We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fine Japanese”

Yamagen Japanese Restaurant
Reserve a table
2
Thu, 22/2
20:00
Price range: AU$8 - AU$69
Cuisines: Japanese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Step into Yamagen. Cool and casual izakaya drink and dine vibe folded with formidable culinary discipline; this is new generation Japanese for the discerning diner. Glossy enamel black finishes frame eye-catching details. Our Whisky list is a towering narrative of character, written by refined Japanese distilleries. Sip from a select saké collection and sample curious cocktails in this low-lit showcase of Tokyo chic. From kitchen and bar, tradition and invention are hand-rolled with market-fresh sashimi and intricate sushi sensations. Indulge your guests with delectable share plates, shimi over and skewer some delicious kushiyaki from the grill, or bow to the formidable technique of executive chef Adam Lane for a tantalising Omakase experience.
Reviewed 3 July 2020 via mobile

My family and I recently visited this gorgeous izakaya style restaurant since the covid restrictions have been eased. It’s located inside the QT hotel in Surfers Paradise. We were all very impressed with the attention to detail. From the delicate food, delicious cocktails and our waiter Royce who looked after us all night, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. All the food on the menu is designed to be shared. Lots of variety and options to cater for dietary requirements. We will 100% be returning for our next special occasion!!

Date of visit: June 2020
1  Thank lifethroughfood
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
QTGC_Manager, Marketing at Yamagen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2020

Dear Epicure,

Thank you for sharing your review. We are so pleased to hear both yourself and the family enjoyed their experience at Yamagen. Your kind words are greatly appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next special occasion with us!

Kindest,
Yamagen Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviews (375)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

54 - 58 of 375 reviews

Reviewed 18 June 2020 via mobile

First time trying yamagen tonight, absolutely loved it! Hands down best Japanese we have ever been to. Staff incredibly friendly and food out of this world. Will be back for more. Thankyou to the lovely staff Tim, jam, Carlie and Justin!

Date of visit: June 2020
1  Thank DanielP418
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
QTGC_Manager, Marketing at Yamagen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2020

Dear Daniel P,

Thank you for sharing your review. It is greatly appreciated. We are so pleased and honored you find us to be the 'best Japanese' you've ever been too!

We can't wait to welcome you back for yet another fabulous evening.

Thank you and regards,
Yamagen team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 June 2020 via mobile

Six of us went for dinner last friday and we were all very disappointed. We all had the banquet for
2 at $90 each. The only meal that was Japanese was the sashimi. There was deep fried taco,
lamb chops......nothing resembling Japanese food.

Date of visit: June 2020
Thank Sylviafoodie
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
QTGC_Manager, Marketing at Yamagen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2020

Dear Slyviafoodie,

Thank you for sharing your honest review. We are sorry to hear you did not find our omakase experience authentic.

Our tacos are our iconic Sashimi tacos with wasabi salsa, mustard soy yuzu, watermelon radish and warm sushi rice. It's our spin on the classic taco with a Japanese infusion.

The lamb chops are a traditional kushiyaki, grilled on a robata grill with aka dengaku. We apologise the depth of the 6 course experience were not perhaps detailed enough to you by our team or on the menu, as our izakaya dining is not limited to the Japanese classics, whislt we have them. It is certainly something feedback we will take on board. At Yamagen, we like to pull from Japanese culture, flavour and infusions to create innovative Japanese food, unique to Yamagen.

However, we are saddened to hear you did not enjoy your experience and hope to welcome you back in the future.

Thank you and regards,
Yamagen

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 March 2020

The staff are only surpassed by the food, great wine selection too. We have the set menu for two which was amazing. Make sure you finish the night with a Japanese whiskey or two

Date of visit: March 2020
Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
1  Thank BobbyLauraGetFunky
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
QTGC_Manager, Marketing at Yamagen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2020

Dear Bobby and Laura,

Thank you for sharing your review. Your kind words are greatly appreciated. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our omakase experience and topped it off with a whiskey!

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Thank you and regards,
Yamagen team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 March 2020 via mobile

Nice sushi and excellent oysters,
Nice ramen and teriyaki chicken.Wonderful Japanese foods, highly recommended around goldcoast Japanese restaurant, nice waitress and good management

Date of visit: March 2020
2  Thank Coffeemixed55Remix
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
QTGC_Manager, Marketing at Yamagen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2020

Dear Coffeemixed55Remix,

Thank you for sharing your review. Your kind words are greatly appreciated. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Thank you and regards,
Yamagen team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Yamagen Japanese Restaurant also viewed

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
 
Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
Broadbeach, Gold Coast
 

Been to Yamagen Japanese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
© 2024 Tripadvisor LLC All rights reserved.

This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in Australia. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu.