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Etsu Izakaya, Mermaid Beach, AU-QLD

Etsu Izakaya

4.8
4.8
901 Reviews
$41 to $100
Japanese

Etsu is a Japanese izakaya which focuses on local amazing produce in our dishes which are designed to be shared amongst friends. We have one of the largest Japanese whisky collections on our back bar which we recommend served over hand cut ice or try one of our sakes or Japanese tap beers. Our sashimi is the freshest around and our fave place to sit is at the dining bar. Kanpaii!!

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Booked 75 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Izakaya, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (07) 5526 0944

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • $90 set menu

    A$90.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Edamame, Sashimi and fresh oysters, Beef Karokke, Aburi Salmon, Prawn and shitake tempura, Wagyu 9+ striploin
  • $60 set menu

    A$60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Edamame, Hamachi Carpaccio, Robata grilled skewers, Fish tempura, Robata grilled duck, Miso soup

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 901 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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    Fit for Foodies

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    Handcrafted Cocktails

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    Most Booked

  • Central Gold Coast

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Central Gold Coast

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Gold Coast

    Best Value

  • Central Gold Coast

    Fit for Foodies

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    Hot Spot

  • Central Gold Coast

    Romantic

  • Central Gold Coast

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. B

    Bjdh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food5service1ambience1

    The food was absolutely perfect but the service was poor, a lot of mistakes, and it was too noisy. This kind of ambience will be appropriate for a night club but if you're unable to hear the waiter and he's unable to hear you as well that situation lead to mistakes and frustration. The waiter that serve us really need to be trained on how to behave with customers. I don't leave you a feedback just to express my disappointment but I expect that will ameliorate and improve what is needed. I was a restaurant manager so I know that sometimes feedback can be helpful. I collected several opinion from my friends today and they've all made the same observations. Good luck

  2. MG

    MarkG

    Gold Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    probably the most unique culinary experience on the gold coast.. food is first class, fabulous bar offerings, and terrific international vibe...

  3. BT

    BrianT

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience, but somewhat expensive. Despite the cost we are going back next week.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best marg I’ve ever had

  5. LM

    LauraM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Etsu! Beautiful food! Been craving Japanese and it did not disappoint

  6. m

    markp

    Gold Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is one of the best. Little hidden gem. Everything about it is outstanding.

  7. JM

    JaneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Loved the dark and moody atmosphere, however we were seated near the grill station and the heat was unbearable. We were finally moved to a table away from the kitchen. Unacceptable to expect guests to sit near a grill station. Food and service was good, music a bit loud for my liking.

  8. AS

    AntonioS

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and atmosphere. Music maybe a little loud depending where you sit but not a huge issue. One of the best Japanese restaurants on the coast.

  9. AB

    AdrianB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food service and recommend it to everyone it is an amazing night

  10. MJ

    MeganJ

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the new menu.

  11. DH

    DrewH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our new favourite restaurants, such an incredible vibe & the food was fantastic!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the whole night, service and food excellent. Would recommend.

  13. KS

    KellyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fast and friendly service with amazing quality food.

  14. NS

    NicoleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been going to Etsu for probably 6 years. We haven’t been in quite a while however. The standard is just as high as we remember. The sashimi is by far our favorite

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful atmosphere and amazing food as always. One of our favourite place in Gold Coast !

  16. CD

    CarmenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you for such a wonderful time I love you guys

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I don't understand why 5 stars if the highest rating! This place deserves at least a 6 star rating!! Absolutely amazing experience.

  18. WW

    WendyW

    Tropical North Queensland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Very much enjoyed the food and experience at Etsu. Reminiscent of Izakayas we have visited in Japan with the mood lighting and atmosphere with tables and drop in bar as well. Food was excellent and the sake just lovely. The service was very good. Would definitely recommend for interesting Japanese inspired great food and dining experience.

  19. MM

    MatheusM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the best service and the best place in town!!

  20. SP

    SarahP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We had a great experience here. Our table service was impeccable. Food was delicious. Can’t wait to be back!

  21. ST

    STminimum24characters

    Gold Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff and service always amazing and the atmosphere top lunch our favourite and that's why we keep coming back. Thanks and keep up the great work ❤️

  22. DK

    DanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place. From the minute you walk through the door, great people, great atmosphere and amazing food.

  23. f

    french

    London

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fun place with good food and atmosphere. Service is always good and great cocktails

  24. HC

    HoldenC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Great venue. Very cool design and atmosphere. Food was good, fresh and tasty. Not outstanding. Great wine variety.

  25. GS

    GrantS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The meal was great very delicious and great service will go again

  26. NK

    NavaK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2

    Lovely food and very good service. But the loud thumping music was not suitable to a Japanese restaurant. Also the horrible music made it difficult to talk between each other. If the music was more subdued and melodic, then I would give this restaurant five stars . N.Kingston.

  27. CS

    CameronS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Will recommend to friends. Lovely food and great ambience.

  28. AB

    AliceB

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Very loud music and chatter, excellent steak and tempura

  29. MG

    MariG

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Food was very good! The place is amazing. Service wasn’t that great and they got our bill wrong.

  30. AJ

    AllyssaJ

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Beautiful as always Service was only let down when the bill was dropped before we had even finished our dessert or been offered a last drink. Unless there was a 9:30 Monday night rush this seemed slightly unnecessary. Will still be coming back as best sushi on the coast and this was the only complaint we have ever had about the venue.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always 5 stars for me, one of my fav restaurants on the Gold Coast and I come every time I’m up in GC. Food, service, sake it’s always good!! .. oh and the yuzu ball .. amazing

  32. RJ

    RobynJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food is outstanding, plenty to choose from and the drink menu is one of the biggest I have seen of any restaurant. The unique interior really helps create an awesome dining experience along with the attentive staff from the moment you enter the door. Great place to go for a special occasion or taking people who have never been because it truly delights

  33. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible venue, food and people. A+ All round. One of the best dinning experiences in the Gold Coast.

  34. TM

    TeriM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional food, service and value. A wonderful atmosphere - a great find!

  35. BS

    BecS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Etsu is incredible! I came here for dinner with 5 others last night and it never disappoints! the wait staff including Lachlan are always so lovely, best service, best food! honestly cannot fault it.

  36. D

    Debh5

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We visit this restaurant every time we are in the Goldcoast and it never disappoints

  37. TP

    TonyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall 100% Great food Great service Great atmosphere Easy access

  38. ML

    MaiL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great vibe! We had the $60 banquet as we had relatively large group. The smoked duck was a particular standout - yum! A shame though it’s only a 2 hr seating time.

  39. WC

    WarwickC

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came here 5 years ago… came back and is still fantastic……

  40. JW

    JanineW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    A total package! Staff food and vibe was amazing!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

Etsu Izakaya is rated 4.8 stars by 901 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 75 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Etsu Izakaya

2440 Gold Coast Highway Mermaid Beach, AU-QLD 4218

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Mermaid Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Izakaya, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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