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Best Japanese Restaurants in Brisbane

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by OpenTable Team
Updated March 06, 2023

From sushi and gyoza, to yakitori and ramen, discover the best Japanese restaurants Brisbane has to offer. You’ll find everything from your local favourites to upscale fusion spots.

Credit: Izakaya Publico

A photo of Izakaya Público restaurant
4.1
4.1 (78)
$41 to $100
Japanese
Brisbane CBD
About the restaurant
A CREATIVE AND INSPIRED JAPANESE DINING EXPERIENCE IN BRISBANE’S CITY CENTRE.
Locally sourced seasonal produce offers guests the opportunity to explore the unique and flavoursome foods our region has to offer. Izakaya Publico can comfortably seat up to 80 guests in one sitting and offers a visually inspiring interior. Traditional Japanese elements bring a level of warmth and authenticity, whilst oversized lanterns, provide elevated mood lighting across two floors. Our warm and inviting staff exemplify world-famous Queensland hospitality charm, which sets the tone for a truly unforgettable dining experience.

Pre booked discounted parking avialable at: Parking https://www.carepark.com.au/book-online/
flat parking fee of $10 when you enter after 4pm and depart prior to 12 midnight. Promo Code BATMAN.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Absolutely fantastic experience. Beautiful food. Caring and friendly staff. Was a great night out celebrating my dad’s birthday, made him feel special. Will be back. :)
A photo of Hikari restaurant
4.7
4.7 (398)
$41 to $100
Japanese
Teneriffe
About the restaurant
HIKARI, the MOONLIGHT
Hikari’s menu is inspired from “izakaya”, the traditional Japanese pub. We put a twist on izakaya dishes so be enjoyed not only with Japanese Sake but with great Australian wines as well. All Hikari dishes are designed to be shared or be enjoyed individually.

Top review
MeganR
Dined 3 days ago
Absolutely delicious!!! Great service too. We grabbed lots of share plates
A photo of Nonbei Sake Bar & BBQ restaurant
4.7
4.7 (92)
$41 to $100
Japanese
Fortitude Valley
About the restaurant
Japanese BBQ & Izakaya style restaurant, all-you-can-eat BBQ Buffet is available!!
Top review
JasonL
Dined on May 7, 2024
I have been the customer of Nonbei since years ago, the best Japanese restaurant in Brisbane.
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4.1
4.1 (66)
$41 to $100
Japanese
Fortitude Valley
About the restaurant
Be transported to the streets of Japan as you step inside Kenjin.Located in Fortitude Valley for a unique "vibe dining" experience. Dine under the Japanese koi walls and cherry blossom trees while enjoying menu of elevated, modern Japanese cuisine fare from Chef Dale Kettle that incorporates culinary component's from Japan, Asia and Australia. Pair signature dished from sea, sky and land with a specialty cocktails or flights of sake before heading backstage to the adjoining nightclub "Kenjin After Dark"to dance the night away.
Top review
PeterT
Dined on Mar 11, 2023
Very weird to be the only customers in the venue at 7pm. Very enjoyable food and great service.
A photo of Kamikaze Teppanyaki - Chermside restaurant
4.5
4.5 (117)
$41 to $100
Teppanyaki
Chermside
About the restaurant
Dear Diners, Dining time for each section is 1hr 15mins only. Please be aware that hotplate tables are not able to be booked online due to popularity. Thank you for your understanding. Feel free to call us at (07) 3350 2688.

With restaurant expertise of over ten years, Kamikaze Teppanyaki & Bar is offering some of the most mouth-watering meat and seafood in town. That's not all you will find at Kamikaze Teppanyaki Chermside, as there is everything from sashimi and tempura options, through to yakitori and bento boxes in this funky restaurant at Westfield Chermside. The menu is regularly updated with modern Japanese cuisine and drink selections and you'll always get the best flavours possible. Being funky and friendly, we are not the usual traditional teppanyaki restaurants. The guests can experience and taste more of what we have in the house. Book a table at Kamikaze Teppanyaki Chermside and experience it!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great place for the proper Teppanyaki experience. Went for a surprise birthday lunch hoping for great food and a fun chef and we got exactly that!
A photo of Akaichi Yakiniku restaurant
4.0
4 (7)
$41 to $100
Japanese
Sunnybank
About the restaurant
Serving premium Wagyu, meat, side dishes & beverages. An authentic spot to enjoy complimentary Japanese-style BBQ
Top review
MichaelD
Dined on Mar 24, 2023
The Wagu tower was outstanding!! Clean fresh food Service was quick
A photo of 1603 Bar restaurant
4.2
4.2 (40)
$40 and under
Japanese
Brisbane CBD
About the restaurant
The fun starts at 1603 Bar. A contemporary speakeasy serving Japanese and local beer, wine and the classics. Cocktail lovers will enjoy sake-infused delights that will transport you to Japan.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We had the Zen Garden High Tea and WOW! It was awesome! LOVED the rock cake even though I am not a coffee fan I ate most of it! And having sashimi for the first time the runa was amazing! Will definitely eat that again! The only thing I would have liked better would be if the gyoza's and Kaarage chicken had come out a little warmer.
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