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Wasabi Restaurant & Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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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.
PRICE RANGE
US$64 - US$106
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous experience! We sat at the window with a wonderful view of the Noosa river. We had the 7 course meal. It was a wonderful journey of discovering tastes and textures. The use of so many local ingredients made it more special. We...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jay_trip69
Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

Came here with my husband on a holiday. Had wanted to try it for a while, restaurant was very quiet when we arrived at 6pm however by 8pm it was bustling with people. We chose the degustation menu of 7 courses $125 per head. Food...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Moosington
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

After doing a cooking class here in 2017 we thought we would return to dine and booked early to get a waterfront table and couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting. We ordered the four course tasting menu which at $90 isn’t cheap, no,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank s4172249
Reviewed January 15, 2019

This place was amazing as soon as you arrived. Prompt service with amazing cocktails which were mad from home made passionfruit gelati. The five courses were very refreshing and we ordered oysters to go with the four course dining package which was perfect because of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank T D
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I went to Wasabi for our last night in Noosa and although the food and service was great, the portions were small and the price exorbitant. Despite the bill ($500 for two), the staff were lovely and extremely knowledgeable. The food was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank vinnychorizo
Reviewed December 30, 2018

This should be taken as a total experience; not to judge each course and morsel of food. The wonderful setting by the river is best enjoyed at the early setting to enjoy the superb sunsets but apart from the natural environment, the attention to every...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

LOUSY, LOUSY, LOUSY, our 8.30pm booking took a turn for the worst after our first ‘complimentary’ course arrived an hour & a half later! Other diners were seated after our group and received their meals before we had even ordered.....poor form! Our waitress was less...More

Date of visit: December 2018
5  Thank 59kerrie
Reviewed December 25, 2018

Its been a very long time since we have been to Noosa and we were looking forward to returning to this restaurant and it did not disappoint. Everything was so fresh with ingredients from their farm and fish from the area. This place has got...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marlena s
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Liked the atmosphere but this restaurant is not the same as when I used to go to it. Firstly it is NOT Japanese. They use wasabi and ginger and of course soya sauce but that is it. Small bits of food usually inedible. I kept...More

Date of visit: August 2018
6  Thank Z5456ALtoms
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

This place is trying hard to be something it’s really not, the staff are terrific but the food is at best average & tiny proportions. The poor staff try their best to justify your tiny serving with a detailed explanation of traditional Japanese food that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
5  Thank Boppojr
WasabiNoosa, Manager at Wasabi Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2018

I am glad you thought the staff were terrific and that they were able to give you a detailed explanation of traditional Japanese food. In the 62 reviews you have posted, many in Bali, none have been for a fine dining Japanese restaurant so I...More

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Response from WasabiNoosa | Property representative |
See an excerpt that may help you understand a little more about Japanese cuisine - Kaiseki (懐石) or kaiseki-ryōri (懐石料理) is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. The term also refers to the collection of skills and... More
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