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Yamagen Japanese Restaurant

7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5592 1200
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (16 reviews)
“edamame” (5 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were guest at the QT Hotel and this is their in-house restaurant that was advertised as being open, but it is actually closed...

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I wanted to share with my mum the Tepannyaki experience for the first time, she was so excited. I was recommended this restaurant and was told it was one of the best. I am very sad to say that I regret deeply my choice of...More

Thank PJessSanB
QTGC_Manager, Manager at Yamagen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi PJessSanB, thank-you for your review. We're so sorry to hear about your poor experience with us. We pride ourselves on providing a theatrical, exciting experience and it really sounds like we missed the mark this time so we're very sorry for that. Yamagen is...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I had my 30th birthday party here...my husband proposed to me here 15 years ago...we had our wedding reception here 11 years ago...we keep coming back & they always remember us...great friendly prompt service with fresh ingredients cooked right in front of you with entertainment...More

Thank Bianca J
QTGC_Manager, Manager at Yamagen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi Bianca, thank-you for taking the time to write us a review and Happy Belated Birthday! I can't believe you have shared so many special occasions with us... it's amazing! We hope to see you back mid to late June when Yamagen reopens, completely transformed...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

Beautiful setting and fun to boot . Enjoyed the atmosphere inside the QT hotel. Our Chef Micheal was informative and entertaining . We enjoyed Beef, Chicken and Salmon very tender and tasty . The best Fried rice I have ever had , loved it ....More

Thank elevator42
QTGC_Manager, Manager at Yamagen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Hi there elevator42, thank-you for your review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your recent dining experience at Yamagen. You've made us hungry just reading this! We hope to see you back again soon. Thanks again.

Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had a lovely experience here 12 months ago however this time was not so good. The restaurant was very hot, the air conditioning was totally inadequate, the staff moved us to another table which was a little cooler however we were still very uncomfortable....More

Thank mightyquin2015
QTGC_Manager, Manager at Yamagen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Hi mightyquin2015, thank-you for taking the time to write a review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed our meals and customer service, however, we're very sorry to hear that you experienced some issues with the air conditioning and food not being sufficient enough. We can...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Traditional Japanese a la carte and teppanyaki. No fancy inventions just solid traditional Japanese food. Little pricey but recommended.

Thank Zac K
QTGC_Manager, Manager at Yamagen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Hi Zac, thank-you for your review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the quality of our food! We hope to see you in Yamagen again :)

Reviewed 17 January 2017

We visited on a Saturday night and ordered the sashimi platter - it was without a doubt the best sashimi I have every had. The Kingfish was so fresh and the variety was great. Ordered other dishes which were good, but the sashimi was a...More

Thank Curious022
QTGC_Manager, Manager at Yamagen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Hi there Curious022, thank-you for your review. We're so glad to hear you loved the sashimi platter, it is one of our most popular dishes! We hope to see you back again soon :)

Reviewed 10 January 2017

Yamagen previously was one of the Gold Coast's best Japanese establishments, however, it appears that under the ownership of QT the restaurants standards have fallen dramatically. The restaurant itself, is now old, run down, and stale - there has not been a dollar spent on...More

Thank Gwm-Traveller1
QTGC_Manager, Manager at Yamagen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Hi there Gwm-Traveller1, thank-you for your time in providing us with your feedback. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the Teppanyaki and the customer service at your recent dining experience. We too, agree that Yamagen needs some attention which is why we are scheduled...More

Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Took our children for their first Teppanyaki experience whilst staying at the QT, they had a kids offering on the menu and catered to them well. Staff were engaging and attentive, the children enjoyed the experience. Fairly Priced for what it offers.

Thank Ben_crase
QTGC_Manager, Manager at Yamagen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2016

Hi Ben_Crase, we're so glad we got to share in the children's very firs teppanyaki experience! How fun. Thanks so much for sharing your experience and we hope to see you and the family again soon.

Reviewed 2 December 2016

Teppanyaki is great fun and Yamagen topped all the Teppanyaki's I've had. The service and attention to detail were excellent and the food was beautifully and artistically cooked by our Chef. My two young girls were made to feel really special and were given traditional...More

Thank Joanna B
QTGC_Manager, Manager at Yamagen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2016

Wonderful news, thanks so much for sharing Joanna B. It's such great fun at the Teppan Tables and we're thrilled that both you and your daughters enjoyed the experience. We look forward to dining with you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$52
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
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 5592 1200
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Description
From the traditional to the contemporary, Yamagen Japanese Restaurant offers what is considered by many to be the best sushi on the Gold Coast. Our very own Sushi Master Mitsuo Yoshino hand prepares a wide variety of fresh sushi daily using only the best local ingredients. From hand formed to rolled, or pressed to plated sushi dishes there is always something fresh in the making. Our Teppanyaki Grill offers fresh local produce from rib eye fillets to Moreton Bay bugs and king prawns all prepared before your eyes. With the expert creativity of our talented Teppanyaki chefs showing off their skills, the entertainment provided in the preparation of your meal makes it as exciting for your eyes as it will be for your palate. If you're after something more discreet then our a la carte area and menu will bring all the above together and more. Yamagen Japanese Restaurant is a marriage of high skill and dedication and an experience for all.
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