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JFX Central

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B5/56 Scarborough Street, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland QLD 4215, Australia
+61 7 5528 1616
Today
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I almost don't want to review JFX as it's busy now, and I fear I'll never get in. Really good food, great value, loads of choice on the menu, sake's and Japanese beers. Great for before or after the movies at Australia fair. Run by and staffed by Japanese people. Feels like you are in Japan. Love it.

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Thank Donna S
Gold Coast, Australia
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favourite go to lunch spots which is also open for dinner. Quick, friendly & tasty plus very reasonably priced. You also get complimentary miso soup both when you dine in & take away. Highly recommended.

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Thank MerryEatDrinkBe
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I come here alot always very nice food!! Miso soup is amazing👌👌👌 Alot to choose from and doesn't cost you an arm and leg to eat.

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Thank jason210491
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic good Japanese food for very reasonable prices. The Wagyu beef ribs and Gyoza were excellent.

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Thank Brandon K
Gold Coast, Australia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing but that's where it ended unfortunately. The tiles on the floor are a death trap and accident waiting to happy. It was raining outside but all the oil spitting from the BBQ onto floor made it even worse. Boxes of soft drink and rice on show in the corner. Tidy and clean this place and it... More 

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Thank Scott B
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place and fast service for how busy it gets good prices as well will be a regular place me and my family eat.

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Thank sarah b
Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Been there many, many times since 2010. Always made my day eating there. Didn't really want to share this fav eating place of mine because it is already very crowded all the time! I've tried all different rice dishes and they were all great. BBQ is awesome if you don't mind the smell on your outfit after the meal!

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Thank Louis W
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

eating here is fun, delicious, economical, entertaining, social, and nurtitious! The spring rolls and gyoza just so good, miso soup yummy, and chicken thigh fillets cooked on little barbeque tender and floavoursome. I can't wait to go back :)

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Thank chickeneck
Southport, Australia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Couldnt count how many times i dropped by here when i was in Southport. Greattttt ricebowls, greattt sake, and oh as i stayed in Southport Central, my fv times would be by the rainy arvo. Sake and baby octopus. speechless

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Thank novisissi13
Princeton, New Jersey
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Service was lovely, even though we were one of the last tables on a monday night. I have trouble admitting it, but the miso soup out of their machine was pretty much the best miso soup I've ever had-- what a magical machine. The chicken teriyaki rice bowl was lovely and yummy. The ramen was not very impressive, but it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: B5/56 Scarborough Street, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland QLD 4215, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5528 1616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?