a great review. We are very happy to hear you loved our restaurant and our traditional Japanese atmosphere. It is great that you enjoyed our chicken skin and arteries skewers - we love them too! We...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food! Great setting!! A fabulous experience all round!!! Really good Japanese food served in the beautiful Japanese way.

Thank Liz N
Management response:Responded 6 June 2017

Thanks for the wonderful review Liz, we’re thrilled you loved your experience at our restaurant and we hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 8
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West End Central Shop 5 220 Melbourne St | South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3844 4306
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